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State of Massachusetts Tax Fraud Investigator IV in Boston, Massachusetts

The Department of Revenue'smission is to gain full compliance with the tax, child support, and municipal finance laws of the Commonwealth. DOR is committed to enforcing these laws in a fair-minded and respectful manner. Vision Statement: Our vision is to conduct our operations in a manner that inspires public confidence in government by administering and enforcing tax, child support, and municipal finance laws in ways that are innovative, customer-focused, and transparent. Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) Mission: The CIB mission is to preserve the integrity of the Commonwealth’s tax system by investigating and seeking prosecution of tax-related crimes that will generate the maximum deterrent effect, enhance voluntary compliance, and promote public confidence in the tax system. Duties: * Conducts investigations of tax fraud to determine whether sufficient evidence exists to refer the case for criminal prosecution or civil enforcement. * Evaluates intelligence, including tips received from the public, other government agencies, and law enforcement to determine if fraud is present. * Gathers information and/or evidence to determine if a violation of state tax law has taken place and assists others in the bureau. Plans, provides, and coordinates the work of personnel assigned to assist in and conduct investigations of tax fraud cases and projects. * Investigates cases involving multiple entities or targets in addition to those involving out-of-state targets, complex issues, and/or extensive analysis of financial records. * Conducts investigations involving hidden assets, complex legal issues, multiple violations, and/or obstructive tactics by taxpayers or their representatives. * Assists the Attorney General’s Office and/or District Attorney’s Office by preparing investigative materials, coordinating joint investigations, providing testimony, and coordinating with law enforcement and civil enforcement officials to ensure successful prosecution. * Coordinates the activities of entry-level Tax Fraud Investigators in the investigation of an assigned case or project. * Conducts civil inspections of tobacco licensees to determine compliance with statetobacco revenue laws and regulations. * Assists with tobacco smuggling investigations in conjunction with the Illegal Tobacco Task Force. Preferred Qualifications: * Experience conducting investigations related to tax or financial fraud. * Experience conducting other criminal investigations. * Experience writing reports of investigation or affidavits. * Experience conducting interviews of witnesses and/or targets of investigations. * Experience conducting physical or video surveillance of targets during investigations. * Experience testifying under oath in criminal or civil proceedings. * Intermediate to advance knowledge of Excel. /As part of the Future of Work Initiative, the agency is adopting a hybrid work model. Hybrid work is a mix of in-office work and telework. This position will work remotely some days and in-person on other days./ /An external candidate recommended for a position with the Department of Revenue will be subject to a background check that includes checks for: state and federal tax compliance; child support compliance; education verification; Massachusetts CORI checks; criminal background checks in state(s) of current and previous residence/employment; validation of eligibility to work in the United States; and national fingerprint-based criminal background checks./ /The recommended candidate will be subject to extended background checks by this agency and the Executive Office of the Governor./ First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. * Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) six years of full-time, or equivalent part-time professional experience in accounting, auditing, tax examination or financial investigation with at least (B) three years of experience in a supervisory or leadership capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment. Substitutions: I. Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in criminal justice may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience. II. A Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in accounting, finance, or business administration may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience. III. A Graduate degree in accounting, business administration or business management may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Accounting and Finance* *Organization: Department of Revenue *Title: *Tax Fraud Investigator IV Location: Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street Requisition ID: 240001JC