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
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/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, May 07, 2014 to
Friday, May 16, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Clarksburg, WV View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|US Citizens and Status Candidates |
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
DUTIES:Back to top
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:Back to top
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.