Ideal Innovations, Inc. Chemical Examiner Mentor in Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan



  • Plan, direct, coordinate and mentor the work of the Afghan Scientists.

  • Assist the MOI in mentoring the forensic scientists in implementing new techniques and methods of forensic analysis.

  • Mentor the development, modification and establishment of laboratory processes and procedures related to the casework in various laboratory disciplines; develop and recommend laboratory policies, and advise Afghan MOI Forensic Criminal Technique Department in evidence collection, logging, processing, and storage of evidence.

  • Plan, organize, and mentor the casework of forensic scientists engaged in scientific analyses of evidence gathered in support of national security and criminal investigations.

  • Conduct research experiences to develop modern, more efficient and more exact criminal laboratory methods, techniques and procedures.

  • Review data and analytical reports to ensure that forensic laboratory procedures have been followed.

  • Travel to various crime scenes to supervise the collection and analysis of evidence in complex or sensitive investigations.

  • Encourage coordination between scientists, investigators, and the other members of the legal system to ensure that appropriate laboratory services are provided in a timely manner.

  • Ensure appropriate forensic quality assurance activities are implemented and documented.

  • Mentor preparation of laboratory budget, supply lists, and other administrative functions.

  • Oversee all instrumental and test data is consistent with reported results.

  • Documentation Support: Generate, edit, and/or review documents that are related to or describe operations or activities performed inside or outside of the Forensic Laboratories. Examples of such documents include, but are not limited to: standard operating procedures, data collection templates, case report templates, case reports, program plans, and implementation plans. Use knowledge and experience of the Forensic program to improve such documents; however, the KO and COR have final approval of document content.

  • Instrument Maintenance: Ensure the proper cleaning and maintenance is routinely completed on all instrumentation in the laboratories. This may include demonstrating cleaning and maintenance procedures to the MOI laboratory staff.

  • Consultations and Briefings- Either the Program Manager or the Forensic Mentors may be called upon to provide consultations or briefings to other governments, agencies, or activities related to cases, activities or related matters. Under these circumstances, the PM or designated Mentor(s) shall prepare all necessary supporting written or electronic documents. The content of the briefings must be approved by the COR prior to presentation.

  • Mentor personnel may be required to provide professional forensic advice to other Department of Defense (DOD) commands/activities, and provide expert consultative services on specific case files. This may require travel to other locations, both CONUS and OCONUS.



  • Clearance Requirement: Secret

  • Pre-deployment Training & Fitness Requirement: Successfully complete pre-deployment training and fitness requirements specified by the U.S. Department of Defense for working overseas.

  • Computer Competency/Briefing Requirement: Possess computer skills with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook, and PhotoShop, and have the ability to plan, organize, build and present briefings.

  • Be eligible and willing to carry government issued firearms.


  • Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Natural Sciences, Toxicology, Biology, Chemistry and including a minimum of 24 semester hours of chemistry or analytical chemistry.

  • Experience: Possess a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a forensic chemist in an ASCLD/LAB accredited laboratory performing chemical analysis, identifying trace samples, and differentiating trace explosive and/or drug signature for contamination and background.

  • Possess a minimum of five (5) years of performing explosive and/or drug analysis using ion analysis or GC/MS, FTIR spectrometry, interpreting mass spectra, and compiling statistical data on laboratory tests and activities; the mentor must have testified as an expert witnesses in U.S. State or Federal Court.

  • Possess five (5) years of experience as an instructor, teacher, or event reconstruction.

  • Possess five (5) years of experience as an instructor, teacher, or briefing senior officials.

  • Must have experience in the collection, preservations, and processing of evidence and event reconstruction.

  • Work Location: Ministry of Interior (MOI), Kabul & Herat, Afghanistan

  • Billeting Location: Camp Integrity, Kabul, and Camp Arena, Herat, Afghanistan, with secure transportation to and from work location.

  • Clearance: Secret

  • Contract Length: now to 7 Aug 2015; possible extension to 16 Feb 2016 (will consider varied tour lengths)

Ideal Innovations, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Ideal Innovations, Inc is also a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Post Date: 6/16/2017

Title: Chemical Examiner Mentor

Employee Type: Full Time

City: Kabul and Herat

Country: Afghanistan

Position Type: Active