Forensic Chemist

in Forest Park, GA

Forensic Chemist Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Req #


  • Job Location

    Forest Park, GA, US

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  • Job Type

    Full Time

  • Clearance Level

    Current US Secret Clearance                              

NOTE: Work location is Atlanta, GA and OCONUS


  • Dynamic forensics team with many opportunities CONUS and OCONUS
  • Work with other forensic experts in various fields to support global forensics and biometrics labs both in the US and OCONUS.
  • This contract supports the overall Identity Management concept within the military services
  • Obtain some or enhance your experience working in a fully-functional government laboratory working closely with other forensics experts.


  • Perform examinations to identify if substances are drug, explosive, or other. 
  • To determine a substance composition, mixtures, and origin, weigh, sample, and analyze the substance making comparison against a known library of chemical results. 
  • Utilize lab equipment, such as chromatographs and spectrometers to assist in the examination of captured material.
  • Perform administrative and technical reviews of reports and worksheets.
  • Prepare written results suitable for intelligence or prosecutorial packages.

Required Qualifications:

  • Four (4) years of lab experience conducting visual, physical, chemical, photographic, and other scientific and instrumental examinations of complex submissions of physical evidence. Ability to be cross trained to conduct the above described examinations on both explosive and drug samples. Working knowledge of biochemistry, toxicology, and other chemistries of toxic and hazardous materials, their chemical and physical transformation and the chemistry of the resulting products. Experience conducting examinations while maintaining chain of custody and formulating interpretation results for forensic and/or intelligence exploitation. Experience with administrative and technical review (AR/TR) lab procedures. Experience performing quality checking of instruments and reagents. Experience with X-Ray Fluorescence (XRD), DNRF.  Experience with utilizing and submitting to national databases. Proficiency working with chemistry analytical methodologies such as Gas Chromatography (GC); ultraviolet, infrared, and mass spectrophotometers; Polarimeters; and microscopes. 
  • US Citizen
  • Able to obtain a US Secret Clearance and US Passport (those who already possess US Secret Clearance and passport preferred).
  • Meet government requirements for medical fitness
  • Work: Rotate between normal CONUS 40hour work schedule in Atlanta and an OCONUS work schedule up to 84 hours/week.
  • Attend pre-deployment training
  • Able to lift 70 lbs. to a working height of 48 inches
  • Able to perform general office and laboratory duties/functions

US Clearance: Current US Secret Clearance                              


Additional Information

Who We Are

Our company values innovative and intuitive people who want to help identify and develop creative, unconventional solutions for our clients.

Ideal Innovations Inc. is a service-disabled veteran-owned company specializing in innovative solutions to our client’s most difficult challenges utilizing biometrics, forensics, scientific and I/T SMEs. We staff the greatest number of contractors to the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA) Biometrics Operations Division (BOD) in Clarksburg, West Virginia. At Ideal Innovations, we are:
+ Innovators

Innovators of creative services, solutions and products for our clients.

+ Intuitive

Intuitive to our client’s needs and desires.

+ Identifiers

Identifiers of unconventional, rapid solutions for our client’s challenges.

What We Offer

+ Learning & Development

You will be encouraged to reach your full potential. You will be provided the resources to grow professionally & enhance your skills through Tuition Reimbursement & LinkedIn Learning (with unlimited access to 13,000 online training courses and videos)

+ Join a Team of Innovators

You will work with very innovative and intuitive people. You will enjoy collaborating on teams that identify and develop the most impressive thought-provoking solutions and products for our clients.

+ Flexibility

You will experience the flexibility needed to balance work and manage your personal life while accomplishing great things both professionally and personally.

+ Competitive Compensation

You will receive competitive compensation with access to a comprehensive benefits package to include generous paid time off/paid holidays and lucrative 401(k) matching with 100% vesting at the completion of your first year, plus a host of other perks.

+ Rewards & Recognition

You will be recognized & rewarded for achieving ground breaking results that lead to the continued success & growth of the company.

Perks & Benefits

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