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Chemistry Technician III, Toxicology

North Carolina Department of Justice, Crime Lab, Wake County, North Carolina

Salary: $36,761.00 - $58,006.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: April 25, 2017

This position is located in the Toxicology section of the State Crime Lab. It is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Duties:

  • The primary purpose of this Chemistry Technician III is to provide technical support the Toxicology Section. Responsibilities include calibration and maintenance of the blood alcohol instrumentation, handling and precise documentation of Toxicology Evidence, preparation of chemical reagents and solutions used in Toxicology analysis.
  • The Chemistry Technician III also performs Quality Control checks of reagents and instrumentation, as well as assisting with the analytical chemistry techniques performed as a part of the Toxicology Technical Procedures.
  • This position also provides expert testimony.

Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
  • Employees must have a working knowledge of the principles, concepts, theories, reference sources, and laboratory practices involved with the forensic examination of evidence.
  • Employees must have a working knowledge of criminal law and of the rules and regulations regarding evidence gathering
  • Employees must have a working knowledge of scientific methodology and of laboratory safety practices.
  • Ability to perform and record complex standardized and non-standardized laboratory tests and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze results, interpret methodology, and to understand and solve theoretical problems.
  • Ability to express technical information clearly both orally and in writing when reporting results, testifying, or explaining procedures to others.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perceive colors normally and make olfactory distinctions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Associate's degree in one of the chemical, biological, microbiological, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum including related chemistry laboratory coursework from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of directly related chemistry laboratory experience; or a bachelor's degree in one of the chemical, biological, microbiological, environmental or natural resource sciences including related chemistry laboratory coursework from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Selected candidate will undergo and must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation which may take several months to complete. The background investigation includes: credit and arrest checks; interviews with associates, personal and business references, past employers and neighbors; verification of education achievement, and urinalysis drug screening.

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Posted: April 18, 2017



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