Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
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Lab Manager / Theater Liason ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Laboratory Manager / Theater Liason position. The purpose of the position is to provide technical and non-technical expertise and project management oversite in support of global Department of Defense (DoD) forensics and biometrics requirements.

Travel: Deployment outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) on a rotational basis as needed.
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Forensic Chemist ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Forensic Chemist position. The purpose of the position is to independently perform routine to moderately complex technical examination analysis.

Travel: Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment).
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Forensic Examiner - Latent Print 3 ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Forensic Examiner- Latent Print 3 position. The purpose of the position is 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.

Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Forensic Examiner- Latent Print 1 ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Forensic Examiner- Latent Print 1 position. The purpose of the position is 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.

Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Forensic Examiner- DNA 1 ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Forensic Examiner- DNA 1 position. The purpose of the position is 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.

Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Forensic Examiner- DNA 3 ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Forensic Examiner- DNA 3 position. The purpose of the position is 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.

Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Firearms and Tool Marks ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Forensic Examiner- Firearms and Tool Marks position. The purpose of the position is 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.

Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Crime Lab Quality Assurance Specialist Crime Lab Quality Assurance Specialist
Broward County Sheriff's Office

Under administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to assist the Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) in the documentation and maintenance of records applicable to the Crime Laboratory of the Broward Sheriff's Office. As an American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors - Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB-International) accredited laboratory, position must assist in ensuring adherence to accreditation standards encompassing extensive case documentation, validation of procedures, technical and administrative review of reports and case notes. Employees are required to participate in proficiency testing, courtroom testimony monitoring, continued technical training, quality audits, and accreditation inspections by ASCLD/LAB, or other accrediting bodies. Position requires computer skills, planning skills, and a working knowledge of ISO 17025 standards and FBI QAS/DNA audit document to assist in ensuring compliance with these accreditation standards, laboratory standard operating procedures, various scientific working group (SWG) guidelines and governmental mandates; under the supervision of the Crime Lab Quality Assurance Manager. Performs related work as directed.
 
Posted: 05/05/2017
Forensic Scientist I - Controlled Substances Forensic Scientist I - Controlled Substances
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Forensic Scientist I and II - Controlled Substances job announcements are open simultaneously. As an applicant, you may only apply for one position - either FOrensic Scientist I or Forensic Scientist II (not both). Based on the minimum qualifications previously stated, if you have three or more years of full-time forensic scientist professional experience in seized drug analysis, please apply only for level II. If you have less than three years and more than one year of full-time forensic scientist professional experience in seized drug analysis, please apply for level I. If you apply for both positions, you will be contacted to choose whichever ONE testing process matches your experience.

Incumbents perform a variety of scientific laboratory examinations and analyses on physical evidence in controlled substances, interpret test results, formulate conclusions, and prepare reports. Incumbents also provide scientific assistance to external parties in court as an expert witness.
 
Posted: 05/05/2017
Forensic Scientist II - Controlled Substances Forensic Scientist II - Controlled Substances
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Forensic Scientist I and II - Controlled Substances job announcements are open simultaneously. As an applicant, you may only apply for one position - either FOrensic Scientist I or Forensic Scientist II (not both). Based on the minimum qualifications previously stated, if you have three or more years of full-time forensic scientist professional experience in seized drug analysis, please apply only for level II. If you have less than three years and more than one year of full-time forensic scientist professional experience in seized drug analysis, please apply for level I. If you apply for both positions, you will be contacted to choose whichever ONE testing process matches your experience.

Incumbents perform a variety of scientific laboratory examinations and analyses on physical evidence in controlled substances, interpret test results, formulate conclusions, and prepare reports. Incumbents also provide scientific assistance to external parties in court as an expert witness.
 
Posted: 05/05/2017
Production Scientist 2/3 - Genetic Identity Production Scientist 2/3 - Genetic Identity
Promega

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.
 
Posted: 05/21/2017
Criminalist III Criminalist III
San Francisco Police Department.
Salary Range $126,334.00 - $153,556.00/year.
Application Deadline: 06/02/2017.

Under direction, the Criminalist III supervises, trains and evaluates criminalists engaged in the scientific examination and evaluation of physical evidence associated with controlled substances in criminal investigations, directs and supports the forensic breath alcohol program (must be a certified Forensic Alcohol Analyst per the California Department of Health or obtain certification within 12 months of hire), establishes and maintains operating procedures, serves as a technical expert in one or more of the specialty areas, and must be also be able to provide impairment testimony. For full details, and to apply please visit: https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=PBT&R2=8262&R3=064202
 
Posted: 05/21/2017
CRIMINALIST I, II, OR III - FIREARMS/TOOLMARK CRIMINALIST I, II, OR III - FIREARMS/TOOLMARK
Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab

This is an entry-level position where the employee receives training and performs technical work in the scientific analysis of firearm, toolmark and impression evidence. An employee in this position participates in a formal on the job training program. Work is performed under immediate supervision.

