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Grade: 15
* 1.All applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school, and be an active member of the bar in good standing (any state or territory, or the District of Columbia); and have legal specialized experience in excess of four (4) years commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of this position.
  1. I possess a J.D. degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school, I am an active member of the bar in good standing (any state or territory, or the District of Columbia); and have legal specialized experience in excess of four (4) years commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of this position.
  2. I do not meet or exceed the four (4) years of legal specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement nor do I meet the active bar membership or education requirements as stated above.


Grade: All Grades
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* 1.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


* 2.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


* 3.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


* 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 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


* 6.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


* 7.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


* 8.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


* 9.Federal law states that it is illegal for a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or who has a qualifying order of protection against him/her to possess a firearm or ammunition. The law also prohibits these persons from shipping, transporting, or receiving firearms and/or ammunition. Can you legally possess, transport, ship, and receive firearms and ammunition?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Federal law prohibits the possession of firearms, ammunition, and explosives by a person who has been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year. Can you legally possess a firearm, ammunition, and explosives?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Federal law prohibits the possession of firearms, ammunition, and explosives by a person who is a fugitive from justice; is an unlawful user of a controlled substance; has been adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution; is an illegal alien or non-immigrant alien; has been discharged from the military under dishonorable conditions; or has renounced his/her U.S. citizenship. Can you legally possess a firearm, ammunition, and explosives?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Federal law prohibits the receipt of firearms and ammunition, and the receipt or possession of explosives by a person who is under indictment for a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year. Can you legally receive firearms and ammunition? Can you legally receive and possess explosives?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.If you currently hold, or ever held a civilian position in the Federal Government, what was your last yearly performance appraisal rating (within the last 13 months)? If you do not have a current yearly performance evaluation or your yearly evaluation is over 13 months old, you are considered to be "Presumed Fully Successful". NOTE: If you receive an updated yearly performance evaluation during the life of this vacancy announcement, you MUST update your response.
  1. Fully Successful
  2. Less Than Fully Successful


* 14.Have you received any awards within the last 2 years?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.If you answered "yes" to the previous question, list the awards you have received within the last 2 years.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, or disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001). Applicants who provide inaccurate information within the application process (i.e., performance, awards, etc.) may be removed from future consideration under this vacancy.

* 16.How did you hear about this vacancy?
  1. ATF Website
  2. USAJOBS
  3. ATF Office or Recruiter
  4. Magazine Ad
  5. Other (Recruitment event, Job/Career Fair, etc)






This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).