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Answers to some common questions when applying for a Special Agent (SA) position.
As a special agent applicant, can I apply for a specific duty location?
Can a criminal investigator with another Federal agency lateral over to ATF?
How can current special agent applicants find out the status of their application?
I have already taken an occupational exam for another Federal agency. Do I still have to take an exam as an ATF special agent applicant?
What are the requirements for becoming an ATF criminal investigator (special agent)?
Will ATF consider applicants with an arrest record or with a history of drug use?