Forensic Scientist 3 - Materials Analysis (In-Training) - Tacom

Washington State Patrol , Tacoma, WA, US


  • Perform trace-focused laboratory analysis of physical evidence in routine and complex casework using accepted scientific methods.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance Practices, provide training, and actively advances expertise and knowledge
  • Testify as an expert witness in a court of law
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Physics coursework (10 semester hours or 15 quarter hours)
  • Chemistry coursework (20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours)
  • Knowledge of the science of controlled substance, trace evidence, crime scene, latent fingerprints, questioned documents, firearms and toolmarks, and DNA
  • Knowledge of proper evidence handling procedures
  • Familiarity with ISO 17025 and Supplemental certification requirements
  • Understanding of the theory and operation of analytical instruments, to include but not limited to maintenance and QC procedures: polarized light and comparison microscopes, FTIR spectroscopy, Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry and all other instruments as qualified


$4541.00 - $8013.00

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