Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, Beaufort, South Carolina

Salary: $40,000 - $50,000 per year

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Services Laboratory, an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, is currently accepting applications for a Forensic Scientist position in the Chemistry Section.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Under the direction of the Forensic Drug Identification Technical Leader:
  • Uses scientific testing procedures to analyze evidence in order to determine the presence of controlled substances.
  • Prepares accurate and precise notes and technical reports.
  • Testifies as an expert witness regarding the scientific conclusions obtained from analysis.
  • Provides technical assistance to members of law enforcement and the criminal justice community.
  • Performs maintenance, calibration, and quality control on scientific instruments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Forensic Sciences or a closely related science field from an accredited college/university.
  • A minimum of twenty hours of coursework in Chemistry.
  • A Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, or a closely related field from an accredited college/university.
  • American Board of Criminalistics Certification
  • Two or more years of experience as a qualified forensic scientist specializing in Drug Identification.

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How to apply: Download an application

Submit all materials to:
    Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office
    Recruiting Unit
    Attn: Lt. Martin Thomas
    Post Office Box 1758
    Beaufort, South Carolina 29901

Posted: January 25, 2018

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