Skip to main content

Black Listed News
Trending Articles:
Trending Articles:

IRS faces online uproar over special agent job posting requiring ability to use deadly force 'if necessary'

Published: August 11, 2022 | Print Friendly and PDF
  Gab
 

Source: fox

An online job posting for special agents within the law enforcement branch of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is causing a stir on social media, as Congress prepares to pass a spending bill that would greatly expand the federal agency.

A link to a job posting for "Criminal Investigation Special Agents" appeared to have been briefly deleted on Wednesday, following online criticism of the posting's language, though it reappeared back online after a FOX Business inquiry to the agency. 

A "key requirement" for applicants is that they have to be "legally allowed to carry a firearm," and "major duties" include "Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary" and "Be willing and able to participate in arrests, execution of search warrants, and other dangerous assignments," according to the job posting.

The requirement that agents be willing to use "deadly force, if necessary" drew heated criticism online, although the same language appears in job postings for other law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI.  

"The IRS Criminal Investigation special agent job announcement continues to be open on USAJobs and has not/was not taken down. USAJobs is where these positions are posted and where applicants are referred to in order to apply," an IRS spokesperson told FOX Business. 

"The announcement has been opened since February 2022 and continues through Dec. 31, 2022." 

The uproar over the post coincided with criticism of the proposed expansion of the IRS under the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes an $80 billion boost to the IRS over a 10-year period, with more than half intended to help the agency crack down on tax evasion.

Read More...

Share This Article...




Image result for patreon


PLEASE DISABLE AD BLOCKER TO VIEW DISQUS COMMENTS

Ad Blocking software disables some of the functionality of our website, including our comments section for some browsers.


Gab Social Gettr Twitter T Facebook RSS

Image result for patreon

Support Blacklisted News
and Kill The ADS!!!

Become our Patreon and get access to the ad free version of the website and other insider exclusives for $1.00

Login with patreon to gain access to perks!




BlackListed News 2006-2022
Privacy Policy
Terms of Service