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Recruitment #23-000255-0003


This is a part-time, contractual position in the MSP Forensic Sciences, Biology Section.  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

This position will focus on the evaluation and implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Forensic Sciences Division Biology Section. The position is also responsible for the identification and analysis of blood and other biological fluid through conventional serological testing and/or DNA testing on evidence submitted in criminal cases with an emphasis on sexual assault cases.


1.  Evaluation and implementation of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

2.  SAKI Project 

3.  Conducts analysis of biological samples using forensically accepted serological and STR/DNA techniques, with an emphasis on sexual assault cases


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.  Three of the five years of the required experience must include experience with the identification and analysis of blood and other biological fluid through conventional serological testing and/or DNA testing to include sexual assault forensic casework.

2.  One year or more of experience with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

3.  Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of (3) courses in the subject areas of Biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology for a total of (9) cumulative semester hours.  Additionally, applicants must have successfully completed coursework covering statistics and/or population genetics.


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

2.  One year of experience assessing crime laboratory case submissions for DNA testing and CODIS suitability

3.  One year of experience developing training procedures, plans and exercises for new casework scientists


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 and selective 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, BETTER or QUALIFIED and remain eligible for at least one year from the date of application.  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 education and experience that is related to this position.  Applicants will be subject to an interview, background investigation, polygraph examination and substance abuse testing.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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 / Berlin Barrack

9758 Ocean Gateway

Berlin, MD 21811

ATTN: Robert Tanner

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Maryland State Police at 410-641-9039 X6153


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