Physical Scientist (FIREARMS AND TOOLMARK EXAMINER)- GA
About the Position: This position is located at the Forensic Exploitation Directorate (FXD), Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC) in Ft. Gillem, GA. FXD and DFSC are an organization that provides forensic laboratory support to Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), intelligence organizations and legal agencies, as well as other federal and non-federal agencies. This is a deployable position and will normally be deployed 6 months out of every 24 months.
- Conducts full range of forensic examinations on physical evidence/material for firearms, toolmarks, and ammunition analysis in support of criminal investigations and military operations.
- Conducts comprehensive examinations of firearms and toolmark related material using a variety of specialized equipment and technical processing procedures while upholding quality assurance and quality control measures.
- Conducts visual, physical, chemical, photographic, and other scientific and instrumental examinations to form a scientific opinion/findings while maintaining integrity of submitted evidence/material.
- Serves as an expert in the analysis of firearms and toolmarks responsible for providing technical consultation, advice to scientific personnel, conducting tours or briefs, and training of both scientists and military personnel.
Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
To qualify based on your 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 experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, such as: Experience and knowledge of laboratory processes to include safety protocols and performing scientific analyses. Experience and knowledge of laboratory processes to include safety protocols and performing scientific analyses.
Education: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
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