Forensic Technician-DNA Unit

Indiana State Police, Indianapolis, IN, US


To serve as a civilian employee of the Indiana State Police whose primary responsibility is to support the Laboratory Division's responsibilities in providing biological testing services.

Job Duties:

  • To process non-evidentiary samples and associated information for genetic analysis.
  • To maintain and calibrate various laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
  • To maintain adequate biology reagent and supply inventories.
  • Must be able to adhere to established laboratory safety practices.
  • Must be able to access, input and retrieve confidential forensic information using a computer.
  • To provide administrative and quality assurance support to Biology Section Command and Unit Supervisors.


  • Must be a high school graduate or possess the equivalent GED.
  • Must have successfully completed sixty (60) college credit hours from an accredited institution.
  • Natural science courses and/or previous work in a laboratory environment is desired.


Salary $42,900.00

  • A retirement program is available through Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS)
  • Life Insurance coverage is available through American United Life at nominal rates.
  • Group Hospitalization with medical insurance is available to those who desire this type of protection, with a portion of the premium paid by the State of Indiana.
  • Employees receive 12 work days annual vacation leave with pay. Additional days are granted after 5, 10, and 20 years of service to a maximum of 25 days annually.

How to apply

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For assistance, please contact Personnel Officer I Brandon Lowe, or (317) 232-8238, or any Employment Services Section team member.

Interviews will be conducted within sixty (60) days after the notice of vacancy expires; between the hours of 0900 and 1700; and will be conducted at the location of the vacancy unless otherwise notified.