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Forensic Scientist I – Trace Evidence

Performs (entry-level) training on laboratory tests, analyses, classifications, comparisons and identifications of all types of physical evidence from crime scenes with emphasis and specific recognized expertise in an option or specialty area identified above.  Training involves interpreting analytical and instrumental results, and preparing written opinion reports. Trains on testimony as an expert witness in court as to results of analyses. 

Education – Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in a chemical, physical, biological science, chemical engineering or forensic science* from an accredited university including the successful completion of sixteen (16) semester hours of chemistry.

For more information, see Trace Evidence Analyst

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