Employment Opportunity

Special Agent - Forensic Scientist 2

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Davidson County, Tennessee

Salary: $4,125.00 per month

Final Filing Date: October 17, 2017

Under general supervision, performs professional forensic science laboratory and field work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

This is the working level class in the TBI Special Agent-Forensic Scientist sub-series. An employee in this class performs a variety of moderately complex chemical, physical and biologic tests in analyzing and comparing evidence collected at a crime scene and from suspects. This class is flexibly staffed with and differs from TBI Special Agent-Forensic Scientist 1 in that incumbents of the latter perform at the entry level. This class differs from TBI Special Agent-Forensic Scientist Supervisor in that incumbents of the latter supervise a small subordinate staff in a service section of the crime laboratory.

Requirements Click to read more


  • Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, mathematics, or other natural or physical sciences; medical technology; forensic science, criminalistics, or other forensic related areas; including a minimum of thirty-six quarter hours in chemistry and two years of full-time professional forensic science work.
  • Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional graduate coursework in a natural or physical science, criminalistics or other forensic related area may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of one year.
  • OR
  • Two years of forensic science work with the State of Tennessee.
Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
  • Be willing to and able to qualify with, carry, and use assigned weapons;
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the date of application;
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
  • Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
  • Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
  • Have good moral character as determined by investigation;
  • Have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces;
  • Participate in pre-employment, random and for cause drug and substance abuse testing as required by departmental policies and procedures;
  • Pass a physical examination administered by a licensed physician that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
  • Pass a psychological evaluation administered by a licensed mental health professional that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position;
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at the time of appointment in some positions.
  • Functional/Technical Competencies
  • Intellectual Horsepower
  • Organizing
  • Time Management
  • Standing Alone
  • Perseverance
  • Presentation Skills
  • Written Communications
  • Composure
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Peer Relationships
  • Intermediate level knowledge of chemistry
  • DNA-biology college coursework
  • Intermediate Math
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Math Skills
  • Science Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Complex Problem Solving Skills
  • Coordination
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Time Management
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Flexibility of Closure
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Time Sharing
  • Selective Attention
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Multi-Limb Coordination
  • Reaction Time
  • Response Orientation
  • Speed of Limb Movement
  • Wrist-Finger Speed
  • Control Precision
  • Stamina
  • Gross Body Coordination
  • Gross Body Equilibrium
  • Auditory Attention
  • Depth Perception
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech Recognition
  • Visual Color Discrimination
  • Near Vision
  • Peripheral Vision
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Consciousness
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Discretion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self Motivated

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Posted: October 12, 2017

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