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Recruitment #23-000255-0001


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.




Maryland State Police
Forensic Sciences Division
221 Milford Mill Road
Pikesville, MD 21208

Main Purpose of Job

The position performs analysis on blood and other physiological fluids for the presence and/or concentration of alcohol and drugs that may cause impairment. It also serves as training coordinator for the Toxicology Unit, providing and coordinating yearly training for the entire unit. The position trains less skilled employees in procedures, examination and testimony in Blood Alcohol and Blood Drug casework. It also assists in updating SOP's and is responsible for updating the training manual for the unit. The position also provides training for college interns and other law enforcement agencies.


1.  Analyze specimens for alcohol by Head Space Gas Chromatography in accordance with the Laboratory's SOP manual.  Must take and pass periodic proficiency tests.

2.  Analyze specimens for drugs in accordance with Laboratory's SOP manual

3.  Provides peer review of written reports/analyses as done by fellow scientists as part of the QA procedures

4.  Serve as the training coordinator of the Unit.


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.


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.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree in the above physical, natural or forensic sciences from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree in the above physical, natural or forensic sciences from an accredited college or university for two years of the required experience.  


1.  One year or more of experience with training personnel to analyze blood alcohol or blood drug casework

2.  One year or more of experience with validation of methods to analyze blood alcohol or blood drug casework on GC-MS, LC-MS, GC, or Immunoassays

3.  One year or more of leading or supervising lower level laboratory personnel


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.


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.


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


The examination will consist of rating 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 will be subject to an interview, background investigation, polygraph examination and substance abuse testing.



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: Robert Tanner

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.

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