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23-Mar-2020

Kansas City PD - DNA Technician

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12-Mar-2020

Hamline University (MN) - Assistant Professor (Anthropology)

The Anthropology Department at Hamline University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Biological Anthropology.

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12-Mar-2020

New Mexico DPS - Forensic Scientist Drug Chemist

Forensic Scientist Drug Chemist (DPS #17969)


Salary

$22.84 - $39.74 Hourly
$47,510 - $82,667 Annually

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27-Feb-2020

UTHSC - Lead Investigator

Western Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

Position:  Lead Investigator

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06-Feb-2020

Oakland County - Forensic Lab Analyst (Biology)

Oakland County, Michigan

Forensic Laboratory Analyst - Biology

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23-Jan-2020

DuPage County Forensic Science Center

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: FORENSIC SCIENTIST – Latent Print Examiner 

 
The DuPage County Forensic Science Center, a division of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, is seeking applicants for the position of Forensic Scientist – Latent Print Examiner. The laboratory is located in Wheaton, Illinois, approximately 30 miles west of Chicago, Illinois. The laboratory is ISO 17025:2017 accredited and provides forensic services in drug chemistry, latent prints, forensic biology and DNA to law enforcement agencies within DuPage County.

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10-Jan-2020

ORAU - Senior Systems Analyst

Position: Senior Systems Analyst 

Reference: 02435 
Organizational Unit: HEE-NEFB 
Appointment Type: Full-Time Regular-A 
Location: Ft. Gillem, GA (& OCONUS) 
Date Posted: 1/9/20 

PURPOSE: Individual will perform exploitation and reverse-engineering on IED electronic circuit boards and develop device characterization. Will identify, capture, analyze and characterize electronic devices and components from IED circuit boards for arming, firing and source characteristics and also from IED electrical/electronic RF receiver and transmitter modules and circuit board characteristics, operating frequencies and power. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
 Perform exploitation and reverse-engineering on IED electronic circuit boards and develop device characterization. 
 Identify, capture, analyze and characterize electronic devices and components from IED circuit boards for arming, firing and source characteristics. 
 Capture, characterize and identify IED electrical/electronic RF receiver and transmitter modules and circuit board characteristics, operating frequencies and power. 
 Specify component nomenclatures and research to identify resources and specifications, reverse engineering the devices if required. 
 Analyze, demodulate and decode signals in order to extract intelligence data using standardized demodulation and decoding tools and techniques for commonly encountered signals. Utilize laboratory measuring equipment, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, and associated instrumentation to perform exploitation of the devices and materials. 
 Perform Electronic Data Recovery (EDR) of logical and physical data on cell phones and other media storage devices using hardware/software tools including Cellebrite UFED, XRY, FTK and other forensic tools and analyze EDR files to recover data that may be of investigative or intelligence value. Document all exploitation results in all required outputs such as component lists, circuit layouts, mechanical drawings, or in tools like WEAT. 
 Assist in the creation of technical/scientific reports documenting the results of exploitation and analysis. Responsible for reporting and briefing critical finds to both military and DoD civilian leadership. 
 Support development of countermeasures for electronic devices/signals. Provide information to assist in profiling and signature analysis. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 
 High School diploma or equivalent. 
 Five (5) years of experience in a radio frequency (RF) test environment and characterizing electronic components for intelligence products and reporting. 
 Five (5) years of experience performing benchtop RF measurements (e.g. occupied bandwidth, average power, pulse width, etc.) using signal generators, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes and other equipment. 
 Experience with testing and characterizing electrical components of IEDs and/or Software Defined Radios (SDR). 
 Experience with standard operating procedures for the storage, testing and transport of samples and components found in captured materials. 
 Demonstrated ability to produce technical reports on findings and develop device profiles. 
 Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret security clearance required. 
 Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment. 

