Forensic Chemist – Ashland, KY

Agency :54 – Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Department/Division/Branch/Address :Kentucky State Police Eastern Laboratory
Ashland, Kentucky
Location :Boyd
Agency Contact :Larry.Boggs@ky.gov
# of Vacancies :1Position
Type :Full-time Merit (18A)Selective Type :1st
 ShiftVacancy Type :Competitive – Open To All Candidates
Work Week :37.5 hr/wk
Pay Grade :13
Salary Range: Pay Grade 13 (MIN-MID) $32,042.40 – $42,656.40 yearly at 37.5 hour work week
Duties :RECEIVES TRAINING IN THE ANALYSIS OF FORENSIC EVIDENCE;I.E. DRUG, TOXICOLOGY OR TRACE ANALYSIS. INCLUDES COURT TESTIMONY, OCCASIONAL TRAVEL & RECEIPT OF EVIDENCE. MAINTAINS & OPERATES ANALYTICAL EQUIPMENT & GENERATES REPORTS.
Selection Method :
Qualifying: All candidates who apply and meet the minimum requirements are eligible for placement on the register for hiring consideration.
Group :HEALTH SCIENCE AND LABORATORY
Characteristics of the Class: Participates in a forensic chemistry based agency training program gaining skills to perform work in accordance with accepted methods, analyses and comparisons of liquid, solid and/or gaseous materials, substances and/or compounds submitted for examination pursuant to criminal investigations; and performs other duties as required.
Typical Working Conditions and Unique Physical Requirements :Incumbents in this classification will typically perform their job duties in a forensic laboratory setting. The work requires standing for long periods of time and possibly assisting in lifting dead bodies. May have some contact with contagious diseases and/or body fluids. Regular handling of sharp surgical instruments. Regular exposure to noxious odors, chemicals substances and biohazardous compounds.
Additional Requirements :Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.

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