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ATF offers rewarding career paths for people seeking new and exciting opportunities. We recruit talented individuals from a wide range of backgrounds who want to become a part of our strong law enforcement legacy.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the federal government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Diversity and inclusion are essential to our mission. ATF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Career Paths


ATF offers a robust Student Volunteer Program with professional skill building opportunities for students in high school through graduate school. Law students may apply to DOJ’s Summer Law Intern Program.

Training for Law Enforcement

ATF provides continuing education on firearms, forensics and arson and explosives for local, state and federal law enforcement officers, investigators and other officials.

Our Stories

Meet the outstanding employees who carry out ATF’s mission every day. Spend a day following Special Agent Misty Waytes, ATF’s first black female firearms instructor. Or get to know Edward and Mark, who came from very different backgrounds to the critical role of industry operations investigator.

Firearms instructor Misty Waytes at the range

ATF Trailblazers

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Get to Know Us

Contact Us

If you’re interested in a career with ATF and want to learn more, you can call a recruiter at your nearest ATF field division.

For questions about a specific career path or application process, you can also email:

For all other career paths and general questions, please reach out to us at


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