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Forensic Analyst

Wyoming Attorney General's Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Salary: $25.55 - $32.93 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

The Attorney General's Office, Division of Criminal Investigation, is searching for a Forensic Analyst. This family of positions includes those individuals responsible for handling the physical evidence of a crime in a laboratory setting for agencies of the State of Wyoming. Conduct field crime scene work to gather and analyze evidence. Under general supervision, these positions are responsible for performing specific forensic examinations supporting ongoing criminal investigations, creating written reports outlining those examinations, and presenting the results in court as necessary. These positions may have some input into setting a budget and are responsible for assuring project goals are achieved.

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Duties:

  • Perform analysis on evidence and prepare detailed reports summarizing examination findings for law enforcement personnel and the legal community.
  • Examination, identification, and comparison of evidence and/or investigation of various types of crimes.
  • Conducts routine examination and/or investigation with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates effective use of case management to meet the case and/or court deadlines.
  • Provide expert forensic guidance and advice to judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys to prepare exploratory questions for witnesses.
  • Perform quality control and quality assurance checks on chemicals, standards, and quality affecting materials used in the respective unit.
  • Testing purchased chemicals and reagents for efficacy and reliability before they are used in casework.
  • Perform technical and/or administrative review on reports generated by other Unit personnel. May perform technical review and confirmation of identifications and associations on reports in multiple sub-disciplines.
  • Testifies as an expert witness.
  • Conduct field crime scene work to gather and analyze evidence.

Requirements:

PREFERENCES:
  • Preference may be given to candidates with degrees in Chemistry, Toxicology, Biology, or other physical sciences plus 1 or more years of progressive work experience in a forensic laboratory.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who complete competency testing in the scope of practice as required by the laboratory's accreditation standards.
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Knowledge of criminal law.
  • Knowledge of forensic laboratory technique analysis and applications.
  • Knowledge of methods, procedures, equipment, and materials used in forensic analysis and their applications and limitations.
  • Knowledge of research or investigative techniques and controls, which limit or expand the significance of the findings.
  • Knowledge of the impact of work and testing performed in compliance with accreditation and state/federal regulations.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures, with emphasis on those procedures associated with the handling of biohazardous materials.
  • Knowledge of the theory and application of forensic sciences, statistics, and evidence preservation processes relates to modern forensic laboratory techniques, practices, and procedures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree (typically in Science)
  • Experience: 0-3 years of progressive work experience in (Forensic Crime) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Forensic Specialist
  • Education & Experience Substitution: 4-6 years of progressive work experience in (Forensic Crime) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Forensic Specialist
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Subject to being on-call 24/7 for the response to field crime scenes.
NOTES:
  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • A valid driver's license may be required.
  • Successful applicants must pass a background investigation.

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Posted: January 13, 2021

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