Assistant Regional Program Specialist

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Assistant Regional Program Specialist

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 Assistant Regional Program Specialist to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

* Provide assistance to NamUs stakeholders, as directed by the RPS or supervisor, relating to the entry of new NamUs cases, enhancing data on existing NamUs cases, and facilitating forensic services.
* At the direction of the RPS or supervisor, review NamUs case entries for completeness and appropriateness of information that will be disclosed to the public through NamUs publication, communicating with entering parties and revising case data as necessary.
* At the direction of the RPS or supervisor, curate professional agencies that request access or have cases in NamUs.
* Properly document all contributions to NamUs cases that are entered or revised.
* Participate in NamUs training events and/or curriculum development as assigned.

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:

Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or a related professional field and four (4) years of related experience. A combination of education and relevant experience may be substitute for the educational requirement.

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

* Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice, forensic science, or a related field.
* Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Products is preferred.
* Previous experience in a criminal justice environment as a law enforcement officer, civilian or military criminal justice professional, forensic scientist, social worker, or non-profit caseworker, or a similar position that provided experience in crimes against persons, such as homicide, abduction, missing persons, or unidentified decedents is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

Please note that this is NOT a remote position. The selected candidate will work from the UNT Health Science Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas.

The selected applicant will be required to obtain an Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Public Trust security clearance upon hire due to the criminal justice sensitive data contained in NamUs. A Public Trust clearance includes, but is not limited to, an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint check, a National Credit Bureau Search, citizenship verification, and residence verification for the previous 5-7 years.

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Asst Regional Program Specialist

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Posted: 6/16/2019
Application Due: 8/15/2019
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