Scientist

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of a manager or supervisor, conduct forensic analyses on evidence submissions of varying complexity and difficulty.

Training and Experience

Master of Science degree/or Bachelor of Science Degree in medical technology, clinical laboratory science or chemical, physical or biological science.

Requirement

Security clearance.

Major Duties

  • Accurately conducts forensic analysis/examination and reports results.
  • Maintains complete documentation of examination/analysis conducted.
  • Writes reports entailing the results from examination/analysis conducted.
  • Appears in court to testify as to the procedures followed during examination/analysis of evidence and interpretation of results.
  • Maintains strict chain of custody and preserves the integrity of evidence in all cases.
  • Conducts forensic analysis on evidence submissions of varying complexity and difficulty.
  • Writes reports entailing the results from examination/analysis conducted.
  • Works under the direct supervision of a higher level scientist or supervisor.
  • Participates in training and supervising lower level scientists.
  • Communicates analytical procedures, methodology, policies and conclusions to various elements in the criminal justice system including court testimony as an expert witness.
  • Participates in a proficiency testing program.
  • Assists in preventive maintenance of Laboratory instruments and safety equipment.
  • Maintains and performs minor repairs on equipment.
  • Participates in continuing education and training programs in the analysis of forensic evidence of a more complex and difficult nature.
  • Receives a satisfactory evaluation of job performance.
  • Develops and implements new analytical procedures.
  • Conducts peer/technical and administrative review of other scientist/s analysis/examination results report.

The above statements reflect a general description of this position and are not intended to be an all inclusive list of tasks or responsibilities which an employee may be assigned.