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The IRS is hiring special agents prepared to use ‘deadly force’ if needed and is paying up to $95,000

An agent with a gun.Internal Revenue Service is hiring armed special agents.

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  • The Internal Revenue Service is hiring armed special agents across the US.
  • The agency’s Criminal Investigation unit wants people who are legally allowed to carry guns.
  • These agents must work at least 50 hours weekly and be on-call 24/7 – even during vacations.

The Internal Revenue Service is hiring special agents who shouldn’t be afraid of using “deadly force.”

Criminal Investigation, the law enforcement branch of the IRS, is looking for agents across the US who can combine “accounting skills with law enforcement skills to investigate financial crimes,” according to a job posting on its website.

“Special Agents are duly sworn law enforcement officers who are trained to ‘follow the money.'”

These agents investigate financial crimes, money laundering, tax-related identity theft, and terrorist financing efforts. They are the only IRS workers who are permitted to carry and use firearms. 

Required to work a minimum of 50 hours a week, always on call even during vacations and weekends, these agents will need to be fit so they can “effectively respond to life-threatening situations,” per the listing.

They will conduct arrests, search warrants, and “other dangerous assignments.” But most importantly, they must be legally allowed to carry a gun. 

The agents must be prepared to protect themselves or others “from physical attacks at any time and without warning and use firearms in life-threatening situations” and shouldn’t be afraid to “use force up to and including the use of deadly force.”

According to a posting on the website for government jobs, the IRS is seeking agents in all 50 states. The posting lists 360 vacancies.

The roles will pay between $52,921 and $94,228 annually, according to the USAJobs listing. 

Applicants must be US citizens, aged between 21 and 37.

The IRS didn’t respond to a request for comment from Insider.

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