PURPOSE: To perform specific, well-defined activities requiring professional or scientific training that are designed to prepare incumbent for forensic science duties under immediate supervision. These activities include processing material for chemical analysis and other laboratory examinations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Receives and inventories evidence and maintains chain-of-custody documentation as necessary. Prepares related note.
Performs routine analyses and tests related to evidence.
Conducts standard preparation of solvents and reagents.
Two years of laboratory experience in at least one of the following areas:
Latent Prints - Recovery, examination, and analysis of latent prints taking place working in support of Certified Latent Print Examiner(s).
Firearms & Tool Marks - Examination of lead and other metal fragments, examination and microscopic comparison of bullets, ammunition components, and firearms; examination of tool marks as having been produced by a particular tool; shot pattern examinations, gunshot residue examinations, trajectory analysis, and the collection, preservation, and processing of evidence and event reconstruction.
DNA - Scientific analysis of evidence, including blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis; generation of DNA profiles, performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs and a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or related discipline.
Chemistry – Experience in a laboratory, performing drug or explosive chemistry examinations. Proficiency working with chemistry analytical methodologies Gas Chromatography (GC) and/or Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy and a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or related discipline.
Experience working with Joint Expeditionary Forensics Facilities (JEFF), Combined Explosive Exploitation Cell (CEXC) or other DoD expeditionary forensics labs (EFLs) preferred. 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.
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