Employment Opportunities


State of New Jersey, Director, Office of Forensic Sciences

New Jersey State Police, Hamilton, NJ

This is a repost of a previously posted announcement. Prior applicants need not reapply.

DUTIES:  The Director, Office of Forensic Sciences (OFS), for the New Jersey State Police is responsible for the overall scientific and technical operations of the state forensic laboratory system consisting of the; DNA Laboratory at the Hamilton Technology Complex, Central Regional Laboratory at the Hamilton Technology Complex, East Regional Laboratory in Sea Girt, North Regional Laboratory in Little Falls, South Regional Laboratory in Hammonton, and the Administration Unit at the Hamilton Technology Complex.   The Director reports to a Commanding Officer (Major) of the Division of State Police and works on a daily basis with other entities within the Division. Working in an accredited environment, the OFS performs analysis of controlled dangerous substances, toxicology, arson/fire debris, trace evidence, serology, DNA/CODIS, forensic anthropology, and breath testing.  The Director of OFS is responsible for the daily oversight of all laboratory operations and supervision of staff.  The OFS staff consists of approximately 150 civilian forensic scientists and 20 support personnel.  The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure the OFS continues to meet the highest standards of forensic laboratory analysis as well as continued national accreditation.  The Director shall conduct regular reviews of the performance of all staff members for effectiveness, timeliness, and compliance to standards, rules, regulations and policies.  

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Forensic Science, RadiationBiology, Bio-Chemistry, Physiology, Molecular Biology or Chemistry.

EXPERIENCE:  Six (6) years of experience as a toxicologist or forensic scientist in a DNA testing, toxicology or forensic laboratory with responsibility for overseeing others in conducting varied complex test, examinations and analyses of human remains and biological fluids which include blood, urine, vitreous humor, bile, saliva or other types of organisms, matter or substances.  Four (4) years of this experience shall have been in a supervisory capacity overseeing multi-discipline responsibilities.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Appointees will be required to possess various certifications to perform Forensic DNA testing and analysis issued by the standards established by the Federal DNA Advisory Board, Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis and Methods and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors for specifications and accreditation for various scientific subdisciplines relevant to such testing procedures, practices and analysis to be considered as admissible in courts of law and other formal proceedings.

LICENSE:  Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.  

PREFERENCE: Preference will be given to candidates who possess a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from an accredited college or university in any of the biological, chemical, or related physical science areas of study. Preference will also be given to candidates with ten (10) years of experience working as a forensic scientist in a state, county or local laboratory; five (5) years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity overseeing multi-disciplined responsibilities.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume only.  Applicants who possess foreign degrees (degrees earned outside of the U.S.) are required to provide an evaluation indicating the U.S. equivalency prior to the closing date.  Failure to do so will result in your ineligibility.

If interested, please send a letter indicating job vacancy #17-102, college transcripts and current resume before the closing date of September 3, 2017 to:

Recruitment Coordinator  or

Office of the Attorney General P.O. Box 081 Trenton, NJ 08625-0085

posted 08/10/17


Part-time Adjunct Instructor of Forensic Science
Russell Sage College, Troy NY

Qualifications: significant experience in forensics, with expertise in the areas of trace evidence, firearms identification, latent prints, photography, or questioned documents preferred (areas other than chemistry and biology).  Master’s degree preferred but not required.  This would be an excellent opportunity for a retired person.

Four hours per week

October 11, 2017 through December 15, 2017
Application deadline: September 11, 2017
posted 07/31/17

 


 Forensic Science Lecturers Department of Biological Sciences, University at Albany, SUNY

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University at Albany (http://www.albany.edu/biology) invites applications for two Forensic Science Lecturer positions: one Lecturer to instruct Forensic Biology and the second Lecturer to teach Forensic Chemistry. Both Lecturer positions will be full-time, 12-month appointments to support the Forensic Science programs beginning August 2017. The teaching load is three courses or the equivalent per semester with a salary range of $70,000 - $75,000.

Applications should include a CV, cover letter detailing teaching experience and qualifications and statement of teaching philosophy. All applicants need to detail their past experiences working with a culturally diverse population. Each candidate should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to .

