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Evidence Custodian

Full-time Temporary


PURPOSE: To move evidence submissions received among multiple technical specialty units within the laboratory. To assist in reviewing and evaluating incoming evidence submissions to help determine the nature and extent of examination requests and assist in assigning specific scientific disciplines to conduct necessary analyses.




  • Ensure that all items received at the laboratory are properly packaged and inventoried.


  • Ensure each item is inventoried, preserved, safeguarded, and properly disposed of (when authorized) in a timely manner.


  • Assist in the preparation Laboratory Examination request


  • Prepares, transmits, and receives evidence packages



High school degree and two years of experience in the following areas: receiving and documenting evidence in a forensic laboratory; maintenance of evidentiary integrity and chain of custody; preparation of examination requests; and preparing, transmitting, and receiving mail evidence packages. 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.