Supervisory Firearms and Toolmark Examiner

US Government, Department of Justice

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Job Grade: 14
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Duties:

This position is located in the Office of Field Operations, Firearms Operations Division, National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), Site Operations Branch, located in Dublin, CA. The primary purpose of this position is to provides first-line administrative and technical supervision to a staff of professional personnel, conducting examinations in areas of IBIS and Firearms and Toolmarks. In addition, the performs casework examination in his/her field of expertise and is a regional NIBIN coordinator for the laboratory service region. As a Supervisory Firearms and Toolmark Examiner, GS-1397-14, your typical work assignments may include: Coordinates forensic method development activities with the section and with other Laboratories. Performs technical work, independently, or with a group, including complex examinations. Evaluates and makes recommendations on new NIBIN technology and scientific equipment for adoption or acquisition by Firearms Operations Division. Conducts training related to specialty areas, and designs curriculum, prepares lesson plans, instructs, and evaluates students. Represents the laboratory on firearm and toolmark examination and NIBIN related issues in regional meetings and negotiations with government officials, members of industry, ranking law enforcement officials. Prepares laboratory reports and documents that are suitable for external analysis and which may be accepted for publication in professional journals and scientific publications.

Qualifications:

To qualify for GS-14 ($144,017.00) candidates must also have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-13. GS-14 ??? You qualify if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal, State, or Local government or equivalent public or private sector experience, performing the following duties: Performing firearm and toolmark examinations and examining firearms for comparative examination and Performing serial number restorations and Assessing post-blast debris and comparing test marks with evidence marks and Experience in providing court testimony on the basis of laboratory examinations. Please do not cut and paste the position description, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume, as this will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/ The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): (for Merit Promotion announcements) VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.

Job Requirements:

The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This is a non-bargaining unit position. MOBILITY PLAN: New employees hired pursuant to this vacancy announcement must sign a mobility agreement. The purpose of ATF???s mobility policy is to enhance career development and progression, and achieve mission and business effectiveness. To accomplish these objectives, the mobility plan will facilitate the movement of employees through special short-term assignments or permanent reassignments throughout the Bureau. Applicants who decline to sign a mobility agreement, as required, will be removed from the hiring process. The individual selected will be required to file an Employment and Financial Interest Report (OGE-450) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

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