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FORENSIC LABORATORY POOL - 71002356

Date:  Sep 14, 2022
Location: 

FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33902 TAMPA, FL, US, 33672 TAMPA, FL, US, 33605 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32301 TAMPA, FL, US, 33610 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32819 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32218 PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32505 PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32534 PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32526 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32305 PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32508 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32824 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32204 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32818 FT MYERS, FL, US, 33913 TAMPA, FL, US, 33637 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32216 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32303 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32807 TAMPA, FL, US, 33626 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32806 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32302 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32206 TAMPA, FL, US, 33680 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32225 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32810 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32803 TAMPA, FL, US, 33619 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32801 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32804 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32316 TAMPA, FL, US, 33620 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32207 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32831 PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32514 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32808 FT MYERS, FL, US, 33905 PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32502 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32835 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33994 TAMPA, FL, US, 33604 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32833 FT MYERS, FL, US, 33901 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32311 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33913 FT MYERS BEACH, FL, US, 33931 TAMPA, FL, US, 33625 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32231 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32224 TAMPA, FL, US, 33611 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33908 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32304 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32826 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32811 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32821 TAMPA, FL, US, 34748 TAMPA, FL, US, 33615 PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32507 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32246 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33919 PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32501 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33907 TAMPA, FL, US, 33618 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32822 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32309 PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32503 TAMPA, FL, US, 33614 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 33207 PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32504 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32211 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32256 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32254 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32209 PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32512 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32259 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32244 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33966 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32312 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32208 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32814 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32210 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32827 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32226 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33916 TAMPA, FL, US, 33616 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32212 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32809 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32250 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32219 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32805 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32317 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32812 TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32310 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32221 ORLANDO, FL, US, 32825 TAMPA, FL, US, 33607 TAMPA, FL, US, 33612 TAMPA, FL, US, 33617 TAMPA, FL, US, 33602 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32205 FORT MYERS, FL, US, 33912 PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32506 TAMPA, FL, US, 33613 TAMPA, FL, US, 33634 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US, 32202 TAMPA, FL, US, 33606 TAMPA, FL, US, 33609


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Requisition No: 687225 

Agency: Department of Law Enforcement

Working Title: FORENSIC LABORATORY POOL - 71002356

Position Number: 71002356 

Salary:  $31,200 - $58,948 

Posting Closing Date: 10/18/2022 

FORENSIC LABORATORY POOL

FORENSIC TECHNOLOGISTS & CRIME LABORATORY ANALYSTS

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is currently accepting applications for all positions in the Forensic Laboratory. We are seeking motivated individuals looking for a challenging opportunity and interested in becoming part of the FDLE family. When a position becomes available, an email will be sent to the address provided in your application inquiring into your interest in the position. Please consider each position notification you receive as some vacancies may not be open to external candidates.

 

ABOUT OUR AGENCY:

FDLE employs more than 1,900 members statewide – either at headquarters in Tallahassee or in one of seven regional operations centers (ROCs). Services are delivered by five key areas: Executive Direction and Business Support; Investigations and Forensic Science; Florida Capitol Police; Criminal Justice Information Services; and Criminal Justice Professionalism. Click Here for additional information about FDLE.

 

MISSION:

To promote public safety and strengthen domestic security by providing services in partnership with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies to prevent, investigate, and solve crimes while protecting Florida’s citizens and visitors.

 

HOW YOU WILL GROW:

At FDLE, our members are our top priority.  We recognize and support growth and success while fostering a family-oriented work environment. We encourage our members to seek opportunities for professional growth through training, team building, and mentoring. Our four Fundamental Values of Service, Integrity, Respect and Quality will guide you as you embark on a rewarding, lifelong career at FDLE. 

 

OUR SALARY & BENEFITS:

Starting salary will be the minimum of the class pay range, unless otherwise dictated by FDLE’s pay policy.  These positions are classified as Special Risk retirement, which provides members a greater retirement credit accrual rate and requires fewer years of service to reach full retirement benefits than is required for non-Special Risk members.

 

Forensic Technologist -   $31,200

Crime Laboratory Analyst - $50,948*  

*Experienced analysts may receive a starting salary between $53,948 - $58,948 with three or more years of testifying experience in the specific discipline in which they are hired.

 

FDLE is a State of Florida Employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave;
  • Flexible work schedule;
  • HMO and PPO health insurance options with premiums starting as low as $50 per month;
  • $25,000 in automatic life insurance coverage;
  • Multiple supplemental insurance options including: dental, vision, disability and more;
  • Pension and investment retirement plan options;
  • Tax deferred medical and child care reimbursement accounts; and
  • State of Florida Tuition Waiver Program.

 

Please read carefully to ensure your application is processed timely. Your application will be processed after all materials are received.

  • Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Official, sealed transcripts are required from ALL universities relevant to meet qualifications before your application will be considered.
  • Transcripts must state that your degree has been awarded.
  • Please notify us if your last name has changed from what is on the transcript.
  • Transcripts should be mailed to: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Attention: Office of Human Resources – Lab Applicant, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee FL 32302-1489 or emailed to Jobs@fdle.state.fl.us directly from the college or university.
  • FDLE members not currently in the Internal pool must notify the Office of Human Resources when applying by sending an email to the FDLE Employment mailbox Jobs@fdle.state.fl.us.

 

DISCIPLINES & LOCATIONS

Biology: Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Tampa

Crime Scene Investigation: Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tallahassee

Digital Evidence: Tallahassee, Tampa

Document Examination: Pensacola

Evidence Intake: Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Tampa

Firearms: Jacksonville, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa

Footwear & Tire: Tampa

Friction Ridge (Latents): Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Tampa

Seized Drugs: Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola, Tampa

Trace Materials: Orlando

Toxicology: Orlando, Tallahassee

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

This pool includes Forensic Technologists (FT) and Crime Laboratory Analysts (CLA). Minimum qualifications vary for each discipline and position. Those listed here are the minimum to qualify for a general Forensic Technologist. Based on your education and experience, you will be placed in the appropriate FT and CLA pools.

  1. A bachelor’s or advanced degree in physical, biological or forensic science from an accredited college or university; or
  2. A non-science degree with the completion of at least 12 credit hours in physical or biological science-related coursework graded at a “C” or better and a minimum of two years professional or technical experience in an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency.
  3. Forensic discipline certification may substitute for the required college education.
  4. Professional or technical experience in either an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency may substitute on a year for year basis for the required college education.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties and responsibilities vary depending on the discipline and position held, but may include:

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of terminology and techniques used in the forensic laboratory;
  • Knowledge of the procedure for packaging, handling and preserving evidence;
  • Skill in the preparation of reagents and the use of scientific laboratory equipment;
  • Ability to analyze results, formulate conclusions and present findings verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to give sworn testimony in court.; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

 

HIRING PROCESS:

You will be evaluated for this job based on your education, knowledge and experience. Additional reviews may be performed to screen for preferred qualifications, experience and education. Your qualifications will be determined using the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other elements relevant to the position supported by the information provided in your application. The selection process may consist of written exercises, work samples, skills tests, and interviews. You could be contacted via email to determine your interest in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated timeframe will exclude you from further consideration. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement.

 

BACKGROUND:

FDLE requires an extensive background process of all recommended applicants. The elements of a background include: financial credit check, criminal history of applicant and applicant’s immediate family or roommates, drug screen, fingerprinting, personal references, employment verification, and education verification (including official transcript(s)). This information will be utilized to make the final hiring decision.

 

REMINDERS:

  • Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov.
  • If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be cancelled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers
Nearest Secondary Market: Cape Coral