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Forensic Lab Technician I

Mississippi Forensics Laboratory, Pearl, Mississippi

Salary: $30,610.50 per year

Final Filing Date: March 31, 2017

This is a technical position in which incumbents serve in the evidence management control system, crime scene evidence collection, the evidence receiving section, or the evidence storage vault at an assigned location of the Mississippi Crime Laboratory system. Incumbents must possess scientific, organizational, and computer skills to provide the support services necessary so that the Mississippi Crime Laboratory may function effectively. Supervision may be received from the appropriate Section Chief, Division Coordinator, Associate Director, Assistant Director, or Director.

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  • Receives items of physical evidence into the laboratory.
  • Collects, packages, and delivers evidence to the laboratory.
  • Prepares physical evidence for examination by Forensic Scientists.
  • Performs specific analytical screening duties and operates instrumentation at the direction of the supervising authority.
  • Assists in maintenance of the laboratory system's computerized evidence inventory management system.
  • Assists in maintenance of the laboratory system's forensic databases.
  • Assists in preparation and distribution of forensic case reports and crime scene reports.
  • Provides testimony in courts of law regarding evidence collected, received, prepared, and examined.
  • Develops and presents technical lectures regarding evidence collection, packaging, and submission for presentation to law enforcement investigators.
  • Related or similar duties are performed as required or assigned.


  • Education: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;
  • OR
  • Sixty (60) semester hours from an accredited two-year college or four-year college or university;
  • AND
  • Experience: Two (2) year of experience in work related to the above-described duties;
  • Education: Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED);
  • AND
  • Experience: Four (4) years of experience in work related to the above-described duties.
Substitution Statement:
  • Above graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or equivalency diploma), related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.

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Posted: March 20, 2017

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