US Government, Washington State Patrol
A Forensic Scientist directly impacts the mission of the CLD by performing independent, timely, and accurate analysis 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 to include 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 has been designated as “in-training”; as such WSP will consider filling this position at the Forensic Scientist 3, Forensic Scientist 2, or Forensic Scientist 1 level. The salary range will depend upon which level the position is filled and the qualifications of the successful candidate.
Forensic Scientist 1 Salary Range: $4,541- $6,105
Forensic Scientist 2 Salary Range: $5,013 – $6,746
Forensic Scientist 3 Salary Range: $6,105 – $8,216