Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist

Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, Digital Evidence, Little Rock, Arkansas

Salary: $37,332.00 - $62,616.00 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Forensic Scientist is responsible for the examination of evidence submitted by law enforcement personnel. After the examination has been completed, the results must be interpreted and a report prepared. Also, the analyst must be prepared to testify as an expert witness to their findings. This position is governed by state and federal laws agency/institution policy.

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  • Designs and conducts a series of analytical tests, including chemistry (Controlled Substances, Trace Evidence and Toxicology), biology (DNA, CODIS, and Serology), digital evidence analysis, latent print analysis, and firearms/toolmarks analysis on evidence submitted by law enforcement personnel.
  • Documents evidence and prepares detailed reports of findings detailing analytical methods and techniques used to support conclusions for submission to legal authorities and courts of law.
  • Testifies in court as an expert witness on the analysis of evidence and conclusions reached.
  • Researches scientific literature and exchanges information with peers to stay current with latest scientific advances in the analysis of criminal evidence.
  • Participates in the laboratory's proficiency testing program.
  • Provides training, technical support, and consultation to the law enforcement officers/agencies, attorneys, and other public officials and citizens of the state.
  • Conducts crime scene investigations, as requested by law enforcement agencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • THIS POSITION IS FOR A COMPUTER FORENSIC EXAMINER. Qualified applicants should possess a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science or a baccalaureate degree with a demonstrable knowledge in computer, electronic, or networking technologies.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of forensic analysis, and of forensic analytical methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and agency policies governing forensic activities.
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment used to perform forensic analysis.
  • Ability to plan and organize forensic analysis.
  • Ability to write descriptive results of analysis and appear as an expert witness in court.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to conduct research, establish new analytical procedures, and prepare and present training on the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: May 24, 2016

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