Firearms & Toolmark Examiner

Job Locations US-GA-Forrest Park
ID 2021-1117
Category
Science & Engineering

Overview

 

NOTE: Position is deployed OCONUS 100% of the time

 

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full-Time Regular (FTR-A)

 

PURPOSE: Independently performs routine to complex technical examinations of firearms, ammunition, and ammunition components; conducting microscopic comparisons of questioned bullets and cartridge cases; examining various types of manufacturer, class and individual characteristics of tools and tool marks on a variety of objects; conducting shooting incident reconstruction; providing training for other laboratory examiners and personnel in regard to firearm safety and proper handling techniques; and guidance/expertise to latent print examiners in regard to assisting them with potential locations on firearms where latent prints may be found.

Responsibilities

 

  • Provide analysis of firearms, ammunition, and ammunition components; conducting microscopic comparisons of questioned bullets and cartridge cases; examining various types of manufacturer, class and individual characteristics of tools and tool marks on a variety of objects; conducting shooting incident reconstruction; providing training for other laboratory examiners and personnel in regard to firearm safety and proper handling techniques; and guidance/expertise to latent print examiners in regard to assisting them with potential locations on firearms where latent prints may be found.

 

  • Conduct examinations while maintaining chain of custody, and formulating interpretation results for forensic and/or intelligence exploitation.

 

  • Perform quality checking of instruments and reagents.

 

  • Utilize and submit findings to national databases.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Four (4) years of experience with the analysis of firearms, ammunition, and ammunition components; conducting microscopic comparisons of questioned bullets and cartridge cases; examining various types of manufacturer, class and individual characteristics of tools and tool marks on a variety of objects; conducting shooting incident reconstruction; providing training for other laboratory examiners and personnel in regard to firearm safety and proper handling techniques; and guidance/expertise to latent print examiners in regard to assisting them with potential locations on firearms where latent prints may be found. 

 

  • Bachelor's degree in a physical science preferred.

 

  • Experience conducting examinations while maintaining chain of custody, and formulating interpretation results for forensic and/or intelligence exploitation. 

 

  • Experience with administrative and technical review (AR/TR) lab procedures.

 

  • Experience performing quality checking of instruments and reagents. 

 

  • Experience with utilizing and submitting to national databases. 

 

  • Must be able to pass security background investigation and to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. 

 

  • Ability to travel CONUS/OCONUS and to pass all deployment requirements for OCONUS medical screenings.

 

  • Per current US Government / Client contract and deployment requirements, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, without exception, upon hiring.

 

ELIGIBLE FOR SIGN-ON BONUS

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