Careers FAQs - Industry Operations Investigator

How can I find out about future industry operations investigator vacancy announcements?
IOI vacancy announcements will be posted at

What are the requirements for becoming an ATF industry operations investigator?
The following informational packet provides detailed information about the ATF industry operations investigator position to include major duties, basic qualifications, conditions of employment and specific requirements: Industry Operations Investigator Informational Packet.

How can current industry operations investigator applicants find out the status of their application?
Due to the large volume of applications processed by ATF, the Special Agent/Industry Operations Investigator Recruitment, Diversity, and Hiring Division  (RDHD) will be unable to assist with individual status checks. Applicants are considered to be in the hiring process unless they receive written notification that they are no longer under consideration.  As noted in each industry operations investigator vacancy announcement, the ATF hiring process can be very lengthy. Applicants are forwarded through the hiring process on an as needed basis and not on any set schedule. Budget issues, staffing issues and previously existing pool(s) of applicants may significantly affect the time it takes to complete the hiring process.

I am currently a student in college and will be obtaining a four-year degree in the near future. Can I submit an application for the industry operations investigator position?
If applying based on the education requirement you must already have completed your degree at the time of application. Industry Operations Investigator vacancy announcements are posted at


Last Reviewed September 22, 2016