Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist III (DNA Examiner)

Department of Forensic Sciences, Washington DC

Salary: $100,630.00 - $129,671.00 per year

Final Filing Date: October 1, 2023

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Duties and Responsibilities
  • 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.

 Earn a Degree in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics or Forensic Psychology


Qualifications and Education
  • Bachelor's or an advanced degree in a biology, chemistry or forensic science-related area is required; documented training in statistics or population genetics is required; OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • Incumbent shall have successfully completed coursework (graduate or undergraduate level) covering the following subject areas with a minimum of nine cumulative semester hours where the following topics were an integral component of the coursework: biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology. Any analyst appointed on or after June 2019 must have successfully completed coursework covering statistics and/or population genetics.
  • Specialized experience to include the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully 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.
Licensure and Certifications
  • None
Work Conditions/Environment
  • This position’s duty station will be housed within the Consolidated Forensic Laboratory (CFL) which is a protection-sensitive facility.
  • 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: September 1, 2023

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