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    Summary

    There are two open positions that are located in the Forensic Science Laboratory within the Office of Science and Technology, in Beltsville, Maryland and/or Atlanta, Georgia.

    Serves as a subject matter expert in trace evidence such as ( i.e., fibers, hair, soil, glass, etc.), and maintains a knowledge of all areas of forensic science.

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    Responsibilities

    • Functioning as a senior level technical expert in providing advice and assistance to ATF officials, other federal agencies, state and local government organizations, private laboratories, and/or industry on forensic evidence, analytical methodology and instrumentation.
    • Performing very difficult forensic examinations which include unprecedented cases with little technical guidance, using scientifically sound and applicable procedures.
    • Interpreting and evaluating the results of analyses to determine their validity and scientific significance and to ensure that all relevant questions are answered.
    • Training, coaching and guiding other chemists and technicians in their technical duties and evaluates the analytical work of peers and lower graded chemists or technicians. Setting priorities and guidelines for the collection, preservation and transmittal of scientific evidence.
    • Providing investigative leads through observations and analysis of evidentiary material

    Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progresses.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 5 days per month.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

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