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Investigative Analyst

Company name
U.S Department Of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

$41,626.00 to $54,113.00

Kansas City, MO

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$41,626 to $54,113 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 07

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type



2 vacancies in the following location:

Kansas City, MO

2 vacancies

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)



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This position is located in the Office of Field Operations (Central), Kansas City Field Division in Kansas City, MO.

Responsible for planning, organizing, and developing communication strategies and media plans for mass media in support of the field division and the Bureau's mission.

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Provide investigative inspection or intelligence support towards the office mission by conducting trend analysis, statistical review and special projects involving data from a variety of sources. Conducts analytical research on criminal or regulatory related data, and generate informational reports.

Identifies and selects appropriate software for use in automating various administrative reports such as travel, inventory, training, etc. as well as preparing visual charts, graphs, etc. for use in cases, trials and hearing.

Conducts routine intelligence-related tasks in support of ongoing investigative inspection and intelligence activities for the assigned office. Conducts some analysis of database information and produces output.

Prepares duty rosters, tracks overtime pay, handles mail, and serves as the liaison with division operations to ensure new employees and the Division are provided needed information for employees to enter on duty.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Applications will be accepted from current Department of Justice employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. Applications will also be accepted from CTAP eligibles.

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Job family (Series)

1805 Investigative Analysis



Conditions of Employment

Must be a U. S. Citizen or National.

Must successfully complete a background security.

Pass drug screening and subject to random drug test.

Time in grade requirement must be met by the closing date of the vacancy.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement


To Qualify for the GS-7 Grade level: Must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the (GS-5) grade level.

Specialized Experience is experience compiling and analyzing data, conducting research and analysis data, gathering and assembling material for use in reports and presentations, coordinating and making travel arrangement; composing correspondence related to administrative support functions; providing guidance and recommendations regarding administrative policies and procedures; and using computers software to input and extract information from databases. OR One full year of graduate level education in social sciences, business or public administration, behavioral sciences, and sociology. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full- time study. If that information cannot be determined from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as equivalent to 1 year of full-time study;OR Superior Academic Achievement (SAA): A Bachelor's degree in one of the above fields of study with SAA. SAA may be met in one of the following three ways: 1. Class Standing-Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, based on completed courses. 2. Grade Point Average-Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years of education, or based on the last 2 years of the curriculum; or a 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field, or the required courses completed in the major during the final 2 years of the curriculum.3. Election to Membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society-Applicants can be considered eligible for SAA based on membership in a national scholastic honor society that meets the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies. OR combination of education and experience.

If using education to qualify, must provide copy of transcripts.

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

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (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 score 85 percent or better on established ranking criteria.

You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is available at


Additional information

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

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability (physical and mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, retaliation, or other non-merit based factors.

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies for the GS-7:

Knowledge of and skill in operating computerized databases and associated equipment and systems used to support law enforcement operations.

Knowledge of database systems in order to research data, determine trends and compile statistical information, etc.

Knowledge of correspondence handling procedures, routing guides, formats, etc. Skill in appropriate use of grammar, punctuation, to edit and format a wide variety of correspondence and reports.

Ability to assess and understand the relative requirements of an assignment and efficiently and effectively select the most appropriate software package.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Top Secret

Required Documents

Required Documents

(1) Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)

(2) Most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your grade, career or career-conditional tenure and a separate award SF-50 dated within the last 3 years, if applicable.

(3) CTAP documentation, if applicable.

(4) Unofficial college transcript(s). if applicable. Offical transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.

(5) Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-47. For more information, click here

Prior to selection, the candidate may be required to provide an original copy of any supporting/validating documentation as well as other documentation to verify eligibility. All required materials must be uploaded using the supporting documentation instructions described in the announcement.

Failure to provide the required documentation by the closing date of this announcement will result in elimination of further consideration for this position.

It is your responsibility to ensure all documents are received on time and the materials are legible.

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.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

This job is filled through a 3-step on-line application process.

STEP ONE - (Online Resume- USAJOBS) You must create a user account and at least one Federal resume at USAJOBS. Information you provide in USAJOBS is general information completed by all applicants. The information you provide and your Federal resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to CareerConnector when you apply online. If you have an existing USAJOBS account, simply login and select the resume you wish to include with your application package for this announcement.

STEP TWO - (Vacancy Specific Questions CareerConnector) In CareerConnector, you will answer vacancy specific questions necessary to evaluate your qualifications for the job to which you are applying. When completed, the information you provided at USAJOBS and the answers to the CareerConnector questions will become your application package.

STEP THREE - (Supporting Documentation) You may upload supporting documentation in one of two ways: (l) Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application package. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process, or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS, or simply fax supporting documentation, which will provide you the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted to the appropriate vacancy announcement. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet. (2) You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on My Applications and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select Apply Online. Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded and click on Finished to be returned to USAJOBS. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g. SF-50, ICTAP/CTAP, DD-214, Revised October 2013 SF-15, VA letter, transcripts, Schedule A documentation, Award SF-50 within last 3 years, etc) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Agency contact information

Kennisha Miller







Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives

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Washington, District of Columbia

United States

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Next steps

You can check the status of your application anytime by accessing the USAJOBS online application system at 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 Career Connector. All applicants will be notified at four (4) stages in the hiring process:

(1) upon receipt of your application;

(2) after your qualifications have been assessed;

(3) whether or not you've been referred to the Selecting Official; and

(4) whether or not you've been selected for the position.

If your name is sent to the hiring manager, you may be invited for an interview.

After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer to selectee(s) upon favorable completion of the background.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Privacy Act

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Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

U.S Department Of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
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Company Profile
ATF is a unique law enforcement agency in the United States Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. Our Strategic Plan The ATF Strategic Planning Process relies on teamwork and effective communication to focus scarce resources on the global challenges facing America today. The Strategic Plan to address these challenges is based on long-term legislative mission mandates, customer and stakeholder input, and Presidential and Departmental priorities.

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