Position Available: Facilitator – Exploitation Analysis Training

POSITION DETAILS

The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) is a provider of training and technical assistance to the criminal justice, defense and homeland security communities. With more than 15 years of successful program delivery, NFSTC is recognized as a national leader and has received numerous industry awards for excellence and innovation. In addition, NFSTC has been voted a Best Place to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and a Top Workplace by Tampa Bay Times. We are currently seeking an Exploitation Analysis Training Facilitator for a one-year project in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The position is responsible to provide facilitation and delivery activities for tactical level exploitation training projects including liaison with team leadership for planning, implementation, delivery and tracking of training activities in alignment with defined objectives. Provide hands-on exploitation analysis instruction delivery activities as assigned. Serve as a technical resource for subject matter expertise in Exploitation Analysis within military operations and affiliated governmental agencies.

The essential functions of this position are as follows:

Exploitation Analysis Center (EAC) Training Facilitation & Delivery: 85%

  • Perform project activities assignment with team members and Subject Matter Experts, including EAC training delivery, scheduling and tracking.
  • Conduct logistics facilitation for multiple EAC courses, including schedules, sites, equipment, materials and participants in partnership with other team members.
  • Ensure course-related supplies and materials are maintained in compliance with government contracts, order procurement and inventory control procedures for military operations.
  • Perform deployed operation of EAC laboratory and carry out training equipment maintenance activities as needed.
  • Facilitate delivery of curriculum for multiple Exploitation Analysis training programs incorporating forensic identification of Explosives, Drugs, and Unknown Chemicals using analytical scientific equipment; as well as identification, collection, and development of latent fingerprints.
  • Serve as cadre instructor for Special Operations Command Exploitation Analysis training programs.
  • Partner with Special Operations Command to integrate field exploitation management, triage, and collection of intelligence and evidence into existing field operations and interagency programs.
  • Research and resolve stakeholder issues by applying diplomacy and knowledge of military protocol for appropriate course of action.
  • Monitor and evaluate project outcomes and perform reporting as required.

Technical Resource: 15%

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to leadership and project team members related to the functional systems and diplomatic methods specific to military and government agencies.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and technical resource to project team members for operational forensic exploitation discipline in general.
  • Perform organizational representation with stakeholders, and other high-profile agencies requiring significant diplomacy.

EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma required.
  • Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or related field preferred. Verifiable equivalent combination of military experience and training may be considered in lieu of a degree.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years field experience in leading and facilitating exploitation training. Ten (10) to fifteen (15) years preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of knowledge and expertise in strategic, operational, and tactical level exploitation.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of Special Operations field exploitation management, triage, and collection experience.
  • Successful completion of Special Operations Command – Sensitive Site Exploitation course required.
  • Must have Top Secret clearance and be eligible for SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information) security clearance.
  • Must be familiar with GCMS (Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometer) and RAMAN Spectroscopy
  • Experience in maintaining high-profile political relationships and diplomacy efforts within the military and governmental agencies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of technical forensic disciplines and expertise (e.g., explosives, latent prints; drug chemistry; and DNA analysis).
  • Intermediate knowledge and application of Office suite software including but not limited to Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with employees at all levels of the organization and outside vendors.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to constant changes in the organization.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with external vendors and employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to effectively handle confidential information.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and meet required deadlines.
  • Ability to apply effective organizational skills and systems-thinking solutions.
  • Ability to create substantive and technical reports.
  • Reasonable level of skill with standard English is expected.

SUPERVISION/PERSONNEL GUIDANCE:

  • Work guidance for project team members

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to talk, hear, handle objects, bend and sit.
  • Specific physical activities required by this job include lifting, carrying, and pushing/pulling of objects up to twenty-five pounds.
  • Ability to perform concentrated mental/visual attention combined with manual coordination for sustained periods.
  • Must be able to perform repetitive keyboard operations.
  • Ability to utilize personal computer, calculator and photocopier.
  • Ability to utilize laboratory equipment and analytical instrumentation.
  • Ability to receive and respond to oral telephone communications.
  • Ability to perform occasional overnight & extended duration travel.
  • Exposure to minimum noise level in the work environment.
  • Exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials (including but not limited to corrosives; flammables; compressed gases; explosives; carcinogen; pyrophoric; irritants; toxic; offensive odors).
  • Must be able to perform close vision activities, including color differentiation and depth perception.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

BENEFITS

This is a Term Employment position with a limited duration of employment anticipated to be a period of one (1) year. The position will be a direct hire at a full time, FLSA exempt level at NFSTC, with eligibility for the NFSTC health and retirement benefits package. The position pay range is equivalent to the Federal Pay Table RUS-11 (http://www.opm.gov/oca/11tables/html/RUS.asp).

APPLICATION PROCESS

Qualified candidates must submit resumes to Phokham Torres at Phokham.torres@nfstc.org.  Applications will be accepted through 5 PM Eastern Time, July 11, 2012.

The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (m/f/d/v), and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.