Employment Opportunity

Forensic Technician II - Toxicology

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

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

Final Filing Date: January 18, 2018

Agency Hiring Range: Min: $35,000 Max: $37,000

Under general supervision, serve as a Forensic Technician II in the Toxicology Department to provide administrative and technical support to the forensic scientists and perform Level I analysis for submitted cases.

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  • Maintain an accurate inventory of reagents, supplies, instruments, evidence and certificates of analysis.
  • Proficiently perform basic toxicological measurements to include blood volatiles and drug screen analysis (level I analysis). Input resulting data into LIMS system. Effectively testify to the analytical methods and quality control measures required for analysis and generate reports based on results of analysis. Maintain associated instrument logs and records.
  • Responsible for ordering supplies and reagents.
  • Provide assistance with running and maintaining drug screen and UV-Vis instruments.
  • Assist with Safety checks and record keeping throughout the laboratory.
  • Assist forensic scientists in the preparation and accountability of evidence by performing inventory and photo documentation of evidence. Assist with transport of evidence between the department and Evidence Control.
  • Assist with laboratory housekeeping duties such as biohazardous waste and cleaning of glassware.


  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related applied science from an accredited college/university.
  • Must have basic knowledge of laboratory practices and a working knowledge of computerized information systems and commonly used software.
  • Must have strong knowledge of the special precautions required to handle and package biohazardous materials and the ability to accurately perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Must possess accurate typing and computer skills, and effective communication skills. Must be able to obtain competency and maintain proficiency in the appropriate categories of testing or job functions.
  • Must have the ability to lift items of evidence up to 25 pounds.
  • Position may require some overnight travel for court and/or training.

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Posted: January 12, 2018

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