The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is accepting applications from people from Individuals with Disabilities.
Locations: You may select up to 3 location preferences, relocation expenses will not be paid.
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 found under, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/
This job is open to
Individuals with disabilities
Clarification from the agency
Non-competitive employment for individuals with disabilities (Schedule A).
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) Nationwide.
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 investigation.
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 non-competitive hiring.
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 [email protected].
- Although this announcement is advertised for multiple duty locations, it is not intended to convey any implication nor expectation that positions will be filled at all locations.
- This announcement is being used to create an inventory of applicants for Industry Operations Investigator positions and will be used to fill immediate and future needs.
- Your application will remain in the inventory of tentatively qualified applicants. Applicants that are among the best qualified will be referred to the selecting official for consideration as requests to fill vacancies are processed by the Human Resources Office. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.
- This is an open continuous announcement. Qualified applicants will be considered as job opportunities occur and may or may not receive further notification regarding the status of their application.
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 process. TRAINING REQUIREMENT:
If hired, successful completion of the "IOI" Basic Training Program is a condition of continued employment.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Background investigation, credit check, and drug test are required.
You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period. Time-in-Grade:
Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
Must possess current/valid automobile operators license.
Must sign a mobility agreement.
Successful completion of the "IOI" Basic Training Program.
This position requires you to be able to lift up to 55lbs.
To qualify for the GS-07 grade level, you must meet one of the following: 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.
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).
OR 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 societies.
OR 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).
To qualify for the GS-09 grade level, you must meet one of the following: Specialized Experience:
You must have at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service that included intermediate-level 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.
master's or equivalent graduate degree 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).
2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree 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).
LL.B. or J.D., if related.
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.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established rankingcriteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
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 found at www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.
To find out more about Schedule A hiring, please visit Hiring (opm.gov)
Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.
The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations from ATF's Human Resources Operations Division. Please click on the following link to read important information. DOJ Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations
"Federal Regulations state no ATF employee, his/her spouse, or his/her minor child shall have, directly or indirectly, any financial interest, including compensated employment, stock, or proprietary interest in the alcohol, tobacco, firearms or explosives industries. You should be aware that you may be asked to relinquish any ownership of or interests in the alcohol, tobacco, firearms or explosives industries before a determination can be made whether access to ATF information, information technology systems, and/or facilities can be authorized."
"As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service."
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your r?sum?, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your r?sum? includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your r?sum? may result in a "not qualified" determination. Rating:
Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: written communication, oral communication, self-management, judgement and decision making, providing quality results, technology and information system knowledge. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training relevant to the duties of this position. Note:
If a determination is made that qualifications and/or experience have been inflated, your score will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. You are required to select eligibility and submit supporting documents. Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
Final qualifications determinations will be assessed based on OPM's General Schedule Qualifications Standards.
You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
- Required: Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A. This can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
- Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).
- Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (month/day/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time)(cover letter optional).
- Required if you are a current or former Federal employee: a recent copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing title, series, grade, and full performance level (FPL); AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. Please note your SF-50 must include your FPL in the remark section (e.g., appointment, reassignment, promotion actions), pay adjustments and awards do not include this information so they are not acceptable.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
How to Apply
Please review the entire announcement before applying.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on closing date of announcement to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.)
3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Special Employment Consideration- Persons with disabilities, veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the armed forces, and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for non-competitive appointments. For further information, please click the link below.
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/competitive-hiring/#url=Types-of-Appointments You must specify in your questionnaire under what authority you wish to be considered and submit appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility. Selective Service:
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/. Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. EEO Statement:
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
Agency contact information
SAIOI Applicant Info
(000) 000- 0000
Office of Field Operations
99 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20226
You can check the status of your application anytime by accessing the USAJOBS online application system at http://www.usajobs.gov. You will need to provide your USAJOBS User ID and Password to access the Track your Online Job Application feature. You may also click on the link provided to access additional information on USAJOBS.
We do not provide status update via email inquiry from applicant. You can always check your status on USAJOBS. We kindly ask that you do not contact our office to inquire about your application status unless you have not received a notification indicating your application was received.
All applicants will be notified at four (4) stages in the hiring process:
1) Your application was received.
2) Vacancy applications are being processed. This means the Staffing Specialist is in the process of assessing applications for this job for the specific location you selected.
3) The result of your application assessment, i.e., referred to selecting official, not qualified, failed to meet time-in-grade, etc. (Will include the facility/location your application was assessed for.)
4) Applicant Notification - The Applicant Notification will be generated and sent to you once a selection has been made and the job certificate(s) have been returned from the requesting office.
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit check, and drug test by urinalysis.