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Biological Processing Laboratory Analyst

Boca Raton Police Department, Boca Raton, Florida

Salary: $28.88 - $48.46 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Laboratory Analyst is responsible for pre-screening items collected at a crime scene to determine if there is DNA evidence that is recoverable and useable. Duties include identifying, examining, preserving, and documenting biological stains and trace evidence. The Analyst also conducts administrative duties and is responsible for formal reporting and testifying in Federal, State, and local court.

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Duties:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Perform visual screening of evidence to identify biological stains and trace evidence;
  • Perform presumptive and confirmatory testing to identify biological stains such as blood and semen;
  • Swabs items for touch DNA;
  • Writes laboratory reports identifying the sample, stating the methods and procedures used;
  • Testifies in Federal, State, and local court.
RELATED TASKS:
  • Preparation of reagents;
  • Quality assurance and quality checks of reagents;
  • Documentation of reagent preparation;
  • Present technical testimony in court, as well as for depositions to prosecutors and defense attorneys;
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and instruments;
  • Cleaning of laboratory and equipment;
  • Calibrating lab equipment and instruments;
  • Data entry, filing, inventory, and maintaining records;
  • Preserve crime scene evidence and maintain chain of custody;
  • Review case reports of second analyst;
  • Perform related tasks as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of common methods, procedures, and good laboratory practices;
  • Skilled in calibrating and operating of analytical instruments, and perform analyses and tests by applying established methods and procedures;
  • General computer knowledge.

Requirements:

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • BA/BS from an accredited college, in the field of Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Genetics or related area required;
  • Experience in the areas of serological and DNA techniques, technical leadership, and to those who have interned or worked in a laboratory where good laboratory practices were implemented preferred.
CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
  • Must be able to successfully complete serological training, evidence handling training, and bloodborne pathogens training, after completing a training program for Laboratory Analysts.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Possession of a valid State of Florida driver's license.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS OR CONDITIONS:
  • Lift, carry and push articles weighing up to 25 lbs.
  • Be able to wear safety glasses, goggles, respirator, coveralls, gloves, face shield, mask, and biohazard suit.
  • Exposure to poisons, animals/insect bites, mist, gases, smoke, irritants, asphyxiants, and bloodborne pathogens.

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Posted: October 21, 2021

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