Employment Opportunity


Crime Lab Scientist 1

Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Division of Forensic Sciences, Decatur, Georgia

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Final Filing Date: December 31, 2018

The GBI Crime Lab is seeking to build a pool of qualified applicants for all areas in the Forensic Disciplines.
  • Forensic Biology/DNA
  • Forensic Serology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Impressions (Latent Prints)
  • Trace Evidence
  • Firearms/Toolmark Examiner

Applicants must specify which Forensic Discipline they are interested in when applying.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

Forensic Biology/DNA
  • Under immediate supervision perform analytical procedures related to DNA analysis of biological samples for the GBI Crime Lab. Performs DNA analysis of physiological fluids for the purpose of identification and individualization. The type of material typically examined includes, but is not limited to semen and saliva collected at crime scenes or from articles of physical evidence.
Forensic Serologist
  • Under immediate supervision perform analytical procedures related to serology analysis of biological samples for the GBI Crime Lab. Performs serology analysis of physiological fluids for the purpose of identification and individualization. The type of material typically examined includes, but is not limited to semen and saliva collected at crime scenes or from articles of physical evidence.
Forensic Chemistry
  • Under immediate or limited supervision perform laboratory examinations, scientific analysis and comparisons on physical evidence submitted by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for investigative and legal purposes.
Forensic Toxicology
  • Under immediate supervision train to perform analytical procedures related to blood, urine, stomach contents and tissues to establish whether traces of alcohol, drugs or poisons are present, and if so, in what quantity for the GBI Crime Lab.
Trace Evidence
  • Under immediate or limited supervision perform laboratory examinations and comparisons of physical evidence (paint, plastic, hair, fiber, glass, fractured materials, general materials, and gunshot residue) submitted by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for investigative and legal purposes.
Impressions (Latent Prints)
  • Under immediate or limited supervision analyzes and compares latent prints to known prints of individuals in an effort to make identifications or exclusions on physical evidence submitted by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for investigative and legal purposes.
Firearms/Toolmark Examiner
  • Under immediate or limited supervision performs laboratory examinations and comparisons on physical evidence (firearms and components, bullets and cartridge cases, distance determination tests, tool markings, serial number restoration, and NIBIN database) submitted by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for investigative and legal purposes.

Requirements:

Forensic Biology/DNA
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in biology or chemistry that included the successful completion of at least 40 semester hours (or 60 quarter hours) of related major course work. Major course work must include the successful completion of at least nine cumulative semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) in the following required subject areas: Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology.
Forensic Serologist
  • A bachelor's of science degree from an accredited college or university with a major in biology, chemistry or closely related major (natural sciences) that included the successful completion of at least 40 semester hours (or 60 quarter hours) of related major course work.
Forensic Chemistry
  • A bachelor's degree with a major in Chemistry from an accredited college or university.
  • OR
  • A Forensic Science degree, which included the successful completion of at least 40 semester (or 60 quarter) hours of chemistry coursework.
Forensic Toxicology
  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry from an accredited college or university.
  • OR
  • A Forensic Science degree, which included the successful completion of at least 40 semester (or 60 quarter) hours of chemistry coursework.
Trace Evidence
  • A bachelor's degree in a natural, physical, or forensic science from an accredited college or university with the successful completion of at least 40 semester (or 60 quarter) hours of coursework in natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc...).
Impressions (Latent Prints)
  • Bachelor's degree in a natural, physical, or forensic science from an accredited college or university with the successful completion of at least 40 semester (or 60 quarter) hours of coursework in natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc...).
Firearms/Toolmark Examiner
  • Bachelor's degree in a natural, physical, or forensic science from an accredited college or university with the successful completion of at least 40 semester (or 60 quarter) hours of coursework in natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc...).

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: November 26, 2018


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