Employment Opportunity

Forensic Technician I - DNA Casework/Serology

South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division, Richland County, South Carolina

Salary: $26,988.00 - $49,932.00 annually

Final Filing Date: April 24, 2017

To serve as a Forensic Technician II in SLED's Forensic Services- DNA Casework Department (Serology Unit).

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  • Evaluate case information, and examine and test biological evidence using defined protocols, including but not limited to all visual and fluorescent-based examination; and microscopic, chemical , card-based, colorimetric, or instrument-based testing for body fluid identification. Document evidence information and results on departmental worksheets accurately and clearly. Interpret results of these analyses and prepare a formal written report.
  • Maintain complete and proper chain of custody for all evidence taken into custody; properly document and preserve evidence for further testing. When necessary, coordinate with other departments to ensure that all requested analysis is appropriately prioritized and evidence is preserved to the extent possible.
  • Utilize all necessary software and hardware, such as the LIMS or photography equipment to document all case-related information. Properly use the LIMS and retrieve appropriate case-related information.
  • Properly document all case-related communications with other parties. Maintain a professional level of communication at all times. Effectively interact with other departmental personnel, agency personnel, and other members of the legal community as part of a team.
  • Provide expert testimony in federal, state, and local courts. Present scientific results of analyses and interpret these results to the court. Participate in pre-trial conferences and hearings; and respond appropriately to requests by the court and other associated parties.
  • Participate in training and seminars as requested for new employee training and employee continuing education. Conduct training for internal or external groups as requested.
  • Perform other departmental duties including but not limited to research, validation, quality control, quality assurance, safety, inventory and ordering of supplies, and other responsibilities as directed by the departmental supervisor or team leader.


Minimum and Additional Requirements:
  • A Bachelor's degree in a biological, chemical or forensic science or related field from an accredited college/university.
  • Must have a basic understanding of science and scientific principles involved in serology and/or DNA analysis.
  • Must have a working knowledge of computers and must have good communication skills.
  • Position may require overnight travel for training and/or court.
  • Position requires the ability to lift items/evidence up to approximately 20 pounds.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a laboratory environment.

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Posted: April 11, 2017

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