US Government, Professional Standards
- Bachelor’s degree with major course work in in the natural or physical sciences, forensic science, or closely related field; Master’s degree preferred.
- Supplemented by a minimum of six (6) years progressively skilled journey level experience in one (1) specialized area of forensic science, including but not limited to the following:, DNA analysis, forensic chemistry, latent print examination, firearms and tool mark examination, and/or tire and footwear examination.
- Demonstrated ability in the collection, analysis and presentation of data; strong working knowledge of analytical software.
- Knowledge of ISO standards, FBI QAS/DNA audit document and principles of quality assurance must be demonstrated.
- Experience in the administrative aspects of the work is required.
- An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
- Must possess and maintain certification by the governing board of the forensic discipline e.g. American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) or Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE), or International Association for Identification (IAI).
- Certified as an ANAB Technical Assessor or equivalent as determined by the Crime Lab Director.