New job Evidence Management Specialist in Utah

Evidence Management Specialist
Evidence Management Specialist

Evidence Management Specialist

Company : US National Transportation Safety Board
Salary : $66,829 - $103,309 a year
Location : Utah

Full Description



This position is in the Office of the Managing Director, Special Operations. Serves as an Evidence Management Specialist responsible for the management of evidence program control protocols for receiving, processing, storing and the safekeeping of property and evidence from accident/incident investigations and to preserve all incoming property from contamination, theft, or loss.


As a Evidence Management Specialist, GS 12/13, you will perform the following duties:

  • Evaluates the requirements of the NTSB evidence management program. Evaluates the needs and challenges faced by NTSB employees (all modal office) both in the field and in the laboratory; recommends appropriate actions.
  • Analyzes new and existing evidence and scene documentation processes, products, and operations to develop improved evidence management controls and scene documentation controls for employees on the job.
  • Applies best practices for evidence collection, documentation, storage. Applies best practices for scene documentation including unmanned aerial systems (UAS), data storage regulations, practices, and procedures throughout the agency.
  • Coordinates with Federal, state, and local law enforcement; serves as liaison with public safety, emergency management and investigative agencies and organizations. In addition, the incumbent will launch with the Go Team, as assigned, to provide a variety of services on scene, including evidence and scene documentation (UAS).
  • Gives direction to the Response Operation Center "ROC" to provide prompt agency notification of and response to transportation accidents/incidents and appropriate operational support during accident investigations.
  • Develops and recommends informational, training and outreach programs to promote proper evidence collection & scene documentation (UAS) operations, storage, documentation to NTSB employees and managers.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship
    • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Resume and supporting documents (see "How to Apply" section.)
    • Suitability for Federal employment
    • Financial Interest in transportation enterprises will be evaluated on a case-by-case-basis.
    • Bargaining Unit Position: YES
    • Direct Deposit is required.
    • A probationary period may be required.
    • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level) by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
    • This position is being announced concurrently under Public (U.S Citizens) procedures under Vacancy Number MD-11246235-21-VB. To be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Government-Wide procedures, you must apply to both announcements.
    • You may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually.
    • If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotions are not automatic or guaranteed and will depend on the performance and supervisor approval.
    • Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


    GS-12: You MUST have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector). Specialized experience is defined as: experience supporting the life cycle of an evidence control program from the collection of evidence, proper evidence storage, preservation, and disposal; experience collecting evidence at large disaster scene response or complex crime scene for proper documentation and collection; and develop recommendations to resolve substantive problems that impact the evidence collection programs.

    GS-13: You MUST have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector). Specialized experience is defined as: experience managing a evidence control program, identify protocols for receiving, processing, storing and the safekeeping of property and evidence from accident/incident investigations and to preserve all incoming property from contamination, theft, or loss.

    For more information see link:

    NOTE: IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your resume must clearly show the specialized experience and competencies related to this position. Failure to demonstrate how you possess the specialized experience will result in an "Ineligible" rating.


    There is no education substitution at this grade level.

    Additional information

    • The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and various benefits as well as work life amenities such as alternate work schedules, telework, flextime, fitness and transit benefits.
    • Moving expenses associated with permanent change of station (PCS) ARE NOT authorized for this position.
    • NTSB may authorize Recruitment Incentives currently offered by the Federal Government for highly qualified candidates who possess unique skills and abilities.
    • If you left Federal Employment and received a buy out and you are selected for this position, you may be required to repay the full amount of the payment.
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. For more information on VEOA please visit
    • Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements identified below please visit
        • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
        • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
        • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
        • Other Special Appointment Authorities
    • Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) meet the basic qualification standards (including minimum educational and experience requirements; (3) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 and above on the rating criteria for this position; and, (4) submit the appropriate documentation ( to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:
    • Note: ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
    • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's web site at
    • Telework may be authorized on a case-by-case basis.
    • Multiple and subsequent vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
    • NTSB uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to determine your qualifications. Experience must be clearly reflected in your resume. Applicants must first meet any mandatory education and/or licensure requirements before experience is evaluated. Failure to meet any mandatory requirement as outlined in the qualifications section will disqualify you from further consideration. If education and/or licensure requirements are met, your application will be further evaluated based on training, experience and other factors critical to successful job performance such as:

    • Attention to Detail
    • Decision Making
    • Forensics
    • Incident Management
    • Technical Competency - Evidence and Scene Documentation Management.
    • Written Communication

    If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    You are required to provide documentation that supports the eligibility and qualification claims made in your resume and assessment questionnaire. You must submit the applicable documents listed here and those listed with the eligibilities you select in the announcement questionnaire with your application package. Applicants who do not provide supporting documentation that fully support their claims will not be referred to the hiring manager. Cover letter is optional.

    The following documents are required for a COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE:

    • A Complete Resume is required: Your resume must show relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience. Please see OPM's video on Resume Writing Tips:
    • Responses to the questionnaire.
    • ALL CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT THE MOST RECENT COPY OF THEIR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing competitive status, listing your Position Title, Series and Grade and Step, Tenure (Block 24 -1 or 2) and Position Occupied (Block 34 -1). Additionally, applicants should also submit a SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent basis in the competitive service or the full performance level of your current position, whichever is higher. (Do not submit your Award SF-50).
    • A copy of your most recent performance appraisal, or a statement as to why you do not have this document.
    • DD-214 (member copy 4), SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities.
    • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable.
    • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation: (1) Proof of Eligibility; (2) Your latest performance rating showing a rating of at least "fully successful" (level 3); AND (3) Your most recent Notification of Personnel Action, Standard Form 50 (SF-50), or equivalent personnel action, showing your tenure, position occupied, and duty station. For more information visit:
    • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) Eligibles: For more information on LMWFA, visit:
    • NOTE: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • Family of overseas employees

    Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.

  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Land & base management

    Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

  • Military spouses

  • Native Americans

    Native Americans or Alaskan Natives with a tribal affiliation.

  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles).

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