Forensic Examiner - DNA Job at Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Georgia

  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities
  • Georgia

Job Description

Appointment Type: Full-Time Regular A (FTR-A)


Location: Ft. Gillem, GA (& OCONUS)


*Salary Range: $69,867.20 - $90,833.60/year


PURPOSE: To perform independent routine to moderately complex technical examinations of biological evidence to include DNA analyses. Responsible for conducting specialized analytical procedures, preparation of reports concerning examination of evidence, maintaining operability of laboratory equipment and instruments.

  • Performs routine to moderately complex analyses, tests, and examinations involving a variety of biological materials.
  • Conducts assigned examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques. Participates with senior examiners to decide the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.  
  • Assists in maintaining laboratory instruments are in a state of readiness, supplies are sufficient to support laboratory operations and that all necessary safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.  
  • Assigned to coordinate routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.  
  • Travel: OCONUS deployment required on rotational basis.

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Forensic Science, Chemistry or related discipline.

  • Must have four (4) years of experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence, including blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis; generation of DNA profiles, performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs; comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to evidence from suspects.
  • Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is desired.
  • Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance.
  • Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment).
  • Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.

*The candidate’s starting salary will be determined upon hire and ORAU will use salary survey data, internal comparators, and the candidate’s qualifications to determine salary.





ORAU has a strategic approach to providing total rewards to employees through a fair, equitable, and competitive total compensation package. The goal of our total rewards system is to integrate compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance, recognition, development, and career opportunities to attract, engage, and retain the talent required to achieve ORAU’s business objectives. The benefit component of our total rewards program supports business goals by offering the following benefits based on employee eligibility:

  • Legally required benefits
  • Group Health insurance including: Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision
  • Retirement plan access
  • Disability insurance
  • Group life insurance
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Section 125 reimbursement accounts
  • Other voluntary employee paid benefit and insurance offerings,


The ORAU total reward package also promotes work-life balance. Mindful of the need for employees to care for themselves and their families, ORAU offers the following additional work-life benefits based on employee eligibility:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible work schedules or compressed work weeks
  • Occupational Health and Wellness Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Relocation bonus, Flexible hours,

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