The Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI), College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University

Executive Director Forensic Science

 

The Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as Executive Director of the Institute. This is a full-time, professor of practice position with an academic year appointment, with required summer work compensated separately. Reappointment will be possible on three-year terms upon satisfactory performance. The Executive Director reports directly to the Dean of the College.

 

Qualifications

A Doctorate degree appropriate for a forensic science program; Documented research experience in a forensic science discipline and/or extensive experience with methods and techniques adapted, validated, and implemented by the forensic science community; and Experience in quality control and ethics pertinent to forensics practice.

 

Responsibilities

Manage approximately twenty full and part time faculty and an administrator.  Serve as liaison between the Institute and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Manage all functions of the Institute, including academic programs, research initiatives, and relations with public, government and private sectors.


Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/fs8prxzm8zq58ncs

Posted: 03/12/2020

New Mexico Department of Public Safety – Santa Fe, NM

Forensic Scientist Drug Chemist (DPS #17969)

Salary Range: $47,510 - $82,667 Annually

The Forensic Drug Chemist is responsible for the following: 1) Utilizing a battery of screening chemical and chromatographic tests to determine whether controlled substances may be present in items submitted as evidence; 2) Analyzing assorted powders, crystalline substances, tablets, capsules, liquids or plant materials to determine whether controlled substances may be present in items submitted as evidence; 3) Producing formal reports that accurately identify and analyze controlled substance evidence to determine their significance to the investigation; 4) Presenting the results, conclusions and expert opinions in the scientific analysis of controlled substances; 5) Providing expert witness testimony regarding their findings in courts of law throughout the State of New Mexico; 6) Performing quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) to assure quality analysis, evidence integrity, and maintain accreditation standards; and 7) Continue training to develop competency and proficiency in their area of specialization, specifically controlled substances / drug chemistry analysis forth is position, as required.

For more information please read the job announcement: Forensic Drug Chemist

Agency Contact Information: Katharina Babcock, (505) 827-9339 Email

 

Closing date: 03/12/2021

Posted: 03/12/2020

Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office – Jersey City, NJ

Chemist Trainee

For a full New Jersey Civil Service Commission job description for this title, including requirements, please visit: https://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/01550.htm.

This position is in a controlled dangerous substances laboratory. Applicants who successfully complete the 12-month training period will be eligible for advancement to the title among the following for which they have been trained: Chemist; Chemist (Research); Forensic Chemist under Civil Service Commission procedures.

The Chemist Trainee will be responsible for, under supervision, the analysis of suspected controlled dangerous substances. This includes the making of chemical reagents, operation and daily maintenance of laboratory instrumentation, data analysis, preparation of laboratory reports, and, if needed, testimony as to the results. 

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in any natural or physical science, including or supplemented by twenty-four (24) semester hour credits in chemistry, including a minimum of six (6) semester hour credits in analytical chemistry.  LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

Application

Please send letter of interest and resume to Kaitlin Farrell at kfarrell@hcpo.org

Posted: 02/24/2020

Suffolk County Crime Laboratory, Hauppauge, NY

Forensic Scientist I, Firearms

Under general supervision, an employee in this class identifies and analyzes various types of firearms, ammunition, tools and tool marks to determine such facts as the type and operability of weapons, projectile velocity and the origin of tool marks. The work involves the use and routine maintenance of sophisticated modern laboratory equipment.  The incumbent may be required to issue reports and give sworn testimony in legal proceedings. The incumbent may be assigned to a team which responds to crime scenes. Routine work is performed with some independence, but more complex assignments may be performed under direct supervision, depending on the level of difficulty. Work is reviewed by a technical or administrative supervisor through conferences and a review of reports issued.  Does related work as required.

For more information click here.

Resumes and Cover letters can be emailed to Roy.sineo@suffolkcountyny.gov with a call back of 631-853-5585. 

Posted: 02/22/2020

Suffolk County Crime Laboratory, Hauppauge, NY

Forensic Scientist I, Trace Evidence

The Forensic Scientist will be responsible for analyzing various types of trace evidence using sophisticated laboratory equipment and techniques, examine and compare tire and footwear impressions to exemplars for characterization, and testify as an expert witness at criminal trials.

Minimum Qualifications: 1) A Bachelor of Science Degree in one of the natural or forensic sciences from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by sixteen (16) credit hours in chemistry, and two (2) years of casework experience in the analysis of trace evidence , and a current casework signing analyst, or 2) A Master of Science Degree in one of the natural or forensic sciences from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by sixteen (16) credit hours in chemistry, and one (1) year of casework experience in the analysis of trace evidence , and a current casework signing analyst.

