Washoe County, Nevada Sheriff's Office

Criminalist II

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Forensic Science Division, one of only two full-service forensic laboratories in Nevada, is currently seeking candidates for multiple openings in the Forensic Investigation Section (Crime Scene and Latent Print Comparison) of the Forensic Science Division.

Closing Date

Open until further notice
Anticipate interviewing as early as January/February 2017

Annual Salary

$67,662 - $87,921

Position Information

This is an Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment being conducted to fill future vacancies as they occur in any of the Criminalist areas of specialty. The list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. See Conditions of Employment for information regarding eligibility requirements.

Under general supervision, performs a broad range of difficult and complex professional laboratory analysis of physical evidence in a general or specialized field of Criminalistics; interpret results of chemical and biological tests; and performs related work as required.

Criminalist Areas of Specialty

Breath Alcohol; Controlled Substance; DNA Casework; Firearms and Tool Marks; Toxicology; Crime Scenes and Latent Processing; Latent Print Comparison, and Impression (shoe/tire) Comparisons (for a description of each read the full job posting).

Experience and Training Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelors degree in a natural, physical, or forensic science or closely related field and two years of full time experience in applying scientific laboratory techniques in a laboratory setting and/or major crime scene investigation; or a masters degree in a natural, physical, or forensic science or closely related field and one year of full time experience in applying scientific laboratory techniques in a laboratory setting and/or major crime scene investigation.

Additional qualifications for specific areas are as follows:

Conditions of Employment

To be eligible, top candidates will be required to undergo an in-depth, thorough, extensive and detailed background investigation:

Ideal Candidate

Selection Process

Applicants who meet the requirements for the Criminalist II will be emailed a Supplemental Questionnaire Exam weighted 100%. The Supplemental Questionnaire will be scored and passing candidates will be placed on an eligibility list. Candidates will be contacted as vacancies occur to determine their area of specialty and interest in the position.

Failure to provide the required responses from the Supplemental Questionnaire, once provided, will result in disqualification from the selection process.

To Apply

To view the full job posting and apply online, visit our website at https://jobs.washoecounty.us/joblisting/index.html

Questions? Contact Julie Paholke, the Recruiting Analyst, at (775) 328-2095 or jpaholke@washoecounty.us

Washoe County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression,
age, disability or national origin in the activities and/or services which it provides. EOE.