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:
This position serves as an examiner (GS9 through GS13) in the DFSC and may work
in any of the four Directorates at any given time period: The United States Army
Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL), Forensic Exploitation Directorate
(FXD), Office of Quality Initiatives and Training (OQIT), and/or the Office of
the Chief Scientist (OCS).
Who May Apply:
As a Physical Scientist (Forensic Latent Print Examiner), you will be responsible for the following:
- Maintains integrity of evidence and material received for examination. Conduct scientific examinations on criminal evidence which is usually fragmentary or
imperfect to develop latent prints (finger prints, palm prints and footprints)
and other types of impression evidence.
- Conduct comparisons of latent prints with known
(Record/Inked) finger, palm and/or foot prints and other instruments
associated with criminal cases for the purpose of making identifications
- Assist and train special agents, military police
investigators, military police and other military units on proper forensic
techniques for processing, collection, preservation, and packaging of
evidence, and laboratory capabilities available to them.
- Use chemical, physical and instrumental techniques,
i.e. Automated Digital Image Processing Systems (ADIPS), Automated
Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS), and Alternate Light Sources.
- Process physical evidence as an expert forensic
latent print examiner. Writes a report detailing observations, results of tests and conclusions.
- Plan, conduct and direct research projects in which
efforts may result in significant scientific developments and publications
in latent print identification.
- Travel worldwide to legal proceedings to testify as
an expert witness in criminal investigations of the most serious type
crimes (assassinations, espionage, drug investigations, larcenies, murder,
robberies, sexual offenses, war crimes, etc.)
- Deploys worldwide as a
member of a Forensic Exploitation Team. Receives samples of materials to
test visually, chemically, photographically, and make other scientific and
These duties are described at the full performance level GS-13. The GS-09, GS-11, and GS-12 are developmental leading to such performance.
- 25% or Greater
- Extended temporary duty (TDY) business travel up to 35% of the time is required