Employment Opportunity

Forensic Chemistry Analyst III

North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Wake County, North Carolina

Salary: $36,761.00 - $59,876.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: September 18, 2017

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


The Forensic Chemistry Analyst III is a technical position required to:
  • Perform basic, routine assays required by a post-mortem, forensic toxicology laboratory.
  • Support the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the State Medical Examiner System through the discovery of primary and secondary causes of unattended, unwitnessed, accidental, suicidal or homicidal deaths.
  • Perform daily assignments provided to them by the supervisor for the isolation of drugs from biological specimens and pertinent evidence.
  • Assist in accessioning, filing, and general laboratory duties.

These duties require extensive experience in the operation of a variety of analytical laboratory equipment and the ability to deal with non-standard specimens.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies - The following competencies must be documented in your job duties on your application and demonstrated in your employment history on your application. Generic job duties will not be considered- job duties should include the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below (if applicable). See resume is not acceptable.

The Forensic Chemistry Analyst III should possess knowledge of the following areas:
  • Theoretical principles of analytical chemistry, and the biological sciences
  • Laboratory protocol, procedure, and techniques associated with medico-legal investigative work
  • Principles of operation of analytical instrumentation
The Forensic Chemistry Analyst III should have the following abilities:
  • Ability to express technical information clearly, both orally and in writing, when reporting results, testifying or explaining procedures to others
  • Ability to perform mathematics
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions and to perceive colors normally
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Management Preferences
  • Forensics laboratory experience
  • Analytical laboratory experience
  • GC and LC instrumentation experience
  • Wide variety of analytical instrumentation experience
  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, analytical chemistry, or biochemistry and one-year laboratory experience
Physical Requirements - The Forensic Chemistry Analyst III will work in a laboratory and office environment of a moderately physical nature. The work requires:
  • Long hours in a standing position
  • Occasional lifting
  • Carrying of equipment
  • Awkward positioning to achieve desired results, especially for instrument and specimen maintenance
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Associate's degree in one of the chemical, biological, microbiological, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum including related chemistry laboratory coursework from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of directly related chemistry laboratory experience; or a bachelor's degree in one of the chemical, biological, microbiological, environmental or natural resource sciences including related chemistry laboratory coursework from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Posted: September 12, 2017

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