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Crime Laboratory Analyst - Chemistry

Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary: $50,948.00 per year

Final Filing Date: December 31, 2017

Chemistry sections are located in Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola, and Tampa only.

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Analysts in the Chemistry section conduct detailed microscopic, chemical and instrumental analysis on physical evidence to determine if such materials contain controlled substances as defined by Florida Statutes. Instrumental analysis includes operation and interpretation of complex instrumentation such as ultraviolet, fluorescence and infrared spectrophotometers, automated gas chromatographs and automated mass spectrometers.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's or advanced degree in physical, biological or forensic science from an accredited college or university with the completion of at least 25 credit hours in chemistry coursework graded at a ā€œCā€ or better.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques used in the analysis of physical evidence as it applies to the forensic laboratory; knowledge of the correct procedures for providing expert testimony in court; knowledge of the procedures for packaging, handling and preserving evidence; knowledge of what constitutes physical evidence; knowledge of the scientific method of conducting research; skill in the use of scientific laboratory equipment; skill in calibrating and maintaining laboratory equipment; ability to conduct forensic science experiments, analyze results, formulate conclusions and present findings verbally and in writing; ability to give sworn testimony as an expert witness in court; ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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Posted: September 14, 2017

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