Application materials will be accepted online at https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=86296&CNTRNO=2&TSTMP=1499354069016.

posted 070817


Forensic Chemist II Erie County CPS Forensic Lab; Buffalo, NY Annual Salary: $47,857-63,203

This is the second level class position in the Forensic Chemistry specialty. The work involves responsibility for conducting laboratory tests and procedures for the examination and analysis of controlled substances, ignitable liquids or chemicals gathered as evidence.  Analysts must pass a competency test prior to assuming casework responsibility, and must pass a proficiency test annually, in accordance with accreditation requirements. Additional continuing education and training may be required as condition of employment.

Qualifications: (A) Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, or criminalistics, including or supplemented by at least twelve (12) credit hours in chemistry at the graduate or undergraduate level and one (1) year of full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory conducting chemical analysis; or (B) Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, toxicology, or criminalistics, including or supplemented by at least twelve (12) credit hours in chemistry and two (2) years of full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory conducting chemical analysis; or An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B), above. NOTE: For candidates qualifying with a Bachelor’s degree, completion of a verifiable (for college credit) internship/independent study program (of at least 100 clock hours) involving forensic chemical analysis may be substituted for one year of the required two years of forensic chemical laboratory experience. Please send resume and transcripts to  by 07/14/17.

posted 07/01/17


Location: Solano County, Fairfield, CA
Criminalist (Journey or Senior DOQ)

Link to Apply:  https://www.jobaps.com/solano/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=17&R2=413360&R3=01

Deadline to Apply: 5pm 7/21/17

Description: The Criminalist conducts forensic laboratory analyses of physical evidence, investigates crime scenes, and testifies in court as an expert witness on the subjects of forensic analyses and crime scene investigations.

Posted 06/19/17


New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Latent Print Laboratory Director

Application deadline: 11/16/17

To apply: https://statejobsny.com/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=41590

Under the direction of the Director of Identification Operations, the Latent Print Laboratory Director will direct and manage the activities of the Latent Print Laboratory.  The incumbent will have direct responsibility for the daily operations of the Latent Print Laboratory. The incumbent will also be responsible for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of the policies and procedures of the Latent Print Laboratory to ensure that the laboratory is meeting current and future needs.

Posted 06/18/17


Broward County Sheriff's Office
Crime Scene Technician II
Salary: $48,443.91 - $71,574.13 Annually

Closing date: 06/16/17 04:30 PM

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.sheriff.org 2601 West Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954) 321-4400 Position #1700124

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. High school diploma; Associates Degree in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Crime Scene Technology or related field preferred. 2. Four (4) years of experience in digital imaging and enhancement; supplemented by experience in conducting digital imaging and enhancement of evidence captured at crime scene investigations for a moderate to large scale law enforcement or similar institutional agency.3. Demonstrated ability to evaluate and maintain hardware and software necessary for the performance of criminal investigations, preferably in a law enforcement environment.4. Demonstrated ability to obtain and process evidence of all types so it is admissible in a court of law.5. Experience with Foray or STARLIMS LMS software and Photoshop preferred.6. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration. Special Requirements Possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license throughout employment without any restrictions that affect job performance. Certified International Association of Investigation (IAI) Crime Scene Investigator preferred. Ability to work any shift, including holidays, and weekends at any location according to agency needs.

