Firearms & Toolmark Examiner

ORAU (Oak Ridge Associated Universities), US

Responsibilities

PURPOSE: Independently performs routine to complex technical examinations of firearms, ammunition, and ammunition components; conducting microscopic comparisons of questioned bullets and cartridge cases; examining various types of manufacturer, class and individual characteristics of tools and tool marks on a variety of objects; conducting shooting incident reconstruction; providing training for other laboratory examiners and personnel in regard to firearm safety and proper handling techniques; and guidance/expertise to latent print examiners in regard to assisting them with potential locations on firearms where latent prints may be found.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide analysis of firearms, ammunition, and ammunition components; conducting microscopic comparisons of questioned bullets and cartridge cases; examining various types of manufacturer, class and individual characteristics of tools and tool marks on a variety of objects; conducting shooting incident reconstruction; providing training for other laboratory examiners and personnel in regard to firearm safety and proper handling techniques; and guidance/expertise to latent print examiners in regard to assisting them with potential locations on firearms where latent prints may be found.
  • Conduct examinations while maintaining chain of custody, and formulating interpretation results for forensic and/or intelligence exploitation.
  • Perform quality checking of instruments and reagents.

Utilize and submit findings to national databases.

Qualifications

  • Four (4) years of experience with the analysis of firearms, ammunition, and ammunition components; conducting microscopic comparisons of questioned bullets and cartridge cases; examining various types of manufacturer, class and individual characteristics of tools and tool marks on a variety of objects; conducting shooting incident reconstruction; providing training for other laboratory examiners and personnel in regard to firearm safety and proper handling techniques; and guidance/expertise to latent print examiners in regard to assisting them with potential locations on firearms where latent prints may be found.
  • Bachelor's degree in a physical science preferred.
  • Experience conducting examinations while maintaining chain of custody, and formulating interpretation results for forensic and/or intelligence exploitation.
  • Experience with administrative and technical review (AR/TR) lab procedures.
  • Experience performing quality checking of instruments and reagents.
  • Experience with utilizing and submitting to national databases.
  • Must be able to pass security background investigation and to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Ability to travel CONUS/OCONUS and to pass all deployment requirements for OCONUS medical screenings.
  • Per current US Government / Client contract and deployment requirements, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, without exception, upon hiring.

Compensation

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full-Time Regular (FTR-A)

ELIGIBLE FOR SIGN-ON BONUS

How to apply

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If you have any questions please email work@orau.org ORAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of ORAU to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, mental or physical disability, covered veteran’s status, or genetic information.

Applicants who apply for a position that requires access authorization then ORAU will test for the absence of any illegal drugs as defined in 10 CFR 707.4. ORAU will also conduct a background investigation by the Federal government as required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment, and reinvestigations will be conducted as required.

Applicants who apply for a position that are covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations as defined in 10 CFR 709 may be required to have a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

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