Forensic Scientist I-III Seized Drugs (Requisition 00028505)

Texas Department of Public Safety, Corpus Christi, TX, US

Responsibilities

Forensic Scientist I - Seized drugs: 
Performs (entry-level) training on laboratory tests, analyses, classifications, comparisons and identifications of all types of physical evidence from crime scenes with emphasis and specific recognized expertise in an option or specialty area identified above.  Training involves interpreting analytical and instrumental results, and preparing written opinion reports. Trains on testimony as an expert witness in court as to results of analyses. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Forensic Scientist II - Seized Drugs:
Performs routine (journey-level) forensic science work. Work involves conducting laboratory tests, conducting analyses, and identifying all types of physical evidence from crime scenes with emphasis and specific recognized expertise in an option or specialty area identified above.  Work involves interpreting analytical and instrumental results; establishing and maintaining records; preparing technical reports; and testifying as an expert witness in court. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Forensic Scientist III - Seized Drugs:
Performs moderately complex (journey-level) forensic science work. Work involves conducting laboratory analyses on database samples or physical evidence from crime scenes with emphasis and specific recognized expertise in an option or specialty area identified above. Work involves interpreting analytical and instrumental results; establishing and maintaining records; preparing technical reports; and testifying as an expert witness in court. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Qualifications

Education – Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in chemical, physical, biological science, chemical engineering or forensic science including a minimum of sixteen-semester credit hours (or equivalent) in college-level chemistry coursework above general coursework.

*Forensic science programs must be either FEPAC-accredited OR meet the minimum curriculum requirements pertaining to natural science core courses and specialized science courses set forth in the FEPAC Accreditation Standards.

Substitution Note: A Forensic Analyst license may be substituted for the education requirements.

Experience

Forensic Scientist I - Seized Drugs: 
None

Forensic Scientist II - Seized Drugs: 
A minimum of one (1) year of full-time work experience as a Forensic Scientist I or the equivalent experience in an accredited crime laboratory in the same respective forensic discipline. Documented completion of the training program.

Forensic Scientist III - Seized Drugs;
A minimum of three (3) years’ of work experience as a Forensic Scientist II or the equivalent work experience in an accredited crime laboratory in the same forensic discipline. Documented completion of the training program.

Compensation

$4,338.83 - $5,919.76 (Monthly)

How to apply

DPS- CLD - Forensic Scientist I-III, Seized Drugs - 6052 – 6054

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