For a more detailed job description go to: http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/HRD/Civilian/CivilianJobDescriptions/salarySchedule.html.
 
Posted: 05/26/2017
Forensic Chemist Forensic Chemist
U.S. Postal Service National Forensic Laboratory

The U.S. Postal Service Forensic Laboratory Services has an opening for a Forensic Chemist position at their National Forensic Laboratory located in Dulles, VA (outside of Washington, DC). Although this position is primarily for a drug chemist, the ideal candidate would have experience in both drug chemistry and trace evidence (or be willing to cross-train), and would be willing to perform casework in both disciplines. The position is posted on USA Jobs (https://www.usajobs.gov/), and will be closing on June 15, 2017. Individuals who have questions about the position may contact Andrew Bowen at AMBowen@uspis.gov
 
Posted: 06/04/2017
Crime Scene Technician II Crime Scene Technician II
Broward County Sheriff's Office

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 liason with the 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 judgement 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 for an extended duration. Position is a direct report to the shift supervisor of the Crime Scene Unit. Performs related work as directed.
 
Posted: 06/04/2017
Forensic Toxicology Section Supervisor Forensic Toxicology Section Supervisor
North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory

The North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory (NLCL) announces the opening of the position of, Forensic Toxicology Section Supervisor, for the newly completed North Louisiana Forensic Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, which will be adding the services of Forensic Toxicology and Forensic Pathology. Responsibilities will include: Developing protocols and procedures for the NLFSC Toxicology Section; Purchasing and setting up instrumentation and equipment for new Forensic Toxicology Lab; Training new staff in procedures and protocols Supervision of Forensic Toxicology operation There will be opportunities for adjunct positions with LSU Medical School in Shreveport, for teaching and research.
 
Posted: 06/04/2017
Section Supervisor II Section Supervisor II
Texas Department of Public Safety LES-Lubbock

Perform advanced (senior level) managerial work administering the activities of an agency's business function, division, or laboratory section. Establishes and maintains all laboratory records in accordance with specifications. Train, supervise, and evaluate employees in the respective forensic science discipline. Plan the work of the section, determining optimal utilization of resources and staffing within allocated operating and travel budgets. Work is performed under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Laboratory Section Supervisor II supervises approximately 10 to 20 employees.
 
Posted: 06/04/2017
Associate DNA Analyst Associate DNA Analyst
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

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.
 
Posted: 06/04/2017
Principal DNA Analyst Principal DNA Analyst
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

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.
 
Posted: 06/04/2017
Senior DNA Analyst Senior DNA Analyst
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

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.
 
Posted: 06/04/2017
Staff DNA Analyst Staff DNA Analyst
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

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.
 
Posted: 06/04/2017
CRIMINALIST I, II, OR III - TRACE EVIDENCE CRIMINALIST I, II, OR III - TRACE EVIDENCE
Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab

This is an entry-level position where the employee performs technical work in the scientific analysis of trace evidence. An employee in this position participates in a formal and on-the-job training program. Work is performed under immediate supervision.

For a more detailed job description go to: http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/HRD/Civilian/CivilianJobDescriptions/salarySchedule.html.
 
Posted: 06/18/2017
Criminalist Criminalist (Journey or Senior DOQ)
The County of Solano

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. Distinguishing characteristics within the class are based on assignment and years of experience. The independence of work and the complexity and scope of responsibilities increase with knowledge and experience. At the journey level, incumbents independently perform technically complex and difficult forensic scientific casework in one or more forensic disciplines; assist in training laboratory staff and law enforcement officers; and may conduct crime scene investigations. May be assigned specialty assignment as Laboratory Safety Officer. At the senior level, incumbents perform the most technically complex, difficult, or highly sensitive scientific casework in one or more forensic disciplines; conducts crime scene investigations; researches and develops new methods and/or lead oversight and training of laboratory staff on a regular and recurring basis. May be assigned specialty assignment as Laboratory Quality Assurance Manager, DNA Technical Leader, or Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Administrator. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.
 
Posted: 06/20/2017
Forensic Scientist 1 Forensic Scientist 1
Idaho State Police

This announcement is being used to underfill a Forensic Scientist 2 (FS2) position in the impression evidence/latent print unit. The Forensic Scientist 1 (FS1) is an entry-level position, which will work under the direct supervision of a more experienced Forensic Scientist. The incumbent will be certified as an FS2 upon successful completion of a specified training program and two (2) years experience in the FS1 position (or) demonstration of meeting the minimum qualifications and *qualifying work experience of an FS2 position and a six-month probationary period of 1,040 hours. Pay will be adjusted accordingly at the time the incumbent is certified as a FS2.
 
Posted: 06/25/2017