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Grade: ES
* 1.In order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position, you must demonstrate that you possess progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required for successful performance in this position. You must also satisfy all mandatory requirements including all Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed in the vacancy announcement. Select Yes if you meet the qualification requirements or No if you do not.
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: All Grades
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* 1.The background investigation may consist of a review of your past and present claims of education; a review of your past and present employment records; a review of your financial and criminal history; a review of your past and present involvement/use of drugs and alcohol; and extensive interviews with former and current supervisors, colleagues, neighbors, friends, professors, etc. Are you willing to provide written authorization for release of this personal information?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.The Department of Justice requires that you provide proof that for 3 out of the last 5 years you have resided in the United States, worked for the United States in a foreign country in a Federal or U.S. military capacity for 3 out of the last 5 years, and/or been a dependent of a Federal or U.S. military employee in a foreign country for 3 out of the last 5 years. Are you able to provide sufficient documentation to meet this residency requirement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Federal Regulations state that employees of the Federal government shall satisfy in good faith all just financial obligations, especially those imposed by law (e.g. court imposed judgments; Federal, state or local taxes; child support payments). You must be able to provide resolution of all delinquent just debt(s) by timely submission of proof of payment, proof of participation in a payment plan, or proof of legal remedy. If you have delinquent debt(s), can you provide proof of resolution?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.You will be required to complete and sign a “Drug Use Questionnaire”. This questionnaire addresses lifetime use of illegal drugs and narcotics (including circumstances, dates, associates, types/quantities of substances, locations used, and any law enforcement actions including arrests, convictions, and other court actions). It also addresses activities involving the sale of illegal drugs and abuse of prescription drugs. Are you willing to complete and sign the "Drug Use Questionnaire"?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Federal Regulations state that no ATF employee or his/her spouse or 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. If you have a financial or proprietary interest in any of these industries, you may be required to relinquish it. Would you be willing to relinquish your interest?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Federal Regulations state that no ATF employee can hold a Federal Firearms License or Federal Explosives License or Permit. If you currently hold a Federal Firearms License or Federal Explosives License or Permit, would you be willing to relinquish your license/permit?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Federal Regulations require that all prospective employees to the Federal government present two forms of acceptable personal identification prior to being granted unescorted access to facilities and/or information technology systems. One identification document must be state or Federally-issued and contain a photograph. Are you able to provide this required identification?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Federal Regulations state that all persons privileged to be employed in the Federal government, shall be reliable, trustworthy, of good conduct and character, and of complete and unswerving loyalty to the United States. Prior to appointment to an ATF position, you may be required to undergo a background investigation. The scope of the investigation will vary, depending upon the position. Are you willing to submit to this background investigation process?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.LEADING CHANGE This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 10.LEADING PEOPLE This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 11.RESULTS DRIVEN This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 12.BUSINESS ACUMEN This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information services strategically.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 13.BUILDING COALITIONS This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 14.Knowledge of Federal laws, regulations and policies governing law enforcement and regulatory operations in order to plan, direct, implement and evaluate comprehensive law enforcement and regulatory programs in a field environment, with particular emphasis on programs related to the enforcement of Federal alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives and arson laws and regulations.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 15.Knowledge of the legal procedures applicable to Federal law enforcement operations, such as criminal court procedures, methods of obtaining and securing evidence, jurisdictional guidelines, and other legal procedures.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 16.Demonstrated experience in forming and maintaining effective partnerships with counterparts in other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, local political and community leaders, and other individuals or groups to plan and coordinate joint solutions to local or regional law enforcement challenges.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 17.Broad management experience in planning, developing, administering, and directing an organization, including overall responsibility for short and long range program planning, allocation of human and material resources, development of operational guidelines and policies, implementation of technology solutions, and creation of new methods and procedures to solve complex management problems.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.






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