Classified as Hard to Fill. Eligible for Employee Referral and Sign-On Bonus

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10-Jan-2020

ORAU - Forensic Examiner 2

Position: Forensic Examiner 2

Reference: 02436

Organizational Unit: HEE-NEFB

Appointment Type: Full-Time Temporary

Location: Ft. Gillem, GA (& OCONUS)

Date Posted: 1/9/20


PURPOSE: Individual will plan, coordinate and conduct the forensic examination and analysis of digital, electronic and mobile device data to include but not limited to: hard drives, thumb drives, memory cards, and cellular devices. Will also assist with the execution of highly complex digital forensics requiring the use of specialized technical equipment and software for the purpose if discovering and analyzing available, deleted or “hidden” information.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Plans, coordinates and conducts the forensic examination and analysis of digital, electronic and mobile device data to include but not limited to: hard drives, thumb drives, memory cards, and cellular devices.
  • Assists with the execution of highly complex digital forensics requiring the use of specialized technical equipment and software for the purpose if discovering and analyzing available, deleted or “hidden” information.
  • Examine evidence to determine the best strategy for exploitation, in consultation with other subject matter experts as needed. Safeguards evidence for other examinations, i.e., latent print examinations. Reviews evidence and exercises independent judgment to determine the proper approach and sequence of examinations.
  • Disassemble, as needed, any components or devices when required to gain access to digital data. Search written or digital media, and extract targeted data for storage and future processing or analysis. Process and analyze extracted data to potentially isolate information of specific interest.
  • Document examination results/findings in the WEAT database. Annotate the case file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results. Prepare final written reports. Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of reports and worksheets.
  • Participates in quality control activities that include instrument maintenance and calibration. Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with local laboratory procedures.


JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree and 5 to 8 years of job related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience performing duties as described may be substituted for the minimum requirements.

  • Four (4) years of experience in conducting forensic examinations on digital media.
  • Demonstrated experience with forensics tools such as Cellbrite, EnCase, Axiom, XRY, Forensic Toolkit (FTK), and Xways.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to the Forensics and Intelligence communities (i.e., experience in writing technical reports, presenting briefs).
  • Understanding of steganography and encryption detection and analysis
  • Understanding of managing complex large data set analysis.
  • Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret security clearance.
  • This is a one year term position. Estimate 6 months at Ft. Gillem and 6 months OCONUS. Due to the short term nature of the position we will cover a hotel (no per diem) for all time spent at Ft. Gillem. There may be an opportunity for extension based on the customers’ requirements.


Classified as Hard to Fill. Eligible for Employee Referral and Sign-On Bonus


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09-Jan-2020

Florida International University - Research Assistant Professor

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY seeks applicants for a Research Assistant Professor position to begin March, 1, 2020 or later.  Click here for more info.

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08-Jan-2020

UTHSC - Chief Medical Examiner

Chief Medical Examiner-Forensic Center

Description:
 
Hiring Range: $260,000.00-$300,000.00 annually

 
JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
 
The Chief Medical Examiner will perform death investigations, establish cause and manner of death, formulate conclusions, opinions or testimony in judicial proceedings, and to be available for consultations as necessary.

 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Responsible for directing the overall operation of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center by performing highly responsible and complex administrative work in planning, coordinating, directing, implementing and controlling the statutory functions as defined by the Tennessee Post-Mortem Examination Act; and to do related work as required. 

Provide direct or indirect services to District Attorneys, the Courts, the Attorney General, funeral homes, families of decedents, hospitals and major medical academic centers, insurance companies, organ procurement organizations, local and state police investigators, fire departments, a variety of state agencies, and various Federal programs and agencies. 

Coordinate activities of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center with the Shelby County Department of Health. 

Responsible for directing the overall operation of the Medical Examiner's Office which carries out medicolegal death investigations for the County, and provides autopsy services for up to 15 other counties in the north, central and eastern portions of the state. 

Perform the responsibilities of a forensic pathologist (i.e. doing autopsies) and responsible for reviewing the forensic pathology functions done in the setting. 

Counsels’ families in person or thru the telephone on increasing their level of understanding regarding the cause and manner of the death of the person involved as well as the psychological and physiologic aspects of the case. 

In certain circumstances, the Chief Medical Examiner may be obligated to be a witness in the courts of law to aid in investigation of cases.


