PAE, Inc Senior Triage Technician in Indian head, Maryland

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Senior Triage Technician

PAE is seeking a Senior Triage Technician to support one of its customers:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensures proper chain of custody is maintained for all evidence in the lab.

  • Brief and train replacement personnel on all Lab and Triage SOP's.

  • Use X-ray devices to confirm explosive safety of recovered IED components.

  • Perform forensic photography of device and component configuration as recovered.

  • Use explosive testing and other diagnostic equipment/tools to identify explosives, homemade explosives, precursors and unknowns.

  • Analyze X-ray data for identification of initiators/explosives/power sources/firing circuits/components and booby traps.

  • Execute immediate actions per SOP to neutralize any explosive threat discovered during triage observing all associated safety precautions.

  • Confirm Level I exploitation and prioritize evidence and case accordingly.

  • Ensure storage compatibility and accountability of samples and components awaiting transfer to Level III exploitation.

  • Produce technical reports on findings and develop device profiles.

  • Maintain chain of custody.

  • Brief and train replacement personnel on all Lab and Triage SOP's.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Physical ability and commitment to deploy globally as a CEXC team member.

  • Ability to possess/handle firearms in support of CEXC operations.

  • Intimate familiarity with ATTAC, CIDNE, WTI Lexicon and Community of Interest databases and portals.

  • Intimate familiarity with lab processes and work flow for level II exploitation efforts.

  • Familiarity with Universal profiling and schema.

  • Current knowledge of global IED device and TTP threat.

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate of the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School.

  • Minimum qualification as a Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician with 10 years of operational experience.

  • Completion of Weapons Technical Intelligence (WTI), Home Made Explosives (HME) and Advanced IED Electronics COI's upon hire, or prior to deployment on this program.

  • Experience working with a CEXC, WTI, C-IED Team, DTK Lab, JEFF, TEDAC facility, other NGIC, DIA or ATF Lab; interagency or state/local law enforcement lab.

  • Bachelor or Associate’s degree/High School diploma, with 15 years civilian or military experience equivalent.

Certifications and Other Qualifications:

  • Prior U.S. Military or civilian experience working in EOD or C-IED.

  • U.S. citizenship.

  • Current DOD Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.