Forensic Scientist (Crime Scene)

Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS), Washington, D.C. , DC, US

Responsibilities

The Forensic Scientist (Crime Scene)/Crime Scene Analyst investigates crime scenes in various locations in the city; assists with sealing the crime scene to protect and preserve important and critical evidence(s) and ensures that all persons who enters/visits the crime scene do not tamper with any evidence to avoid “evidence tampering” which might become an issue in court proceedings. Collects fingerprints/palm prints, tire and shoe prints, tool mark impressions, firearms, wound imprints of the deceased person(s), hair, clothing, fibers, and biological evidence to facilitate positive identification and/or elimination; and analyzes and records crime scenes showing correlation between evidence and the scene and performs various chemical and photographic processes in the field or laboratory. Attends autopsies to photograph injuries and fingerprint the deceased for identification purposes. Photographs evidence at the crime scene that specifically correlates with collected data using digital cameras and other evidence deemed appropriate for the case.

Qualifications

A Degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position or courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines in addition to one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-11 grade level.

Compensation

Salary Range: $87,339 - $111,749

Health, Dental & Life Insurance Vacation & Sick Leave

How to apply

Applicants interested in applying for this position can visit the DC Careers website at https://careers.dc.gov. Under "Search Job" enter “DFS: Forensic Scientist (Crime Scene)” and select Job ID #19607.

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