Forensic Scientist III
The City of Phoenix - Phoenix, Arizona
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Job Description Job Title: Forensic Scientist III Job ID: 10304 Location: Professional & Supervisory Forensic Scientists apply the physical sciences to the investigation of crimes by performing advanced laboratory analyses on physical evidence in the areas of Evidence Processing, Latent Prints, Crime Scene Response, Forensic Biology, Controlled Substances, Trace/ Arson, Toxicology, and Firearms. Incumbents could work in various specialties of this classification and may be required to provide expert witness testimony in court regarding various facets of the classification. This eligible list may be used for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list. RECRUITMENT DATES Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications. SALARY $26.15 (minimum) - $39.06 (maximum) hourly / $54,392 - $81,245 annually
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS A well-qualified candidate will possess the job requirements listed above plus experience in one of the following disciplines: Controlled Substances: Includes the analysis of drug evidence such as marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, diverted prescription drugs, and steroids. Having documented competency in the above examinations is highly desirable. Evidence Processing: Involves the chemical processing and photographing of latent prints and / or the examination of forensic evidence for the presence of biological materials including blood, semen, saliva, cells, urine, and fecal material. Knowledge and experience of principles, methods, materials, equipment, and current techniques used in chemical processing for latent prints and/or forensic biology screening is highly desirable. Forensic Biology: Involves the examination of forensic evidence for the presence of biological materials including blood, semen, saliva, cells, urine, and fecal material. DNA analysis involves the extraction, quantification, analysis, and interpretation of forensic DNA samples isolated from the materials listed above. Knowledge and experience of principles, methods, materials, equipment, and current techniques used in forensic biology screening and/or DNA is highly desirable. Latent Print Comparison: Performs all work related to the comparison of latent prints recovered from crime scenes and evidence submitted to the Laboratory Services Bureau. Knowledge and experience of principles, methods, and current techniques used in friction ridge analysis is highly desirable. Toxicology: Performs analysis on blood and urine samples for alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs, and other substances. In addition, this position provides support for the breath testing program by maintaining and performing calibration checks on the instruments, and provides expert testimony in these areas. Having documented competency in at least two or more of the above areas of analyses is highly desirable. Trace Evidence: Involves the examination and comparison of evidence to include, but not limited to, fibers, paint, glass, hair, tape, explosives, soil, and gunshot residue (GSR). Having documented competency in at least one or more of the above examinations is highly desirable. Firearms Examination: Includes the examination and testing of firearms, the comparison of fired cartridge components, and scene reconstruction such as muzzle to target estimations. Having documented competency in at least one or more of the above examinations is highly desirable.
- Bachelor’s degree in a natural science (i.e., Biology, Chemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biological Physics, Forensic Science), criminalistics, or a closely related field.
- Four years of experience performing analyses in a forensic discipline.
- Professional certification may be required dependent upon the forensic discipline.
- An equivalent combination of relevant experience and education may be considered.
- Working irregular hours, shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings may be required; and
- Positions in the Police Department must meet the polygraph and background standards that are appropriate to non-sworn positions. The general factors for disqualification are listed HERE
- Age: : N/A
- Education: : Bachelors Degree
- Experience: : 4 years
HOW TO APPLY You may also want to consider applying for the similar titles Forensic Scientist II and Forensic Scientist IV at the same time. To do so, return to the job listing by clicking on Return to Previous Page. Then check the boxes next to the job titles, and click on "Apply Now." Apply on-line by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. In your cover letter or resume, please describe your experience in:
- Controlled Substances
- Evidence Processing
- Forensic biology – providing sufficient detail regarding your laboratory experience and competencies
- Latent print comparison
- Toxicology – providing sufficient detail regarding your laboratory experience and competencies
- Trace evidence
- Firearms Examination
YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Center at (602) 262-6277. REFERENCE Forensic Scientist III, Job Code 62930, ID #10304, 01-29-14, LN, Benefits Code: supv City of Phoenix employees demonstrate superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity. Apply Here: www.Click2Apply.net/g4wzx5d