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Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Decatur, Georgia
TS: Forensics Tech (EL) / Laboratory Technician 1, Division of Forensic Science (DOFS)/ Firearms

Duties and Responsibilities
Trains to provide assistance to scientific staff in laboratory analysis or evidence controls, in forensic analysis. May provide administrative support to the lab. This is the entry/training level of the Forensics Technician job series. Incumbents at this level may require additional training or experience to gain full proficiency in some or all of the job responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications
Completion of a high school diploma OR GED

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants that, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: Successful completion of course work in the field of natural science coursework from an accredited university; Prior experience in a laboratory or forensic laboratory environment; Two (2) years of general office work experience, which included direct customer support and data entry experience; and Prior experience in processing crime scene evidence in the areas of firearms and components, bullets and cartridge cases, distance determination tests, tool marks, serial number restoration, filaments and NIBIN database.

To Apply
Applicants must submit: (2) state of Georgia applications and (2) copies of college transcripts to: Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Attn: Office of Human Resources, P. O. Box 370808, Decatur, GA 30037-0808.

Posted: 08/27/15


Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Decatur, Georgia
Crime Lab Scientist – Firearms, Division of Forensic Science

Duties And Responsibilities
Under immediate or limited supervision perform laboratory examinations (firearms and components, bullets and cartridge cases, distance determination tests, tool markings, serial number restoration, filaments, and NIBIN database) of scientific analyses and comparisons on physical evidence submitted by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for investigative and legal purposes. This position will be housed in the Headquarters Laboratory in Decatur, GA.

Minimum Qualifications
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 natural science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc...).

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants that, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following:  Experience in an accredited forensic laboratory performing laboratory examinations in the area of firearms to include: firearms and components, bullets and cartridge cases, distance determination tests, tool marks, serial number restoration, filaments and NIBIN database.

To Apply
Applicants must submit: (2) state of Georgia applications and (2) copies of college transcripts to: Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Attn: Office of Human Resources, P. O. Box 370808, Decatur, GA 30037-0808.

Posted: 08/27/15


Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Decatur, Georgia
Crime Lab Scientist- Trace Evidence, Division of Forensic Science

Duties And Responsibilities
Under immediate or limited supervision perform laboratory examinations (containing paint, plastic, hair, fiber, glass, fractured materials, general materials, and gunshot residue) of scientific analyses and comparisons on physical evidence submitted by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for investigative and legal purposes. This position will be housed in the Headquarters Laboratory in Decatur, GA.

Minimum Qualifications
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 natural science, of which included at least 20 semester (or 30 quarter) hours of chemistry.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants that, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following: 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.

To Apply
Applicants must submit: (2) state of Georgia applications and (2) copies of college transcripts to: Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Attn: Office of Human Resources, P. O. Box 370808, Decatur, GA 30037-0808. 
For more information visit: http://gbi.georgia.gov/gbi-vacancies.

Posted: 08/27/15


Las Vegas, NV  
Forensic Scientist I - Controlled Substances
Forensic Scientist II - Controlled Substances

Forensic Scientist I:

Incumbents perform a variety of scientific laboratory examinations and analyses on physical evidence in controlled substances, interpret test results, formulate conclusions, and prepare reports.   Incumbents also provide scientific assistance to external parties and testify in court as an expert witness.  This is the apprentice level class in the Forensic Scientist series.  As an apprentice, an incumbent learns, and performs with guidance, the essential functions in controlled substances in order to acquire the proficiency expected of a Forensic Scientist II.  Receives direct supervision from the Forensic Lab Manager.  Receives general instructions or guidance from higher level staff and/or Technical Leader.

