- Collects, preserves and maintains integrity of evidence in the laboratory; examines evidence; accurately documents description and condition of items; maintains chain of custody for evidence. Performs a series of complex analytical examinations utilizing chemistry,
- Performs chemical and physical analyses and/or microscopic examinations in the identification and comparison of evidence.
- Maintains, reviews and implements extensive quality assurance measures and ensures quality of laboratory data.
- Prepares detailed reports on laboratory test results and examinations performed; forms conclusions based on test results.
- Consults with detectives, outside agencies and prosecutors to provide scientific information relevant to the investigation and analysis of evidence.
- Testifies in court as an expert witness; explains laboratory procedures; presents and defends laboratory findings; refutes or corroborates other expert testimony.
- Bachelor’s or advanced degree in chemical, physical, biological science, chemical engineering, or forensic science from an accredited university.
- Ability to obtain a valid Texas driver's license within six (6) months from hire date.
- Provide a buccal DNA sample after hire date.
- Must obtain a Texas Forensic Analyst License within one (1) year of hire date.
- Ability to comply with all Texas Forensic Science Commission requirements
$51,232 - $79,566 / Annually
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