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Forensic Scientist 1 Click Here to view the details, apply, and take the on-line test no later than Tuesday, July 20, 2021

 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.

Example of Duties

Scientific Analyses

  • Employ various methods of scientific analysis to make determinations regarding samples submitted as evidence in criminal cases or for individual characteristic database entry
  • Assume responsibility for and maintain the integrity of evidence
  • Interpret scientific data and ensure validity
  • Author and issue laboratory reports

Minimum Qualifications: A Forensic Scientist 1 must hold a baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral degree in a physical or biological science


Forensic Scientist 2 Click Here to view the details, apply, and take the on-line test no later than Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

The Forensic Scientist 2 (FS2) is an experienced scientist level position with ISP Forensic Services.  

Qualifying work experience for the Biology/DNA Casework Forensic Scientist 2 includes two (2) years of:

  • Working independently, planning, managing, and prioritizing caseloads or individual characteristic database samples (as applicable), successfully engaging in independent research, evaluation, and validation activities         
  • Performing and documenting a range of examinations regarding forensic evidence   

Experience:

  • Two (2) years of qualifying work experience in the specified discipline. Qualifying work experience includes:
    • Working independently, planning, managing, and prioritizing caseloads or individual characteristic database samples (as applicable), successfully engaging in independent research, evaluation, and validation activities
    • Performing and documenting a range of examinations regarding forensic evidence
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