Employment Opportunity

Forensic Toxicology Chemist

Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Pontiac, Michigan

Salary: $61,001.72 - $80,010.58 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The purpose of this examination is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present or possible future vacancies in this classification. For each vacancy, a Department Director/Division Manager has the choice of the applicants in the top group. This list will remain in effect for six months, unless exhausted, superseded by a new eligible list or extended for another six months by the Human Resources Committee.

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  • Under general supervision, performs chemical analysis of solid chemical substances for the detection of drugs.
  • Performs confirmation of all chemical tests.
  • Prepares reagents, calibration standards, and control samples used in analytical methods.
  • Follows direction as to which of the laboratory standard analyses are to be performed for each case.
  • Compiles information and prepares technical reports regarding the analytical findings.
  • Participates in the peer review process of tests and data collected from sample analysis.
  • May testify in court regarding laboratory test results, procedures and operations.
  • Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.


At the time of application, applicants must:
  • Posses a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Toxicology, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or closely related Forensic Science or Biomedical Science degree; AND Have had two (2) year of full-time analytical experience in Toxicology or Forensic Chemistry;
  • OR
  • Possess a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Forensic Toxicology, Toxicology, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or closely related Forensic Science or Biomedical Science field; AND Have had one (1) year of full-time analytical experience in Toxicology or Forensic Chemistry.
  • Pass the complete examination, including the employment physical, established for this classification.
  • Successfully complete the six month probationary period.

  • NOTE: Applicants possessing transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States will be required to provide documentation of degree equivalency from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://naces.org/members.html). The degree evaluation will be required for application processing.

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Posted: May 6, 2019

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