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The Bomb Technician is responsible for the deactivation and/or removal of suspected improvised explosive devices, incendiary devices, explosives, explosive chemicals, pyrotechnics and ammunition. Investigates

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel, working hours outside of a normal schedule, exposure to danger, wearing of protective clothing and carrying of heavy or cumbersome equipment are required.

Typical Functions:

Identifies improvised explosive devices and their components, follows agency protocols for risk assessment and deactivation procedures, follows agency protocols for bomb disposal. Conducts bomb crime scene investigations, conducts arson crime scene investigations, collects and preserves evidence. Develops agency emergency response plans for bomb threats, actual improvised explosive devices, and bomb crime scenes. Develops and promulgates bomb threat awareness and safety programs for public and private organizations. Maintains professional and training liaison with other state and local bomb squads, explosives detecting canine units, military explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) units, federal agencies, and professional organizations. Stores, maintains, and inventories bomb squad equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of improvised explosive devices and their components. Knowledge of procedures and techniques to neutralize improvised explosive devices. Knowledge of procedures and techniques to safely transport unstable explosive materials. Ability to conduct investigations, compile data and preserve evidence. Ability to wear for prolonged periods of time the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and work in extreme environmental conditions. Ability to follow protocols to ensure safety of themselves and accompanying personnel. Ability to maintain proficiency through technical accreditation by the Hazardous Devices School. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to meet the physical examination standards as established by the FBI. Ability to perform a wide range of body motions while wearing an 80 pound protective suit and helmet for a prolonged period of time, and carry 60 pounds of additional equipment frequently.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of an associate’s degree or advanced, specialized or technical training consistent with the national guidelines for Bomb Technicians, plus three years of experience performing bomb technician activities.

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