FORENSIC SCIENTIST I/DNA-MN
Duties and Responsibilities
These examples are not all inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of primary responsibilities of an Anoka County Forensic Scientist I-DNA.
- Work closely with other Forensic Scientists to determine appropriate method of analysis.
- Perform testing, evaluations and examinations of various types of physical evidence. Interprets test results for conclusions and completes technical documentation and reports.
- Prepare evidence for court presentation, completes discovery requests, testifies in court regarding laboratory operations.
- Maintain chain of custody of all evidence processed and other items from the time of intake to final disposition.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
- Bachelor’s degree in forensic science, chemistry, toxicology, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, or other closely related field.
- Minimum of 9 semester credit hours of undergraduate or graduate coursework in biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology.
- Coursework in statistics or population genetics.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Must successfully pass a thorough background investigation.
Foe more information, see Forensic Scientist I/DNA