NATURE OF WORK: Under general supervision, the purpose of this civilian position is to provide technical support services in the field of specialized crime scene investigation within the Crime Scene Unit of the Broward County Sheriff's Office.  Employees in this job classification are distinguished from the Crime Scene Technician I by the performance of the digital imaging and enhancement investigative function. Position is required to respond to crime scenes including but not limited to:  homicides, suicides, suspicious deaths, aggravated assaults/battery, arsons, armed robberies, child abuse, traffic fatalities, sexual battery, or any other crime scene. Employees in this job classification use computer equipment to enhance digital images of latent print evidence. Position is responsible for the overall maintenance of the agency's digital imaging laboratory and serves as a liaison with software vendor(s) to maintain the operability of various software applications, applicable servers, and photo lab equipment. Employees in this classification are responsible for documenting crime scenes through various photography methods, sketching, plaster cast construction, latent fingerprint detection, maintenance of evidence continuity, and testifying in courtroom prosecution. Duties require the use of technical skills and judgment in recognizing materials that can significantly assist in solving crimes and prosecuting offenders.  Employees in this classification may be required to work on shifts with variable hours or of an extended duration.  Position is a direct report to the shift supervisor of the Crime Scene Unit. Performs related work as directed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. Conducts digital imaging and enhancement of digitally captured evidence. Documents, collects, packages, transports, and submits evidence within prescribed standard operating procedures; ensures that necessary forms are prepared and processed. Operates the forensics digital imaging system in enhancing latent print evidence for chain of custody purposes and for presentation purposes. Evaluates and analyzes evidence for enhancement; determines proper conditions necessary for optimal imaging enhancement/production. Ensures the proper submission of digital evidence and archives all images to digital media for storage. Responds to crime scenes including but not limited to:  homicides, suicides, suspicious deaths, aggravated assaults/battery, arsons, armed robberies, child abuse, traffic fatalities, sexual battery, or any other crime scenes. Ensures the overall maintenance of the agency's digital imaging laboratory; serves as a liaison with software vendor(s) to maintain the operability of various software applications, applicable servers, and photo lab equipment. Performs systems maintenance on all equipment; calibrates components. Develops procedures and guidelines for imaging tasks; performs individual image training and demonstrations as needed or requested. Maintains records and logs for the imaging system; compiles and calculates various types of statistics from logs and other unit records information. Communicates with investigators regarding their imaging requests; communicates with outside agencies involved in imaging functions. Prepares reports and presentations for court purposes and trials; testifies in depositions and court proceedings regarding the finding and processing methods used to gather evidence at the crime scene as directed. Maintains continuity of evidence. Assists Crime Scene detectives at major scenes with documenting the scene and evidence items including but not limited to blood spatter, firearm trajectory, footwear and bare sole impressions, and patent or developed latent friction ridge impressions. Acts as a liaison between crime laboratories, investigators, prosecutors, and defense attorney's; confers with experts in relevant specialties as needed. Researches new techniques, methodologies, and procedures; applies to work under charge accordingly. Provides supervisor with recommendations concerning upgrades or new equipment requirements as appropriate. Uses all available techniques to process evidence items for friction ridge detail. Locates, collects and enhances blood and body fluids.  Operates an agency vehicle. May respond to call-outs as required.

Performs related duties as directed. Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 25 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Due to the nature and location of this work environment, tasks include potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements consistent with routine conditions in a laboratory/forensics analysis environment.  Tasks are performed at crime scenes which involve the ability to bend, stoop, stand or kneel for prolonged periods of time. Due to the nature and location of this work environment, tasks include the potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements consistent with conditions in a crime scene environment, e.g., toxic agents, pathogens, chemicals, organic/inorganic agents. Broward Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Broward Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. RECRUITMENT INFORMATION: Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 10 to 12 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a caseby-case basis. BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Veterans' preference per Florida law.

Posted 06/04/17


ORAU

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Laboratory Manager/Theater Liaison: Reference #: 01365

PURPOSE: To provide technical and non-technical expertise and project management oversite in support of global Department of Defense (DoD) forensics and biometrics requirements   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:   To provide oversight and direction to the laboratory staff in completion of tasks including but not limited to:  laboratory operations, forensic material handling, laboratory case management, and training.  To interface and advise senior members of DoD organizations on current and emerging forensic and biometric operational issues.  Develop and support other technical positions to include the justification of technical recommendations.  Monitor priorities for the allocation of critical laboratory resources to include personnel and equipment.  Administrative review and quality control of forensic laboratory reports.   Deployment outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) on a rotational basis as needed.   REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience performing duties as described and a minimum of five (5) years working in a forensic laboratory performing forensics examinations.  A minimum of five years previous formal supervisory experience required.  Must have five years of prior military experience providing oversight and execution of tasks. Must have experience with the deployment of personnel to operational COCOM theaters, and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection. Three years of specialized experience as a team leader of highly skilled professional, technical and support personnel required. Must be proficient with and have experience working with Microsoft applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Must successfully complete a proficiency/competency test, as may be required by the client.  Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain and maintain Secret security clearance.  Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.