For more information use this link:  https://apps2.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice/specs/2264spe.html

Contact: Thomas.zaveski@suffolkcountyny.gov

Closing Date: 05/31/2020

Posted: 02/22/2020

University of Massachusetts Medical School,  Worcester, Massachusetts  
Lab Analyst II   
  

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Under the general supervision of the Manager or designee, the Lab Analyst II performs accurate chemical analysis of evidence submitted by Law Enforcement Agencies while maintaining chain of custody records.

 

Major Responsibilities
Maintain accurate record of chain of custody for all cases received during analysis.  Perform analytical analysis of evidence for identification and/or quantitation, records information.  Complete all the necessary paperwork as dictated by department and laboratory policy.  Performs and documents routine maintenance of equipment.  Participates in the development of new assays, and the evaluation of new equipment.  Communicates with other Laboratory staff and Law Enforcement Officials. Provides testimony in court, when necessary.  Advises and aids DAL Evidence Officer on identification, classification, and handling of evidence.  Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

B.S. in Chemistry or related degree (requires strong emphasis on Chemistry).  1 year relevant laboratory experience.  Oral and written communication skills necessary for interaction with other medical center staff as well as outside agencies.  20/20 and color vision (corrected), good physical coordination, and ability to move and lift moderately heavy objects.

Under the general supervision of the Manager or designee.  No supervision exercised.  Exposure to odorous chemicals and specimens, potential carcinogens, mutagens, teratogens, and samples of unknown origin.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/ktmdsy9z8yg8nz4r

Posted: 02/06/2020

Prince George’s County Police Department, Palmer Park, MD

Forensic DNA Analyst III

The Prince George’s County Police Dept. (MD) is seeking qualified applicants to fill vacant senior/lead level analyst positions within the DNA Laboratory.

 

For more information visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pgc/jobs/2614518/forensic-chemist-iii-dna-20-015-50-cjm?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Posted: 01/21/2020

Nassau County Office of the Medical Examiner, Division of Forensic Services, Westbury, NY
Forensic Scientist Trainee (Chemistry/Controlled Substances)

Salary Range: $35,501- $48,086

 

Under direct supervision, an employee in this class performs entry-level work and receives specified training in one of the following forensic science specialties: Chemistry/Controlled Substance, Biology/DNA, Toxicology, Latent Prints, Questioned

Documents, Firearms, or Trace Evidence. The incumbent performs routine laboratory functions while learning the theory, principles, and techniques of professional work in the chosen specialty area, and is expected to function with increasing independence as knowledge and expertise are gained.

 

CONTACT E-MAIL: crimelab_info@nassaucountyny.gov (underscore between crimelab and info).  Please indicate position applied for in the subject line.  Nassau County residency required.

See posting for further information here.

Closing date: 4/9/2020

Posted: 01/13/2020

NMS Labs, Horsham, PA

Forensic Biology Supervisor, Forensic Biology Department

NMS Labs, the nation's leading independent provider of professional laboratory testing services, specializing in clinical toxicology, forensic science, and other vitally important areas of esoteric testing and expert services, is seeking a Forensic Biology Supervisor to oversee operations for the Forensic Biology department. The schedule is 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. This position serves as an organizational leader that involves responsibilities in three main areas: technical, personnel, and workflow process. This first line management level candidate will also perform analytical testing in forensic biology casework samples, and the technical review of casework. This person is responsible for specimen processing, test performance, reporting of test results, and the quality assurance and documentation of analytical processes.

For more information please visit https://www.nmslabs.com/careers.

Posted: 12/16/2019

Forensic Scientist  DNA Analyst

Richland County Sheriff’s Department

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual for the position of DNA Analyst with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office in Columbia, SC. This is not an entry level position; previous casework is essential.
 

Starting salary is dependent upon education and experience. 
 

​The purpose of this position is to identify biological fluids, DNA analysis, statistical analysis, related reporting, and testimony for items of evidence relating to criminal cases. This position does not supervise any employees.
 

Please see the attached job posting and application.

Posted: 12/09/2019

Forensic Chemist II (Chemistry)

Vermont Forensic Lab, Waterbury, VT

Professional laboratory and field work involving chemical and criminological analysis of materials, samples, and evidence for the State Forensic Laboratory. Work includes laboratory material comparisons and examinations in conjunction with police investigations. Work is performed under the supervision of the Senior Forensic Chemist. 

This position will be working in the Seized Drug section.

 

Link: https://careers.vermont.gov/job/Waterbury-Forensic-Chemist-II-VT-05671/611570000/?locale=en_US

Posted: 12/04/2019

Forensic Chemist II (Biology)

Vermont Forensic Lab, Waterbury, VT

Professional laboratory and field work involving chemical and criminological analysis of materials, samples, and evidence for the State Forensic Laboratory. Work includes laboratory material comparisons and examinations in conjunction with police investigations. Work is performed under the supervision of the Senior Forensic Chemist. 

