Employment Opportunity

Forensic Biologist II

Baltimore County Police Department, Towson, Maryland

Salary: $53,396.00 - $66,671.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under general supervision, conducts biological analyses and examinations of physical evidence pertaining to law enforcement investigations, prepares reports of analyses, and provides expert testimony in court. Conducts laboratory quality assurance, safety, and training programs.

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  • Receives and logs evidence from evidence custodians in accordance with rules of chain of custody.
  • Examines various types of evidence to locate and identify biological stains such as blood, semen, spermatozoa or other types of body fluids.
  • Selects appropriate biological stains for further DNA analyses.
  • Peer reviews biology analysis casework.
  • Performs periodic proficiency tests to maintain qualification.
  • Instructs investigators, forensic technicians, and police officers on the proper collection, preservation, and submission of physical evidence.
  • Assists and advises the Office of the States Attorney on the forensic aspects of case.
  • Participates in laboratory quality assurance and quality control programs.
  • Follows established laboratory standards, policies and procedures.
  • Participates in program audits and lab accreditation activities.
  • Leads and instructs Forensic Biologist I's.
  • May present lectures to students, citizens, and members of other judicial system branches on the role of forensics and expert witnesses in the criminal justice systems.
  • Cleans and maintains laboratory facilities and equipment.
  • Performs other related duties.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or a forensic science-related field which shall have included at least twenty-four semester hours in biology and must have successfully completed college course work 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
  • plus
  • at least one year of work experience in the scientific evaluation of biological evidence.
Character Requirements
  • All applicants must be of good moral character and emotionally stable, as determined by a comprehensive background investigation and test for drug use.
Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of education to meet the required qualifications of the position. Transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study and the titles and credit hours of the courses taken in the required subject areas. Copies of unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.
Proof of Degree of Equivalency
  • Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside of the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (

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Posted: November 9, 2017

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