Qualifications
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  


EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited medical school and board certification in Forensic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

 
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in a responsible position involving practice in the field of Forensic Pathology, prior management experience is required. OR, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience


 
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Must possess licensure to practice medicine and certification by the American Board of Pathology in the field of Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Pathology at the time of appointment, and must maintain such licensure and certification as a condition of employment. (COPY OF LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED)        

 

Job:  Medical Professional

 

Primary Location:  US-Tennessee-Memphis

 

Organization:  Forensic Center

 

Campus/Institute:  Memphis

 

Schedule:  Full-time

 

Job Posting:  Oct 17, 2019, 6:09:24 PM

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03-Jan-2020

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office - Crime Scene Investigator

Salary Minimum

USD $48,464.00/Yr.

Salary Maximum

USD $87,838.40/Yr.

Overview

Conduct major crime scene investigations to locate, identify, preserve, photograph, and prepare evidence for submission to crime laboratories for analysis.

Schedule

Non-standard hours including nights, holidays and weekends

Location (Subject to Change)

Various locations throughout Hillsborough County.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

 

  • Conduct crime scene investigations to locate, identify, preserve, photograph, and prepare collected evidence to establish and maintain the chain of custody and for the submission to crime laboratories for analysis.
  • Photograph and videotape major crime scenes using digital cameras and video cameras with digital imagery.
  • Prepare cast impressions of footwear, tool, and tire impressions for later analysis and comparison.
  • Locate, develop, preserve, and collect latent prints at crime scenes using fuming techniques, powders, chemicals, photographic techniques, and alternate light sources.
  • Prepare crime scene sketches by hand or by utilizing computer aided drafting (CAD) to record all evidence location and reference points.
  • Attend autopsies to photograph, collect, document, and package evidence obtained from decedents such as hair, fibers, clothing, finger, foot or palm prints, fingernails, and body fluids.
  • Testify in depositions and court proceedings on the methods and procedures used at crime scene investigations and evidence obtained during the investigative process.
  • Prepare crime scene investigation reports to document findings and involvement.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of crime scene investigations principles, practices, methods, and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and county criminal laws and ordinances pertaining to the collection and use of physical evidence.
  • Working knowledge of the fingerprint identification and preservation principles, practices, methods, and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of the functions, services, procedures, and regulations of the assigned division.
  • Working knowledge of photography practices and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of court proceedings and testimony.
  • Skill in collecting and preserving physical evidence for laboratory analysis.
  • Skill in operating photographic and fingerprint development and collection equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to conduct crime scene processing and investigations including performing tasks involving cadavers in various states of decomposition.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability and willingness to work with minute details over extended time periods.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to prepare records and maintain reports.
  • Ability to read a road map.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to climb, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch at ground level.
  • Ability to carry up to 60 pounds.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to traverse uneven terrain, wooden, and marshy areas.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Required Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Six years of crime scene investigation experience with a law enforcement agency.

OR

  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in biology, chemistry, criminal justice, crime scene technology, forensic science, or related field.
  • Three years of crime scene investigation experience with a law enforcement agency.

OR

  • A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in biology, chemistry, criminal justice, crime scene technology, forensic science or related field.
  • One year experience of crime scene investigation experience with a law enforcement agency.

OR

  • Successful completion of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigator Trainee status.

 

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Proficiency using a radio, ten codes, lasers, alternate light sources, camera, ground penetrating radar, and FARO 3d Scan System.
  • Possession of a Crime Scene Certificate.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.



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02-Jan-2020

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office - Forensic Science Specialist

Forensic Science Specialist. 

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Work Address
10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Florida 33778
United States


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12-Dec-2019

Quest Diagnostics - Director, Lab Operations

Position is Director of Lab Operations - Employer Solutions (Tucker, GA).

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12-Dec-2019

Anderson-Oconee Regional Forensics Laboratory

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office has an opening for a Forensic Chemist assigned to the Anderson/Oconee Regional Forensics Laboratory in the Drug Chemistry Section.  For more info, click here.

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