This position will be working in the Biology section.

 

Link: https://careers.vermont.gov/job/Waterbury-Forensic-Chemist-II-VT-05671/609292700/

Posted: 11/21/2019

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Albany, NY

Laboratory Accreditation Specialist 1

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services is currently recruiting for a Laboratory Accreditation Specialist 1.  The Laboratory Accreditation Specialist 1 will assist the Director and  the Laboratory Accreditation Specialist 2 in maintaining a program of accreditation for all publicly funded forensic labs in New York State; provide administrative support to the New York State Commission on Forensic Science and its DNA subcommittee; coordinate and/or facilitate meetings of professional and technical personnel and coordinate training and support initiatives that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness in how forensic science is practiced in New York. You can view the qualifications and details on applying by visiting the following site: https://statejobs.ny.gov/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=75969

 

For more information on the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, please visit www.criminaljustice.ny.gov

 

Posted: 11/14/2019

Nassau County Office of the Medical Examiner, Division of Forensic Services, Westbury, NY
Forensic Scientist Trainee (Firearms/Toolmarks/Ballistics)

Salary Range: $35,501-$48,086

Under direct supervision, an employee in this class performs entry-level work and receives specified training in one of the following forensic science specialties: Chemistry/Controlled Substance, Biology/DNA, Toxicology, Latent Prints, Questioned Documents, Firearms, or Trace Evidence. The incumbent performs routine laboratory functions while learning the theory, principles, and techniques of professional work in the chosen specialty area, and is expected to function with increasing independence as knowledge and expertise are gained.

For more information please read the job announcement: Forensic Scientist Trainee

Contact: crimelab_info@nassaucountyny.gov.  Please indicate position applied for in the subject line.

 

Closing date: 04/13/2020

Posted: 06/20/19

Nassau County Office of the Medical Examiner, Division of Forensic Services, Westbury, NY
Forensic Scientist I (Firearms/Toolmarks/Ballistics)

Salary Range: $38,479-$87,892

This is the entry-level class in the Forensic Scientist (Firearms/Toolmarks/Ballistics) series. The work involves responsibility for processing items of physical evidence for the purpose of firearms, ammunition, and tool mark identification and analysis using various physical and chemical methods. This position differs from Forensic Scientist II (Firearms/Toolmarks/Ballistics) by virtue of it being an entry-level position, the training requirements of the incumbents, performance of routine tasks and the decreased independence of work. All work performed by incumbents in this class is performed under close direct supervision from higher level employees in this series. General supervision is received from the Director of Laboratories; performs related work as required.

For more information please read the job announcement: Forensic Scientist I

Contact: crimelab_info@nassaucountyny.gov.  Please indicate position applied for in the subject line.

 

Closing date: 04/13/2020

Posted: 06/20/19

Nassau County Office of the Medical Examiner, Division of Forensic Services, Westbury, NY
Forensic Scientist II (Firearms/Toolmarks/Ballistics)

Salary Range: $41,936-$95,290

This is the second level of the Forensic Scientist (Firearms/Toolmarks/Ballistics) series.  The work involves responsibility for processing items of physical evidence for the purpose of firearms, ammunition, and tool mark identification and analysis using various physical and chemical methods. This position differs from Forensic Scientist I (Firearms/Toolmarks/Ballistics) by virtue of the incumbents' ability to handle more complex examinations and cases, and increased independence. All work performed by incumbents in this class is performed under direct supervision from higher level employees in this series. General supervision is received from the Director of Laboratories; performs related work as required.

For more information please read the job announcement: Forensic Scientist II

Contact: crimelab_info@nassaucountyny.gov.  Please indicate position applied for in the subject line.

 

Closing date: 04/13/2020

Posted: 06/20/19

Nassau County Office of the Medical Examiner, Division of Forensic Services, Westbury, NY
Forensic Scientist III (Firearms/Toolmarks/Ballistics)

Salary Range: $50,261-$113,240

This is the third level of the Forensic Scientist (Firearms/Toolmarks/Ballistics) series. The work involves responsibility for processing items of physical evidence for the purpose of firearms, ammunition, and tool mark identification and analysis using various physical and chemical methods. This position differs from Forensic Scientist II (Firearms/Toolmarks/Ballistics) by virtue of the incumbents' ability to handle complex examinations and cases, and the increased independent nature of the work. All work performed by incumbents in this class is performed under direct supervision from higher level employees in this series. General supervision is received from the Director of Laboratories; performs related work as required.

For candidates that meet the specified qualifications for the FS III position, a New York State Section 211 waiver may be sought.

For more information please read the job announcement: Forensic Scientist III

Contact: crimelab_info@nassaucountyny.gov.  Please indicate position applied for in the subject line.

 

Closing date: 04/13/2020

Posted: 06/20/19

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