Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist I

Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore, Maryland

Salary: $52,164.00 - $63,467.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 1, 2022

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • A Forensic Scientist I is the entry level of work in the chemical, biological, physical, or comparative analysis of criminal evidence in the Forensic Lab that conducts chemical and physical laboratory tests of unknown substances and evidence involved in crimes.
  • Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.
  • Incumbents receive close supervision from a Forensic Scientist Supervisor. Employees in this class work a rotating shift and are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Work is performed in a laboratory where there is exposure to toxic fumes and chemicals, unknown dangerous substances and sharp laboratory instruments.
  • Work requires minimal physical exertion.


  • Have a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, forensic science, criminal justice or a related physical or natural science from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience performing comparative analysis or scientific evaluation of evidence to include experience in providing expert testimony may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education.
  • Positions in the Drug Analysis Unit are required to obtain and maintain Certification by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to analyze Controlled Dangerous Substances within eighteen months of the date of employment.

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Posted: January 12, 2022

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