Employment Opportunity

Forensic Laboratory Technician

Marion County Forensic Services Agency, Indianapolis, Indiana

Salary: $37,260.00 - $50,301.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Position is responsible for providing technical support to the laboratory by the preparation of reagents; biological waste management; supply ordering and inventory control; evidence transportation; case outsourcing; and analysis request triage using the applicable computer database. Also acts as a liaison with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as, general laboratory and administrative duties.

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  • Responsible for the preparation, maintenance, monitoring, and quality control of reagents and consumables for use in forensic analysis.
  • Establishes a triage plan on requests for forensic analysis through the use of WinAce, JUSTIS, and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Case Management System.
  • Assists the Forensic Evidence Specialists in the ordering, acceptance, and transportation of evidence.
  • Responsible for the transfer of any evidence not requiring serological analysis.
  • Maintains the Biology Evidence Room.
  • Responsible for equipment temperature monitoring and the disposition of biological waste.
  • Maintains inventory for reagents and consumables, to include the receipt of all supplies and chemical.
  • Acts as a liaison with IMPD, Marion County Prosecutor's Office, and out agency personnel.
  • Assists in the preparation of forensic cases for outsourcing.
  • Maintains the Biology storage area.
  • Participates in validation studies as qualified.


  • Baccalaureate degree with concentration in Chemistry, Biology, or Forensic Science.
  • Must have basic knowledge of the criminal justice system and familiarity with the sensitive and confidential nature of evidence handling and examination.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be willing and capable of completing internal training as required, and capable of completing additional specialized training, as required or available, from the DEA, FBI, ATF, and other organizations.
  • Must have the ability to make detailed notes describing evidence received; processes used; and triaging requests for forensic analysis.
  • Must be able to establish and set priorities according to time sensitive information in order to have continued success in this position.

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Posted: June 12, 2017

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