DNA Examiner II

Amentum, Forest Park, GA, US

Responsibilities

Amentum is currently seeking a DNA Examiner based in Fort Gillem, GA

May be required to travel OCONUS (as needed)

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:
  1. Identification of blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis.
  2. Performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs.
  3. Generation of STR DNA profiles.
  4. Experience with mixture interpretations using probabilistic genotyping software.
  5. 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 Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance.
  • Must be able to obtain US Passport
  • Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment.
  • 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

Full benefits. Salary is determined based off experience.

How to apply

Apply at www.amentumcareers.com

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