Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist II (Forensic Chemistry/Trace Evidence)

Denver Police Department, Denver, Colorado

Salary: $62,911.00 - $100,658.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 31, 2017

The Denver Police Department Crime Laboratory is seeking applicants for a Forensic Scientist II (Forensic Chemistry/ Trace Evidence) position that will be available starting Early 2017.

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  • This position performs all aspects of criminal casework on evidentiary materials, including evaluation and preparation of evidence, interpretation of analytical results, preparation of case reports, active participation, and commitment to improving the laboratory ISO/IEC 17025 quality assurance/quality control program, and expert testimony and support to District Attorneys.
  • Active participation in and the ability prepare documentation for the Denver Crime Laboratory's ISO QA/QC program. The Forensic Scientist II will participate in annual proficiency testing, annual internal quality audits and regular external quality audits.
  • The Forensic Scientist II will identify a QA/QC concerns and propose a solution to the situations and will pursue continued training to enhance performance and capabilities.


  • Baccalaureate Degree in a field directly related to this forensic science discipline.
  • Three (3) years of professional criminalist and forensic analysis experience in trace evidence chemistry as well as drug chemistry or equivalent FDA pharmaceutical analysis. This should include a demonstrated competence in using job specific analytical instrumentation.
  • A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three (3) years of experience in organic/inorganic chemical examinations.
  • Professional Experience with ISO Standards and Guidelines
Condition of Employment:
  • It is a condition of employment that the Denver Police Forensics & Evidence Division form for consent for collection of a DNA sample be completed at the time of hire.

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Posted: December 20, 2016

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