Employment Opportunity

Crime Lab Scientist 1 (Chemistry)

Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Decatur, Macon, Pooler, Cleveland, Moultrie, or Columbus, Georgia

Salary: $44,000.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 31, 2022

The Division of Forensic Science within the GBI is currently looking to create an applicant pool and to fill a current Crime Lab Scientist position(s) in the Chemistry Department at the GBI Crime Laboratories.

The primary function of the Chemistry Section is to analyze items of evidence in order to determine the presence or absence of controlled substances. Chemists analyze suspected drugs and fire debris, provide expert testimony to the courts, supply the courts and other state agencies with factual drug information, and provide information to the general public and news media about drug abuse. Additionally, a team of scientists is trained to assist police officers in clandestine laboratory seizures as well as educate law enforcement.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Under immediate or limited supervision perform laboratory examinations, scientific analysis and comparisons on physical evidence submitted by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for investigative and legal purposes.


  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry from an accredited college or university.
  • OR
  • A Forensic Science degree, which included the successful completion of at least 40 semester (or 60 quarter) hours of CHEMISTRY coursework.
  • NOTE: Successful completion is considered a "C" or better in coursework.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants that, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
  • Current DOFS employee
  • Experience in a forensic or analytical laboratory; and/or experience in a forensic laboratory performing chemistry/drug identification examinations.
  • American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) Certification in drug analysis or equivalent.
  • Forensic Science degree accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)

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How to apply: Apply online

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Posted: January 12, 2022

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