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Kent County Sheriff's Office - Scientific Support Unit Team Leader (Crime Scene Investigator)

Scientific Support Unit Team Leader (Crime Scene Investigator)

Kent County Sheriff’s Office

701 Ball Ave

Grand Rapids, Michigan

$38.19 p/h

Closing Date: 1/25/19


Job Responsibilities

This is a highly skilled forensic position with responsibility for direct supervision of the staff of the Scientific Support Unit of the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.  Will train staff, assign scientific support specialists to specific cases, review methodology and reports, and evaluate work performance of subordinate staff.  Will also develop, document, implement, update and monitor staff compliance with technical procedures and protocols to ensure the unit is technically sound and legally compliant.

The successful candidate will be able to perform all functions of a Scientific Support Unit Specialist.  Will participate in a leadership role at major crime scenes, act as the primary forensic contact for other agencies that receive contracted crime scene services from the Kent County Sheriff Department and manage the deliverables and billing for those accounts. 

The candidate must be able to work any or all shifts and schedules as necessary to provide proper coverage for all incidents.  Must be available to be effectively on call and responsible for the Scientific Support Unit, consistent with managing a unit that functions 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

The successful candidate will be subjected to a thorough background investigation, including a drug test.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Physics, Medical Technology, Forensic Anthropology, Engineering, or a similar science degree combined with four years progressively responsible experience in evidence collection and field work, including crime scene investigation and laboratory analysis, and experience in supervision and training.  Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Must possess knowledge of federal, state, county and local statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations governing the collection and admissibility of evidence.  Computer literacy including spreadsheet, database, graphics, CAD and digital photography software applications, as well as experience in flowcharting are essential. 

Requires thorough knowledge and prior experience with processing crime scenes.  Must also possess thorough working knowledge of laboratory safety protocols and procedures, and OSHA/MIOSHA rules, regulations and requirements, as well as working knowledge of accepted principles and practices of forensic science. Requires good documentation, supervisory and organizational skills, along with good oral and written communication skills.

Apply online at www.accesskent.com/jobs


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Western Michigan University - Toxicology Technician

Toxicology Medical Laboratory Technician - Position
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting for a Toxicology Medical Laboratory Technician. In this position, the ideal candidate will perform accurate laboratory testing, operate instrumentation, report test results and adhere to established quality control criteria and established procedures.


  • Accurately performs moderate and high complexity laboratory analysis according to established laboratory protocols.
  • Performs routine and special laboratory tests in assigned sections of the clinical/forensic laboratory utilizing automated and non-automated equipment.
  • Assesses results with respect to controls, reviews results for accuracy and communicates results of tests performed to physicians and other authorized personnel.
  • Communicates problems or matters of a scientific, technical and/or administrative nature both within the department and interdepartmentally utilizing computer technology.
  • Analyzes and evaluates laboratory test results to determine inconsistent results and takes appropriate procedural action to verify results.
  • Maintains accurate records of tests conducted, results, data and patients tested including calculation of results from supplied data, obtained data and statistics for quality assurance.
  • Maintains equipment and inventory through making minor adjustments, performing scheduled maintenance, and troubleshooting major problems utilizing departmental resources and manufacturers telephone trouble lines.
  • Provides instruction in laboratory technique, instrumentation, and application of laboratory test procedures to new technologists or technicians and students.
  • Performs related duties such as obtaining blood specimens, processing specimens, and clerical activities. Assists in development of technical procedures and protocols.
  • Maintains competency by utilizing continuing education programs on new technical and theoretical procedures and keeps up to date on all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains clean and efficient work area and replenishes supplies as necessary. Responsible for inventory maintenance at each bench assignment.
  • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
  • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
  • All other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Associates degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from an accredited program required
  • Two years of clinical laboratory experience preferred.


  • Medical Laboratory Technician certification by nationally recognized agency (ASCP, NAACLS)


  • Basic knowledge of accuracy, precision, normal ranges and correlation with existing methods including evaluation of clinical specimens for suitability for testing and presence of interfering substances.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.
  • Able to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.

Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.

