Drug Chemist II

Dallas County Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, TX, US


Performs complex analytical procedures to determine the presence and quantity of suspected controlled substances and other forensic specimens. Maintains, troubleshoots and repairs specialized instrumentation. Interprets and evaluates analytical results for reporting purposes. Reviews and evaluates case contents; and prepares written reports and testifies in legal proceedings.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or in a related field of study
  • Two (2) year’s work related experience
  • Ability to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and/or repair specialized laboratory instrumentation;
  • Degree level knowledge of applicable scientific disciplines
  • Skilled in the use of standard laboratory techniques; working knowledge of chemical and biological safe handling procedures
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public
  • Must have a valid Class C Texas Driver’s License and good driving record
  • Will be required to provide a copy of 10-year driving history
  • Must maintain a good driving record and remain in compliance with Article II, Subdivision II of Chapter 90 of the Dallas County Code
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must pass an extensive background investigation

The employee is routinely required to work in areas with potential exposure to biological and/or chemical hazards. The employee is required to follow good laboratory practices and safety precautions including the use of personal protective equipment. Requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, and the ability to lift files, boxes, and other materials up to 50 lbs., unassisted.


Minimum Salary: $5094.59 (monthly)
Maximum Salary: $6355.07 (monthly)

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