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Forensic Specialist I or II

City of Sioux Falls
224 W 9th St
Sioux Falls SD 57117

Job Description:
Provide scientific expertise through the examination and/or collection of evidence, analysis of physical evidence using accepted and validated methods and analytical instrumentation, preserving evidence and the chain of custody according to laboratory procedures, interpreting observations and test results, preparing written opinion reports, and testifying as an expert witness in courts of law.

This position will serve both in our Drug Chemistry Section and on our Crime Scene Response Team.

Minimum qualifications for Forensic Specialist I:
-Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in criminalistics, natural science, forensic science, or a related field; or any such combination of experience, education, and training that may be acceptable to the hiring authority.
-Must possess or be able to obtain prior to hire a valid driver's license.
-Must be willing to work variable and unusual hours on an on-call basis.

Minimum qualifications for Forensic Specialist II:
Qualifications of Forensic Specialist I plus all of the following:
• Five years' technical experience in a forensic science laboratory performing analyses of physical evidence, including complex casework.
• Being fully trained and demonstrating proficiency in at least one of their assigned forensic disciplines. Proficiency can be established by a number of methods to include certification by the IAI or other nationally recognized certifying board, and/or successfully completing a proficiency test in field(s) of forensic science by a nationally recognized outside vendor.
• Testifying as an expert witness in courts of law.
Pay Rate: $22.08 - $23.94 hour
Benefits: Medical,Holidays,Pension/401k,Other:
Additional Information:
Apply online at Most qualified will be invited for testing. If an ADA accommodation is needed please contact, 72 hours prior to closing date, 605-367-8740 or

Lacey Benson

11/26/19 through 12/16/19

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