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Our Mission

At the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), we conduct criminal investigations, regulate the firearms and explosives industries and assist other law enforcement agencies. We help to prevent terrorism, reduce violent crime and protect the public in a manner that is faithful to the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
We are a unique law enforcement agency in the United States Department of Justice that prevents, detects and responds to acts of terrorism and violent crime. We investigate and prosecute terrorist acts and violent crimes that involve explosives, arson and firearms; repeat and violent offenders; criminal gangs; the illegal use and trafficking of firearms and explosives; arson; and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. We also partner with communities, industry, law enforcement and public safety agencies to safeguard the public we serve through information sharing, training, research and technology.
To help us achieve our mission, we are seeking to recruit a diverse group of self-motivated men and women who possess personal integrity, sound judgment, a sense of pride and loyalty and who want to be challenged in their work.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is an Equal Opportunity/ Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  
ATF provides reasonable accommodations, upon request, for persons with disabilities when necessary during the application, interview and hiring process (such as the need for forms in alternate formats or the use of a sign language interpreter during the interview).  In addition, the Bureau provides reasonable accommodations to its employees who require additional assistance in carrying out their duties as a result of a disability. 
For more information, please visit:  Employment Support for Persons with Disabilities.  If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact the Human Resources Operations Division at
Under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) special appointing authorities, ATF has the authority to hire qualified individuals with disabilities for vacant positions. 
ATF is committed to providing access to our web pages, for employees and individuals of the general public with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires us to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use by individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on ATF.
If you have a disability and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, please submit your feedback and let us know.


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