Employment Opportunity

Crime Laboratory Technician, CODIS

Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas

Salary: $3,836.16 - $4,673.16 per month

Final Filing Date: May 6, 2021

Performs advanced (senior-level) crime laboratory work. Work involves mixing of chemical reagents and performing a variety of technical, maintenance and troubleshooting activities in the crime laboratory, and other general laboratory duties. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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  • May prepare buffers, reagents, stock solutions, etc., as required by section analysts in the laboratory. Maintain proper stock of supplies in support of laboratory analysts.
  • Oversee the maintenance and handling of evidence, including receipt, bar coding, storage, return, destruction, and inventory within the laboratory section.
  • Monitor and maintain the laboratory section in a clean and orderly manner.
  • May enter and update sample inventory in a personal computer database.
  • May autoclave glassware, bio-hazardous waste, reagents, and plasticware as necessary.
  • May assist with supply and chemical ordering and maintenance of order records.
  • Assist with lab instrument and inventory transfers and install new or transferred equipment. May prepare and/or submit the annual property inventory checklist to the Manager/Supervisor of the Laboratory.
  • Perform section administrative duties related to case receipt.
  • May assist in the maintenance, and repairs to crime laboratory equipment, hardware, and apparatus.
  • Attend work regularly and observe approved work hours in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma/equivalent plus a minimum of an associate's degree or equivalent, which includes eight (8) semester hours of college Chemistry.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in a laboratory environment performing similar tasks to those described above.
Substitution Note:
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in a natural science (chemistry, biology, physics, etc.) with a minimum of 8 hours of Chemistry may be substituted for the experience.
  • Six (6) months of additional full time work experience in a law enforcement setting handling evidence (receipt, destruction, inventory, etc.) may substitute for the eight (8) semester hours in college Chemistry required.
Licensure and/or Certification
  • If driving is required, must possess a valid driver license from state of residence.
  • A forensic analyst license from TFSC (Texas Forensic Science Commission) may be required.

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Posted: April 23, 2021

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