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Senior DNA Examiner

Technology and Computer-related

Fort Gillem, GA
ID: 164-327

Clearance: Active Secret required

  • 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 Skills

Required Skills:

  • 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
  • Successfully pass a skills assessment
  • Physical ability and commitment to deploy globally as a team member


  • US passport – current


  • May be required to travel OCONUS (as needed) - Deployable -(Kuwait, AFG, Bahrain and Djibouti. Expect 6-12 month)

Required Experience


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • 4+ years’ experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence


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


  • Active DoD Secret Clearance is required