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Criminalist I, II, or III (DNA Casework)

Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory, Jefferson City, Missouri

Salary: $3,432.00 - $4,710.00 Monthly

Final Filing Date: November 21, 2019

A Criminalist position now exists within DNA Casework Section of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Crime Laboratory Division. The official domicile for this position is Jefferson City, Missouri. This position is classified as non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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  • This is an entry-level position where the employee performs technical work in the scientific analysis of body fluids.
  • An employee in this position participates in a formal and on-the-job training program.
  • Work is performed under immediate supervision.


Criminalist I:
  • Possess a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) or an advanced degree in a biology, chemistry or forensic science related area; coursework must include 20 semester hours in biology and shall have successfully completed college course work (graduate or undergraduate level) in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and statistics and/or population genetics totaling at least twelve semester or equivalent credit hours. These courses must comply with the current FBI Quality Assurance Audit Document. A minimum acceptable grade of C or equivalent in the core biology courses is required.
Criminalist II:
  • Possess the above mentioned academic requirement AND at least two years of experience as a Criminalist I - DNA Casework/Screening or comparable experience.
Criminalist III:
  • Possess the above mentioned academic requirement AND at least two years of experience as a Criminalist II - DNA Casework/Screening or comparable experience.
  • Must provide a DNA sample to be used only for forensic identification as required at the time of appointment.
  • Must be able to pass a polygraph examination after conditional offer of employment.
  • Must submit to periodic random drug testing.
  • Must possess and/or obtain a valid Missouri Driver’s License.

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Posted: November 8, 2019

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