Forensic Chemist 2: Reference #: 01373

PURPOSE: To independently perform routine to moderately complex technical examination analysis.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:   Provides forensic laboratory analysis of evidence in cases involving suspected explosives or other unknown substances. Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation.   Compare sample results to a library of known results for the specific instrumentation and chemical being tested.   Conducts assigned examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques. Participates with senior examiners to decide the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.   Assigned to coordinate routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.   Performs preventative maintenance and performance checks of laboratory equipment and instruments; restocks consumable materials.    Interprets findings to allow non-scientific end users to incorporate scientific findings into tactical planning and operations, research, and additional analysis; Presents court testimony and/or briefings regarding results of evidence examination as necessary to support mission requirements.     Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.   REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related discipline. Must have a minimum of four years of experience working in a laboratory using equipment, instruments and techniques to perform explosive chemical analysis. Must be proficient working with chemistry analytical methodologies using Gas Chromatography (GC) and/or Fourier Transformed Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy.  Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods and technical techniques in order to analyze complex materials; Ability to adapt and develop analytical and/or technical procedures. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must successfully complete a proficiency/competency test, as may be required by the client. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.

Forensic Examiner Latent Print 3: Reference #: 01374

PURPOSE:  To perform independent routine to complex technical examinations of evidence through the processing of materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, examinations, visualizing/recording of latent prints, examining and comparing latent prints in a forensic laboratory. Responsible for providing direction and guidance to less experienced latent examiners. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Performs routine forensic laboratory analysis and examinations of evidence in cases involving latent prints; Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation. Ensures safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.  Conducts examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques; Identifies and initiates appropriate steps to solve a variety of analytical problems; Performs transfer of technology, methods development and validation applicable to analysis of evidence; Identifies research requirements to enhance examination methods and coordinates with the client’s and other research components as necessary; Provides guidance to junior examiners regarding the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.  Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence, prosecution and other functions that support mission requirements. The reports will require the ability to clearly convey the opinions and findings as determined through detailed examinations and analysis. Updates case management and other database systems as required.  Coordinates routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.  Provides authoritative support to the client and other components within a multi-agency activity.  Participates in liaison and meetings with officials from outside agencies to coordinate cases of mutual interest.  May provide training regarding the analytical process and related functions consistent with the needs of the client.    Presents court testimony regarding examination of evidence as necessary to support mission requirements.  Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.  JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  High school diploma or equivalent required. Must have a minimum of six (6) years of direct experience working in a forensic laboratory processing materials for latent prints, recovering/visualizing/recording latent impressions, evaluating latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to know fingerprints. Professional certification as a Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) by the International Association of Identification (IAI) is required. Proficiency utilizing FBI-NGI/IAFIS, DoD-ABIS, and/or other automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) database is desired. Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods and technical procedures used to  process materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, visualizing/recording of latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to known fingerprints (or other latent prints) in a forensic laboratory. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must be able to perform analyses and administrative functions within prescribed parameters set by client facilities regulations, guidelines, and procedures. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.

Forensic Examiner Latent Print 1: Reference #: 01375

PURPOSE:  To perform independent routine technical examinations of evidence through the processing of materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, visualizing/recording of latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to known fingerprints (or other latent prints) in a forensic laboratory.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Performs routine forensic laboratory analysis and examinations of evidence in cases involving latent prints; Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation. Ensures safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.   Conducts assigned examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques.  Participates with senior examiners to decide the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.   Encodes, searches, and registers latent images to biometric databases; updates case management and other information management systems as required.   Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence, prosecution and other functions that support mission requirements. The reports will require the ability to clearly convey the opinions and findings as determined through detailed examinations and analysis   Coordinates routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.   Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.  JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  High school diploma or equivalent required. Must have a minimum of four (4) years of experience working in a forensic laboratory processing materials for latent prints, recovering/visualizing/recording latent impressions, evaluating latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to know fingerprints. Professional certification as a Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) by the International Association of Identification (IAI) is required. Proficiency utilizing FBI-NGI/IAFIS, DoD-ABIS, and/or other automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) database is desired. Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods and technical procedures used to  process materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, visualizing/recording of latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to known fingerprints (or other latent prints) in a forensic laboratory. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must be able to perform analyses and administrative functions within prescribed parameters set by client facilities regulations, guidelines, and procedures. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.   Visit www.orau.org/careers to apply through the preferred process. If you have any questions please email  ;  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, age, sex, religion, color, national origin, mental or physical disability, or special disabled or Vietnam era or other eligible veteran status.  Applicants that 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 that 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.

