Forensic Intelligence Analyst
Career Service Appointment (1- year Probationary Period)
Salary – $81,050 – $104,423 Annually
This position is located in the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS), Forensic Science Laboratory Division (FSL). The mission of the DFS is to provide high-quality, timely, accurate, and reliable forensic science services using best practices and best available technology, focusing on unbiased science and transparency, to enhance public safety and health.
The position is responsible for gathering DC crime intelligence from all types of public and law enforcement media, coordinating and consolidating all of the necessary information and correspondence (e-mails, phone calls, electronic transmissions, paper submissions, etc.) related to the testing requests of physical forensic evidence submitted to the DFS, and generating statistical reports as part of the Forensic Intelligence Unit (FIU) under the Forensic Science Laboratory Division (FSL).
Receives and reviews requests for analysis from DFS stakeholders and contributors.
Provides support in coordinating evidence transfers to and between forensic units within the DFS.
Enhances customer service by communicating with internal and external customers on requests for analysis from stakeholders and contributors and managing FSL intelligence related correspondence.
Maintains manual and electronic case management logs. Keeps abreast of current mayoral initiatives and crime trends and tracks the resolutions of cases that receive media attention.
Plans and carries out procedural and technical processes and coordinates cross jurisdiction work efforts with other divisions, agencies, and/or institutions as necessary. Exercises initiative while developing solutions to both common and complex technical and procedural problems.
Keeps abreast of current industry, scientific, and regulatory developments and issues; communicates strategies to accommodate change; and leads in preparing clear, concise, technically competent, and regulatory compliant reports and presentations.
Utilizes, coordinates, and generate reports using specialized software on multiple computer platforms.
Gathers documentation of division priorities for managerial data-driven performance metrics and validates the data generated from computer platforms reflecting the division’s existing workload.
Understands the difference and provides assistance with internal, external, and grant-related metrics.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of forensic evidence collection along with knowledge of various forensic science laboratory testing methods.
Expert knowledge of laboratory information management systems, crystal reporting, intelligence management and evidence coordination policies, procedures, and protocols.
Comprehensive knowledge of accreditation standards and requirements, as well as quality management systems to ensure compliance of ISO 17025 or current forensic science laboratory international accreditation standards and accrediting body supplemental requirements.
Comprehensive knowledge of the rules of evidence and the methods used in presenting evidence in court; and policies and procedures for maintaining evidence integrity and the chain-of-custody.
Knowledge and ability to recognize and work with chemicals and biohazards in a safe manner; understands the variety of scientific tests and analyses utilized in the laboratory.
Skilled in customer service practices and intelligence management required to promote effective professional relationships with internal and external customers and able to work safely in a laboratory environment without presenting a threat to self or others.
Excellent oral, visual aid, social media, and written communication skills.
Expert knowledge in qualitative and quantitative methods and analyses; ability to synthesize statistical data, create and produce electronic reports and provide written and technical correspondence.
Skill and ability to use personal computer and various software applications and other software associated with the assignment in order to prepare, store, and retrieve data.
Ability to testify effectively in court as needed.
License, Certification and other requirements
This position’s duty station will be housed within the Consolidated Forensic Laboratory (CFL) which is a protection-sensitive facility. As such, incumbents of this position shall be subject to criminal background checks, background investigations, and mandatory drug and alcohol testing, as applicable. Due to the handling of primary evidence, the applicant will be required to submit a buccal swab for the purposes of the DNA Quality Control database for the DFS.
The nature of the DFS mission necessarily involves the potential risks associated with biological or chemical hazards, including morgue functions. Although contact with these functions is intended to be minimal, the risks are nevertheless possible; training to recognize, address, and mitigate these risks is required as is dealing with potentially personally difficult topics, such as crime, death, and disease.
Education and Experience
Preferred. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and seven (7) to ten (10) of relevant experience preferred.
Required. Must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to grade 12 level. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position including, but are not limited to, gathering data and performing advanced qualitative and quantitative analyses; leads in preparing clear, concise, technically competent, and regulatory compliant reports and presentations, etc.
OR an equivalent combination of relevant education, training, and experience.
The work is performed in the normal office setting which is adequately heated, lighted, and ventilated.