Employment Opportunity

Forensic Technologist - Biology/DNA

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Salary: $29,344.38 per year

Final Filing Date: December 31, 2018

Biology/DNA sections are located in Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Tampa.

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This is professional work conducting laboratory tests and experiments, gathering instrumental data and documenting results while assisting crime laboratory analysts in the examination and/or analysis of physical evidence in criminal investigations submitted to the crime laboratory, and evaluating analytical methods and procedures.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's or advanced degree in physical, biological or forensic science from an accredited college or university with completion of at least 20 credit hours in physical or biological science related coursework graded at a ā€œCā€ or better. College coursework (graduate or undergraduate level) graded at a ā€œCā€ or better covering at least two of the following three subject areas is required: biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology (molecular genetics or recombinant DNA technology). If courses are not specifically named molecular biology, biochemistry, or genetics on the transcripts, then a course description from the university for the time period the course was taken must be provided with the application, and a syllabus for the course must be available upon request to be considered for the position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of laboratory terminology and techniques used in the analysis of physical evidence within a forensic laboratory;
  • Knowledge of scientific method and the ability to independently apply it in the analysis of samples and conducting experiments;
  • Knowledge of the correct procedures of handling and preserving physical evidence;
  • Skill in the use of a variety of scientific laboratory or field equipment;
  • Skill in communicating laboratory procedures to others;
  • Ability to conduct laboratory tests;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Ability to testify in court regarding the results of testing.

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Posted: September 17, 2018

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