Forensic Examiner DNA 1: Reference #: 01376

PURPOSE:  To perform independent routine to moderately complex technical examinations of evidence to include DNA analyses.  Responsible for conducting specialized analytical procedures, conducting examination of evidence, and providing reports.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:   Performs routine to moderately complex analyses, tests, and examinations involving a variety of biological materials.   Conducts assigned examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques.  Participates with senior examiners to decide the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.   Assists in maintaining laboratory instruments are in a state of readiness, supplies are sufficient to support laboratory operations and that all necessary safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.   Assigned to coordinate routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.   Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.   JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's degree in Biology, Forensic Science, Chemistry or related discipline. Must have four (4) years of experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence, including blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis; generation of DNA profiles, performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs; comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to evidence from suspects. Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is desired. Experience as Forensic Nuclear DNA Examiner also desired. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.

Forensic Examiner DNA 3: Reference #: 01377

PURPOSE:  To perform independent routine to complex technical examinations of evidence to include DNA analyses.  Responsible for conducting specialized analytical procedures, conducting examination of evidence, and providing reports. Responsible for providing direction and guidance to less experienced DNA examiners.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Performs routine to moderately complex analyses, tests, and examinations involving a variety of biological materials; Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation. Ensures safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.  Conducts examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques; Identifies and initiates appropriate steps to solve a variety of analytical problems; Performs transfer of technology, methods development and validation applicable to analysis of evidence; Identifies research requirements to enhance examination methods and coordinates with the client’s and other research components as necessary; Provides guidance to junior examiners regarding the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.  Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence, prosecution and other functions that support mission requirements. The reports will require the ability to clearly convey the opinions and findings as determined through detailed examinations and analysis.  Updates case management and other database systems as required.  Coordinates routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.  Provides authoritative support to the client and other components within a multi-agency activity.  Participates in liaison and meetings with officials from outside agencies to coordinate cases of mutual interest.  May provide training regarding the analytical process and related functions consistent with the needs of the client.  Presents court testimony regarding examination of evidence as necessary to support mission requirements.   Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.  JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's degree in Biology, Forensic Science, Chemistry or related discipline. Must have six (6) years of direct experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence, including blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis; generation of DNA profiles, performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs; comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to evidence from suspects. Must have one (1) year of experience as the lead of a team of DNA analysts. Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is desired. Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods and technical procedures used to analyze evidence containing biological material for DNA. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must be able to perform analyses and administrative functions within prescribed parameters set by client facilities regulations, guidelines, and procedures. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.

Forensic Examiner Firearms & Toolmarks: Reference #: 01378

PURPOSE: To perform all aspects of firearms and tool marks examinations; stays abreast of the latest research to determine the best analytical methods to examine evidence; conducts examinations of highly complex and unique evidence; and composes a variety of reports and scientific papers. Initiates, performs and oversees examinations of a wide-variety of materials using one or more specialized forensic science disciplines.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:   Provides forensic analysis of evidence in cases involving multiple submissions where inter-comparison of evidence is necessary.  Coordinates with other internal disciplines and outside government agencies as necessary to facilitate forensic examinations in complex cases Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation.   Initiates and performs the full range of analytic procedures in a forensic laboratory and field laboratory or similar settings.  Procedures include examinations to identify and characterize complex evidence and provide findings in a clear and concise manner. Examination process includes the preparation of sample/s, selecting and entering instrument settings, performing scientific analyses, and tabulating results. Coordinates as necessary with outside laboratories and/or other agencies and industry.   Utilizes and modifies as necessary a variety of highly complex scientific equipment and procedures in order to obtain detailed and sometimes obscure characteristics of a wide-variety of unique evidentiary materials. Interprets findings to allow non-scientific end users to incorporate scientific findings into tactical planning and operations, research, and additional analysis.   Using sound scientific principles modifies, adapts and develops standard methods and techniques in order to identify critical characteristics of evidence.  Identifies and initiates appropriate steps to solve a variety of analytical problems. Performs transfer of technology, methods development and validation applicable to analysis of evidence. Identifies research requirements to enhance examination methods and coordinates with the client’s and other research components as necessary. Stays abreast of the latest research/developments in scientific methods to identify possible solutions to complex problems.   Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence, prosecution and other functions that support mission requirements. The reports will require the ability to clearly convey the opinions and findings as determined through detailed examinations and analysis.  Updates case management, image reference databases(e.g. IBIS, NBIN), and other information management systems as required .   Provides authoritative support to the client and other components within a multi-agency activity.  Participates in liaison and meetings with officials from outside agencies to coordinate cases of mutual interest.  May provide training regarding the analytical process and related functions consistent with the needs of the client.     Presents court testimony regarding examination of evidence as necessary to support mission requirements.   Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.

