Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent

$49,178 - $62,429 yearly
  • ATF
  • Oct 28, 2020
Full time Law Enforcement- Officer

Job Description

Become an ATF special agent in Southern California. Being an ATF special agent is unique and one of the most challenging federal law enforcement positions. ATF’s highly trained agents are responsible for investigating violations of federal laws relating to firearms, explosives, arson, and alcohol and tobacco diversion. They rely on a combination of tactical, analytical and intelligence gathering skills to identify leads that will support criminal cases. 


  • Investigation of criminal acts relating to arson, alcohol, explosives, firearms and tobacco 
  • Witness interrogation as part of criminal investigations
  • Evidence collection, analysis and documentation 
  • Search warrant execution  
  • Participation in interagency task forces 
  • Undercover operations 
  • Crime scene management 
  • Basic firearms competencies 
  • Firearms and ammunition identification
  • Firearms and tactical training 
  • Close-quarters defensive countermeasures 

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Between 21-37 years of age
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Able to obtain Top Secret clearance
  • Three years of criminal investigative experience
  • Eligible to work for the U.S. federal government 
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Valid driver’s license

Application website (optional)


Training Requirements

Send a resume to RecruitLosAngeles@atf.gov to be invited to an ATF informational meeting on the hiring process.