Employment Opportunity

Forensic Laboratory Specialist II

Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Pontiac, Michigan

Salary: $59,783.88 - $68,647.54 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Under general supervision, performs technical work in the Sheriff's Office Forensic Science Laboratory. Collects evidence at crime scenes and analyzes evidence in the laboratory. Prepares laboratory reports of examinations and testifies to reports in courts of law. Takes and prints photographs to document laboratory examinations and crime scenes. May be assigned to a day, afternoon or midnight shift, including some weekend work and may be assigned for specific periods to on-call duty for emergencies occurring during a non-duty shift. Utilizes current county-wide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

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  • If a degree is used to determine if the applicant is minimally qualified to fill the position, the applicant must email a copy of their transcript at the time of application to Indicate in the email subject line the job# and job title. If a job offer is made, an official transcript will be required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Be a high school graduate or have a certificate of successful completion of the General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Test; AND
  • Have completed one of the following requirements:
    • Have at least two (2) years of full-time work experience as a forensic laboratory specialist; OR
    • Have successfully completed a course in forensic identification techniques such as: latent fingerprinting, firearms, physical matches, blood spatter interpretation or related area and have at least two (2) years of full-time experience in police work.
    NOTE: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Biology, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry or related field, may substitute for the requirement listed above.
  • Have not been convicted of a violation of criminal law. (Criminal law generally includes all offenses except traffic law, conservation law and liquor law. In general, conviction for a violation of criminal law is automatically disqualifying.)
  • Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license. Out of country driver's licenses will be required to obtain a valid State of Michigan operator's or chauffeur's license before the hire date.
  • Pass the total examination, including the employment physical established for this classification.
  • Satisfactorily complete the one (1) year probationary period.
Special Requirements
  • Must maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.
  • A field investigation will be conducted covering an evaluation of employment, school, home, criminal, military, or other personal records. Any conviction or convictions for moving traffic violations, accidents, non-moving traffic violations, or violations of other laws will be reviewed by the Sheriff Office before an applicant can be appointed. Information obtained during the background investigation will be considered in the hiring decision. Convictions of the Domestic Violence Statute will be a disqualifying factor.

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Posted: September 5, 2017

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