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MSP FORENSIC SCIENTIST I

Recruitment #20-000252-0001

Introduction

Applicants MUST DOCUMENT specific educational requirements in order to be considered for this position.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

MSP Forensic Sciences Division

221 Milford Mill Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is the functional testing of firearms. This testing includes serial number restoration, NIBIN database entries, microscopic and chemical analysis of evidence related to firearms and shot pattern testing. Also included are toolmark examinations, report writing and court testimony.

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1.  Firearms/Toolmark casework experience

2.  Firearms Toolmark internship OR work experience in Crime Scene, Laboratory Technician or NIBIN

3.  Master's degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, genetics, medical technology, pharmaceutical science, or related physical, natural or forensic science

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.  Successful candidates will be placed on an eligible list as a BEST, BETTER or QUALIFIED candidate.  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.

This position is eligible for student loan repayment through the SMARTWORK STATE EMPLOYEE STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PLAN.  For additional information, please refer to https://dbm.maryland.gov/employees/Pages/SmartWork.aspx