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Senior Forensic Scientist: Forensic Biology

Jefferson County, Colorado

Jefferson County, Colorado

United States
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2023
The Forensic Scientist Sr. performs advanced level forensic work for challenging, complex, and difficult cases. Establishes and evaluates methods, practices, and procedures, maintains equipment, and conducts specific laboratory analyses on physical evidence in area of discipline. Analysis of evidence based on area of assignment: chemistry, latent print, forensic biology, and firearms. Apply ByContinuous DivisionSheriff Criminal Investigations Division Management LevelIndividual Contributor Scheduled Weekly Hours40 Benefit EligibilityThis position is eligible for Standard Benefits which includes dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement. DescriptionStarting Salary Range $73,902.40 - $85654.40Top Salary of $110,864.00
  • Participate in the development and updating of policies and procedures. Ensure and maintain a secure chain-of-custody of evidence and advises lower-level staff on proper procedures. Make accurate observations regarding examination; prepares detailed notes and comprehensive written reports regarding examinations and properly documents all case-related communications with other parties within a laboratory information management system software environment.
  • Complete accurate and timely instrument maintenance, reagent preparation, equipment validation/verification and all quality checks. Provide input on equipment purchases, updates, and resources.
  • Participate in pre-trial conferences and hearings for assigned challenging and complex cases. Appear in federal, state, and local courts as an expert witness and present fair and impartial court testimony concerning scientific results of analyses and interpret these results to the court.
  • Create and present technical trainings. Provide guidance, and advice to less experienced laboratory personnel, law enforcement officers, attorneys, or speaking to interested groups on the methods of analysis employed in the laboratory and in the methods of collecting and preserving evidence.
  • Interact and work effectively and professionally with customers. Communicates with other laboratories to collaborate.
  • Participation in drafting, executing and writing reports for validations as needed.
  • Professional development - Remains current in scientific advancements in the forensic field by reading technical publications, making presentations, and/or attending training/conferences.
  • Accreditation/certification standards (lab and personal) - Participates in and maintains all aspects of laboratory accreditation standards. Obtain certification and maintain certification standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Ability to work outside of normal business hours. EducationBachelor's Degree ExperienceWork Experience: Minimum three years CertificationsLanguages: CategoryEnforcement & Protective Services