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Industry Operations Investigator (Accepting Resumes from Individuals with Disabilities)

Company: Department Of Justice
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




For more information on the Department of Justice and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, visit

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

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,

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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) 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
  • You may update your application at any time until the closing date.

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 process.

TRAINING REQUIREMENT: If hired, successful completion of the "IOI" Basic Training Program is a condition of continued employment.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • 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 vacancy.


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.


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 societies.


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


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 All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

Keywords: Department Of Justice, Brownsville , Industry Operations Investigator (Accepting Resumes from Individuals with Disabilities), Other , Brownsville, Texas

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