Physical Scientist
Quantico, VA 
Posted 25 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Job Posting - Jul 9, 2020, 1:35:59 PM
Primary Location - United States-VA-Quantico, VA



LOCATION: Quantico, VA

PURPOSE: Qualified candidates will utilize their keen attention to detail in a laboratory environment, processing and documenting firearms evidence, following the strict protocols regarding the custody of evidence, testing procedures, and reporting guidelines.


  • Receive and account for boxes of evidence and related materials.

  • Visually inspect and process evidence and related materials for trace evidence.

  • Photograph evidence and related materials; remove hairs and fibers from evidence and related materials; create microscopic slides for hairs and fibers; mount hairs and fibers on slides; and create inventory slides.

  • Record case notes, photographs, chain-of-custody form, electronic communication, and slide inventory.

  • Use laboratory software for evidence inventory, tracking, and flow.

  • Maintain proper chain-of-custody for all forensic material under examination.

  • Participates with senior personnel in research studies which involve systematic, critical and intensive investigation necessary for the development of experimental processes.

  • Support activities, functions, or duties, as defined.


  • Bachelor's degree with at least twenty-four (24) credit hours in the physical sciences.

  • Basic computer skills, to include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities

  • Ability to analyze complex or challenging situations

  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Candidates must be US citizens and able to pass a background check, drug screening, and a polygraph (if required).

* This is a contingent opportunity

Unposting Date Ongoing

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of ORAU to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, mental or physical disability, protected veteran's status, or genetic information.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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