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Supplemental Questionnaire

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Thank you for your interest in the Criminalist I recruitment, Examination #19-8523-01. Applicants for this position are required to submit responses to the following supplemental questions. Your completed responses to the supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated to determine your qualifications and must be completed properly in order to be given full consideration for the next phase in the selection process. Additionally, your responses will also be evaluated and used in the selection process in order to identify the best qualified applicants.

Responses should be thorough and specific. A lack of detail and explanation in the supplemental questions and in your application may result in failure or disqualification for this position. Clarity of expression, content, experience, grammar, spelling and the ability to follow instructions will be considered in the evaluation process. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for properly completed responses.

Information provided in your responses to the supplemental questionnaire regarding your employment experiences must also be detailed in the Work Experience section of the application for this recruitment. Please be sure to list all employers and required information, on your application, especially if you are referencing those employers in your responses to the supplemental questions.

Questions #1 - 2, are to verify minimum qualifications while questions #3 - 4 will used used to identify the best candidates for this position.  Only the best and most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the oral interviews. 

By selecting yes below, you certify your understanding that all applicants who meet minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to move forward in the process.

Do you understand the above statement?

Yes No

Do you possess a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License?

Yes No

Do you possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biology, Criminalistics or a closely related physical science field?

Yes No

If you answered "yes" to question #2, please provide the type(s) of degree awarded, the field of the degree, the college or university you attended, the address of the university, and the dates attended.


Describe in detail any work or volunteer experience you may have that is related to the duties of a Criminalist.


  1. Your role (i.e., employee, intern, etc.)
  2. The title of your position
  3. The name of your employer
  4. The dates you performed these functions
  5. The number of hours you worked per week
  6. Your specific job duties

Describe any specialized forensic training courses or seminars and any professional certifications (i.e., ABC) you have completed outside of your college or university coursework.

Please include the following:

  1. Title of each course
  2. The name of the company or group that administered this training
  3. The dates this training was received