Questions and inquiries can be directed to Prentiss Jones- Director of Toxicology at prentiss.jones@med.wmich.edu 269.337.4581; qualified applicants should apply online at www.med.wmich.edu (click on employment) or directly at https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1126/toxicology-medical-laboratory-technician/job

Our other open positions in Toxicology include our Toxicology Medical Laboratory Technologist position view position at- https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1127/toxicology-medical-laboratory-technologist/job. Also our Administrative Assistant- Toxicology position can be viewed at- https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1369/administrative-assistant---toxicology/job


Apply Here: https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1126/toxicology-medical-laboratory-technician/job



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DuPage County - Latent Print Examiner

January 3, 2019




The DuPage County Forensic Science Center, a division of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, is seeking applicants for the position of Forensic Scientist – Latent Print Examiner. The laboratory is located in Wheaton, Illinois, approximately 30 miles west of Chicago, Illinois. The laboratory is ISO 17025 accredited and provides forensic services in drug chemistry, latent prints, forensic biology and DNA to law enforcement agencies within DuPage County.



  • A bachelor’s of science degree from an accredited institution in forensic science, chemistry, biology or other natural science or related program.
  • A minimum of two years full-time work experience conducting latent print processing, comparisons and use of AFIS/NGI.
  • Working knowledge of computer software: Microsoft Office suite and Adobe PDF.
  • Must not be impaired from qualifying as an expert witness and testing credibly in courts of law.



  • Experience testifying as an expert witness in federal and/or state courts.
  • Latent Print Certification through the International Association for Identification (IAI).
  • Working knowledge of ISO 17025 accreditation standards.



DUTIES: Performs the development (physical and chemical processing), digital photography, analysis, AFIS/NGI searching, comparison, evaluation and verification of known and latent print evidence. Makes conclusions, and formulates opinions based on examinations performed and reports those findings. Reviews the reports and examinations of other analysts. Testifies in court as an expert witness. Other duties as assigned.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week. No nights or weekends.

CLOSING DATE: Applications postmarked no later than January 31, 2019.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience ($45,485 - $96,847)

SERVICE: Civilian (non-sworn)

LOCATION: 501 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187

BENEFITS: https://www.dupageco.org/HR/Benefits/

OTHER INFORMATION: Selected candidate must provide a DNA sample via a buccal swab, be fingerprinted, pass a security background check and pass a pattern-recognition examination.


Mail or email your cover letter, resume and civilian employment application (available at https://www.dupagesheriff.org/AboutUs/103/ ) to:

Director Dragovich

DuPage County Forensic Science Center

501 N. County Farm Road

Wheaton, IL 60187



The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.



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West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center - Chief Medical Examiner

Chief Medical Examiner-Forensic Center - 18000000BP 



Hiring Range: $250,000.00 - $265,000.00 annually


The Chief Medical Examiner will perform death investigations, establish cause and manner of death, formulate conclusions, opinions or testimony in judicial proceedings, and to be available for consultations as necessary.

  1. Responsible for directing the overall operation of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center by performing highly responsible and complex administrative work in planning, coordinating, directing, implementing and controlling the statutory functions as defined by the Tennessee Post-Mortem Examination Act; and to do related work as required. 
  1. Provide direct or indirect services to District Attorneys, the Courts, the Attorney General, funeral homes, families of decedents, hospitals and major medical academic centers, insurance companies, organ procurement organizations, local and state police investigators, fire departments, a variety of state agencies, and various Federal programs and agencies. 
  1. Coordinate activities of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center with the Shelby County Department of Health. 
  1. Responsible for directing the overall operation of the Medical Examiner's Office which carries out medicolegal death investigations for the County, and provides autopsy services for up to 15 other counties in the north, central and eastern portions of the state. 
  1. Perform the responsibilities of a forensic pathologist (i.e. doing autopsies) and responsible for reviewing the forensic pathology functions done in the setting. 
  1. Counsels’ families in person or thru the telephone on increasing their level of understanding regarding the cause and manner of the death of the person involved as well as the psychological and physiologic aspects of the case. 
  1. In certain circumstances, the Chief Medical Examiner may be obligated to be a witness in the courts of law to aid in investigation of cases.






EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited medical school and board certification in Forensic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)


EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in a responsible position involving practice in the field of Forensic Pathology, prior management experience is required. OR, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience


LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Must possess licensure to practice medicine and certification by the American Board of Pathology in the field of Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Pathology at the time of appointment, and must maintain such licensure and certification as a condition of employment. (COPY OF LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED)        



  Medical Professional 

Primary Location



  Forensic Center 
Campus/Institute  Memphis 





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West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center - Forensic Pathologist

Forensic Pathologist-Forensic Center - 17000001JF 



Pay Grade: 47

Hiring Range: $170,000.00 – $200,000.00/ Annually



The Forensic Pathologist perform functions of a medicolegal pathologist, performing post mortem examinations and associated work duties.



