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The Forensic Scientist 1 (FS1) is an entry-level position, which will work under the direct supervision of a more experienced Forensic Scientist. The incumbent will be certified as an FS2 upon successful completion of a specified training program and two (2) years experience in the FS1 position (or) demonstration of meeting the minimum qualifications and *qualifying work experience of an FS2 position and a six-month probationary period of 1,040 hours. 

Example of Duties

  • Maintain established standards of laboratory cleanliness, safety, and efficiency.
  • Provide scientific and technical expertise in latent print processing and comparison.
  • Follow analytical methods and the quality and safety procedures.
  • Document quality controls and work.
  • Ensure that the reports issued for analysis they perform are accurate.

Latent Prints/Impression Evidence:
Must have successfully completed a minimum of twelve (12) semester (or 18 quarter) units of college level studies in a relevant physical or biological science which may include biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and/or physics. 

Desirable Qualifications which will Provide Extra Credit:
The following are not requirements for the Forensic Scientist 1 position.  However, if you do have qualifications/experience in any of these areas include that information in your resume:

  • Qualifying work experience in forensic impression evidence analysis
  • Certification with the International Association for Identification as a Certified Tenprint examiner, Crime Scene Examiner or Certified Latent Print Examiner.
  • Member of related professional forensic science organization(s)
  • Experience using ABIS as an analyst or administrator.

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