Employment Opportunity


Toledo Police Department, Toledo, Ohio

Salary: $48,977.76 - $57,618.08 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 26, 2022

Under general supervision performs work of moderate difficulty in performing examinations and/or analyses of physical evidence in the Police Crime Laboratory; performs related work as required.

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  • Examines and evaluates physical evidence for the drug and gun disciplines.
  • Assesses importance of incoming cases to determine priorities for analyses and interprets results of test findings.
  • Identifies the content and weight of pharmaceutical products and illicit drugs by using infrared spectrophotometry, gas chromatography, mass spectroscopy, color tests, and/ or crystal tests.
  • Examines, analyzes, identifies and compares fired bullets, cartridge cases, determines if firearm is operational.
  • Serial number restoration.
  • Entry of evidence casings or test fires on NIBIN system and compares digital images of casings and coordinates with ATF and NIGIC. Testifies in court as an expert witness.
  • Communicates with court, daily, about upcoming cases.
  • Explains value and nature of evidence to Police Officers and Prosecutors.
  • Writes technical reports and maintains files of case notes.
  • Maintains chain of custody of evidence.
  • Maintains inventories of laboratory items.
  • Prepares standardized laboratory reagents.


  • Have the ability to learn or knowledge of the following: Physical and biological sciences, general laboratory equipment, instruments, qualitative and quantitative analyses, laboratory supplies and materials, NIBIN system, specific approaches and techniques required in the forensic sciences and formal rules of evidence.
  • Must be familiar with the following skills: Maintaining detailed records and preparing reports, identification of a variety of evidence, ANAB/ISO accreditation, oral communication or public speaking and the criminal justice system.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Forensics or Criminalistics which included coursework in general chemistry, organic chemistry, instrumental analysis, quantitative analysis and physics or an equivalent degree with similar coursework.
  • Internship in a forensic laboratory preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described within this job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • In this position, the employee will frequently stand, walk, and sit.
  • The position will rarely require the employee to drive a personal and company owned vehicle.
  • Speaking and listening are constant essential functions of this position.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment described within this job description will be encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee is continuously indoors and rarely outdoors and traveling to multiple worksites.
  • At times, this position will require extended work hours.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low.

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Posted: January 7, 2022

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