NamUs Analyst (Case Analysis)

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NamUs Analyst (Case Analysis)

Center for Human ID - 304600

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About the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs):

On any given day, there are between 80,000 and 90,000 active missing person cases on file with law enforcement agencies across the United States, and over 11,000 active unidentified decedent cases, many of which have remained unsolved for decades. The sheer volume of missing and unidentified person cases poses one of the greatest challenges to law enforcement, medical examiners, and coroners across the country. Most of these cases can only be solved through collaboration, communication, and connection to critical forensic and analytical resources. NamUs fills this need by bringing people, information, forensic science, and technology together to help resolve missing and unidentified person cases across the United States. For more information about NamUs, please visit

About NamUs at the UNT Health Science Center:

NamUs is a grant-funded program of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Since 2011, NamUs has been managed by the UNT Health Science Center through a cooperative agreement with the NIJ. For more information about NamUs at UNTHSC, visit

Position Details
The Center for Human Identification Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a NamUs Analyst (Case Analysis) to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

* Respond to requests for information from assigned NamUs Regional Program Specialists and other NamUs stakeholders by providing analytical reports and other analytical work products.
* Requests typically consist of, but are not limited to, searches for indication of life for long-term missing persons, searches for next of kin information for missing persons, searches for potentially -matching missing/unidentified person cases, and regional case statistics.
* Compile, maintain, and report monthly statistics and success stories related to analytical services provided, for inclusion in monthly and bi-annual NamUs program updates and other communications activities.
* Assist with data cross-reference projects and input of missing person cases in NamUs to increase the number of cases entered in the NamUs MP database.
* Compile data requested through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests at the direction of the Director of NamUs Forensic and Analytical Services.
* Participate in the creation of training curriculum and enhancements of NamUs analytical services, as assigned.
* Present NamUs analytical services to internal and external stakeholders.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* BA/BS degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Information Technology, Intelligence Analysis, or a related field.
* Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, to include creating custom tables and queries in Access, and a working knowledge of records databases such as Accurint for Government Plus, CLEAR, and Lexis-Nexis.
* Applicants with former experience as a Crime Analyst, Intelligence Analyst, or other position within a criminal justice agency that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume with their online application. Applicants for this position are also required to submit a writing sample in the form of a report, crime bulletin or newsletter, academic paper, etc.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A REMOTE POSITION. The selected candidate will work from the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas.**

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NamUs Analyst

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Posted: 1/12/2019
Application Due: 3/13/2019
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