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Employment Opportunity


Criminalist

Ohio State Department of Public Safety, Columbus, Ohio

Salary: $25.08 Hourly

Final Filing Date: March 23, 2017

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Performs analytical testing on crime-related evidence provided by law enforcement officers. Performs analysis on drugs, urine, blood, physical evidence, etc. Evaluates data & develops opinions based on knowledge, skills & sound analytical processes.
  • Provides court testimony as an expert witness; provides court support for law enforcement officers; assists & trains officers in crime laboratory techniques & analytical methods. Maintains & orders necessary chemicals, containers & supplies used in the crime laboratory.
  • Prepares laboratory reports for use by law enforcement officers & appropriate courts of law. Researches & interprets current literature concerning trends & changes in laws as applied to crime laboratory analytical methods. Prepares management reports concerning crime laboratory operations & results. Performs other related duties as required.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications
  • Completion of undergraduate core program in forensic science, biology or chemistry with coursework to include forensic science, analytical chemistry & law enforcement; 1 yr. pertinent laboratory experience commensurate with job duties to be performed as outlined per approved position description on file; valid driver's license.
  • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.
Knowledge of:
  • Safety practices (i.e., laboratory safety practices); Agency policies & procedures (e.g., standard operating procedures, guidelines & standard methods applicable to Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory*); Natural sciences (i.e., chemistry, chemical analyses, biology & physics); Employee training development*; Government structure & process; Law: federal; Inventory control; Employee Training.
Skill in:
  • Equipment operations (e.g., use & operation of laboratory equipment such as gas chromatograph, mass spectrometry, infrared spectrophotometry, computer keyboard with video display terminal microscope techniques & all other laboratory equipment.
Ability to:
  • Understand abstract field of study; Add, subtract, multiply & divide whole numbers; Prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; Gather, collate, & classify information; Handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general public; Demonstrate manual dexterity; Works alone on tasks.

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Posted: March 16, 2017



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