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Physical Science Technician (Forensics)

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Fort Gillem, Georgia

Salary: $52,204 to $82,106 per year

Final Filing Date: September 13, 2017

You will serve as forensic science technician for the branch and division, responsible for the collection and preservation of irreplaceable forensic evidentiary samples to include, but not limited to: latent fingerprints, controlled substances to include narcotics, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) preservation by swabbing, trace evidence such as hairs and fibers, evidence entry, inventory, and quality control.

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Duties:

  • Evaluate items of evidence to determine suitability for analysis and type of processing required.
  • Utilizes cyanoacrylate ester fuming chambers, cyanoacrylate ester, ultraviolet decontamination lamps and positive controls to ensure equipment and chemicals are working appropriately.
  • Collect samples of controlled substances using swabs, disposable pipettes, glassine envelopes, culture tubes, automatic liquid sampler vials, etc.
  • Conduct trace evidence collections using adhesive tape grids.
  • Ensure all evidence and forensic materials submitted.
  • Testify in federal, military, state, local and foreign country courts as an expert witness, present technical testimony in layman's terms, defends methods against rigorous cross-examination.

Requirements:

Qualifications - In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
  • GS-09: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, such as: handling forensic evidence, inventory and quality control; maintaining irreplaceable evidence; working with chemical reagents; maintaining equipment used in forensic examinations.
  • This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-07.
  • Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-09: Successful completion of two full years of graduate level education related to Physical Science (e.g. Geology, Chemistry, or Physics.)
  • Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-09: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education in excess of 18 hours (total semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.
  • GS-11: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, such as: handling forensic evidence, inventory, and quality control; maintenance of irreplaceable evidence; working with chemical reagents; maintaining equipment used in forensic examinations. Providing testimony courtroom in criminal trials. Swabbing items of evidence to collect and preserve DNA for future examinations.
  • This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-09.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Communications
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Forensics
  • Physical Evidence

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: September 6, 2017



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