Associate DNA Analyst: Reference #: 01593

PURPOSE:  To provide Human DNA Laboratory Analysts to operate, maintain and perform sample analysis with laboratory instrumentation, tools and techniques on collected samples of biological material in CONUS and/or OCONUS locations.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Define new methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities and improve/solve existing method deficiencies  Assist in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)  Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry support  Collect potential DNA samples from materials using approved procedures designed to minimize the possibility of sample contamination  All samples shall be properly packaged, marked and stored in preparation for extraction  Generate STR DNA profiles from unknown and reference/elimination samples  Analyze and interpret data from analyses which typically consist of complex mixtures and low template level samples  Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each item and relevant key portions of the item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation  Annotate the file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results  Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of files, reports, and data  Perform equipment/instrument maintenance and troubleshooting on equipment/instrumentation such as the following: o Real-Time PCR  o Thermocyclers o Genetic analyzers o Robotic equipment  Ensure a proper chain of custody for all materials and samples is maintained  Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with laboratory procedures JOB REQUIREMENTS:    A Bachelor’s degree in science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, microbiology, clinical laboratory sciences, genetics, microbial ecology, microbial genomics, molecular biology, or forensics) OR five (5) years directly relatable experience   One (1) year of experience working in the Intelligence Community (IC) environment  Proficiency working with analytical methodologies such as DNA extraction, Real-time PCR, PCR, genetic analysis using current genetic analyzers, data analysis using analysis software platforms Genemapper® ID-X or STRMix, DNA profile comparison, interpretation, and statistical analysis  Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook  Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment, as needed  Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment  Experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis  Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment.  Currently have an active DoD Secret security clearance  U.S. citizenship  Eligible for both US Tourist Passport and US Official Passport  DESIRED QUALIFICATONS:  Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC)  Previous experience as a DNA analyst in an accredited forensic laboratory  Ability to meet the FBI QAS minimum requirements for a DNA Examiner / Analyst  An active DoD security clearance – Top Secret w/ SCI eligibility or TS/SCI   Deployed experience in an Analytical/Operational environment

Principle DNA Analyst: Reference 01604

PURPOSE:  To provide Human DNA Laboratory Analysts to operate, maintain and perform sample analysis with laboratory instrumentation, tools and techniques on collected samples of biological material in CONUS and/or OCONUS locations.    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Define new methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities and improve/solve existing method deficiencies  Assist in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)  Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry support  Collect potential DNA samples from materials using approved procedures designed to minimize the possibility of sample contamination  All samples shall be properly packaged, marked and stored in preparation for extraction  Generate STR DNA profiles from unknown and reference/elimination samples  Analyze and interpret data from analyses which typically consist of complex mixtures and low template level samples  Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each item and relevant key portions of the item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation  Annotate the file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results  Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of files, reports, and data  Perform equipment/instrument maintenance and troubleshooting on equipment/instrumentation such as the following: o Real-Time PCR  o Thermocyclers o Genetic analyzers o Robotic equipment  Ensure a proper chain of custody for all materials and samples is maintained  JOB REQUIREMENTS:   Master’s degree in science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, forensics) coupled with 5 years directly relatable experience or a Ph.D. in science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, forensics)  5-10 years of experience working in the Intelligence Community (IC) environment  Proficiency working with analytical methodologies such as DNA extraction, Real-time PCR, PCR, genetic analysis using current genetic analyzers, data analysis using analysis software platforms Genemapper® ID-X or STRMix, DNA profile comparison, interpretation, and statistical analysis  Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook  Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment, as needed  Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment  Experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis  Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment.  Currently have an active DoD Secret security clearance  U.S. citizenship  Eligible for both US Tourist Passport and US Official Passport  DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC)  Previous experience as a DNA analyst in an accredited forensic laboratory  Ability to meet the FBI QAS minimum requirements for a DNA Examiner / Analyst   An active DoD security clearance – Top Secret w/ SCI eligibility or TS/SCI   Deployed experience in an Analytical/Operational environment

