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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Regional Forensic Science Center
Job Title: Forensic Scientist - Drug Chemistry
Salary: $0 


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.


Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

Location of work:

1109 N Minneapolis St Wichita, KS

Salary Range: 

$42,149 - $48,801

Job Objectives:
Performs various analytical tests within the Drug Identification Unit according to standard operating procedures set in place in order to meet requirements of accreditation. Present analytical findings and give expert opinion in judicial proceedings.

Essential Job Functions:
Examine, test and analyze submitted items of evidence for the presence of controlled substances or ignitable liquids.

• Interpret laboratory findings and test results from evidentiary material

• Prepare detail notes

• Compose written laboratory reports

• Confer with law enforcement and/or attorneys in regard to test results and their interpretation

• Document and protect evidence according to laboratory procedures, ensuring chain of custody is maintained

• Continue to increase level of expertise by attending available training courses.

Provide technical/peer review for other scientists.

• Perform administrative reviews of case files

• Perform technical reviews of case files

• Participate in internal and/or external proficiency tests Maintenance of lab equipment and inventory of supplies/chemicals

• Perform/maintain laboratory equipment per accepted procedures

• Maintain inventory of supplies

• Prepare reagents as needed

• Prepare standards/controls as needed

• Perform validations/ crossover studies as required

•Testify as an expert witness in a court of law

• Provide training on the functions of lab to other agencies

Job Standards:
• Forensic Scientist I (127) $42,361 Graduation from a four year college or university in chemistry, bio-chemistry, forensic science or a related field. A minimum of 2 semesters of general chemistry and 16 additional credit hours of chemistry.

• Forensic Scientist II (129) $46,710 In addition to the requirements of a Forensic Scientist I, 2 years of applicable laboratory experience. A master’s degree or doctorate in an appropriate field may be substitutable for 1 or 2 years of experience, respectively. ABC certification or equivalent and experience in fire debris analysis preferred.

• Forensic Scientist III (130) $49,046 In addition to the requirements of a Forensic Scientist II, 4 years of applicable laboratory experience. A master’s degree or doctorate in an appropriate field may be substitutable for 1 or 2 years of experience, respectively. ABC certification or equivalent and experience in fire debris analysis preferred.

Testing/Screening Requested:
Drug/Background

Equipment:
• Knowledge of the function of modern laboratory analytical instrumentation, equipment, chemicals and lab safety materials. • Skill in the use of a personal computer.

Work Environment:
Laboratory/Office
 

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.



Vacancy Number: 20004002

Open Date: 12/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 1/26/2018 11:59:59 PM