Employment Opportunity


Forensic Scientist (Crime Scene) / Crime Scene Analyst

Department of Forensic Sciences, Washington DC

Salary: $55,230.00 - $71,106.00 per year

Final Filing Date: June 17, 2021

The position is responsible for recognizing, recording, and recovering evidence in criminal investigations at the scene(s) of crime(s) by analyzing, photographing, collecting, preserving, and presenting physical evidence. Crime scenes include person crimes, such as homicides, sexual assaults, and robberies, as well as property crimes and traffic accidents, etc.

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Duties:

Duties and Responsibilities
  • The Forensic Scientist (Crime Scene) receives training in and/or investigates assigned crime scenes in various locations in the city; assist with sealing the crime scene to protect and preserve important evidence.
  • Receives training in and/or collects fingerprints/palm prints, tire and shoe prints, tool mark impressions, firearms, wound imprints of the deceased person(s) to facilitate positive identification and/or elimination, hair, clothing, fibers, and biological evidence or any other physical evidence deemed necessary; analyzes and records crime scenes showing correlation between evidence and the scene.
  • Performs various chemical and photographic processes in the field or laboratory.
  • Receives training in and/or attends autopsies to photograph injuries, fingerprint the deceased for identification purposes, and collect relevant physical evidence.
  • The incumbent advises on the collection of evidence in each case, including those involving deaths, especially when homicide is suspected; evaluates risks concerning or identifying hazardous materials in the filed and the laboratory.
  • Testifies in court in connection with the evidence processed, developed, and preserved as well as any examinations or analyses performed.
  • Prepares detailed reports and supplements; accepts documents, and bar-codes evidence associated with each crime scene case.

Requirements:

This is an interdisciplinary position that involves work in two different occupational series and may be filled under the Forensic Scientist (Crime Scene), 401 series or the Crime Scene Analyst, 301 series, depending on the qualifications of the candidate selected.
  • 401: A Degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position or courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines in addition to one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-7 grade level. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include such work as: investigating and analyzing crime scenes; protecting and preserving evidence; or similar crime scene work.
  • 301: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-7 grade level. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include such work as: investigating and analyzing crime scenes; protecting and preserving evidence; or similar crime scene work.
Licensure and Certifications
  • None.
  • A certification from the International Association for Identification is preferred.
Work Conditions/Environment
  • This position’s duty station will be housed within the Consolidated Forensic Laboratory (CFL) which is a protection-sensitive facility. As such, incumbents of this position are designated as safety-sensitive and shall be subject to criminal background checks, background investigations, and pre-employment drug and alcohol testing, and other requirements as applicable. Due to the handling of primary evidence, the applicant will be required to submit a buccal swab for the purposes of the DNA Quality Control database for the DFS.
  • The nature of the DFS mission necessarily involves the potential risks associated with biological or chemical hazards, including morgue functions. Although contact with these functions is intended to be minimal, the risks are nevertheless possible; training to recognize, address, and mitigate these risks is required as is dealing with potentially personally difficult topics, such as crime, death, and disease.

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Posted: June 8, 2021


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