Forensic Scientist 3 (in training) Firearms- Spokane- Project Position

US Government, Washington State Patrol

The WSP actively supports Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The WSP strives to create and foster an inclusive culture inspiring everyone to be their authentic selves, speak openly, and be courageous.   

This position is located in Spokane, WA.  

This position is a PROJECT position.  

About the Position: 
The mission of the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division is to provide high quality forensic science services and training for Washington’s criminal justice agencies that enhances public safety for the citizens of Washington.  
A Forensic Scientist 1,2,3 directly impacts the mission of the CLD by performing independent, timely and accurate analyses of routine and complex casework, writing opinion reports, testifying to conclusions in courts of law, and providing training to criminal justice agencies.

The Forensic Scientist interacts with various staff including, but not limited to, forensic scientists, the laboratory managers, administrative staff, representatives of criminal justice agencies, and the general public.  Work priorities are established through interactions with management, criminal justice agencies, prosecutors, and the capabilities and workload of the scientist.

This position is considered critical in the event of Washington State Patrols Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Designation – For Disaster or Emergency Recovery

Priority 1 – Crime scene response to violent crime and other major events.
Priority 2 – Vital examination of evidence in violent criminal cases aimed at the identification and apprehension of dangerous suspects likely to re-offend.
Priority 3 – Evidence preservation and maintenance of chain of custody.
Priority 4 – Secure Crime Laboratory Division casework files and move them to a secure location.  

This is a 36 month in-training position that could look like:
Forensic Scientist 1 Approx. 12 months Salary: $4,541.00 – $6,105.00 
Forensic Scientist 2  Approx. 18 months Salary: $5,013.00 – $6,746.00
Forensic Scientist 3  Approx. 6 months Salary: $6,105.00 – $8,216.00 

About the Division: 
The Crime Laboratory Division enhances public safety by providing high-quality forensic science services and forensic evidence training for all criminal justice partner agencies within the State of Washington. 

About the Agency:
The Washington State Patrol is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency made up of dedicated professionals who work hard to improve the quality of life of our citizens and prevent the unnecessary loss of life on a daily basis.

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