DNA Examiner II

PAE, Fort Gillem, GA, US

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Examine evidence in consultation with firearms and latent print analysts (as needed) to ensure proposed collection approach will not negatively impact collection of other forensic data from the evidence.
  • Collect potential DNA samples from evidence 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 evidence and reference samples.
  • Analyze and interpret data from analysis which typically consists of complex mixtures and low level samples.
  • Mixture interpretations using probabilistic genotyping software STRmix.
  • Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation.
  • Annotate the case file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results.
  • Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of reports and worksheets.
  • Ensure proper chain of custody is maintained.
  • Perform instrument maintenance.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with 3+ years’ experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence and/or intelligence exploitation. Experience must include the following:
    • Identification of blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis.
    • Performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs.
    • Generation of STR DNA profiles.
    • Experience with mixture interpretations using probabilistic genotyping software.
    • Comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to evidence from suspects.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.
  • Physical ability and commitment to deploy globally as a team member.
  • Per current US Government / Client contract and deployment requirements, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, without exception, upon hiring.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is desired

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

How to apply

Please apply to the link provided:
https://pae.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PAE_Careers/job/US-GA-Forest-Park/DNA-Examiner-II_R0068353

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