Employment Opportunity


Forensic Chemist II – Control Substance

Monroe County Department of Public Safety, Rochester, New York

Salary: $46,575 - $61,455 annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

This is a technical position in the Department of Public Safety, County Crime Laboratory responsible for conducting laboratory tests and procedures for the examination and analysis of controlled substances or chemicals gathered as evidence.

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Duties:

  • Duties include preparing and presenting findings in written reports and serving as an expert witness in court.
  • Work involves the use and maintenance of sophisticated modern laboratory instruments.
  • All work is performed in accordance with Federal and State accreditation requirements and departmental procedure manuals and guidelines.
  • This position differs from Forensic Chemist III – Controlled Substances in that it handles more complex examinations and cases, and has increased independence.
  • The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of, a Forensic Chemist I – Controlled Substances, or other higher level staff member.
  • Does related work as required.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: : EITHER:
  • (A) Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, or criminalistics including or supplemented by at least twelve (12) semester credit hours or its equivalent in chemistry at the graduate or undergraduate level, plus one (1) year of full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory conducting chemical analysis;
  • OR
  • (B) Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, or criminalistics including or supplemented by at least twelve (12) semester credit hours or its equivalent in chemistry, plus two (2) years of full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory conducting chemical analysis;
  • OR
  • (C) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Candidates for employment with Monroe County Government will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test, along with a background investigation. Failure to meet the standards may result in disqualification.
  • If you are appointed, you will be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:
  • Applicant must be a resident of Monroe County at the time of appointment.

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How to apply: Send Civil Service Application to:

    Monroe County Department of Public Safety Crime Lab
    85 West Broad Street
    Rochester, New York 14614

Posted: January 14, 2018


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