Description: The Forensic Chemist 2 performs chemical analyses within the field of drug chemistry and toxicology. Employee maintains detailed records of all procedures and processing techniques used in accordance with county, state, and federal rules/regulations. Employee must exercise initiative and independent judgment in completing assigned tasks.
Essential Job Functions:
- Performs chemical analyses of controlled substance in accordance to ISO 17025 accreditation standards.
- Analyze biological samples for the presence of alcohol and drugs utilizing complex instrumentation in accordance to ISO 17025 accreditation standards.
- Performs regular calibration of equipment and instrumentation, as well as scheduling maintenance and inspections on all equipment in their working area.
- Utilizes instrumentation, which includes gas chromatography, gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, headspace gas chromatograph, immunoassay analyzer and liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer.
- Prepares necessary reagents, indicators, standards, and calibrators required for forensic testing
- Perform preventative maintenance on complex analytical equipment to include headspace gas chromatograph, gas chromatograph, gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, automated pipette, liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer, and enzyme immunoassay analyzer.
- Provides detectives and other agency personnel technical expertise and advisement in field investigations.
- Maintains training and certifications. Attends seminars and meetings in order to stay current with new trends and technologies.
- Ensure a work area clean from contamination and maintains laboratory equipment and supplies.
- Conduct quality control checks and documentation in conformance with accreditation.
- Participate and assist in internal review audits as required by accreditation.
- Perform secondary review of results generated by other Forensic scientists before reporting findings.
- Prepares diagrams, evidence and reports for presentation in court; Provides testimony, as requested, in court.
- Provides expert courtroom testimony as needed in both the field of toxicology and drug chemistry.
- Provides presentations on the laboratory functions and duties to other personnel and to the public.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or another related field. Must have a minimum of 18 credit hours of chemistry related coursework.
- Two years of experience working in an accredited laboratory in the area of toxicology and drug chemistry.
- Master’s degree from an accredited university/college in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or another related field. Must have a minimum of 18 credit hours of chemistry related coursework.
- Four years of experience working in an accredited laboratory in the area of toxicology and drug chemistry.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license.
$63,184.00 - $97,935.00 Annually
How to apply
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