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Special Agent in Charge (Chicago) (Criminal Investigator)

Posted on Dec 9, 2018 by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

Chicago, IL 60664
Public Sector & Government
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
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## Duties

### Summary

Mission: ATF is a principal law enforcement agency in the Department of Justice dedicated to preventing terrorism, reducing violent crime, and protecting our nation. We perform the dual responsibilities of enforcing Federal criminal laws and regulating the firearms and explosives industries. We are committed to working directly, and through partnerships, to investigate and reduce crime involving firearms and explosives, acts of arson, and illegal trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products.

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### Responsibilities

The position of Special Agent in Charge (SAC) manages a major field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and exercises executive responsibility for the primary enforcement of Federal alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives and arson laws and regulations. This position is within the Chicago Field Division, located in Chicago, IL.

* Plans, directs, implements and evaluates comprehensive law enforcement and regulatory programs in the field division.
* Incumbent assesses the effectiveness of criminal and regulatory programs and policies in meeting ATF goals.
* Manages all administrative and program matters, including budget formulation, allocation of human and material resources, implementation of technological solutions, timely and accurate submission of reports, and related matters.
* The incumbent serves as ATF's representative to other Federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations, industry groups, congressional staffs, political and community groups, the media, and the public.
* He or she coordinates agency requirements and operations with other field special agents in charge and officials at headquarters.

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

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* #### Job family (Series)

1811 Criminal Investigation

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## Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

* Top Secret Clearance required.
* Pass drug screening and subject to random drug test.
* New SES appointees must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period.
* U.S. Citizenship is required.

As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required for successful performance in this position. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualifications for the position, by the closing date of this announcement, automatically disqualifies an applicant.

Experience required for the ES-1811 series: You must have substantive experience serving as a principal advisor to senior management on laws, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to law enforcement and regulatory operations.

The 1811 position requires law enforcement experience and is covered by special retirement provisions, including maximum entry age requirements. The successful applicant must be able to display and maintain the required proficiency with firearms per ATF's firearms proficiency standards. Complete or have previously completed the basic criminal investigative courses at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Complete a medical examination (including vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) by an authorized government physician and be determined physically fit to perform strenuous physically demanding duties. You will be required to undergo regular physical examinations and to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with ATF's standards and policies.

The individual selected will be subject to the necessary security investigation for a critical position and reporting requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. The selectee will be required to complete an executive branch Personal Financial Disclosure Report, SF 278. The selectee may also be subject to post-employment conflict of interest restrictions under 18 USC 207 (c). You must complete a one-year probationary period unless already completed.

### Qualifications

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Mandatory **(Current members of the career SES, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and OPM/QRB certified candidates need not address the ECQs).** You are required to submit information describing your experience in each of the five ECQs. The narratives should be clear, concise, and illustrate your overall record (professional and volunteer experience, education and training, accomplishments, awards and potential) in these ECQs. Be sure to furnish examples and describe the context in which you applied your knowledge, discuss how you used skills relevant to the position, indicate the complexity and scope of your work, discuss the impact of your work, note the level of people with whom you interacted, and explain the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed. Structure your statements in terms of the challenges you faced, the context or environment in which the actions were taken, the actions taken, and the outcome or results from such action (i.e., Challenge-Context-Action-Result {C-C-A-R} Model). Additional information on the ECQs is available at

**Executive Core Qualifications - Please attach written responses, limited to two pages per ECQ (i.e., for a total of ten typewritten pages for all five ECQs).**
**1. Leading Change** - Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
**2. Leading People** - Involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
**3. Results Driven** - Involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
**4.** **Business Acumen** - Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information services strategically.
**5. Building Coalitions** - Involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

**Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Mandatory - Please attach written responses, limited to one typewritten page per TQ.**

1. Knowledge of federal laws, regulations and policies governing law enforcement and regulatory operations in order to plan, direct, implement and evaluate comprehensive law enforcement and regulatory programs, or high risk tactical operation and critical incidents in a field or Headquarters environment, with particular emphasis on programs related to the enforcement of Federal alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives and arson laws and regulations.
2. Knowledge of the legal procedures applicable to federal law enforcement operations, such as criminal court procedures, methods of obtaining and securing evidence, jurisdictional guidelines, and other legal procedures, as well as knowledge of intelligence and investigative skills and techniques in order to provide critical and timely intelligence and information to law enforcement entities in the intelligence community.
3. Demonstrated experience in forming and maintaining effective partnerships with counterparts in other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, local political and community leaders, and other individuals or groups to plan and coordinate joint solutions to local or regional law enforcement challenges, and demonstrated knowledge to effectively coordinate efforts of public safety and security (e.g. developing and implementing the multi-agency federal law enforcement responses to assist other law enforcement entities overwhelmed by a terrorist and/or natural or manmade disaster).
4. Broad management experience in planning, developing, administering, and directing an organization, including overall responsibility for short and long range program planning, allocation of human and material resources, development of operational guidelines and policies, implementation of technology solutions, and creation of new methods and procedures to solve complex management problems.

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* **Selective Service:** If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See .
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