Forensics Advisor - Worldwide

For more than 60 years, PAE has tackled the world’s toughest challenges to deliver agile and steadfast solutions to the U.S. government and its allies. With more than 20,000 employees on all seven continents and in more than 70 countries, PAE delivers a broad range of operational support services to meet the critical needs of our clients. Our headquarters is in Falls Church, Virginia. 

PAE is supporting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in providing specialized training, advisory and mentoring services to host nations under the Criminal Division’s International Criminal Investigative Training and Assistance Program (ICITAP).   ICITAP is a cornerstone of America’s global strategy for combating transnational crime, terrorism, countering trafficking in persons, establishing rule of law and enhancing human rights in developing countries.  PAE is the contract service provider to the DOJ ICITAP and Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) programs.   

PAE is seeking exceptional personnel to enhance our forensic expertise to support the DOJ/ICITAP’s mission for building forensic capacity to collect, exploit and share Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and other terrorist related evidence with national and international authorities.


  • Train and advise FSL officials and technicians on the fundamentals of evidence management and triage; latent fingerprint development; explosive composition chemical analytic techniques; crime scene investigative/processing techniques; basic laboratory equipment monitoring, calibration and maintenance; as well as, other forensic disciplinary techniques such as ballistic analysis all in support of terrorist criminal investigations. 
  • Facilitate supplemental in-country training and mentoring with participation in other international or regional forensic training events to reinforce international forensics best practices. 
  • Assist and mentor FSL officials in establishing the foundation for expanding the forensic science capacity application to other criminal investigative activities. 
  • Advise, train and mentor SPF and FSL officials on the completion and processing of FSL Reports and preparation for FSL testimony in judicial hearings and trials. 
  • Train, advise and mentor FSL officials with direct assistance in developing, implementing and determining effectiveness of forensic Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  These SOPs will be in line with best practices and meet the legal requirements of Host Country rules of evidence and legal system. 
  • Assist and mentor FSL officials in crime laboratory quality assurance capacities in establishing the framework for the FSL to meet international standards such as the International Standards Organization (ISO). 
  • Coordinate with various U.S. Government programs and officials optimizing opportunities for collaboration and cross-training. 
  • Prepare and deliver program updates, reports and briefings to U.S. Government officials 



  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:  
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Minimum of 15 years of forensic laboratory experience, with at least 2 years in a related field of expertise in an ASCLD/Lab accredited facility. 
  • Minimum of 8 years of international experience. 
  • Demonstrated continued education through publications, presentations, coursework, internships or certificates. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. 
  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team. 
  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information. 
  • Education: Minimum of a Master’s degree in at least one (1) of the forensic sciences. Additional years of experience may be substituted for degree.  
  • Security Vetting: Already possess a US Government issued security clearance or be able to obtain a favorable US Government clearance is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification or clearance level for the duration of the contract. Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Waiver – Moderate. Possession of a U.S. Passport.  
  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures. 
  • Citizenship: Must be able to legally work in the United States without sponsorship. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government issued security clearance. Possession of a valid U.S. Passport. 
  • Medical: Successfully complete medical fit for duty.  

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Doctorate degree in at least one (1) of the forensic sciences. 
  • Experience in advising and training forensic professionals in African nations or other post-conflict, austere locations. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Disclaimer: PAE will never request payment for acquiring a job or electronic transfer of funds to complete the process of hiring. If you receive a request to make an electronic fund transfer, please notify your Point of Contact in PAE immediately. 

Andy Norris, Operations Support Specialist