Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist

Ohio Attorney General's Office, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, London, Ohio

Salary: $49,691.20 - $79,955.20 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 12, 2017

The Ohio Attorney General's Office is seeking two (2) qualified, competent professionals to fill Forensic Scientist positions within the Chemistry Unit of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI)/London Section. The successful candidates will examine and identify controlled substances.

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  • Identifies unknown chemical compounds
  • Interprets charts from instrumentation
  • Performs wet chemistry, extractions, thin layer and column chromatography
  • Performs various chemical, biological and microscopic examinations
  • Makes conclusions and formulates opinions based on examinations performed
  • Prepares accurate reports for use by law enforcement officials and courts
  • Confers with law enforcement officials regarding examinations performed and conclusions reached
  • Testifies in court concerning evidence examined and analysis performed
  • Advises other employees and law enforcement agencies on topics of analysis, court testimony, interpretation of results and reports and related topics
  • Assists or directs investigators with evidence collection
  • Prepares reagents and other processing chemicals
  • Any other related duties and projects as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in a directly related science (e.g., chemistry, biology, forensic science, physics, health science, medical technology, etc.). The bachelor's degree and course content must meet the academic requirements of the laboratory's accrediting body.
  • Or
  • Bachelor's degree with 4 years of training and experience directly related to chemistry which includes one year of college level chemistry (ten semester hours, including lab hours, or equivalent), as recognized by the laboratory system director.

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Posted: January 4, 2017

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