Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
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Position Job Description/ Contact Date Posted
Forensic Supervisor City of Irvine’s Public Safety Department seeks to hire an individual to supervise, train and schedule non-sworn Crime Scene Investigation personnel. The Forensic Supervisor will oversee daily operations, assist administrative, purchasing and budgeting functions and perform service calls for the City of Irvine Crime Scene Investigation unit. These service calls involve identification, collection and preservation of evidence.
 
The Forensic Supervisor supervises staff, delegate’s assignments, implements field staff work schedules, assists in recruitment/ testing/ hiring activities, evaluates employees, oversees and provides forensic training to Officers and staff.
 
This position is also responsible for documenting crime scenes with photographs, video recordings, diagrams and reports. Knowledge of computer forensics is highly desired. Experience with a wide range of computer hardware and software is preferred to assist in the collection of evidence from various types of computer systems. Knowledge of Encase forensic software is also highly desired.
 
The ideal candidate for this position must have effective verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to interact with law enforcement personnel, city staff, the general public, and attorneys. Candidate must have a High School diploma supplemented with specialized training courses in Crime Scene Investigation, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. At least ten (10) years of experience as a Crime Scene Investigator or Forensic Specialist. Requires a valid California driver license.
 
Posted: 12/23/2016
Forensic Chemist Colorado Springs Police Department
Salary: $4,748.50 - $5,935.67 Monthly
The Colorado Springs Police Department is seeking a Forensic Chemist to work in its Metro Crime Laboratory.

Typical Responsibilities
• Analyze materials for illicit drugs or associated substances
• Perform analyses on suspected drugs of abuse using microscopy, color tests, and thin layer chromatography; separate drugs from excipients using thin layer chromatography, gas chromatography, and solvent extraction for purposes of identification; and confirm identity of drugs of abuse using gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and infrared spectrometry
• Write court acceptable reports of results of analysis and effectively communicate results of analysis to investigating officers, judges, attorneys, and juries
• Testify as an expert witness on drug identification in criminal trials, often in opposition of opposing experts
• Complete quality assurance/maintenance procedures on gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy instrumentation
• Utilize literature references to help identify unknown suspected illicit substances and other medications
 
Posted: 01/29/2017
Lab Manager / Theater Liason ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Laboratory Manager / Theater Liason position. The purpose of the position is to provide technical and non-technical expertise and project management oversite in support of global Department of Defense (DoD) forensics and biometrics requirements.

Travel: Deployment outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) on a rotational basis as needed.
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Forensic Chemist ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Forensic Chemist position. The purpose of the position is to independently perform routine to moderately complex technical examination analysis.

Travel: Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment).
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Forensic Examiner - Latent Print 3 ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Forensic Examiner- Latent Print 3 position. The purpose of the position is to perform independent routine to complex technical examinations of evidence through the processing of materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, examinations, visualizing/recording of latent prints, examining and comparing latent prints in a forensic laboratory. Responsible for providing direction and guidance to less experienced latent examiners.

Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Forensic Examiner- Latent Print 1 ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Forensic Examiner- Latent Print 1 position. The purpose of the position is to perform independent routine technical examinations of evidence through the processing of materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, visualizing/recording of latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to known fingerprints (or other latent prints) in a forensic laboratory.

Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Forensic Examiner- DNA 1 ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Forensic Examiner- DNA 1 position. The purpose of the position is to perform independent routine to moderately complex technical examinations of evidence to include DNA analyses. Responsible for conducting specialized analytical procedures, conducting examination of evidence, and providing reports.

Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Forensic Examiner- DNA 3 ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Forensic Examiner- DNA 3 position. The purpose of the position is to perform independent routine to complex technical examinations of evidence to include DNA analyses. Responsible for conducting specialized analytical procedures, conducting examination of evidence, and providing reports. Responsible for providing direction and guidance to less experienced DNA examiners.

Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
CRIMINALIST I, II, OR III - TOXICOLOGY CRIMINALIST I, II, OR III - TOXICOLOGY
MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL CRIME LABORATORY DIVISION
Closes 02/13/2017

A Criminalist I, II, or III position now exists in the Toxicology Section within the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Crime Laboratory Division. The official domicile for this position is Cape Girardeau, Missouri. This position is classified as non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This is an entry-level position where the employee performs technical work in the scientific analysis of biological fluids and alcoholic beverages. An employee in this position participates in a formal and on-the-job training program. Work is performed under immediate supervision.
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Firearms and Tool Marks ORAU is seeking applicants to fill a Forensic Examiner- Firearms and Tool Marks position. The purpose of the position is to perform all aspects of firearms and tool marks examinations; stays abreast of the latest research to determine the best analytical methods to examine evidence; conducts examinations of highly complex and unique evidence; and composes a variety of reports and scientific papers. Initiates, performs and oversees examinations of a wide-variety of materials using one or more specialized forensic science disciplines.

Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.
 
Posted: 02/06/2017
Forensic Scientist 2, Firearms/Tool Marks New Mexico Department of Public Safety Forensic Lab
Santa Fe, New Mexico

This job position is to fill a Forensic Scientist 2, Firearms/Tool Mark Analyst. As a Forensic Scientist 2, the incumbent will perform analysis and examination of suspected weapons and/or firearms by performing tests on weapons or substances such as powders and residue; the incumbent will be responsible for independently collecting, classifying, identifying, examining, and analyzing firearms and tool mark evidence related to criminal investigations.
 