Forensic Scientist II:

Incumbents perform a variety of scientific laboratory examinations and analyses on physical evidence in controlled substances, interpret test results, formulate conclusions, and prepare reports.   Incumbents also provide scientific assistance to external parties and testify in court as an expert witness.  This is the full journey level class within the Forensic Scientist series, distinguished from Forensic Scientist I by the increased depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in performing, with relative independence, the full range of duties in controlled substances.  Receives direct supervision from the Forensic Lab Manager and may receive technical guidance from more experienced staff and/or Technical Leader.

Direct link to the job postings:    Forensic Scientist I:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lvmpd/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=1218124

                                               Forensic Scientist II:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lvmpd/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=1218673

Posted: 08/24/15


New York City Police Department, NY, NY
Manager – Case Management, Training and Professional Development Section

This position oversees the activities of a professional staff engaged in evaluating the evidentiary and investigative value of evidence; and trains staff in performing scientific analyses of evidentiary material in the Controlled Substance Analysis, Criminalistics, and Firearms Analysis Sections; This position is responsible for formulating, developing and implementing programs, policies and procedures required for efficient operation of the Police Laboratory; reviews all new technologies and methodologies; prepares administrative reports and makes recommendations on laboratory operations for executive level personnel to ensure compliance with the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board  (ASCLD/LAB) and ISO 17025 standards; attends meetings with the Assistant Commissioner and Deputy Director; coordinates and works closely with other Managers to ensure the needs of the Police Laboratory are met.

For a complete job description and qualification requirements visit the website aafs.org and search current job openings for “Manager - Case Management, Training and Professional Development Section.”

Resume and cover letter may be submitted to Administrative Staff Analyst Evelyn Dong, New York City Police Department, Employment Section, Room 1014, One Police Plaza, New York, NY, 10038. Or email .

Posted: 08/14/15


New York City Police Department, NY, NY
Quality Assurance Manager, Crime Scene Unit

The New York City Police Department is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Quality Assurance Manager, Crime Scene Unit.

The duties and responsibilities of this position include directing and overseeing a staff of highly skilled scientific professionals responsible for implementing the Crime Scene Unit’s Quality Assurance Program and evaluating and monitoring the results. Specific duties include: coordinating the Crime Scene Unit’s ASCLD/LAB accreditation efforts; reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes to ensure ongoing compliance with ASCLD/LAB accreditation requirements; administering the Proficiency testing on an annual and/or semi-annual basis; conducting technical reviews of casework, the maintenance of reagents, screening tests and reference standards, and maintaining and calibrating equipment and materials; and overseeing the procurement of tests from outside vendors and the design of in-house tests when no commercially available proficiency test exists and evaluates the results.

For a complete job description and qualification requirements visit the website aafs.org and search current job openings for “Quality Assurance Manager, Crime Scene Unit.”

Resume and cover letter may be submitted to Administrative Staff Maria Acevedo, New York City Police Department, Employment Section, Room 1014, One Police Plaza, New York, NY, 10038, or email

Posted: 08/14/15


United States Postal Service, Dulles, VA
Forensic Latent Print Analyst
External Publication for Job Posting 89446534

Closing date: 8/31/15

For more information please view the flyer or visit www.usps.com/careers to apply.

Posted: 08/14/15


Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Open rank tenure track Faculty Position in Forensic Chemical Science

Applications accepted for a tenure-track faculty position to direct its Forensic Chemical Science program beginning August 1, 2016. This position requires commitment to teaching, supervision of undergraduate research, and collaborating with scientists at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and/or other forensic science laboratories, and coordinating the Forensic Chemical Science program.

Required qualifications: 1. Master’s Degree in forensic science, or a Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field; 2. Experience in a forensic lab or research in a field of forensic science.  Preferred qualifications: 1. Undergraduate teaching experience; 2. A program of forensic research; 3. Applied forensic science experience.

To apply, send a letter of application (specifying rank), vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of personal teaching philosophy, an outline of research plans –  especially those that would involve undergraduates, and the names and contact information of three professional references to or Joyce Hutchins, Washburn University, 1700 College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621. Application review will begin October 15 and continued until position is filled. Background check required of new employees.

