Employment Opportunity


Forensic Scientist - Drug Chemistry

Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center, Wichita, Kansas

Salary: $42,149 - $48,801

Final Filing Date: January 26, 2018

Performs various analytical tests within the Drug Identification Unit according to standard operating procedures set in place in order to meet requirements of accreditation. Present analytical findings and give expert opinion in judicial proceedings.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Examine, test and analyze submitted items of evidence for the presence of controlled substances or ignitable liquids.
  • Interpret laboratory findings and test results from evidentiary
  • Prepare detail notes
  • Compose written laboratory reports
  • Confer with law enforcement and/or attorneys in regard to test results and their interpretation
  • Document and protect evidence according to laboratory procedures, ensuring chain of custody is maintained
  • Continue to increase level of expertise by attending available training courses. Provide technical/peer review for other scientists.
  • Perform administrative reviews of case files
  • Perform technical reviews of case files
  • Participate in internal and/or external proficiency tests Maintenance of lab equipment and inventory of supplies/chemicals.
  • Perform/maintain laboratory equipment per accepted procedures
  • Maintain inventory of supplies
  • Prepare reagents as needed
  • Prepare standards/controls as needed
  • Perform validations/ crossover studies as required
  • Testify as an expert witness in a court of law
  • Provide training on the functions of lab to other agencies

Requirements:

Job Standards:
  • Forensic Scientist I (127) $42,361 Graduation from a four year college or university in chemistry, bio-chemistry, forensic science or a related field. A minimum of 2 semesters of general chemistry and 16 additional credit hours of chemistry.
  • Forensic Scientist II (129) $46,710 In addition to the requirements of a Forensic Scientist I, 2 years of applicable laboratory experience. A master’s degree or doctorate in an appropriate field may be substitutable for 1 or 2 years of experience, respectively. ABC certification or equivalent and experience in fire debris analysis preferred.
  • Forensic Scientist III (130) $49,046 In addition to the requirements of a Forensic Scientist II, 4 years of applicable laboratory experience. A master’s degree or doctorate in an appropriate field may be substitutable for 1 or 2 years of experience, respectively. ABC certification or equivalent and experience in fire debris analysis preferred.
Testing/Screening Requested:
  • Drug/Background
Equipment:
  • Knowledge of the function of modern laboratory analytical instrumentation, equipment, chemicals and lab safety materials.
  • Skill in the use of a personal computer.
Work Environment:
  • Laboratory/Office

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Posted: December 19, 2017



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