ISP Forensic Scientist 1 – Biology/DNA Casework

US Government, Idaho State Police

This Forensic Scientist 1 announcement is being used to underfill a Forensic Scientist 2 (FS2) Biology/DNA Casework discipline position. 

Candidates from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future openings. The Forensic Scientist 1 (FS1) is an entry-level position, which will work under the direct supervision of a more experienced Forensic Scientist. The incumbent will be certified as an FS2 upon successful completion of a specified training program and two (2) years experience in the FS1 position (or) demonstration of meeting the minimum qualifications and qualifying work experience of an FS2 position and a six-month probationary period of 1,040 hours. Pay will be adjusted accordingly at the time the incumbent is certified as a FS2.

Candidate will be required to obtain specialty certification by the American Board of Criminalistics in Molecular Biology within three (3) years of being selected for or promoted to a Forensic Scientist 2 position.  

All Idaho State Police Forensic Laboratories are accredited to the ISO 17025 Standard. State police Forensic Laboratories serve state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies; state and county prosecutors; and public defenders. 

Note:  Preference will be given to experienced forensic scientists who meet the minimum qualifications and qualifying work experience of the Forensic Scientist (DNA) FS2. A candidate meeting at the higher level could be certified to a FS2 position upon completion of a qualifying examination and approved by ISP. 

You must attach a copy of your official transcripts to this application by the closing date. Applications without the supporting transcripts will not be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE:  The successful applicant will be required to complete a background investigation and polygraph examination, which includes drug screening. Please review the ISP Drug Policy and ISP Grooming and Appearance Standards. 

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