Tax Criminal Investigations Agent

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The Ohio Department of Taxation's Tax Criminal Investigations Division is seeking (1) Tax Criminal Investigations Agent to work in the Central Region of the State. This region encompasses 24 counties: Union, Delaware, Knox, Madison, Franklin, Licking, Muskingum, Noble, Monroe, Washington, Morgan, Perry, Fairfield, Pickaway, Ross, Hocking, Athens, Meigs, Vinton, Pike, Jackson, Gallia, Scioto, and Lawrence.

All applicants interested in working in the Central Region must reside in the region to be considered.

Note: This is a law enforcement position. Applicants must possess and submit a valid OPOTA certificate to be considered for this position. Failure to attach a copy of your OPOTA certificate may result in disqualification and/or a delay in the processing of your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position must complete a mandatory fitness test (PT) to be considered for interview. There will be two opportunities to attend the PT, but applicants may only attend one session. The PT dates will be announced later.

The official position description is as follows:
Conducts investigations of alleged/suspected tax violations according to established investigative procedures using various equipment (e.g., police vehicle & van, firearms, computer, camera, video recorder, two-way radio): Interviews subjects /witnesses /suspects/ informants; Collects written, digital & physical data as it relates to evidence to further a criminal investigation; Conducts surveillance; Collects evidence or assists lead evidence technician with collection, processing, etc.; Conducts undercover purchases of taxable items (e.g., untaxed tobacco, food, diesel fuel); Accesses law enforcement computer networks (e.g., law enforcement automated data system (i.e., LEADS), Ohio law enforcement gateway (i.e., OHLEG)) to obtain criminal history, license, vehicle registration & personal information to be used in assigned investigation; Develops informants; Coordinates & participates in meetings with other law enforcement agencies as directed; Conducts tobacco inspections; Serves search warrants, arrest warrants & subpoenas; Makes felony arrests, interrogates suspects & books them into jail; Uses department computer systems; Prepares written reports documenting case activity; Prepares case reports & any necessary charts & graphs for presentation in court. Meets with prosecution to present evidence. Testifies in court &/or grand jury.

Meets with representatives of other governmental agencies as required. Acts as primary &/or secondary field training officer as assigned. Assists senior tax criminal investigations agents in audit of various records & journals to prepare assessments as part of criminal investigations. Delivers tax assessments. Files affidavits, Calculates tax loss plus penalty & interest for simple sales & cigarette tax cases.


To be considered for this position, applicants MUST possess and document the following minimum qualifications on their applications:

1. Possession of active certificate for having successfully completed approved Ohio basic peace officer training program (OPOTA certificate issued by the Attorney General), OR completion of 20 yrs. active duty as peace officer per Section 109.78 (D) of Ohio Revised Code-you must attach a scanned copy of your OPOTA certificate to this application before submitting.


2. Either 2 years' training or 2 years' experience in law enforcement or comparable field (e.g., a criminal justice associate's degree or 2 years' experience as a law enforcement agent)-applicants with relevant degrees must attach unofficial academic transcripts to their application before submitting.


3. A valid driver's license-you must attach a legible, scanned copy of your driver's license to this application before submitting.

OR equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

NOTE: You must attach documentation of your valid OPOTA certificate, driver's license, and academic transcripts (if necessary) to this application to be considered for this position.

Probationary period is one year.

Note: Applicants who were hired into Unit 2 after January 1, 2004 must be able to successfully perform Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program (OPOTC) Fitness Testing Entry Standards for New Recruits.

Knowledge of: (1) Ohio tax laws & rules, (2) law enforcement & investigative procedure, (3) weapons & police equipment; Skill in: (4) use of police vehicle & van, firearms, computer & video display terminal, camera & video recorder, two-way radio, tape recorders & electronic recorder & special lab equipment; Ability to: (5) use proper investigative procedure in collection of information & evidence & developing informants, (6) define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions, (7) prepare & maintain detailed & accurate reports & records, (8) handle routine & sensitive inquiries & contacts with suspects, informants, witnesses & other governmental personnel.

Note: Certificates documenting completion of an approved basic peace officer training program must be issued by the Ohio Attorney General.

When a position becomes available a job vacancy notification is posted.
The vacancy notice lists the required qualifications, skills, abilities required and the duties of the position according to the class specifications and position description.
Applications are reviewed to ensure that an applicant meets the minimum qualifications.
Sworn Positions Only (complete a physical fitness test – see FOP 2 Article 31.05)
Qualified applicants are contacted and an interview is scheduled.
All interview questions must be approved through Human Resources Office to ensure job relatedness.
Applicants are verbally advised of the structured interview process.
At the conclusion of the interview an estimate is given regarding the expected duration of the remaining steps of the selection process.
Based on the results of the structured interviews, the Chief of Criminal Investigations makes a recommendation and sends it to Human Resources Administrator.
Approval is contingent upon the completion of all background investigations, medical, psychological and drug testing examinations.
The E.E.O. Officer will also review the recommendation.
The Tax Commissioner has the final authority to approve the selection.
All applicants meeting minimum qualifications and not selected are notified in writing by Human Resources.
Applications stay active in this agency for six months. Applicants must apply separately for each vacancy posted.
The duration of the selection process is established by completion by the above steps.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicant must be able to successfully perform Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program (OPOTC) Fitness Testing Entry Standards for New Recruits.


Satisfactory completion of mandated topics by Ohio Peace Officer Training Council. Applicants who were hired into Unit 2 after January 1, 2004 must be able to successfully perform Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program (OPOTC) Fitness Testing Entry Standards for New Recruits.
Requires travel; operates police type emergency vehicle; exposed to confined areas when conducting surveillance for hours; may be exposed to physical harm during raids & searches & while serving warrants & subpoenas; exposed to varying weather conditions & fluctuations in working hours while making arrest; requires working undercover or covertly.

NOTE: Applicants/Incumbents subject to enforcement background checks and safety sensitive pre-employment & random drug testing.

Residency requirement: Vacancy postings for bargaining unit positions must contain the note the regarding the residency requirement. Per article 26 D of the FOP2 contract, positions posted after the effective date of this agreement shall require the employee to live within his/her assigned district, or satellite district, or counties adjoining the county in which the district or satellite district office is located.

If you have questions regarding this posting, please contact:
Kaitlin Sturgill, Human Capital Management Analyst
Ohio Department of Taxation
4485 Northland Ridge Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43229-5404

Background Check Information

The final applicant must successfully pass background checks required by appointing authority. The final applicant accepted for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use. An applicant with a positive test result will not be offered employment, per section 123:1-76-09 of the Ohio Administrative Code. Medical marijuana is prohibited as a valid medical explanation for a positive drug test.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are attaching a document that contains your Social Security Number (SSN), please redact the SSN before submitting.

Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO
Organization: Taxation
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
Schedule: Full-time
Compensation: 22.74
Unposting Date: Jul 19, 2018, 10:59:00 PM