  • Performs primary functions of a forensic pathologist in accordance with industry standards to determine manner and cause of death in medical examiner cases.
  • Maintains all required licenses and accreditations consistent with the industry standards.
  • Maintains individual continuing medical education and assures compliance with licensing and certification requirements.
  • Assists in the training of new forensic pathologists, residents, and assists with the educational programs with participating agencies.
  • Reports to scenes of investigation when requested and leads investigators in the management of the investigation.
  • Works closely with consultants when needed for forensic pathology services such as odontology, toxicology, histology, etc.
  • Provides expert testimony in criminal and civil court as requested.
  • Must be able to provide reports and data in a comprehensive format.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 




MD or DO degree; Completion of a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology (preferred) or anatomic pathology and a fellowship in forensic pathology; Board certification in forensic pathology must be completed within 2 years of hiring; Must become licensed in the state of Tennessee prior to starting work.

  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations affecting the operation of the medical examiner’s office.
  • Knowledge of agency policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of professional standards in forensic pathology.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee development sufficient to ensure organizational productivity.
  • Skills in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision making to achieve organizational goals.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees.
  • Faculty appointment in the Department of Pathology with opportunities for collaborative research
  • Funding for conferences travel and continuing medical education
  • Health or Health Savings CDHP (with/without wellness)
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance: Basic and Optional Term
  • Long-term Disability
  • Short-term Disability
  • Optional Accidental Death Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement: 401k, 403b, and 457b
  • Educational Assistance: Employee, Eligible Spouse, and Dependent
  • Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Longevity Pay, and Paid Holidays



  Medical Professional 

Primary Location



  Forensic Center 
Campus/Institute  Memphis 





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Afognak Native Corporation - Mentor (DNA)

Mentor (DNA)

Tracking Code
Job Description

The position will mentor to strengthen the capabilities of foreign law enforcement officials working in a Forensic Science Laboratory (FL). A specific focus will be mentoring relevant forensic lab disciplines in the area of DNA collection and analysis that supports major criminal and terrorism investigations. The mentor will conduct an analysis of a forensic science laboratory to determine strengths and deficiencies of the DNA section. The mentor will develop objectives to improve laboratory abilities in processing DNA evidence used in criminal cases and implement processes to achieve those objectives.

The Mentor serves as an operational training and administrative advisor for Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (DS/T/ATA) programs delivered to participant nations. The Mentor is responsible for: developing the subject matter expertise, skills and knowledge of host nation security forces; developing and maintaining sustainment training schedules; monitoring local national instructors; participating in ATA training deliveries; and developing sustainable organizational capabilities to manage units and support the performance of functional duties. Cross-cultural sensitivity is crucial. The Mentor reports to DS/T/ATA in Washington, D.C., and to the Regional Security Officer and/or the Resident Program Manager abroad. Frequent overseas travel including unscheduled, night, weekend, and holiday work may be required. Overseas deployment may involve long and strenuous travel and living under adverse conditions. When deployed overseas, the security situation at the deployment locations may be extremely volatile and the incumbent will be required to use personal protective equipment and exercise special safety precautions.

Assigned to the Regional Security Office or the RPM, provides operational and administrative guidance for DS/T/ATA in-country training programs;

  • Mentors and develops host nation instructors in adult learning concepts, curriculum presentations and other critical areas of leadership and instructor development;
  • Mentor the development of sustainable organizational capabilities to manage units andsupport the performance of functional duties;
  • Meets with host nation security officials and aids the Regional Security Officer on matterspertaining to the Bureau's counterterrorism efforts; in locations without an ATA Resident Program Manager, regularly briefs the RSO, Ambassador or Deputy Chief of Mission on program developments and sustainment training activities;
  • Maintains and manages grant/loan equipment inventories to partner nations and assiststhe Regional Security Officer with yearly reporting and acquisition requirements;
  • Provides guidance and support on operational matters concerning DS/T/ATA trainingdeliveries; as necessary, serves as on-site monitor and provides pre-deployment orientation, preparation, and administrative and support for attendees of training in theUS;
  • Responsible for developing and leading the delivery of specialized refresher andsustainment training to DS/T/ATA students; training will include basic weapons handling skills, live-fire exercise, mounted/dismounted security patrols, personnel/vehiclescreening, counter assault tactics, tactical combat casualty care (TCCC), and other subjects as directed by DS/T/ATA; In locations without an ATA Resident Program Manager, serves as the DS/T/ATA representative and point person in their country of residence for DS/T/ATA issues and operations; at the direction of DS/T/ATA, responds to taskings, gathers information, and prepares appropriate reports;
  • Monitors compliance with U.S. and foreign laws, regulations, directives, standards, and policies;
  • In certain locations, will play a direct role in security contingency planning, working closelywith the RSO, other Embassy agencies and host nation security forces to identify potential security threats to U.S. personnel and help coordinate between RSO and host nation response elements during a crisis at the Embassy;
  • Completes a monthly checklist to ensure program management concerns are documentedand milestones are being met: Should possess a working knowledge of Embassy operations and administrativesupport functions;
  • May be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearms proficiency to DS standards and drive standard or armored vehicles in a high threat environment overseas.

