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EE - (Forensic Examiner) - Huntsville, AL & Quantico, VA

Post Posted: Jul 22, 15 06:41

Job Title:Electronics Engineer (Forensic Examiner) GS 9/11 (EX)
Department:Department Of Justice
Agency:Federal Bureau of Investigation
Job Announcement Number:07-2015-0089
SALARY RANGE: $52,668.00 to $82,840.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 to Wednesday, July 29, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0855-09/11
POSITION INFORMATION: Excepted Service - Permanent, Full-Time
DUTY LOCATIONS: 2 vacancies - Huntsville, AL
3 vacancies - Quantico, VA
WHO MAY APPLY: This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.

This position is being advertised concurrently with Announcement Number 07-2015-0079. FBI candidates who wish to be considered on External and FBI only certificates must apply to both announcements.

This vacancy is limited to a certain number of applicants and may close before the close date listed here if that limit is reached.

Division: Laboratory

Unit: Technical Exploitation

Location: These positions will be located at the Quantico/Lorton, VA facility for a 1-2 year period for training and then relocate to Huntsville, Alabama in 2017.

Some positions may report directly to Huntsville, Alabama.

Acceptance of this position is viewed as a willingness and as a agreement on your part to report to the new TEDAC facility in Huntsville, Alabama. If selected for this position, you will be required to submit a signed statement indicating your awareness of the above.

Working Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


GS 9: $52,668.00 - $68,465.00

GS 11: $63,722.00 - $82,840.00

Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance.

Travel Required
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GS 9/11:

Serves as a trainee Electronic Device Examiner in the area of electronic analysis. Will receive continual training in processing and examining evidence, reporting results of examinations and elements of testimony.
Performs forensic analysis in one or more of the following specializations: RF communication analysis; digital forensics of mobile phones and consumer devices or reverse engineering of circuits and microcode.
Conducts routine to moderately complex analytic procedures in mainly fixed setting, including examinations to identify and characterize evidence in a specialized discipline.
Prepares routine reports or portions of more involved reports and may provide testimony regarding results of analysis.
Reviews and interprets materials gathered from investigations.
May provide legal documents and give testimony in court.
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Positive Education Requirement:

This position has a specific education requirement; all applicants must verify completion of this basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts or lists of college courses by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Please see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement for additional information.

Basic Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Professional engineering.

To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: a) statics, dynamics; b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; d) thermodynamics; e) electrical fields and circuits; f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and g) other comparable areas of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


Combination of education and specialized experience - college level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished 1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and 2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

1. Professional registration - Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.

2. Written test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineering-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administrated by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.

3. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.

4. Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one year of professinal engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show that the foreign education is comparable to the received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

Education may be substituted for experience as outlined below.

GS 9: Two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree or Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.

GS 11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree.

In addition to meeting the basic education qualification requirements listed above, applicants must have specialized experience as listed below.

GS 9: All applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 7 grade level.

GS 11: All applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 9 grade level.

Specialized experience:

Non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by professional knowledge of engineering.
Ability to apply knowledge to engineering problems.
Skills in electronics, soldering, troubleshooting and disassembly/reassembly of handheld electronics.
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Travel: Some travel may be required.