Posted: 02/15/2017
CHIEF FORENSIC LABORATORIES CHIEF FORENSIC LABORATORIES
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
Opens 03/15/16, Continuous

The one position allocable to this class reports to the Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner and is responsible for providing technical and administrative direction, through subordinate supervisors, to personnel in the Forensic Science Laboratory engaged in receiving, processing, analyzing, and interpreting of evidence. The incumbent of this position must exercise knowledge of supervisory, organizational, and administrative principles, operations, forecasting and planning, budget development and administration, and personnel and employee relations principles in order to plan, organize, and direct the operations of the division. This position also requires that the incumbent be thoroughly familiar with sections of the Government Code pertaining to the Coroner's responsibilities and those provisions of the California Penal Code and the laws governing the rules of evidence sufficient to provide technical direction to subordinates.
 
Posted: 02/27/2017
CORONER INVESTIGATOR TRAINEE CORONER INVESTIGATOR TRAINEE
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
Closes 03/01/17

Positions allocable to this trainee class participate in a formal coroner's investigative training program under the administrative and technical supervision of a Supervising Coroner's Investigator I and receives technical direction from a Coroner's Investigator. Incumbents receive on the job training and instruction in the following areas: investigating deaths, securing investigative information related to deaths, identification of decedents, and notification of legal next of kin; providing information to various agencies and securing information from governmental and private agencies, mortuary and field investigations, and obtaining information from physicians and nurses and relating that information to the death investigation. Incumbents must exercise a basic knowledge of medical and legal terminology, the department's operational policies and procedures, and investigative procedures and techniques and have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of individuals in order to investigate the circumstances, manner, and cause of death and write reports of investigative findings. This class requires frequent lifting and moving of heavy equipment and decedents and occasionally demands extraordinary physical activity while working.
 
Posted: 02/27/2017
PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST, NON-MEGAFLEX PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST, NON-MEGAFLEX (PATHOLOGY- FORENSIC SPECIALTY)
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
Continuous

Positions allocable to this class report to a Chief Physician and provide specialized medical services which requires completion of an approved residency in Forensic Pathology. The Physician Specialist, M.D. performs the full range of professional level work including autopsy procedures, determining cause of death, assessing signs of illness or injury, reviewing laboratory and radiological data, and directing forensic technicians in autopsy procedures. The position is responsible for training and/or assisting in the training of physicians assigned to residency or fellowship programs. Incumbents are required to exercise knowledge of departmental policies and procedures and to actively demonstrate skills typically associated with Forensic Pathology.
 
Posted: 02/27/2017
Criminalist Criminalist
County of Los Angeles

Positions allocable to this entry level class typically report to a Supervising Criminalist and work under close supervision and guidance in each section of a forensic science or criminalistics laboratory, receiving work of a progressively responsible nature and of broadening scope as capability develops and complete familiarity with all phases of laboratory analysis is gained. Incumbents in this class are characterized by their participation in an extensive, mandatory in-service training program designed to teach the techniques and procedures used in forensic science or criminalistic laboratories and through on-the-job training, prepare incumbents for higher level criminalistic positions. Incumbents are required to respond to crime scenes at any time during their assigned shift, as well as during off duty hours, and will be required to testify in court regarding their analyses.
 
Posted: 03/13/2017
Crime Scene Analyst Crime Scene Analyst
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Under general supervision, employee is responsible for processing, investigating and reconstructing events at crime scenes; including the documentation, collection and preservation of evidence. Work involves scene and laboratory examination of physical evidence, frequent interactions with investigators, providing a variety of reports and statistics, preparing court exhibits, and providing expert testimony. Responsible for instructing and facilitating training of law enforcement personnel and community groups in crime scene and forensic related work. Performs laboratory examination of evidence which may include but not limited to: photography (digital image and section maintenance), forensic biology, bloodstain pattern, trace evidence collection, video analysis, and cell phone examination. This position is scheduled as oncall, up to 2 weeks/month. Reports to a Jefferson County Regional Crime Laboratory Supervisor.
 
Posted: 03/15/2017
CRIMINALIST I, II, OR III - TOXICOLOGY CRIMINALIST I, II, OR III - TOXICOLOGY
MIISSOURII STATE HIIGHWAY PATROL

A Criminalist I, II, or III position now exists in the Toxicology Section within the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Crime Laboratory Division. The official domicile for this position is Jefferson City, Missouri. This position is classified as non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This is an entry-level position where the employee performs technical work in the scientific analysis of biological fluids and alcoholic beverages. An employee in this position participates in a formal and on-the-job training program. Work is performed under immediate supervision.
 
Posted: 03/16/2017
Criminalist II (DNA) - Grant Criminalist II (DNA) - Grant
Broward County Sheriff's Office

Under administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to prepare and analyze chemical and evidentiary samples in criminal identification and investigations in the Crime Laboratory of the Broward Sheriff's Office. As an American Society of Crime Lab Directors - Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB - International) accredited laboratory, employees in this position must adhere to accreditation standards encompassing extensive case documentation, validation of procedures, technical and administrative review of reports and case notes, etc. In addition, employees are required to participate in external proficiency testing, courtroom testimony monitoring, continued technical training, quality audits, and accreditation inspections by ASCLD/LAB - International. Employees function in a journey level status performing moderately complex casework under the supervision of the Technical Leader / Unit Manager. Position is responsible for the formal reporting of and testifying to the findings of such analysis. Performs related work as directed.
 
Posted: 03/20/2017