Employment Opportunity


Forensic Scientist II

Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore, Maryland

Salary: $64,505.00 - $103,208.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: July 11, 2019

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • A Forensic Scientist II conducts complex level of work in chemical, biological, physical or comparative analysis of criminal evidence in the Forensic Lab of unknown substances and evidence involved in crimes.
  • Employees perform laboratory tests or comparative analyses in one of the specialized forensic discipline: Firearms and tool marking; Controlled Dangerous Substances; Toxicology, Serology, DNA, Trace Evidence or Latent Print Examination.
  • Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.
  • Incumbents receive general supervision from a technical supervisor.
  • Employees in this class work a rotating shift and are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Work is performed in a laboratory where there is exposure to toxic fumes and chemicals, unknown dangerous substances and sharp laboratory instruments.
  • Work requires minimal physical exertion.

Requirements:

EDUCATION:
  • Have a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, forensic science, criminal justice or a related physical or natural science from an accredited college or university.
EXPERIENCE:
  • Have two years of experience in comparative analysis or scientific evaluation of evidence; examining firearms or examining and identifying latent fingerprints including experience in providing testimony in moot or criminal court.
NOTE (EQUIVALENCIES):
  • Have a master's degree in chemistry, biology, forensic science, criminal justice or a related physical or natural science from an accredited college or university and one year of experience in comparative analysis or scientific evaluation of evidence; examining firearms or examining and identifying latent fingerprints including experience in providing testimony in moot or criminal court.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, AND CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Positions in the Drug Analysis Unit require certification by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to analyze Controlled Dangerous Substances.
  • Certification from a National Certifying Board in Latent Print Examination may be required.

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Posted: June 28, 2019


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