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Forensic Scientist - Drug Chemistry

New York State Police, Western Regional Crime Laboratory, Olean, New York

Salary: Starting from $44,564.00 to $61,496.00

Final Filing Date: September 26, 2017

Salary:
  • Forensic Scientist 1 - Drug Chemistry, SG-14 - $44,564.00.
  • Forensic Scientist 2 - Drug Chemistry, SG-18 - $55,494.00.
  • Forensic Scientist 3 - Drug Chemistry, SG-20 - $61,496.00.

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Duties:

Forensic Scientist 1 - Drug Chemistry
  • Will be familiar with and aware of work completed and analyses performed in other laboratory sections.
  • Will successfully complete drug chemistry training under the guidance of the Supervisor of Forensic Services - Technical Coordinator - Drug Chemistry. Appropriate training with competency and/or proficiency tests will be completed before assuming any casework.
  • Will inform the appropriate supervisor of any unusual or unexpected developments that may occur during his/her analysis.
Forensic Scientist 2 - Drug Chemistry
  • Will be proficient in all of the duties of a Forensic Scientist 1 - Drug Chemistry.
  • Will be expected to perform appropriate analysis on casework which is technically of limited complexity utilizing standard established procedures. When standard procedures are not applicable, the Forensic Scientist 2 will discuss alternate or modified methodologies with the Supervisor of Forensic Services - Technical Coordinator - Drug Chemistry or designated Forensic Scientist 3 prior to conducting analysis.
  • Will plan and execute analyses, including proper quality control procedures, using instrumentation and techniques as necessary. Results will be interpreted and findings reported for court purposes.
  • Will inform the appropriate supervisor of any unusual or unexpected developments that may occur during his/her analysis.
  • Will be expected to maintain and enhance his/her expertise and maintain technical proficiency in the field of forensic Drug Chemistry.
Forensic Scientist 3 - Drug Chemistry
  • Will be assigned analyses of complex cases and will exercise considerable independent judgment in evaluating possible alternative methods of analysis and modify existing methodology to fit each particular investigation, subject to approval of the Supervisor of Forensic Services - Technical Coordinator - Drug Chemistry.
  • Will be proficient in all of the duties of a Forensic Scientist 2 - Drug Chemistry.
  • Will interpret data and results derived from analyses and report findings and conclusions.
  • Will work with little supervision and will inform the appropriate supervisor of any unusual or unexpected developments that may occur during his/her analysis.
  • Expected to perform troubleshooting and maintenance tasks within the section.
  • May be required to assume the duties of the Forensic Scientist 4 - Drug Chemistry Technical Coordinator or Supervisor of Forensic Services - Drug Chemistry in his/her absence.

Requirements:

Forensic Scientist 1 - Drug Chemistry
  • Shall have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in the Natural or Physical Sciences. No prior laboratory experience is required.
Forensic Scientist 2 - Drug Chemistry
  • Shall have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in the Natural or Physical Sciences.
  • AND
  • Have a minimum of eighteen months satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist 1 - Drug Chemistry or its equivalent in another laboratory.
  • AND
  • If applicable, have gained experience in testimony as an expert witness and have established his/her credentials as an expert in various courts of record.
Forensic Scientist 3 - Drug Chemistry
  • Shall have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in the Natural or Physical Sciences.
  • AND
  • Have a minimum of four years satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist - Drug Chemistry or its equivalent in another laboratory.
  • AND
  • If applicable, experience in testimony as an expert witness and have established his/her credentials as an expert in various courts of record.

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Posted: September 6, 2017



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