Explosives and Hazardous Device Examiner

Biometrics Analysis Huntsville, Alabama


SNA International seeks an Explosives and Hazardous Device Examiner with a strong work ethic to join our team and work together in pursuit of the same cause, that is to build a safe and just world by empowering organizations in the use of forensics, biometrics, and identity intelligence.

The Explosives and Hazardous Device Examiner supports the EU and other TEDAC units that work with the EU by performing operations and logistics duties as directed by the UTM.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following services:

  • Maintain partnership with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Directorate for Science & Technology (DST).
  • Coordinate the transport and examination of material from improvised detonators submitted to TEDAC for full laboratory exploitation.
  • Draft LD reports detailing the components that comprise the improvised detonators.
  • Obtain different types of detonating cords manufactured all over the world.
  • Update and maintain information in the EXPeRT database.
  • Serve as the training examiner for non-qualified SSABT’s in the EU.
  • Provide training in the area of administrative matters, operations of the EU, and the safety procedures associated with the explosives demolition range and associated equipment, the LD Quality Assurance Manual (QAM), Laboratory Operations Manual (LOM), and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors / Laboratory Accreditation Board-International (ASCLD / LAB-International) accreditation program.
  • Perform both technical and administrative reviews of Forensic Explosive and Hazardous Device reports written by the trainee, verifying accuracy, and compliance with EU Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during the trainee’s training period.
  • Conduct technical and administrative reviews for EU device reports.
  • Construct and prepare "mock-up" explosive devices for proficiency testing within the EU.
  • Provide training to all SABTs deploying outside the continental United States (OCONUS).
  • Develop cases and draft LD reports, as well as write assessments for the Intelligence Unit (IU) and proofread the majority of reports issued by the IU for the accuracy on explosive components and terminology.
  • Support activities, functions, or duties
  • Research, develop, and author whitepapers and information papers, as required.

 Position Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in the Physical Sciences.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in positions requiring examinations / inspections.
  • Skills: Investigative services.


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

Please submit your resume and a cover letter that outlines why you should be considered for this position and position level. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

No phone calls.

SNA International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.