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MSP FORENSIC SCIENTIST I

Recruitment #21-000252-0001

Introduction

It is important that all experience be fully documented.  Failure to LIST ALL EXPERIENCE AND ANSWER ALL SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS SPECIFICALLY AND ACCURATELY may cause the candidate to be rejected.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

MSP Forensic Sciences Division
Berlin Regional Lab
9758 Ocean Gateway
Berlin, MD 21811

POSITION DUTIES

The main purpose of the job is to analyze Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) and testify to the results as an expert in court.  Until the individual completes all training and certification, they will be a trainee and under close supervision.

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: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute 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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Successful completion of at least one course in analytical chemistry and one course in organic chemistry.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications:

1.  Six months of job experience (i.e., non-intern) in a CDS Unit of a forensic laboratory.
2.  Possession of a Master's degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, genetics, medical technology, pharmaceutical science or related physical, natural or forensic science AND an internship or job experience.

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 be eligible for or 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-in 24 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

Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this classification.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Successful candidates will be placed on the Eligible List categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED or QUALIFIED and remain eligible for consideration for at least one year from the date of examination.  The list will be used by the hiring manager to select employees. 

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position.  Applicants may be given a physical examination and will be subject to an interview, background investigation, polygraph examination and substance abuse testing.

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
Forensic Sciences Division 
221 Milford Mill Road
Pikesville, Maryland 21208
ATTN:  Rosalie Weimer

For questions regarding this recruitment, contact rosalie.weimer@maryland.gov.

TTY Users:  call via Maryland Relay

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.