A Forensic Scientist III performs complex chemical, biological, physical or comparative analysis of criminal evident in the Forensic Lab of the Police Department. Employees perform laboratory tests or comparative analyses in Controlled Dangerous Substances. Work of this class may involve leading lower level Forensic Scientists, but does not involve full supervisor duties or responsibilities.
Incumbents receive general supervision from a technical supervisor. Work is performed in a laboratory where there is exposure to toxic fumes and chemicals, biohazards and unknown dangerous substances and sharp laboratory instruments. Work requires minimal physical exertion.
EDUCATION: Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry, biology, forensic science, criminal justice or a related physical or natural science including a minimum of 12 semester or credit hours some of which may be undergraduate level in courses of molecular biology (molecular genetics, recombinant DNA technology), biochemistry, genetics or related subjects that provide a basic understanding of the foundation of forensic DNA analysis as well as statistics and/or population genetics as it applies to forensic DNA analysis.
EXPERIENCE: Have four (4) years of experience in comparative analysis or scientific evaluation of evidence; examining firearms or examining and identifying latent fingerprints including experience in providing testimony in moot or criminal court.
NOTES (EQUIVALENCIES): A master's degree in chemistry, biology, forensic science, criminal justice or a related physical or natural science from an accredited college or university and three years of experience comparative analysis or scientific evaluation of evidence; examining firearms or examining and identifying latent fingerprints including experience in providing testimony in moot or criminal court.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, AND CERTIFICATIONS: Positions in the Drug Analysis Unit require certification by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to analyze Controlled Dangerous Substances.
$74,943.00 - $119,750.00
How to apply
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