Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist III (DNA Examiner)

Department of Forensic Sciences, Washington DC

Salary: $94,858.00 - $122,227.00 per year

Final Filing Date: May 29, 2020

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  • The Forensic Scientist (DNA) ensures the technical aspects of the DNA Analysis program(s) are in compliance with ISO 17025 accreditation standards and the Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories established by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and is responsible for ensuring seamless unit operations including all aspects of forensic biology casework from case intake through lab processing and communication with customers.
  • The incumbent performs laboratory analyses of physical evidence in one or more of the specialty disciples of the FSL, regularly demonstrates proficiency in assigned forensic specialty; participate in and completes externally administrated proficiency test; demonstrates competency and on-going proficiency in laboratory processing, interpretation, comparisons, statistical analysis and technical review as authorized by the technical leader; ensures methodologies and procedures used are compliant with established standards, and is responsible for quality assurance and accreditation compliance activities.


  • A Bachelor’s or an advanced degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a related field or courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a related field and 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-12 grade level.
  • Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the competencies, knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of perform the duties of the position, including, but not limited to: reporting the interpretation of mixture DNA profiles in casework; interpreting and reporting highly complex DNA casework; and technical review of peers’ work.

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Posted: May 21, 2020

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