Employment Opportunity

Forensic Analyst - Biology

Southwest Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Salary: $3,537 per month to start

Final Filing Date: March 15, 2021

Southwest Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory is hiring a new Forensic Analyst in the Biology Department. All applications are due by March 15, 2021.

Pay/Benefits: The starting salary for a Forensic Analyst is $3,537 per month and includes a variety of benefits including employer paid health insurance for the employee and enrollment in the sheriff’s pension plan. Additional information regarding benefits can be obtained by contacting cmorris@cpso.com

Job Purpose: Individuals employed as a Forensic Analyst are responsible for analysis of evidence, issuing reports containing the results of those analysis, and presenting those results in court.

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Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Acquire and maintain technical competency in the forensic analysis of at least one technical department;
  • Conduct forensic bench work analysis on routine materials of varying complexity and difficulty;
  • Issue Certified Laboratory Reports;
  • Perform administrative, support, and quality functions as necessary to maintain analytical service;
  • Assist in maintenance of the Lab's safety equipment, analytical equipment and instruments;
  • Maintain effective communications with supervising technical analyst;
  • Participate in the Lab's proficiency testing program;
  • Participate in continuing education and training programs;
  • Read current scientific literature in your technical department;
  • Receive a satisfactory evaluation of job performance.
Essential Functions:
  • Communicate clearly in English both orally and in writing with both scientific and non-scientific personnel;
  • Attend out-of-state training for extended periods of time;
  • Differentiate and determine color;
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment;
  • Perform complex scientific procedures and manipulations following Laboratory Policy and Procedures;
  • Adhere to established laboratory safety practices as required by the Laboratory Safety Manual.


Job Requirements:
  • A minimum Baccalaureate Degree in a biology-, chemistry-, or forensic science-related discipline including a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work covering the following subject areas: biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and statistics or population genetics.
  • The applicant can also be obtaining their degree, as long as the degree will be obtained prior to July 1, 2021.
Personal Work Relationships:
  • Work with other laboratory personnel as necessary;
  • Work with persons submitting evidence from law enforcement agencies;
  • Work with attorneys, prosecution and defense, and other court personnel.
Physical Effort and Work Environment:
  • Perform the majority of the work in a laboratory environment;
  • Work routinely with evidence and a variety of chemicals;
  • Work with potential biohazard material;
  • Travel may be required.

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How to apply: Complete the application at https://www.cpso.com/employment/ and send the completed application, resume, and transcripts (can be unofficial but will require official prior to hiring) to: Monica Quaal, 721B E. Prien Lake Rd. Lake Charles, LA 70601 OR mquaal@cpso.com

Posted: January 19, 2021

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