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California Department of Justice, Sacramento, California

Salary: $3,795.00 - $7,989.00 per month

Final Filing Date: February 28, 2020

This position is located in the Division of Law Enforcement, Bureau of Forensic Services, Sacramento Laboratory, Toxicology Program.

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Desirable Qualifications - In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Knowledge of: Scientific methods and techniques used in examining crime scenes; tests for the identity and comparison of blood and physiological fluids; tests for explosives and flammable materials; toxicological analyses; tests of hair and fibers, glass, soil, paint, and similar materials, and equipment necessary to conduct these tests; modern methods and techniques in investigations of major crimes; current trends in toxicology, general chemistry and microchemistry; modern types of small arms and the techniques of conducting all types of firearms, bullet, and tool mark comparisons; methods used in the examination of documents in criminal cases; photographic and photomicrographic principles and practices as applied to Criminalists; and chromatographic techniques.
  • Ability to: Make extensive use of scientific methods and techniques at the scene of a crime; make effective use of microscopes, spectrograph, infrared and ultra-violet spectrophotometer, and gas chromatograph; use micro methods for determining physical constants such as refractive index and density; recognize the need for and develop and evaluate new test methods and procedures; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; conduct applied research to develop and validate state-of-the-art evidence examination techniques and have the ability to testify effectively in court.

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Posted: February 13, 2020

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