ATF employees investigate and prosecute acts of violent crime and terrorism involving explosives, arson and firearms; repeat and violent offenders; criminal gangs; the illegal use and trafficking of firearms and explosives; arson; and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products.
ATF Special Agents
Special agents investigate violations, conduct surveillance, interview suspects and witnesses, make arrests, obtain and execute search warrants, search for physical evidence, and testify in court. Special agents must be both physically and mentally strong, willing to work irregular hours, and able to relocate to any U.S. Territory or overseas assignment. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, between the ages of 21 and 36 years, have a valid driverâ??s license, complete an application, take and pass the ATF special agent exam, assessment test, and physical assessment test, successfully pass an interview, be compliant with the drug policy, have weight in proportion to height. Applicants must also pass a medical exam, a drug test, background check a polygraph examination, and a background investigation for a top secret security clearance.
Investigators routinely interview all levels of industry personnel that fall under the jurisdiction of the ATF (i.e. users, dealers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, etc.) They identify inventory discrepancies and false [...] Read More…