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Atf Jobs And How To Get Them

By: Kenneth Echie

Many people come to the internet looking for information on how to get ATF Agents job. Some of them become discouraged after they find out what is required to get this job. Unbeknownst to them is that there are many other jobs offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). In this article, I am going to highlight some of those other ATF jobs and what it takes to secure these jobs.

It must be pointed out that not all ATF jobs are open to the general public. This is another misconception. Some ATF jobs are only open to current federal government employees. I will not cover those jobs in this article. The article will only focus on the jobs that are open to the general public.

In no particular order of importance, some other Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives jobs are:

1. Fingerprint Specialist:

The ATF fingerprint specialist analyzes fingerprint evidence from criminal investigations of firearms violations, bombing, and or arsons. The person basically becomes expert in the examination and comparison of fingerprints. The job may require you to testify in court against criminals based on your expert knowledge and analysis.

A fingerprint specialist must also be knowledgeable in forensic science and be able to improve fingerprinting methodologies and analytical procedures. He or she must be able to direct and supervise fingerprint technicians.

The good news is that this job does not require college education. Though not required, having some fingerprinting experience will surely help. You are also required to meet or have the following:

a. Two Forms of Identification
b. Pass Drug Screening and Be Subject to Random Drug Tests
c. Pass a Background Check
d. Get Top Secret Clearance
e. Be Registered with Selective Service if Born After 1959
f. Be a United States Citizen

2. Electrical Engineer:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also needs electrical engineers. These electrical engineers work as technical experts for products, equipment, and components having electrical and electronic components. Sometimes arson can be caused by people tampering with the above components. It is the job of the electrical engineer to make this determination.

The electrical engineer participates in crime scene investigation on electrical failure scenarios and analysis. This may mean the electrical engineer testifying in court proceedings about his findings and analysis.

The ATF electrical engineer must be able to research and develop new testing for electrical and electronic components that will assist in forensic fire investigation. This may involve new methods or approaches to address new trends or problems the ATF may be seeing.

Getting this job requires that you have at least a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college. You will also be required to meet or have the following:

a. Pass Security Clearance
b. Pass Drug Screening and Be Subject to Random Drug Tests
c. Two Forms of Identification
d. Be a US Citizen

As you can see, ATF has many jobs other than ATF agent job one can apply for. There are many more than I can possibly address in this short article. This is just to show you should not give up your dream of working for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives just because you can't become an agent.

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