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this position requires U.S. Citizenship status.
May be required to possess or be able to obtain a SECRET Security Clearance.

  • Seven (7) years of experience facilitating instructor development to include familiarity with current adult education standards;
  • Instructor certification from a recognized local, county, municipal, state, or federal lawenforcement institution or military organization;
  • Five (5) years of experience interacting on a professional level with foreign nationals;
  • Ten (10) years of experience from a recognized local, county, municipal, state, or federallaw enforcement institution or military;
  • Ten (10) years of experience in one or more of the following fields: Explosive OrdnanceDisposal Technician, Academy or Training development, Law Enforcement, Physical Security, Tactical Operations, and Protective Operations;
  • Mastery of Federal security laws, regulations, directives, and guidelines, andDepartmentof State security regulations, standards, and policies to provide guidance to security officials at overseas diplomatic posts in ensuring the protection of U.S. personnel, facilities, and information;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of overseas post functions, operations, and securityenvironments, especially at high threat posts, to provide advice in determining security needs;
  • Expert knowledge of a variety of specialized tactical disciplines to provide mentoring andadvice to DS/T/ATA partner nations;
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills for interacting with various subject matter expertsand-differing levels of US and foreign officialdom (for the latter, cross-cultural sensitivityis crucial), and for exchanging information and coordinating cooperatively with that of others inside and external to DS/T/ATA;
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels to obtain the cooperation andsupport necessary to achieve security program objectives;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to provide advice andguidance, interpret policies and directives, justify plans and proposals, prepare and present high level briefings, and represent the Bureau and Department in a wide variety of internal and external forums;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
Required Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Forensic Sciences, or related field
  • Master of Forensic Science (MFS) in Forensic Molecular Biology Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience working in an ISO certified lab that holds American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) certification with directly related experience in operations focused on training.
  • Must also have expertise in DNA analysis equipment, instruments and related kits.



Job Location
Amman, Jordan
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City of St. Louis - Fingerprint Examiner


GOV Mayor Lyda Krewson 

Applying To: Latent Fingerprint Examiner Salary • 

Minimum: $41,730.00 • 
Maximum: $65,234.00 
Normal entry salary is $41,730. 

Nature of Work: Incumbents in this position prepare and identify latent fingerprint evidence of subjects. Duties include processing evidence for possible latent fingerprints; testifying in court and maintaining latent fingerprint files. For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Latent Fingerprint Examiner Minimum Qualifications An Associate’s degree in Physical Science or Criminal Justice; plus two years of experience in Latent Fingerprint Technology. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Certification: Must obtain AFIS Certification by the Missouri Highway Patrol within 24 months of date of hire; become REJIS and MULES certified; and obtain IAI Latent Certification. All certifications must be maintained while employed by the City of St. Louis. License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of filing application and be able to present license at the Oral Interview. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. Applicants who do not possess a Missouri driver's license will be required to present a "Driving Record Check" from their State's Department of Motor Vehicles. Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted with the Employment Application or at the time of Oral Interview. Latent Fingerprint Examiner 

 A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment Application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered. MEDICAL: The pre-employment medical exam will include a drug screen and “DNA buccal swab” VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation. LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible. 

Applications can be submitted on the Internet. Visit the City web site at http://stlouis-mo.gov/jobs 

Examination Components and Their Weights • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail • Oral Interview: 100% • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail 

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted. 


