Forensic Scientist-Drug Chemist

City of Fort Worth Police Dept Crime Lab, Fort Worth, TX, US


  • 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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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