Physical Scientist / Evidence Analyst 1

Biometrics Analysis Quantico, Virginia


SNA International seeks a bright, collaborative Physical Scientist / Evidence Analyst 1 with a strong work ethic to join our team. SNA International’s team works together in pursuit of the same cause: build a safe and just world by empowering organizations in the use of forensics, biometrics, and identity intelligence.

Physical Scientists spend most of their time in the laboratory processing and documenting firearms evidence. Since the findings from the analysis can be used in court, analysts must follow strict protocols regarding the custody of evidence, testing procedures, and reporting guidelines. Every step of the procedure must be notated and reported, which includes when the sample was received, the quality of the sample, the tests performed, and the test results. Analysts may be called to appear in court as a fact witnesses to verify the findings of a particular firearms examination.

In the Laboratory Division, the scientists also perform routine maintenance and QC checks on lab equipment. They maintain each piece of equipment, check for damages, and request replacement equipment as needed

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Receive and account for boxes of evidence and related materials.
  • Visually inspect and process evidence and related materials for firearms 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.
  • Entry of information into various FBI databases.
  • Record case notes, photographs, chain-of-custody form, electronic communication, and slide inventory.
  • Use eLab software for evidence inventory, tracking, and flow.
  • Maintain proper chain-of-custody for all forensic material under examination.
  • Support activities, functions, or duties, as defined.
 Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science degree with at least twenty-four (24) credit hours in the physical sciences.
  • Basic computer skills, to include use of Microsoft Office programs (Word,  Access, Outlook); organization skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities
  • Ability to analyze complex or challenging situations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
 This position has multiple openings in Quantico, VA.

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.

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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.