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Job Description

Chemist 2

Full-time Temporary


PURPOSE: Independently performs routine to moderately complex technical examinations analyses.


  • Examine evidence to identify if substances are drug, explosive or other.


  • Compare sample results to a library of known results for the specific instrumentation and chemical being tested.


  • Conducts assigned examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques. Participates with senior examiners to decide the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.


  • Assigned to coordinate routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.



Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related discipline four years of experience working in a laboratory performing drug and/or explosive chemical testing. Proficiency working with chemistry analytical methodologies Gas Chromatography (GC) and/or Fourier Transformed Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy. Experience working with Joint Expeditionary Forensics Facilities (JEFF), Combined Explosive Exploitation Cell (CEXC) or other DoD expeditionary forensics labs (EFLs) preferred.  Must be able to pass a background investigation and to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance. Must be able to deploy to forensic facilities located outside of the United States for up to 42 weeks per year.