Integrated Ballistics Identification Systems Specialist (IBIS)

Department Of Justice, Bureau...
Washington D.C.
Mar 15, 2017
Mar 30, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is located in Office of Field Operations, Firearms Operations Division, National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) Branch, Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) Section in Beltsville, Maryland.

Performs developmental assignments such as examining physical evidence associated with firearms investigations. Responsible for operating, maintaining and updating the IBIS. Using microscopy, measuring devices, photography and IBIS imaging techniques, examines physical evidence associated with firearm-related cases, e.g. firearms, bullets and cartridge cases

  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required

  • No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • May be required to serve a one year probationary period.
  • Pass drug screening and subject to random drug test.
  • Must successfully complete a background security investigation.
  • To qualify for the GS-11: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-9 Federal grade level.

    Specialized experience is the ability and skills to use IBIS Systems, which incorporate the use of microscopy, measuring devices, photography, imaging techniques, firearms classification and other related firearms examinations to examine physical evidence associated with firearm related cases (e.g., firearms, bullets and cartridge cases).

    Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in physical and biological sciences, graphic arts, police science, criminology, or law. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted, if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled.

    All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see

    To qualify, you must meet all qualification requirements described in this announcement by the closing date.

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