Evidence Control Specialist
About the Position: Serves as the primary evidence custodian and advisory, and as such, manages the evidence program for a Detachment in a Military Police Group, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Incumbent handles evidence for Local, State, and Federal authorities as well as Federal Grand Jury proceedings.
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- Develop and coordinate the standard operational procedures involved with receiving, documentation, and maintenance of unique and irreplaceable forensic evidence that will be introduced and used in court, and are subject to chain of custody attacks.
- Manage large numbers of cases from receipt to final resolution and carries out comprehensive and administrative responsibilities for all daily functions of evidence control.
- Serve as a resource for special agents and other law enforcement agencies, and professional staff on matters related to the control and handling of evidence.
- Conduct training on proper collection, preservation, and disposition of evidence, collect evidence and testify in court proceedings.
- Control access to evidence to ensure it is not compromised or altered; coordinate the routing of cases with technical authorities; establishe evidence routing based on evidence submitted, examinations requested, and case circumstances.
- Make final disposition of evidence once judicial proceedings and appeal processes have concluded and the evidence has no evidentiary value.
Occasional travel - Up to 5% business travel is required.
- Job family (Series)
1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
Conditions of Employment
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- Incumbent must obtain and pass a pre-employment physical.
- Position is designated Critical Sensitive (3) requiring the incumbent to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
- Incumbent must obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license and government driver's license.
- This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing.
- This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not eligible for the position.
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
- 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
- Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
- Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
- Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
- Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
- Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
- Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
- Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
- People with Disabilities, Schedule A
- Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
- Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
- Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Specialized experience is defined as: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service which includes: collect evidence for authorities and court proceedings from crime scenes; ensure evidence submitted is handled in accordance with appropriate regulations; evaluate incoming evidence by ensuring completeness of documentation and proper routing designations; and testify in military courts martial, as well as Local, State, and Federal courts.
Education: Successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 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 perform the work of the position. (NOTE: you must attach a copy of your transcripts).
Combination of experience and education: Specialized experience as described above, but less than one year; and I have at least one year of graduate education as described above, but less than the required two years. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100% (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then, divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.). (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
- Physical Evidence
- Planning and Evaluating
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 next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09). Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and minimum qualification requirements prescribed by OPM within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.