For more information, visit http://washburn.edu/academics/college-schools/arts-sciences/departments/chemistry/degree-bs-forensic-chemical-science.html.

Posted: 08/14/15


Deptartment of State Police, State Police Forensic and Technology Center, Maynard
Program Manager Specialist VII, Forensic Biology Section Manager
Salary Range: $44,590.00 to $116,809.04 Annually

View this job at https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/job/job_view.do?postingId=J48977

Online applications are being accepted for this position. The cover letters and resumes of the candidates will be sent to:


Closing date: 08/25/2015

Posted: 07/28/15


Forensic Scientist I – Biology/DNA
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department – Las Vegas, NV

Incumbents perform a variety of scientific laboratory examinations and analyses on physical evidence in Biology/DNA, interpret test results, formulate conclusions, and prepare reports. Incumbents also provide scientific assistance to external parties and testify in court as an expert witness.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience
One year of full-time, forensic scientist professional work experience in Biology/DNA.

Training
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Biology, Chemistry, or a forensic science related field. Applicants must also meet the educational standards for analyst as established in the Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories and the Quality Assurance Standards for DNA Databasing Laboratories Issued by the FBI. (9 college level credit hours in Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, and/or Statistics/Population Genetics).

License or Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Nevada driver's license.

For the full job description, salary, benefit information, and for information on how to apply, please visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lvmpd/default.cfm

Posted: 07/09/15


Forensic Scientist II – Biology/DNA
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department – Las Vegas, NV

Incumbentsperform a variety of scientific laboratory examinations andanalyses on physical evidence in Biology/DNA, interpret test results, formulateconclusions, and prepare reports.   Incumbents also provide scientific assistance to external partiesand testify in courtas an expert witness.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience
Three years of full-time, forensic scientist professional work experience in Biology/DNA.  Experience testifying as an expert witness in courts of law is desired.

Training
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Biology, Chemistry, or a forensic science related field.  Applicants must also meet the educational standards for analyst as established in the Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories and the Quality Assurance Standards for DNA Databasing Laboratories Issued by the FBI. (9 college level credit hours in Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, and/or Statistics/Population Genetics)

License or Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Nevada driver's license.

For the full job description, salary, benefit information, and for information on how to apply, please visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lvmpd/default.cfm

Posted: 07/09/15


Promega Corporation, Madison, WI
Technical Support and Training Specialist – Forensics/Genetic Identity

Promega Corporation is seeking a technically savvy, customer focused individual to join our growing global Genetic Identity (GI) team as a Technical Support and Training Specialist. This individual functions as the technical representative for our GI Sales, Marketing and Technical Services team as well as external customers. The position will be responsible for handling activities related to product support; speaking at various customer sites and forensic science conferences worldwide; and providing hands-on and classroom training to our GI customers and internal staff.

Candidates must have: Inherent curiosity and sincere interest in helping crime labs around the globe improve and advance the technology used for human identification via DNA; Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology or equivalent area of study; 5+ years experience working in a forensic DNA laboratory and training others in the lab; Experience with DNA extraction, qPCR and STR analysis with the ability to troubleshoot and train others on their use; Excellent communication and listening skills, verbal & written; Proven presentation skills for large and small audiences; Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills; Willingness to travel approximately 30% of the time (domestic and globally); and The ability to effectively develop trust, respect, and cooperation across all areas of the organization and staff levels and the ability to participate in cross-functional teams.

Click on the link https://careers-promega.icims.com/jobs/1063/technical-support-%26-training-specialist/job to apply for this position. Only applications through our website will be considered for this position. 

