Salary: $47,510 - $82,667 Annually
Final Filing Date: Continuous
As a Forensic Scientist Drug Chemist, the selected candidate will be provided on the job training related to performing analysis of controlled substance evidence with the intended goal of providing enough training and tenure, to perform independently as a case-working Forensic Drug Chemist. Upon successful completion of all training and demonstrated and sustained competent performance, the candidate will be responsible for independently collecting, classifying, identifying and analyzing controlled substance evidence related to criminal investigations; by using various chemical and instrumental analyses.
The Forensic Drug Chemist performs tests on substances submitted for analysis and identification and technically and administratively reviews the work of other Forensic Drug Chemists. Common evidence generally consists of assorted powders, crystalline substances, tablets, capsules, liquids or plant materials. Scientists utilize a battery of chemical and chromatographic tests to determine whether controlled substances may be present in items submitted as evidence. Positive identifications of controlled substances are achieved using Fourier-transform Infrared (FTIR) and Gas Chromatography/Mass-Spectrometry (GC-MS) instrumentation. Also, the Forensic Drug Chemist provides expert witness testimony regarding their findings in courts throughout New Mexico.
THIS POSTING WILL BE USED TO CONDUCT ONGOING RECRUITMENT AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL THIS VACANCY HAS BEEN FILLED
Duties:The Forensic Drug Chemist is responsible for the following:
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Posted: October 27, 2020
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