Senior DNA Analyst: Reference #: 01607

PURPOSE:  To provide Human DNA Laboratory Analysts to operate, maintain and perform sample analysis with laboratory instrumentation, tools and techniques on collected samples of biological material in CONUS and/or OCONUS locations.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Define new methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities and improve/solve existing method deficiencies  Assist in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)  Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry support  Collect potential DNA samples from materials using approved procedures designed to minimize the possibility of sample contamination  All samples shall be properly packaged, marked and stored in preparation for extraction  Generate STR DNA profiles from unknown and reference/elimination samples  Analyze and interpret data from analyses which typically consist of complex mixtures and low template level samples  Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each item and relevant key portions of the item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation  Annotate the file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results  Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of files, reports, and data  Perform equipment/instrument maintenance and troubleshooting on equipment/instrumentation such as the following:  o Real-Time PCR  o Thermocyclers o Genetic analyzers o Robotic equipment   JOB REQUIREMENTS:   Bachelor’s degree in science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, forensics) coupled with 10 years directly relatable experience or a Master’s degree coupled with 5 years directly relatable experience  5 years of experience working in the Intelligence Community (IC) environment  Proficiency working with analytical methodologies such as DNA extraction, Real-time PCR, PCR, genetic analysis using current genetic analyzers, data analysis using analysis software platforms Genemapper® ID-X or STRMix, DNA profile comparison, interpretation, and statistical analysis  Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook  Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment, as needed  Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment  Experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis  Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment.  Currently have an active DoD Secret security clearance  U.S. citizenship  Eligible for both US Tourist Passport and US Official Passport  DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC)   Previous experience as a DNA analyst in an accredited forensic laboratory  Ability to meet the FBI QAS minimum requirements for a DNA Examiner / Analyst  An active DoD security clearance – Top Secret w/ SCI eligibility or TS/SCI   Deployed experience in an Analytical/Operational environment

Staff DNA Analyst: Rference # 01611

PURPOSE:  To provide Human DNA Laboratory Analysts to operate, maintain and perform sample analysis with laboratory instrumentation, tools and techniques on collected samples of biological material in CONUS and/or OCONUS locations.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Define new methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities and improve/solve existing method deficiencies  Assist in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)  Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry support  Collect potential DNA samples from materials using approved procedures designed to minimize the possibility of sample contamination  All samples shall be properly packaged, marked and stored in preparation for extraction  Generate STR DNA profiles from unknown and reference/elimination samples  Analyze and interpret data from analyses which typically consist of complex mixtures and low template level samples  Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each item and relevant key portions of the item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation  Annotate the file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results  Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of files, reports, and data  Perform equipment/instrument maintenance and troubleshooting on equipment/instrumentation such as the following: o Real-Time PCR  o Thermocyclers o Genetic analyzers o Robotic equipment  Ensure a proper chain of custody for all materials and samples is maintained  Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with laboratory procedures JOB REQUIREMENTS:   A Bachelor’s degree in science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, microbiology, clinical laboratory sciences, genetics, microbial ecology, microbial genomics, molecular biology, or forensics) coupled with 5 years directly relatable experience   2 years of experience working in the Intelligence Community (IC) environment  Proficiency working with analytical methodologies such as DNA extraction, Real-time PCR, PCR, genetic analysis using current genetic analyzers, data analysis using analysis software platforms Genemapper® ID-X or STRMix, DNA profile comparison, interpretation, and statistical analysis  Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook  Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment, as needed  Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment  Experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis  Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment.  Currently have an active DoD Secret security clearance  U.S. citizenship  Eligible for both US Tourist Passport and US Official Passport  DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC)   Previous experience as a DNA analyst in an accredited forensic laboratory  Ability to meet the FBI QAS minimum requirements for a DNA Examiner / Analyst  An active DoD security clearance – Top Secret w/ SCI eligibility or TS/SCI   Deployed experience in an Analytical/Operational environment 

Posted 06/04/17


Genetic Identity
Production Scientist 2/3

As a Production Scientist on our Genetic Identity Bulk Production Team, you will be manufacturing reagents for distribution to our customers.  Individuals in this position are responsible for maintaining reagent inventory of both legacy and new products and participating in various process improvement and technical support projects.

