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Criminalist

Iowa Department of Public Safety, Ankeny, Iowa

Salary: $57,595.20 - $88,608.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: November 12, 2017

This position collects and preserves evidence and performs scientific analysis of physical materials in the investigation of crimes for the Division of Criminal Investigation Crime Laboratory; performs related work as required. Performs forensic science analysis, research and training; crime scene work; speaks and trains peace officers and fire fighters; court testimony and report writing.

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Duties:

This position collects and preserves evidence and performs scientific analysis of physical materials in the investigation of crimes for the Division of Criminal Investigation Crime Laboratory; performs related work as required. Performs forensic science analysis, research and training; crime scene work; speaks and trains peace officers and fire fighters; court testimony and report writing.

This position will be assigned to the DNA section of the laboratory and must meet the criteria listed below. The candidate must have, at a minimum, a BA/BS degree or its equivalent degree in biology, chemistry or a forensic science-related area and must have successfully completed college course work (graduate or undergraduate level) covering the subject areas of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (molecular genetics, recombinant DNA technology) or other subjects which provide a basic understanding of the foundation of forensic DNA analysis, as well as course work and/or training in statistics and population genetics as it applies to forensic DNA analysis.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualification Requirements
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics or a closely related physical or natural laboratory science;
  • OR
  • an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of experience in a crime laboratory performing firearms identification, latent print identification, document examination, trace evidence, forensic toxicology, forensic serology, forensic photography, or crime scene investigation and forensic training, for one year (thirty semester hours) of the required education.
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  • College coursework or class from an accredited college or university covering the subject areas of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology.

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Posted: October 23, 2017



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