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As needed, additional positions may be filled using this
Please note that total salary range indicated in this
announcement will be adjusted to include locality payment for
selected duty location. General schedule locality pay table may be
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Industry Operations Investigator (IOI) positions are with the
Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms &
Explosives (ATF) in the Office of Field Operations (FO)
IOI positions are mission critical positions that requires the
ability to pay close attention to detail(s). IOIs conduct
inspections/investigations of the firearms & explosives industries,
including dealers, importers, and providing support to Criminal
Investigators (Special Agent) on criminal investigations. If
selected for this position, you will be responsible for performing
the following duties:
- Conduct investigations of firearms licensees and explosives
licensees/permittees; investigations/inspections involving
analyzing records, and referring leads identified involving
firearms & explosives thefts to ATF Special Agents for further
- Document and report discrepancies revealed from examining
records and inventories; including evidence of falsification of
records and inventories, suspicious purchases or potential
trafficking uncovered in firearm transaction records reviewed.
- Prepare reports detailing the facts found to document firearms
licensee or explosives licensee/permittee is operating in
accordance with the laws/regulations, and make recommendations for
further necessary action.
- Verify inventories utilizing intelligence databases to analyze
records and examine business operations.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more
complex as training and experience progresses.
- Your application will be placed into a pool of individuals with
disabilities for evaluation and referral to selecting officials for
- You MAY be contacted by interested selecting officials and
asked to interview.
- We will not be able to provide status updates other than the
receipt of your application via an acknowledgement email from
- You may update your application at any time until the closing
MOBILITY PLAN: New employees hired pursuant to this vacancy
announcement must sign a mobility agreement. The purpose of ATF's
mobility policy is to enhance career development and progression,
and achieve mission and business effectiveness. To accomplish these
objectives, the mobility plan will facilitate the movement of
employees through special short-term assignments or permanent
reassignments throughout the Bureau. Applicants who decline to sign
a mobility agreement, as required, will be removed from the hiring
TRAINING REQUIREMENT: If hired, successful completion of the
"IOI" Basic Training Program is a condition of continued
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this
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Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Suitable for Federal employment determined by background
- Must be registered or exempt from the Selective Service. See
- May require a 1 year probationary period.
- Pass drug screening/subject to random drug test.
- Must possess current/valid automobile operators license.
- Must sign a mobility agreement.
- You must meet all qualifications upon the closing of this
To qualify for the GS-07 grade level, you must meet one of the
Specialized Experience: You must have at least one year of
experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal Service
that included experience analyzing records, documents, or reports
and applying the applicable laws and regulations; examining
records, documents, inventories and reports for evidence of
falsification and documents discrepancies; verifying inventories,
utilizes intelligence data to analyze records, and examines
business operations; Preparing reports detailing the facts found
from inspection in accordance with the laws and regulations.
Education: one full year of graduate level education in a field
of study related to the position such as business administration,
business law, public administration, public policy, criminal
justice, communications, physical or social sciences, political
science, or other fields of study that provided you with the
knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties
of this position. (Must include official or unofficial transcripts
to verify eligibility).
Superior Academic Achievement (SAA): at the baccalaureate level
is fully qualifying for the GS-07 grade level. To qualify for SAA,
you must have completed all requirements for a bachelor's degree in
business administration, business law, public administration,
public policy, criminal justice, communications, physical or social
sciences, political science, or other fields of study related to
this position, and meet one of the following (must include official
or unofficial transcripts to verify eligibility):
(1) A grade point average of "B" (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of
a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those
completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
(2) A grade point average of "B+" (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out
of a possible 4.0) for all courses in the applicant's major field
of study, or those courses in the applicant's major completed in
the last two years of undergraduate study.
(3) Rank in the upper one-third of the applicant's class in the
college, university or major subdivision.
(4) Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman
honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor
Combination of Education and Experience: Education can be
combined to meet the minimum qualification requirements. Experience
and education should be computed as percentages of the overall
requirements and must equal 100% when combined. (Must include
official or unofficial transcripts to verify eligibility).
If you are a new federal (civil service) employee, your starting
salary will be set at the Step 1 for this position and the grade
level for which you are selected.
All academic degrees and course work must be completed at a
college or university that has obtained accreditation or
pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the
U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this
criteria see www.ed.gov
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be
used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that
the foreign education is comparable to that received in an
accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your
responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof
of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing
agency with your application materials. More information may be
All documentation must be in English or include an English