Employment Opportunity

Crime Laboratory Analyst or Forensic Technologist

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

  • Biology: Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Tampa
  • Crime Scene Investigation: Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tallahassee
  • Digital Evidence: Tallahassee, Tampa
  • Document Examination: Pensacola
  • Evidence Intake: Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Tampa
  • Firearms: Jacksonville, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa
  • Footwear & Tire: Tampa
  • Friction Ridge (Latents): Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Tampa
  • Seized Drugs: Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola, Tampa
  • Trace Materials: Orlando
  • Toxicology: Orlando, Tallahassee


  • Crime Laboratory Analyst-$54,000*
  • Forensic Technologist -$40,000
  • *Experienced analysts with three or more years of testifying experience in the specific discipline in which they are hired may receive a starting salary between $57,000 - $62,000

Final Filing Date: September 30, 2024


Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Duties and responsibilities vary depending on the discipline and position held, but may include:
  • Performing essential tasks to intake, examine and/or analyze physical evidence associated with criminal investigations;
  • Assisting with evaluating analytical methods and procedures;
  • Preparing reagents, maintaining section equipment and logbooks, and performing various quality control checks; and
  • Maintaining the laboratory, including cleaning work areas and equipment.

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


Minimum qualifications vary for each discipline and position. Those listed here are the minimum to qualify for a general forensic technologist. Based on your education and experience, you will be qualified for the appropriate positions.
  • A bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited college or university; or
  • A minimum of two years professional or technical work experience in an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency; or
  • Forensic discipline certification.
  • Knowledge of terminology and techniques used in the forensic laboratory;
  • Knowledge of the procedures for packaging, handling and preserving evidence;
  • Skill in the preparation of reagents and the use of scientific laboratory equipment;
  • Ability to analyze results, formulate conclusions and present findings verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to give sworn testimony in court;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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Posted: February 15, 2024

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