PAE, Inc DNA Examiner in Forest Park, Georgia

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DNA Examiner

DNA Examiner

PAE is currently seeking a DNA Examiner based in Fort Gillem, GA

May be required to travel OCONUS (as needed)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Examine evidence in consultation with firearms and latent print analysts (as needed) to ensure proposed collection approach will not negatively impact collection of other forensic data from the evidence.

  • Collect potential DNA samples from evidence using approved procedures designed to minimize the possibility of sample contamination. All samples shall be properly packaged, marked and stored in preparation for extraction.

  • Generate STR DNA profiles from evidence and reference samples.

  • Analyze and interpret data from analysis which typically consists of complex mixtures and low level samples.

  • Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation.

  • Annotate the case file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results.

  • Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of reports and worksheets.

  • Ensure proper chain of custody is maintained.

  • Perform instrument maintenance.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with 4+ years’ experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence. Experience must include the following:

  • Identification of blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis.

  • Performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs.

  • Generation of STR DNA profiles.

  • Comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to evidence from suspects.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment.

  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance required.

  • Physical ability and commitment to deploy globally as a team member.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is desired

  • An active DoD Secret Clearance is desired

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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