Employment Opportunity

DNA Analyst

Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, Raleigh, North Carolina

Salary: Hiring Range: $58,420 - $78,870 per year

Final Filing Date: December 17, 2021

The Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification (CCBI) is adding DNA analysis to the forensic services provided by the CCBI Laboratory and is seeking applicants for the position of DNA Analyst.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Essential Functions:
  • Receive, analyze and maintain secure custody of items of evidence submitted for DNA analysis
  • Perform DNA examinations including the collection of biological samples using approved procedures
  • Generate STR profiles utilizing analytical DNA equipment and instrumentation
  • Analyze and record DNA test data
  • Interpret the data of complex DNA mixtures using probabilistic genotyping computer software
  • Enter DNA data into CODIS
  • Perform the preparation of case reports within the laboratory information management system (JusticeTrax LIMS-plus)
  • Provide expert testimony in courts of law for DNA analysis results including providing relevant population statistics data
  • Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of DNA casework conducted by other DNA Analysts
  • Participate in the laboratory accreditation and quality assurance program
  • Validate and maintain laboratory analytical equipment and instrumentation
  • Assist with obtaining laboratory accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) DNA Quality Assurance Standards (QAS)


The Basics (Required Education and Experience)
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related natural science. Coursework must include at least one course each in Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology totaling nine semester hours, and training in Statistics or Population Genetics
  • Within 24 months of eligibility, obtain professional certification in Molecular Biology, Forensic DNA Analysis, or similar area of expertise
  • Successful completion of the FBI/QAS forensic auditor training course required within six (6) months of employment
Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)
  • Master's degree in in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related natural science
  • Four years of experience performing forensic DNA examinations on items of evidence collected during criminal investigations
How Will We Know You're 'The One'?
  • Ability to monitor and collect research data to access accuracy, validity and integrity
  • Ability to observe, monitor, collect, and record data
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate results and create reports and/or presentations
  • Ability to accomplish tasks and processes accurately and completely
  • Ability to assess the accuracy, validity and integrity of the data
  • Knowledge of appropriate procedures for using, and ability to use specific equipment or machines to meet defined quality and quantity standards
  • Ability to firmly adhere to codes of conduct and ethical principles
  • Knowledge of appropriate data collection policy and procedures, filing systems, data management systems, and programs
  • Ability to build and maintain ongoing, collaborative, working relationships with coworkers to achieve the goals of the work unit
  • Ability to arrange and assign work to use resources efficiently
  • Knowledge of the FBI’s Quality Assurance Standards (QAS)

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Posted: October 18, 2021

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