Forensic Biologist III

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Location: Rochester, NY Name: Forensic Biologist III
Type: County Department Job Announcements Deadline: Until Filled
Price: N/A
Salary: $38,969 - $49,422 annually

Description of Duties

This is an entry level technical position in the Department of Public Safety, County Crime Laboratory, responsible for collecting evidence, and performing chemical and microscopic analyses of unknown substances and evidentiary material required in criminal investigations.  Analyses is performed on blood, saliva, semen, perspiration, and other related specimens.  Work involves use and routine maintenance of sophisticated laboratory equipment.  Work is reviewed and supervised by Forensic Biologists I and/or II.  This position differs from Forensic Biologist II in that this is an entry level position and the performance of less complex analyses.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of, a Forensic Biologist I or other higher level staff member.  Staff supervision is not a responsibility.  Does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications


(A)  Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, or criminalistics, including or supplemented by at least nine (9) semester credit hours or its equivalent in coursework consisting of statistics/population genetics, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology as primary content* and one (1) year of paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory that performs identification and evaluation of biological evidence in criminal matters conducting  biological and DNA analysis; OR,

(B)  Satisfactory completion of one (1) year as a Forensic Trainee, with Biology/DNA specialty.

*Statistics/population genetics, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology must be the primary component of the classes or courses; coursework completed with titles other than those listed may demonstrate compliance through submission of a student transcript, letter from a university professor verifying course content, or a course syllabus.  The DNA training program previously offered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory, with graduate credit hours from the University of Virginia, may be applied toward the molecular biology coursework requirement associated with this standard.  Statistics/population genetics training or coursework may be satisfied through internal or external mechanisms.

Minimum academic qualifications are mandated by the FBI.

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