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Minneapolis Police Department Crime Lab - Forensic Scientist I

invites applications for the position of:

Forensic Scientist I

SALARY: $22.56 - $31.15 Hourly
$46,918.56 - $64,794.08 Annually
JOB TYPE: Full-time
LOCATION: City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis
CLOSING DATE: 12/21/18 11:59 PM
POSTING TYPE: Open to the public
Under the direction of qualified Forensic Scientist trainers the Forensic Scientist I (FSI) will train and show progressive competencies and abilities in the documentation and processing of crime scenes; the examination of friction ridge impression evidence; documentation and report writing; and court testimony.
The FSI will complete training in field operations procedures of the Minneapolis Police Department Crime Lab and become proficient in all job duties before providing full performance as a Forensic Scientist with the Minneapolis Police Department.
The MPD Crime Lab Field Operations section is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week. This position includes working variable hours, which include nights, weekends, and holidays. 
Federal Law requires employees hired after November 6, 1986 to present documentation that establishes identity and employment authorization.   
(Including but not limited to the following)
  • Recognize potential physical evidence at crime scenes. Document and collect according to established procedures and methods intended to preserve evidence.
  • Handle, search, and evaluate the significance of evidence so the necessary examinations are conducted on evidence.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of procedures necessary to provide analyses on submitted evidence.
  • Demonstrate a working level of skill and ability in conducting examinations and/or processing of evidence (friction ridge impressions) and the ability to obtain accurate and reproducible results which can be reported to investigators or submitting agencies.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports on the results of analyses so the integrity of all analyses is maintained.
  • Properly receive, record, maintain, and process physical evidence so that accurate, complete chain of custody and case information is documented.
  • Participate in professional organizations so information sharing and relationships with colleagues in the discipline are maintained.
  • Review case records and provide court testimony as a witness in criminal justice proceedings.
  • Read and comprehend current scientific literature and research in the discipline so the most current methods can be reviewed, and issues in the profession can be promptly identified and addressed.
  • Pass all competency tests in the discipline so quality assurance requirements are achieved.
Bachelor's degree in a Physical Science, Forensic Science, Criminal Justice or a related field of study.

No experience required.

An equivalent combination of related education/experience may be considered. Example: Four (4) years of experience processing crime scenes, working in a crime scene laboratory or working in a police crime scene office performing crime scene investigations. Or four years of experience in fingerprint analysis and comparison and/or latent print identification.

Must have and maintain a valid Driver's License.

Must be able to attain certification by the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a Crime Scene Investigator after one (1) year of hire and pass the Minneapolis Police Department's Crime Lab Certification Exam within three (3) years of hire. 

Union Representation: 
This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Professional Employees Association. http://www.minneapolismn.gov/hr/laboragreements/labor-agreements_professional-employees_index

Selection Process:
Eligibility to be considered for the position will be determined by a rating of training and experience, written exam and/or oral examination(100%). It is very important to fully describe your education and work experience as it relates to this opening in your online application. The City of Minneapolis Human Resource office reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.
Testing Dates
  • In-town Candidates will be invited to a written exam that will be administered on January 14, 2019.
  • In-town Candidates will be invited to a oral exam that will be administered on January 28, 2019.
  • Out-of-town Candidates will be invited to a written and oral exam to be administered on January 18, 2019.
Candidates will be notified of testing location and time via email after January 2, 2019. 

Eligible List Statement:
The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration.  This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title.  This eligible list will expire six (6) months after it has been established.

Background Check: 
The City has determined that a thorough Police Department background check / investigation, criminal background check, and/or qualifications check may be necessary for positions with this job title. Applicants will be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position. 

Drug & Alcohol Testing: 
All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing drug and alcohol testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to carry equipment of moderate weight
  • Vision correctable to 20/20 
  • Ability to work out-of-doors in inclement weather for long periods of time
  • Ability to access difficult-to-reach areas
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Perceptual skills to recognize fingerprint minutiae and relate to known prints
  • Knowledge of computer operations in scientific inquiry.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with police staff and other Forensic Scientists.
  • Other specification may be applied per discipline.?
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Drafting
  • Automated fingerprint identification systems
  • Latent print comparison
  • Court procedures
  • Photography
  • Laboratory safety
  • Firearms

