Employment Opportunity

DNA Analyst, Lead

New Orleans Police Department, New Orleans, Louisiana

Salary: $70,643.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

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Lead level, professional, technical and some supervisory work managing forensic analysis of physical evidence from criminal cases and/or convicted offender DNA samples. Work duties include independently planning and performing advanced scientific and technical analysis, including the most complex and difficult of examinations requiring extensive knowledge and high skill levels; and related work as required.


Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, or a closely related scientific field.*
  • Nine (9) semester hours of college course work in either biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, statistics, or population genetics. OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE NEW ORLEANS CIVIL SERVICE DEPARTMENT WITHIN TWO (2) WEEKS OF APPLICATION.
  • Seven (7) years of full-time professional experience in an accredited crime laboratory conducting DNA analysis on a range of samples routinely encountered in criminal investigations. (Professional experience is defined as experience gained in a position that required a Bachelor's Degree upon entrance.).
  • Experience testifying in court as an expert witness is desired, but not required.
  • A Master's Degree in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, or a closely related field* may be substituted for two (2) years of professional experience; a PH.D in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, or a closely related field* may be substituted for three (3) years of professional experience.

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Posted: May 30, 2017

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