Performs professional work applying forensic science methods in the investigation of crimes; conducting laboratory analyses of evidence; providing consultation; and testifying as expert witness in a court of law. Applies established department standards and forensic best practices to examine evidence and render results. Assists with large, complex projects and completes individual assignments as directed. Documents evidence and writes reports, providing results to the laboratory manager. Upholds the ethical and legal standards of the department. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Forensic Scientist II Job Description .
A Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field to include 30 semester credits of science courses. No substitution for education.
Two years of experience working within an accredited laboratory to include principles and practices of analytical drug chemistry, testing procedures, and forensic testing instruments and equipment.
Must maintain a current certification in through the American Board of Criminalists in Drug Analysis, or certification through the International Association for Identification in Latent Print Examination.
Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class D driver's license, or equivalent out-of-state driver's license. The driver's license must have no suspensions or revocations for driving-related offenses within the two year period prior to the date of appointment. Suspensions for parking-related offenses are excluded.
By Closing Date, you MUST:
1. Submit City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
2. Upload or submit the following required document(s) via the online application system, mail, in person, email, or fax. (Zip files will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 5 MB.)
a) A legible copy of your transcript, and
b) A legible copy of your certification in either Drug Analysis by the American Board of Criminalists or your certification in Latent Print Examination by the International Association for Identification, and
c) A resume.
Selection Process Information:
Exam Subject: Training and Experience Examination
The Training and Experience Examination is the Supplemental Questionnaire within the application. This is an essay-type test in which you are asked to describe your education, training and experience in areas related to this position. Be sure to provide complete and detailed information regarding your experiences and training in the listed areas. This information is subject to verification from current/former employers. You must submit your completed application and supplemental questionnaire by the application deadline.
Your resume and application are not part of the exam; the person(s) rating this exam will not know anything about your training and experience other than what you tell them in the supplemental questionnaire.
Your answers may be drafted in a word processing program and copied into the appropriate exam question text box. You should periodically save your work in progress to avoid losing information, if you are timed out of the system.
This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements.
Eligible Lists: Non-promotion eligible lists typically are pass/fail and promotion eligible lists are ranked. T he promotion list of eligibles is considered before the non-promotion list.
Condition of Employment: This position may require a background check, medical examination, driver’s license check, credit check and/or a drug test as a condition of employment.
Human Resources Contact Information :
Liz Staberg at 651-266-6534
200 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul , MN 55102
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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