Forensic Scientist I Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. This position will require an extensive Minneapolis Police Department background check. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony crime will not be considered, including any prior thefts or other criminal convictions related to dishonesty. Will you be able to pass this background check?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 2. Do you have a valid driver's license?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 3. How many years of full time experience do you have in crime scene processing activities with a law enforcement agency? (Full time experience equals 40hrs/week or 2080hrs/year. Internships will be based on a full time equivalency)
Checkbox Under 2 years
Checkbox 2 Years
Checkbox More than 2 years, but less than 5 years
Checkbox More than 5 years
* 4. How many years of full time experience do you have in latent print examinations with a law enforcement agency? (Full time experience equals 40hrs/week or 2080hrs/year. Internships will be based on the full time equivalency)
Checkbox None
Checkbox Under 1 year
Checkbox At least 1 year, but less than 2 years
Checkbox More than 2 years
* 5. How many years of full time experience do you have testifying as an expert in criminal court proceedings? (Full time experience equals 40hrs/week or 2080hrs/year. Internships will be on the full time equivalency)
Checkbox None
Checkbox Under 1 year
Checkbox At least 1 year, but less than 2 years
Checkbox More than 2 years
* 6. How many years of full time experience do you have working in an accredited crime lab (such as ASCLD/LAB)? (Full time experience equals 40hrs/week or 2080hrs/year. Internships will be on the full time equivalency)
Checkbox None
Checkbox Under 1 year
Checkbox At least 1 year, but less than 2 years
Checkbox More than 2 years
* 7. What is the highest level of education you have successfully completed?
Checkbox High School Diploma GED or equivalent
Checkbox Associate's Degree
Checkbox Bachelor's Degree
Checkbox Master's Degree
Checkbox Doctorate
Checkbox None of the above
* 8. Do you currently hold any of the following International Association for Identification (IAI) Certifications? (Please check all that apply/certification will be verified.)
Checkbox Certified Crime Scene Investigator
Checkbox Certified Crime Scene Analyst
Checkbox Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst
Checkbox Certified Latent Print Examiner
Checkbox Certified Footwear Examiner
Checkbox Certified Bloodstain Pattern
Checkbox Certified Crime Scene Reconstructionist
Checkbox None of the above
  9. The Equivalency for the Forensic Scientist I (FSI) will/may be based on education and experience. Examples: Associates Degree in a related field of study with at least four (4) years of full time experience directly related to the duties listed Or Four (4) years of direct work experience in fingerprint analysis and comparison and/or latent print identification. Without a Bachelor's degree in a related field of study as listed. Does your experience directly relate to the Forensic Scientist I, based on an equivalency? Be sure to include your equivalent experience in your online application for verification purpose.
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ORAU - Multiple Openings

Oak Ridge Associated Universities has many openings recently posted, including:

Latent Print Examiner
Basic Latent Print Technician
Senior Latent Print Technician
Next Generation ID Technician
Biologist Technician
Forensic Examiner - DNA
Forensic Examiner - Latent Print

To apply or for more information, please visit ORAU.


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San José State University - Assistant Professor

San José State University - San José, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval

Specialization: Forensic Science
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24823
Rank: Assistant Professor

The Department of Justice Studies at SJSU invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate with research and teaching expertise in forensic science as described herein
  • Scholarship linking forensic science with any of the following: Humanitarian and/or human rights investigations; Issues related to the social, medical, and justice consequences of violence, conflict, and crime in domestic and/or foreign contexts; Forensic psychology; Cybercrime
  • Strong record of teaching excellence
  • Active research agenda with substantial potential for publications and funded research
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experiences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • International expertise
  • Online teaching experience
  • Ability to teach forensic science from a critical perspective; experience teaching research methods, biology, and/or chemistry courses for forensic scientists
  • Research and teaching that can enhance department emphases in Criminology, Criminal Justice Studies, Legal Studies, Human Rights, and Forensic Science.


  • The position requires that selected candidate, among other responsibilities, will:
  • Maintain effective teaching in the Justice Studies undergraduate and graduate programs, including teaching required skills courses and providing guidance for graduate student research projects
  • Actively participate in departmental and campus governance, including curricular development, planning and implementing departmental activities, on campus activities, and supporting student success
  • Develop and maintain an active research and publishing agenda
  • Advise students, collaborate with faculty in other department programs and elsewhere, and perform professional service to the University, community, and academic profession
  • Contribute to a team of dedicated professionals who skillfully address the needs of a student population of extraordinary diversity–in age, cultural background, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, primary language, life and work experience, and academic preparation–through course materials, teaching strategies, professional engagement with campus life, and advising.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 15, 2019
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by January 15, 2019 to http://apply.interfolio.com/57510. Additional materials may be requested if placed on a shortlist. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Justice Studies is a high-profile department in the College of Health and Human Sciences at San José State University, SJSU—located in downtown San José, CA, “the capital of Silicon Valley.” Established in 1930, the Department of Justice Studies is distinguished as one of the first degree-granting programs in criminal justice in the United States. The department prepares students for entry into a technologically complex and culturally diverse society as justice-oriented professionals who promote healthier communities and take leadership roles in the evolving justice landscape. The department's current focus is on strengthening its five pillars: 1) Criminal Justice Studies, 2) Criminology, 3) Forensic Science, 4) Legal Studies, and 5) Human Rights. The department's 2 graduate programs offer master's degrees in Justice Studies and Global Criminology, preparing students for more advanced graduate study or managerial and research positions in justice serving organizations. In addition to the 2 MS degree programs, it offers 4 BS degrees in Justice Studies and Forensic Science, 4 minors, a graduate certificate in Family Violence, the award-winning Record Clearance Project, and 5 affiliated student and alumni groups. The team consists of 14 professors, 30 lecturers, 2 office staff members, and over 900 majors. SJSU Justice Studies alumni are among the most prominent professionals in policing, corrections, nonprofit services, legal, and related professions. For more information about the department, please go to: http://www.sjsu.edu/justicestudies/.