Successful candidates will have: BS degree, or equivalent, in scientific discipline with 6+ years postgraduate lab experience. Experience as a Forensic or DNA Analyst. Experience with PCR with a proven ability to follow contamination controls. Perform assays to assure that products meet existing requirements for purity, activity and functionality.Significant experience 5 – 10+ years with production equipment, biochemical separations, compounding, and testing methods. Proven technical skills and documented ability and effectiveness in carrying out the essential duties of this position. Experience with manufacturing processes and working knowledge of highly regulated environments such as ISO13485 and cGMP. Proficient computer skills for the collection and analysis of experimental data.

Please follow the link to apply - https://careers-promega.icims.com/jobs/1572/production-scientist-3/job.  Only applications received through our website will be considered.

Posted 05/18/17


Erie County CPS Forensic Lab, Buffalo, NY
Forensic Biologist I
Annual Salary: $47,857 - $70,899

This is the second level class position in the Forensic Biologist specialty. The work involves responsibility for collecting and analyzing unknown substances and evidentiary material using DNA and other related techniques.

Qualifications:

  1. Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, or criminalistics, including or supplemented by at least nine (9) credit hours in coursework consisting of statistics/population genetics, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology as primary content*; and one (1) year of full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory performing biological  and DNA analysis* or
  2. Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, or criminalistics, including or supplemented by at least nine (9) credit hours in coursework consisting of statistics/population genetics, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology as primary content*; and two (2) years of full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory performing biological  and DNA analysis* or

An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B), above.  NOTE: * Statistics/population genetics, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology must be the primary component of the classes or courses; coursework completed with titles other than those listed may demonstrate compliance through submission of a student transcript, letter from university professor verifying course content, or a course syllabus.  The DNA training program previously offered by the FBI Laboratory, with graduate credit hours from the University of Virginia, may be applied toward the molecular biology coursework requirement associated with this standard. 

Please send resume and transcripts to by 06/01/17.

Posted 5/9/17

 


County of Los Angeles
Criminalist
Salary: $5,492.64 - $6,823.36 Monthly, $65,911.68 - $81,880.32 Annually 

 

Performs physical and chemical analyses required in forensic investigations.  Positions allocable to this entry level class typically report to a Supervising Criminalist and work under close supervision and guidance in each section of a forensic science or criminalistics laboratory, receiving work of a progressively responsible nature and of broadening scope as capability develops and complete familiarity with all phases of laboratory analysicharacterized by their participation in an extensive, mandatory in-service training program designed to teach the techniques and procedures used in forensic science or criminalistic laboratories and through on-the-job training, prepare incumbents for higher level criminalistic positions. Incumbents are required to respond to crime scenes at any time during their assigned shift, as well as during off duty hours, and will be required to testify in court regarding their analyses. s is gained. Incumbents in this class are characterized by their participation in an extensive, mandatory in-service training program designed to teach the techniques and procedures used in forensic science or criminalistic laboratories and through on-the-job training, prepare incumbents for higher level criminalistic positions. Incumbents are required to respond to crime scenes at any time during their assigned shift, as well as during off duty hours, and will be required to testify in court regarding their analyses.

Requirements
A Bachelor's degree* from an accredited college with specialization in criminalistics, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related scientific field, including at least eight semester hours of general chemistry and three semester hours of quantitative analysis.

Applications
Please visit http://hr.lacounty.gov and reference Position #R4333C CRIMINALIST.

Department Contact Name: Olga Arteaga; Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-2936; Department Contact Email:

Posted 03/13/17


The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI): Forensic Biologist (Crime Lab Scientist)
https://gbi.georgia.gov/employment-opportunities

Responsibilities
Under supervision perform analytical procedures related to DNA analysis of biological samples for the GBI Crime Lab. Performs DNA analyses of physiological fluids for the purpose of identification and individualization. The type of material typically examined includes, but is not limited to semen and saliva collected at crime scenes or from articles of physical evidence.

Qualifications 
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university w/a major in biology or chemistry that included the successful completion of 40 semester hours (or 60 quarter hours) of related major course work. Major course work must include the successful completion of nine cumulative semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) in the following required subject areas:  Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology.

Application
To apply applicants must submit: (2) State of Georgia applications and (2) copies of college transcripts (unofficial or official are accepted) to: Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Attn: Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 370808, Decatur, GA 30037-0808.

Posted 03/08/17


 

 

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