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Crime Laboratory Analyst - Crime Scene

Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Jacksonville, Florida

Starting salary: $50,948.00 - This salary may be negotiable dependent upon qualifications.

Final Filing Date: February 14, 2019

While the position is assigned to the Jacksonville laboratory, the first 12-14 months of training could take place in any of our following FDLE laboratories: Fort Myers, Pensacola, Tallahassee or Jacksonville. The moving and living costs of training in the Fort Myers, Pensacola or Tallahassee laboratories and eventual relocation costs to Jacksonville will be incurred by you. These costs will not be covered by FDLE .

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Duties:

  • This is professional work conducting technical and scientific examinations, gathering instrumental data and documenting results. Analysts utilize highly technical procedures and processes in the recognition, identification and collection of various types of physical evidence.
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.

Requirements:

To be considered as a potential candidate, you must meet the minimum requirement(s) listed below. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants will be considered trainees unless they have relevant forensic experience and an assessment by FDLE is satisfactorily completed.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • (1) 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;
  • OR
  • (2) a nonscience degree with the completion of at least 12 credit hours in physical or biological science related coursework graded at a ā€œCā€ or better and a minimum of two years professional experience in an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency in the specific discipline being advertised.
  • (3) International Association for Identification (IAI)
  • Certification or professional experience in either an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency in the specific discipline being advertised may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

  • An official transcript is needed to confirm your qualifications for this position. If applying for multiple forensic laboratory positions, only one set of official, sealed transcripts is required. TRANSCRIPTS MUST STATE THAT THE DEGREE HAS BEEN AWARDED. OFFICIAL, SEALED TRANSCRIPTS FROM ALL UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED MUST BE PROVIDED BEFORE APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED. Your application will be processed after all materials are received. Please notify us if your last name has changed from what is on the transcript. Transcripts should be mailed to: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Attention: Office of Human Resources-Lab Applicant, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee FL 32302-1489.
Notes:
  • Applicants being considered for employment with FDLE will be required to submit to drug testing and a background investigation, which includes a financial credit check. Responses to qualifying questions will be credited only if verifiable by skills and/or experience listed on the employment application. The elements of the selection process may include a work sample and/or oral interview. Applicants may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated time frame may exclude the applicant from further consideration. Starting salary will be at the minimum of the class pay range unless otherwise dictated by FDLE's pay policy guidelines. Trainees will be required to sign an FDLE employment agreement and commit to employment with FDLE during training and for three (3) years after completing training. A financial penalty may be imposed for failure to complete the employment agreement. Training may take place outside of assigned region. This position is classified as Special Risk retirement, which provides members a greater retirement credit accrual rate and requires fewer years of service to reach full retirement benefits than is required for nonSpecial Risk members. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement. Preference will be given to current FDLE members who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position. Preference may be given to applicants in the State Personnel System who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position. Preference may be given to current FDLE employees.

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How to apply: Please contact Crime Scene Supervisor Bill Spannhake if interested in applying: 904-360-7180; williamspannhake@fdle.state.fl.us. If possible, please email a resume with your interest.

Posted: February 8, 2019


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