Posted: 07/01/15


GA Bureau of Investigation, Macon, GA
Division of Forensic Science/Central Medical Examiner’s Office
Death Investigation Specialist (DIS) 1

Duties and Responsibilities
Under direct supervision, respond to requests for autopsies from authorized requesters as defined by the Georgia Death Investigation Act. Communicate and coordinate with the Medical Examiners, family members, employers, witnesses, and law enforcement personnel, hospital staff, and other fields. Responds to death scenes or body location when requested. Inspects and documents by means of notes and photography the appearance and condition of the locale setting, body and other pertinent objects on or near the body. Obtain ante mortem dental and/or medical records necessary in the positive identification of human remains. Obtain pertinent past and present medical, social, family and other history from persons and sources associated with the decedent, including family, physicians, hospitals, co-workers, employers, and law enforcement agencies. Preserve the chain of custody when submitting evidence to the crime lab. Initiates and assists with necessary follow-up investigations and communications with appropriate law enforcement agencies and legal entities.

DIS also assists the Medical Examiners with preliminary external examination of the body as appropriate with reference to identification of findings and factors related to time, place, manner, and cause of death; and with reference to routine physical characteristics documentation and identity. Obtain x-rays on decedents prior to autopsies. Eviscerate body cavities, collect biological specimens, and properly return organs to the body cavity after examination and suture and prepare bodies for release. Other duties may be required and assigned. Acts as official representative of the Medical Examiner’s Office, as appropriate, to conferences with other agencies, trainings and specialized committees/boards. This is the entry/training level of the Death Investigation Specialist job series. Incumbents at this level may require additional training or experience to gain full proficiency in some or all of the job responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications
Completion of an Associate degree from an accredited college or university in mortuary science, health science, criminal justice, or a related field. OR Two (2) years as a practitioner in a morgue/mortuary, medical, or criminal justice setting or a related field.

Condition(s) of Employment
Selected candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business and work any shift assigned, which may require working nights, weekends, and/or holidays. Selected candidate must also be available to receive and respond to telephone inquiries from home, while acting in an on-call status.

Application
Applicants Must Submit: (2) State Of Georgia Applications to: Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Attn: Office of Human Resources, P. O. Box 370808, Decatur, GA 30037-0808.  For more information visit: http://gbi.georgia.gov/gbi-vacancies

Posted: 05/21/15


GA Bureau of Investigation, Decatur, GA
Associate Medical Examiner (Forensic Pathologist), Division of Forensic Sciences

Duties and Responsibilities
Under minimal supervision, the Associate Medical Examiner performs medico legal autopsies under the provisions of the Georgia Death Investigation Act; generates examination reports for dissemination in a timely and efficient manner; provides expert courtroom and deposition testimony in judicial proceedings; occasionally attends death scenes if necessary; and consults with law enforcement agencies and attorneys who work within the criminal system. The Associate Medical Examiner may perform other duties as directed by the Chief Medical Examiner.

Minumum Qualifications
Medical Doctor licensed to practice medicine in the state of Georgia or the ability to obtain Georgia licensure as required by state law 
AND Successful completion of an Anatomic Pathology residency and Forensic Pathology fellowship from an accredited institution AND Eligible for certification by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Pathology OR Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Forensic Pathology.

To Apply
Applicants must submit: (2) State of Georgia Applications to: Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Attn: Office of Human Resources, P. O. Box 370808, Decatur, GA 30037-0808. For more information visit: http://gbi.georgia.gov/gbi-vacancies

Posted: 05/08/15


New York City Police Department
Quality Assurance Manager - Police Laboratory

The Quality Assurance Manager in the Police Laboratory is responsible for directing and overseeing the activities of a staff of highly skilled scientific professionals who implement the Laboratory’s quality assurance programs and quality control programs including, but not limited to, the proficiency testing program.  In order to view the complete job description and qualification requirements for this position, visit aafs.org and search current job openings for “Quality Assurance Manager - Police Laboratory.”

Submit resume and cover letter to: Administrative Staff Analyst Maria Acevedo, New York City Police Department, Employment Section, Room 1014, One Police Plaza, New York, NY, 10038 Or email . 

Posted: 05/06/15


 

 

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