This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in a career at an institution that is a national leader in graduating URM students. San Jose State University has achieved HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution) designation; 40% of our student population are first-generation students and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, the university is ranked fourth nationally in increasing student upward mobility.

San José State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California's most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 32,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic, gender, and other perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University's annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (http://www.sjsu.edu/police).

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City of St. Louis - Fingerprint Technician Supervisor


  • Minimum: $41,730.00
  • Maximum: $65,234.00

Normal entry salary is $41,730.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for the daily operation of the Police Division's Fingerprint Technician Unit. Examples of duties include: supervising the work of Fingerprint Technicians and ensuring all assignments are completed to approved standards and preparing monthly work schedules and activity reports.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Fingerprint Technician Supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.); plus three years of experience as a Fingerprint Technician.  OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Certification: Must have AFIS Certification by the Missouri Highway Patrol, REJIS and MULES criminal history files and arrest records certification.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  At least one year of previous supervisory experience is preferred.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment Application.  Complete the Employment History and Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application even if you submit a resume.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.  When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

MEDICAL:  Candidates will be required to pass a "Drug Screen" and submit to a "DNA buccal swab" as part of the medical examination.

VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veterans preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at http://stlouis-mo.gov/jobs

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 2870
November 16, 2018


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Iowa Department of Public Safety - Forensic Science Technician

Forensic Science Technician


$39,395.20 - $58,385.60 Annually


Ankeny - 50023 - Polk County, IA

Job Type



595 Iowa Department of Public Safety

Job Number



11/25/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Paul Bush at bush@dps.state.ia.us

Job Description

This position will encompass several duties as described. Performs a variety of routine standardized tests and analysis in direct support of forensic laboratory examinations under close supervision. Responsible for providing technical support to the laboratory by the preparation of reagents, sampling and preparation of items for further forensic examination, chemical and biological waste management, supply ordering and inventory control, safety program duties and case related data entry using the applicable computer database. Responsible for the care, custody and maintenance of evidence submitted by law enforcement agencies. Performs screening tests on sampled items and documents results.

Operates analytical laboratory instrumentation under supervision and assembles resulting data. Triages evidence coming into the laboratory, and performs sample accessioning, data entry and conversion of paper files into electronically formatted files. Provides testimony in court on work performed as requested. Ability to pass a thorough background check performed by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Applicants are encouraged to upload cover letter and resume to NEO GOV. 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must possess an associate's degree with an emphasis in laboratory technology, chemistry, biology, physics, or a related field to qualify for positions in this job classification.

For additional information, please click on the link in NEO GOV (State of Iowa Department of Administrative Services website for job openings) to view the job description for Forensic Science Technician.


State of Iowa


595 Iowa Department of Public Safety


215 E 7th St

Des Moines, Iowa, 50319




To apply go to this website:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa  on the NEO GOV system underneath job vacancy #19-01023


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Ohio State Highway Patrol (Columbus) - Criminalist


Criminalist (180004TI) https://dasstateoh.taleo.net/careersection/oh_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=180004TI&tz=GMT-05%3A00
Ohio Department of Public Safety - Ohio State Highway Patrol

Report in Location:  1583 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43209

Work Hours:   8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Subject to Call)

Performs analytical testing on crime-related evidence provided by law enforcement officers. Performs analysis on drugs, urine, blood, physical evidence, etc. Evaluates data & develops opinions based on knowledge, skills & sound analytical processes. 

