Employment Opportunity

Crime Lab Scientist 1 (Trace)

Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Decatur, 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 for the Crime Lab Scientist position(s) in the Trace Evidence Section at the GBI Crime Laboratories.

The term "trace evidence" is generally thought of as any type of evidence occurring in sizes so small that it can be transferred or exchanged between two surfaces without being noticed. The first scientist to formally articulate a philosophical foundation for transfer-evidence occurrence was the Frenchman, Edmond Locard (1877-1966): The dust and debris that cover our clothing and bodies are the mute witnesses, sure and faithful, of all our movements and all our encounters.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Under immediate or limited supervision perform laboratory examinations and comparisons of physical evidence (paint, plastic, hair, fiber, glass, fractured materials, general materials, and gunshot residue) submitted by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for investigative and legal purposes.


  • Bachelor's degree in a natural, physical, or forensic science from an accredited college or university with the successful completion of at least 40 semester (or 60 quarter) hours of coursework in natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc...).
  • NOTES: 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 Employees
  • Experience in an accredited forensic laboratory performing laboratory examinations in the area of Trace Evidence to include: containing paint, plastic, hair, fiber, glass, fractured materials, general materials, and gunshot residue.

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How to apply: Apply online

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Posted: January 12, 2022

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