Forensic Scientist I - Drug Analysis

Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore, MD, US


A Forensic Scientist I is the entry level of work in the chemical, biological, physical, or comparative analysis of criminal evidence in the Forensic Lab that conducts chemical and physical laboratory tests of unknown substances and evidence involved in crimes. Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.

Incumbents receive close supervision from a Forensic Scientist Supervisor. Work is performed in a laboratory where there is exposure to toxic fumes and chemicals, unknown dangerous substances and sharp laboratory instruments. Work requires minimal physical exertion.


Education: A bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, forensic science, criminal justice or a related physical or natural science from an accredited college or university.

Positions in the Drug Analysis Unit are required to obtain and maintain Certification by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to analyze Controlled Dangerous Substances within eighteen months of the date of employment.


$54,800.00 - $66,674.00

How to apply

Please include CV/resume and transcripts in your application submission.