Provides court testimony as an expert witness; provides court support for law enforcement officers; assists & trains officers in crime laboratory techniques & analytical methods. Maintains & orders necessary chemicals, containers & supplies used in the crime laboratory. 

Prepares laboratory reports for use by law enforcement officers & appropriate courts of law. Researches & interprets current literature concerning trends & changes in laws as applied to crime laboratory analytical methods. Prepares management reports concerning crime laboratory operations & results. Performs other related duties as required.

Completion of undergraduate core program in forensic science, biology or chemistry with coursework to include forensic science, analytical chemistry & law enforcement; 1 yr. pertinent laboratory experience commensurate with job duties to be performed as outlined per approved position description on file; valid driver's license.
-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.
Major Worker Characteristics: 
Knowledge of:  Safety practices (i.e., laboratory safety practices); Agency policies & procedures (e.g., standard operating procedures, guidelines & standard methods applicable to Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory*); Natural sciences (i.e., chemistry, chemical analyses, biology & physics); Employee training development*; Government structure & process; Law (federal); Inventory control; Employee Training*.
Skill in:  Equipment operations (e.g., use & operation of laboratory equipment such as gas chromatograph, mass spectrometer, infrared spectrometer, computer keyboard with video display terminal microscope techniques & all other laboratory equipment.
Ability to:  Understand abstract field of study; Add, subtract, multiply & divide whole numbers; Prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; Gather, collate, & classify information; Handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general public; Demonstrate manual dexterity; Works alone on tasks.
(*) Developed after employment.
Supplemental Information: 


For positions in Ohio State Highway Patrol – Toxicology section only, must obtain Ohio Department of Health licensure & certification per OAC 3701-53-07 within twelve (12) months of employment, when required. Failure to obtain &/or maintain licensure & certification, when required is cause for removal.


Exposed to hazardous chemicals; may be exposed to human body parts; may be exposed to explosives; may be exposed to bio-hazardous materials (e.g., blood, urine); requires travel; may be on-call 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.

•This position may be filled by a layoff or certification eligibility list.

•This position will be filled in accordance with the bargaining agreement if applicable.

Background Check Information
•A BCI and FBI fingerprint check, a background check, including a polygraph examination, may be required on all selected applicants. 
•A comparative analysis and/or drug-test may be a requirement of the hiring process.

Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County
Work Locations: HP Alum Creek Facility 1583 Alum Creek Dr  Columbus 43209
Organization: Public Safety
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
Schedule: Full-time
Work Hours: Work hours listed above
Compensation: $26.42 per hour
Unposting Date: Oct 18, 2018, 10:59:00 PM
Job Function: Laboratory


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Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab (OH) - Firearms Examiner

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual for the position of Firearms Examiner with the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.  This is not an entry level position; previous casework is essential.  This is a civilian position assisting in law enforcement investigations.  The laboratory performs case work for numerous agencies throughout Southwestern Ohio. 


Position Description


Perform examination and comparison on firearm cases such as homicides, assaults, weapon offenses, and burglaries.  This includes, but is not limited to, function test on weapons, comparison of fired and unfired ammunition components, and serial number restoration.


Provide submitting agencies with a report of findings and provide expert testimony in court when required.  Maintain a good working relationship with our customers.  May be required to assist law enforcement agencies at crime scenes


Maintain a good working environment which includes:  keeping updated logs for casework, reagents, QC, instrumentation and equipment; assuring that methods and procedures are current; routinely decontaminating work surfaces and equipment; maintaining equipment and instrumentation; preparing reagents; stocking chemicals and supplies.


Must stay abreast of developments in the areas of firearms by reading current scientific literature and by attending lectures, meetings, seminars, and training sessions.


Provide training to area law enforcement and medical personnel on the proper collection and handling of firearm related evidence


Preferred Qualifications


  • Five years of experience as a fully trained firearms examiner with an accredited laboratory
  • Possess good communication skills



Minimum Qualifications


  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three years of experience in a forensic laboratory



Conditions of Employment


  • Candidates must undergo a criminal background check
  • Candidates may be drug tested during their employment
  • Candidates must provide a copy of their college transcripts and their degree at their interview
  • The hired individual must successfully complete a training period and competency tests
  • The hired individual is considered a probationary employee for one year from their start date



Salary Range


$75,000 - $100,000


How to Apply


Applications can be filled out and printed at



Please send a completed application and a C.V. to:


     Heather Antonides - Laboratory Supervisor

     Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory

     361 West Third St.

     Dayton,  OH  45402




Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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