Forensic Specialist – Latent Prints/DNA

ORAU (Oak Ridge Associated Universities), US

Responsibilities

PURPOSE: Independently performs routine to moderately complex technical examinations in the areas of Latent Print exploitation or DNA analysis in a laboratory setting. Provides assistance to Forensic Examiners in the examination of evidence.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Latent Prints

  • Perform Latent Print exploitations and analysis on all types of materials to include porous, non-porous, and semi-porous materials.

DNA

  • Perform Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) analysis on collected material and physical evidence typically consisting of bodily fluids, body fluid stains, hair, bone, dental pulp, and other human tissue. Examination of DNA profile suitability for matches and submissions to database.
  • Utilize chemical, physical, and digital latent print examination techniques to produce a suitable print for matches and submissions to a database.
  • Conduct latent print examinations or DNA analysis while maintaining chain of custody, and formulating interpretation results for forensic and/or intelligence exploitation.
  • Perform quality checking of instruments and reagents.
  • Maintain chain of custody and performing administrative and technical review (AR/TR) procedures.

Qualifications

Latent Prints:

  • One (1) years of experience working in a lab performing Latent Print exploitations and analyses on all types of materials to include porous, non-porous, and semi-porous materials.
  • Experience using chemical, physical, and digital latent print examination techniques to produce a suitable print for matches and submissions to a database.
  • Experience maintaining chain of custody and performing administrative and technical review (AR/TR) procedures.

DNA:

  • One (1) years of experience working in a lab performing Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) analysis on collected material and physical evidence typically consisting of bodily fluids, body fluid stains, hair, bone, dental pulp, and other human tissue.
  • Experience examining DNA profile suitability for matches and submissions to database.
  • Experience maintaining chain of custody and performing administrative and technical review (AR/TR) procedures.
  • Must be able to pass security background investigation and to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Ability to travel CONUS/OCONUS and to pass all deployment requirements for OCONUS medical screenings.

Compensation

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full-Time Regular (FTR-A)
ELIGIBLE FOR SIGN-ON BONUS

How to apply

Visit www.orau.org/careers to apply through the preferred process. If you have any questions please email work@orau.org

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Applicants who 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.

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