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MSP FORENSIC SCIENTIST ADVANCED

Recruitment #19-000255-0004

Introduction

This is an INTERNAL RECRUITMENT, restricted to current MARYLAND STATE POLICE full-time, permanent and contractual employees and employees working with the state by contract.

GRADE

22

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland State Police

Forensic Sciences Division

221 Milford Mill Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

Main Purpose of Job

This position coordinates the internal CODIS operations with the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards for DNA Databasing Laboratories. Specific duties include assisting with reviewing and approval of forensic CODIS entries, managing CODIS matches and hit verifications, assisting with management of the in-house analysis of database samples and preparation of formal reports and testimony to those reports as a qualified forensic expert.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, genetics, medical technology, pharmaceutical science, or related physical, natural or forensic science from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in comparative analysis or scientific evaluation of evidence including experience in providing testimony as an expert witness in moot or criminal court.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience performing comparative analysis or scientific evaluation of evidence to include experience in providing expert testimony, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional experience at another accredited crime laboratory performing equivalent work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Completed coursework must include at least 24 college credits in a physical, natural or forensic science to include a minimum of nine (9) semester credit hours that cover the following subject areas: biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology; and coursework and/or training in statistics and/or population genetics as it applies to forensic or databasing analysis.

Experience:  A current or previously qualified forensic or database DNA analyst with documented mixture training

A minimum of six (6) months of human DNA laboratory experience with at least three (3) months in a forensic databse DNA laboratory

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This is an internal recruitment, restricted to current Maryland State Police full-time, permanent and contractual employees and employees working with the state by contract.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

2. Candidates appointed to this classification must possess the certification or license required by the governing body of the forensic discipline associated with the job duties for the specific position. Specific information concerning the requirements and procedures of the applicable governing body can be obtained from the Human Resources office of the Maryland Department of State Police, 1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification are subject to call 24-in hours a day and, therefore, are required to provide the agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to random substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

3. In accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 2-204(b) (6) of the Annotated Code of Maryland, candidates for positions in this classification will be subject to an initial drug screening, a physical examination, submission of a DNA sample, and a complete criminal background investigation, to include a polygraph examination before permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate.

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection for this process will involve a review of each application.  Applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications will be placed in the BEST, BETTER or QUALIFIED category.  The list will be used by the hiring manager to select the individual to fill the vacancy.  The list will be valid for one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file.  As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file

 

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail.  The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.

 

Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

 

Maryland State Police

Human Resources Division

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

ATTN: R. Bruce Tanner

 

Questions or concerns regarding this recruitment may be sent to the following e-mail address: 

Robert.tanner@maryland.gov

 

It is the policy of the Maryland State Police to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.