Employment Opportunity

Criminalist I

New Orleans Police Department, New Orleans, Louisiana

Salary: $47,471.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Professional work under supervision in the performance of chemical and biological tests and microscopic comparison and identification of evidence connected with crimes, testifying in court as an expert witness in criminal proceedings, explaining results and interpretations of their analyses; and related work as required.

Requirements Click to read more

 Earn a Degree in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics or Forensic Psychology


Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Forensic Science, Chemistry (with 15 hours of Biology), Biology (with 15 hours of Chemistry), or a closely related scientific field (with a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of Chemistry and fifteen (15) hours of Biology), or another related field (with at least thirty-six (36) hours combined in Forensic Science, Biology and Chemistry).
  • Official College Transcript must be presented to the New Orleans Civil Service Department within two (2) weeks of application.
  • Candidates with experience in the Forensic Science fields will be given extra credit.
  • One (1) year of certified analytical forensic DNA laboratory experience may substitute for the college chemistry requirement.

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Posted: July 19, 2023

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