Employment at HSC's Center for Human Identification is contingent upon your agreement to provide a DNA sample for purposes of quality control to detect sample contamination.Position Details
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Posting Title Genealogist Department HSC-Center for Human ID-304600 Job Location Fort Worth Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Retirement Eligibility TRS Eligible Additional Retirement Information
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Salary Information Grade 12 Department Summary
The Center for Human Identification (CHI) is an accredited forensic laboratory on the campus of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. With funding from the State of Texas and various Federal Government agencies, CHI supports forensic DNA testing, anthropological examinations, local CODIS operations, training, and various research and development initiatives. CHI also manages the Texas Missing Persons DNA Database.
The Genealogist will use research skills to hypothesize the source of unidentified human remains and criminal suspects via familial relatives contained in genealogical databases, to assist law enforcement with investigative leads for criminal and missing persons cases. This research will include use of public records, as well as genealogical databases such as GEDMatch and FamilyTreeDNA. This person will work closely with the members of CHI's Forensic Genetic Genealogy and Investigative Support Units, and must be able to demonstrate previous experience conducting genealogical research. Strong writing skills are required.
Additional Posting Details
Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Experience testifying in court. • Experience working with criminal justice agencies. • Experience with misattributed paternity, endogamy, and pedigree collapse. • Experience with degraded DNA profiles and/or imputation.
Required License / Registration / Certification Work Schedule
M-F, 8:00a – 5:00p
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Classification Title Genealogist Physical Requirements Sitting, Writing, Ability to communicate
Utilizing DNA and contextual information, conduct genealogical research to identify the familial lineage of individuals related to missing persons, unidentified human remains, or potential suspects in criminal cases.
Research and document the use of relevant public records, documents, publications, genealogical materials, and other resources to establish familial background of individuals.
Evaluate reference sources and data for significance and authenticity.
Organize and analyze large volume of data.
Use critical thinking skills to resolve instances of conflicting data.
Develop charts demonstrating family relationships.
Create familial history narratives emphasizing points relevant to the corresponding case, including sources and supporting documentation.
Provide regular communication to supervisor and FGG unit leadership about projects in progress.
Special projects, as applicable.
Posting Detail InformationPosting Number S6839P
Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment at HSC's Center for Human Identification is contingent upon your agreement to provide a DNA sample for purposes of quality control to detect sample contamination.
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