Forensic Scientist I (Drug Chemistry)

Suffolk County Crime Laboratory (Hauppauge, NY)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Either:
a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Master’s Degree in one of the natural or forensic sciences, including or supplemented by sixteen (16) credit hours in chemistry, and one (1) year of professional experience* in forensic toxicology or forensic chemistry; or,

b) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor’s Degree in one of the natural or forensic sciences including or supplemented by sixteen (16) credit hours in chemistry, and two (2) years of professional experience* in forensic toxicology or forensic chemistry.

NOTE: *Professional experience is defined as experience involving independent responsibility for the analysis of evidence or specimens, and may include signing and issuing reports. Qualifying experience must have been gained within the last ten (10) years.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
At the time of appointment and during employment in this title, employees will be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.

Candidates will be subject to a background investigation.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The employee will perform qualitative and quantitative analysis on submissions for the presence or absence of controlled substances utilizing wet chemical and instrumental techniques including GC/MS, HPLC, FT-IR, Q-TOF. The employee will be required to issue reports and give sworn testimony in legal proceedings. The employee may be assigned to a team that responds to crime scenes.

https://apps2.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice/specs/2270spe.html

Qualified candidates may contact Matthew Dinizio – matthew.dinizio@suffolkcountyny.gov

Position will remain open until filled.

 

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