Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist Trainee - Controlled Substances

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas, Nevada

Salary: $58,094.40 - $85,987.20 Annually

Final Filing Date: September 27, 2017

This recruitment is limited to the first 200 applications received from qualified applicants, and the closing date may be adjusted if the application limit is reached prior to the posted closing date. Before applying, please ensure that you are available to complete the entire testing process, per the dates on this posting.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Incumbents receive supervised training in the scientific laboratory examination and analysis of physical evidence and in the scientific interpretation of test results.
  • Click here to view a complete copy of the class specification, including environmental and physical conditions.


  • None required.
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a physical or natural science or a forensic science related field and successful completion of 24 college level credits in Chemistry. Applicants MUST attach a copy of their LEGIBLE transcript(s), which demonstrates proof of educational requirements, to their application at the time of submission. Failure to attach a legible transcript will result in automatic disqualification.
Conditions of Employment - In addition to the General Conditions of Employment found here, the following specific conditions of employment apply to this position:
  • Personal Appearance: While on duty, and/or representing the Department, uniformed or otherwise, all Department employees will be neat and clean in their appearance in public. Employees are prohibited from attaching, affixing, or displaying objects, articles or jewelry on or through the nose, tongue, eyebrow or other exposed body part, except the ears for females, while on duty. Employees are prohibited from stretching or "gauging" their earlobes. All jewelry implants will not be exposed or visible while on duty. Tattoos or branding will not be exposed or visible while on duty and/or representing the Department. Such markings must be covered by clothing, and may not be covered by make-up or bandages. Tattoos or branding anywhere on the body that promote racism/discrimination, indecency, extremist or supremacist philosophies, lawlessness, violence, or contain sexually explicit material are prohibited.

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Posted: August 31, 2017

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