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Toxicology Forensic Scientist 2

Pennsylvania State Police, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Salary: $58,895.00 - $89,448.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: April 15, 2021

The Pennsylvania State Police is looking for a qualified and experienced individual to fill a Forensic Scientist 2 position within their Harrisburg Regional Laboratory's Toxicology Section.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • As a Forensic Scientist 2 within the Toxicology Section, you will perform qualitative and quantitative analyses on physical evidence submitted for toxicology testing using acceptable methods of identification including, but not limited to, microscopy, spectroscopy, and chromatography employing techniques accepted by the Scientific Working Group for Forensic Toxicology (SWGTOX)/Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Toxicology Subcommittee.
  • You will also be responsible for testifying in court as an expert witness when required, on chain of custody, analytical techniques and the result of analysis of evidence examined.


  • Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - One year as a Forensic Scientist 1; OR One year as a Forensic DNA Scientist 1; OR Two years of professional laboratory work experience in the chemical, physical or biological analysis and comparison of criminal evidence and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, forensic science or a closely related physical or natural science, which includes or is supplemented by 16 college credits in chemistry.
  • This particular position also requires that applicants possess two years of full-time professional laboratory work experience in forensic toxicology related to drug testing.
  • Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions.
Legal Requirements: A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports You must pass a background investigation

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Posted: April 5, 2021

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