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Job Title:Fingerprint Specialist (Latent Print Examiner)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies

Hiring Organization:Biometric Identity Management Activity

Job Announcement Number:NCAS14023051114913D

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$69,497.00 to $90,344.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 to Friday, May 16, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0072-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Clarksburg, WV View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret/SCI

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
As a Fingerprint Specialist, you will provide latent expertise and support to Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), Biometrics facilities in West Virginia and Department of Defense (DoD) Multi-Modal Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to enhancing, encoding, searching, and comparing high priority latent finger and palm prints to known prints and conducting complex latent print examinations utilizing the examination method of analysis, comparison, evalu­ation, followed by verification (ACE-V) methodology. Advanced digital imaging and computer skills are a must in this completely paperless environment. In addition to these duties, examiners will process face and iris images.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

    DUTIES:

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    You will format, calibrate, and enhance latent prints using standard digital imaging software such as Photoshop. Evaluates latent prints for automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS) and comparison value. Encodes latent finger and palm prints for AFIS entry and conducts comparisons on generated candidate lists as well as conducting manual latent to ten print comparisons as required. Accurately reports in writing search and comparison results to customers. You will respond to customer Requests for Information (RFI), by conducting research and/or troubleshooting and responding in a timely and accurate manner in writing or verbally. Acts as government Subject Matter Expert for latent print and other biometric related matters at internal and external meetings and working groups. Conducts research on latent print and biometric matters to present to government in the form of decision briefs, policy papers, and white papers. Writes, reviews, and updates latent print and biometrics examinations related to Standard Operating Procedures. Conducts case reviews, quality control, and gives feedback on latent print and biometric casework. Conducts latent and biometric training for internal examiners.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience;

     

    Experience required: To qualify based on your work 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: Work that involves analyzing complex fingerprint cases and imperfect and partial latent fingerprint impressions and conducting methods development projects to improve latent fingerprint examination capabilities. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

    • Skill in Conducting Latent Print Examinations
    • Skill in Research
    • Ability to Communicate Orally.

    Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-11 (or equivalent).


    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • This position requires a Top Secret Security Clearance.
    • Pre-employment and random drug testing is required for this position.
    • You will be required to become certified by the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Latent Print Examiner within one year of employment.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
    • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
    • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.


    BENEFITS:

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    The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.



    OTHER INFORMATION:



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
    Friday, May 16, 2014 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.




    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment.  A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."  See: Transcripts and Licenses

    If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1114913. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application


    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA NCR Fort Belvoir
    Fort Belvoir
    Civilian Personnel Advisory Center ATTN
    5800 Putnam Road Bldg 320 Suite 126
    Fort Belvoir, VA
    22060-5821

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

     

    If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    NCAS14023051114913D

    Control Number:

    369243200