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    Do you have a passion for public service? The US Secret Service (USSS) is looking for you! The USSS is a premier law enforcement organization with dual critical national security missions: protect our nation’s leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. The USSS is seeking to hire talented supervisory physical scientists in its Forensic Services Division or in its Criminal Investigative Division to support counterfeit or criminal investigations carried out by the Secret Service.

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    The Supervisory Physical Scientist, GS-1301-14, in the Forensic Services Division:

    • Evaluates the daily processes of the various branches to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures and to ensure that all critical elements are met to maintain status of an accredited laboratory according to guidelines set forth by the American Society of Crime Lab Directors.
    • Coordinates and manages periodic audits of manuals and equipment to determine conformance with approved quality policies and procedures.
    • Conceives, plans, coordinates and conducts research and development projects for the solution of highly complex problems related to, for example, latent fingerprint detection, ink identification and dating, credit card analysis, image enhancement, counterfeit currency analysis and forensic evidence tracking and surveillance techniques.
    • Testifies under direct or cross-examination, providing expert opinions and interpretations.
    • Assists in the preparation for prosecution of criminal cases by advising the U.S. Attorney of the evidentiary value or significance of the results.
    • Based on national recognition as a technical expert and authority in forensic science, ma y chair or serve on a multitude of national and international joint tasks forces and committees.
    • Performs a full range of supervisory functions.

    The Supervisory Physical Scientist, GS-1301-15, in the Criminal Investigative Division:

    • Serves as the principal advisor to the Office of Investigations and top agency officials on the conceptualization, development, and presentation of anti-counterfeiting policy, forensic and statistical analysis related to counterfeiting, and forwarding technical security solutions that the United States and other governments may take to prevent counterfeiting of their currencies and obligations. Performs critical reviews of these new counterfeit initiatives and recommends appropriate action to integrate this program into the total Secret Service planning process.
    • Designs and develops policies and standards to improve the efficiency and integration of forensic analysis of currency and other questioned documents within the Secret Service. Conducts studies and evaluates program goals and objectives, developing resource estimates necessary to carry out program functions. Ensures that program objectives, as well as program planning and execution, include consideration and viewpoints of all organizations involved.
    • Coordinates and conducts research of considerable scope and complexity on new methods and techniques for identifying counterfeit currency and evaluating security features of genuine currency notes from a scientific perspective for the U.S. government and foreign governments.
    • Researches and analyzes data and information on high priority cases and on unique and specialized cases requiring a degree of technical and processional knowledge. Testifies before Congressional committees, consulting with appointed officials of the U.S. government and advises high-level officials abroad. Testifies under direct or cross-examination, providing expert opinions and interpretations.
    • Advises and assists counterfeit specialists in evaluating the examinations performed on cases to ensure that all decisions and conclusions reached are based on solid and concrete scientific principles which are backed by extensive and repeated experiments and can successfully withstand heated debates and intense scrutiny. Fulfills representational duties of an administrative nature in advisory, negotiating and liaison matters. Responsible for ensuring that staff members are kept informed regarding the latest advances in forensic technology and is responsible for maintaining auditing and the transfer of currency to and from the USSS; and is delegated substantial authority for managing the Counterfeit Currency Processing Facility (CCPF) and Counterfeit Forensics Section (CFS).
    • Performs a full range of supervisory functions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    15 - Appointments made at the GS-14 level - the full performance level is GS-14. Appointments made at the GS-15 level - the full performance level is GS-15.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524551200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.