Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist Trainee

Pennsylvania State Police, Erie, Pennsylvania

Salary: $45,184.00 - $68,695.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: May 4, 2021

The Pennsylvania State Police is looking for a qualified individual to fill an entry-level Forensic Scientist Trainee position within the Erie Regional Laboratory.

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  • As a Forensic Scientist Trainee, you will participate in a structured training program designed to develop knowledge, understanding, and technical skill related to drug identification, report preparation, and courtroom testimony.


  • 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 - 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 the applicant possesses a minimum of 24 college credits in chemistry coursework.
  • A copy of your college transcripts must be submitted with your application. You may upload your document as an Attachment during the application process.
  • 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).
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions
Legal Requirements:
  • You must pass a background investigation

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Posted: April 20, 2021

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