Friday , March 31 2023

VA State Jobs For Forensic Scientist

Website Commonwealth of Virginia

Job Description:

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science is seeking a qualified individual to perform forensic chemical analyses of suspected controlled substances in the Eastern Regional Laboratory located in Norfolk. The successful candidate will: 1) use current state-of-the-art methodologies and instrumentation to analyze controlled substances; 2) prepare Certificates of Analysis on findings for use by the criminal justice system; and 3) testify in court as a qualified expert for the Commonwealth at criminal proceedings as to the results of laboratory findings and perform other duties assigned. This position requires occasional overnight travel and employee will provide own transportation as required.

Job Responsibilities:

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  • Commonwealth’s Alternate Hiring Process: In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified
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Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures; quality assurance/quality control and laboratory practices; instrumental analysis and experience in forensic drug analysis required
  • Valid driver’s license and/or other means of reliable transportation
  • Must be able to analyze data, develop sound conclusions, maintain accurate records, and solve technical problems
  • Knowledge of basic theoretical principles and applications of the instrumentation and methodologies used to analyze controlled substances (e.g., Color Tests, TLC, GC, GC/MS, FTIR)
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

Qualification & Experience:

  • Advanced degree in a related scientific field
  • Work Experience in an accredited forensic science laboratory
  • Experience in forensic related teaching/training
  • Work experience presenting testimony in a court of law as an expert witness

Job Details:

Company:  Commonwealth of Virginia

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Information Technology

Job Location:  Norfolk, VA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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