Job ID: 193690
Location: , Ukraine
Date Posted: Aug 8, 2019
Category: Law Enforcement
Subcategory: Law Enforcement Trainer
Schedule: Casual (includes On Call and Temporary)
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Public Trust
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No
DescriptionSAIC supports the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in providing specialized training, advisory and mentoring services to host nations under the Criminal Division’s International Criminal Investigative Training and Assistance Program (ICITAP).  ICITAP is a cornerstone of America’s global strategy for combating transnational crime, terrorism, countering trafficking in persons, establishing rule of law and enhancing human rights in developing countries. SAIC is the contract service provider to the DOJ ICITAP and Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) programs. For over a decade, SAIC has fielded hundreds of highly skilled criminal justice professionals supporting ICITAP and OPDAT. SAIC is seeking highly qualified personnel to serve as forensics advisors (FAs) with expertise in DNA analysis. The DNA Analysis Forensics Advisor (FA) will be responsible for advising and mentoring host country officials on the on the training, techniques and procedures used in the collection, preservation, examination, analysis, and court production of crime scene and sample evidence. The DNA Analysis FA is responsible for advising and training host country officials on the use, calibration, maintenance and testing of equipment associated with DNA analysis. The DNA Analysis FA will also advise host country officials on best practices for DNA evidence, database, analysis reports and chain of custody records management. The DNA Analysis FA will work with various US officials from Departments of State (DoS) and Justice (DOJ). Duties also include facilitating meetings; leading working groups; developing reports and specialized papers; reviewing and editing policies; manuals and Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs); conducting briefings; and, active participation in advising officials. Work will be performed at designated host-country site(s).
QualificationsEducation & Experience:
Minimum of 10 years of forensic science experience progressively increasing responsibilities involving complex cases;
Minimum of 5 years of related DNA forensics experience in an ISO 17025 and FBI QAS accredited laboratory;
Bachelor’s degree in forensic science, biology, molecular biology, or related fields from a US Department of Education accredited institution;
Completion of 12 semester or equivalent credit hours from a combination of undergraduate and graduate course work covering the following subject areas: biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and statistics or population genetics;
Professional Certification through the through the American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) or equivalent;
Continuing education demonstrated through publications, presentations, coursework, internships, or certifications;
Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust certification from the U.S. DOJ; and, Possession of U.S. Passport.
Desired QualificationsVarious language proficiencies, in addition to English are preferred;
Master’s Degree or above in forensic science, biology, molecular biology or related fields from a US Department of Education accredited institution;
Minimum of 4 years of experience advising or training foreign officials on forensics related topics;
Experience supervising or managing forensic units or as a Technical Lead; or, Experience in QA/QC inspections and validation for forensic facilities.