Employment Opportunity

Crime Laboratory Analyst - Trace Evidence

Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tallahassee and Orlando, Florida

Salary: $50,948.00 per year

Final Filing Date: December 31, 2018

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Analysts in the Trace Evidence section typically examine small microscopic items of evidence sometimes no larger than a grain of sand. These examinations include paint/polymers, glass, fibers, fracture match, and bulb filaments.


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 15 credit hours in chemistry coursework graded at a “C” 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 5, 2018

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