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Forensic Scientist II - DNA Analyst

New Mexico Department of Public Safety, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Salary: $47,510 - $82,667 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The Purpose of this position is to serve as specialists in an area of expertise/scientific discipline and are responsible for identifying and analyzing physical evidence related to their specialization that is collected from criminal investigations

THIS POSTING WILL BE USED TO CONDUCT ONGOING RECRUITMENT AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL THIS VACANCY HAS BEEN FILLED.

Forensic Scientists in the Department of Public Safety support the New Mexico law enforcement community in the investigation of crimes by receiving and maintaining physical evidence custody; preparing reports that document their findings; provide expert opinions in their scientific specialization to investigators; and provide expert witness testimony regarding their findings in a court of law. The selected candidate will be responsible for independently identifying and analyzing biological matter and/or DNA evidence related to criminal investigations.

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Duties:

This position will be responsible for the following:
  • Producing formal reports that accurately identify and analyze biological matter and/or DNA evidence to determine their significance to the investigation
  • Presenting the results, conclusions and expert opinion in the scientific analysis of the biological matter/ DNA
  • Providing expert witness testimony regarding their findings in courts of law throughout the State of New Mexico
  • Performing QA/QC to assure quality analysis, evidence integrity, and maintain accreditation standards
  • Continue training to develop competency and proficiency in their area of specialization, specifically biological matter/ DNA analysis for this position, as required

Requirements:

Minimum Qualification
  • Work is performed in a forensic laboratory setting with exposure to chemicals, biological fluids including exposure to noise from equipment and instruments utilized in the laboratory.
  • Work is performed under stressful situations with strict deadlines.
  • Frequent walking, standing, sitting and bending is required, and have the ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.

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Posted: March 2, 2021

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