Employment Opportunity

Criminalist I

Kauai Police Department, Kauai, Hawaii

Salary: $48,948.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Performs a variety of standard physical, chemical, instrumental and microscopic analyses of evidence in connection with crime detection and law enforcement work; assists with more complex investigations and studies, and with assigned phases of research projects; and performs other related duties as required.


Training and Experience:
  • A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in chemistry or a related field, and one year of laboratory work experience involving a variety of chemical analyses.
License Requirement:
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license (Hawaii Type 3 or equivalent).
Knowledge of:
  • The principles of general, inorganic and analytical chemistry; the methods and techniques of chemical laboratory analysis, laboratory procedures and practices; general principles, techniques and terminology used in physical and chemical diagnoses of substances; common drugs, poisons and narcotics; uses and care of laboratory instruments and equipment.
Ability to:
  • onduct standard chemical and microscopic examinations, use standard laboratory instruments and equipment; analyze and interpret results of examinations and comparisons; learn to analyze a variety of substances including blood, blood stains, human exudates and excretion, drugs and narcotics; learn to process latent prints; learn to take casts of impressions at the scene of a crime; learn to conduct ballistic tests; keep records and prepare reports of laboratory procedures, observations and findings; explain results of tests, understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Health and Physical Condition Requirements:
  • Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties.

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Posted: January 13, 2020

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