|Working Title: Crime Laboratory Analyst – Digital Evidence
Broadband/Class Code: 19-4092-03
Position Number: JBB20162005-02601
Annual Salary Range: $50,948.18 – $75,649.72
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
City: Tallahassee, Tampa
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB007
Closing Date: 12/31/2016
CRIME LABORATORY ANALYST
To be considered as a potential candidate, you must meet the minimum requirement(s) listed below. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants will be considered trainees unless they have relevant forensic experience and an assessment by FDLE is satisfactorily completed.
Digital Evidence sections are located in the Tallahassee and Tampa labs only.
Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited college or university in computer engineering, computer science, computer forensics, physics, mathematics or other related scientific fields; or, a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience in the area of digital investigations.
An official transcript is needed to confirm your qualifications for this position. If applying for multiple forensic laboratory positions, only one set of official, sealed transcripts is required. TRANSCRIPTS MUST STATE THAT THE DEGREE HAS BEEN AWARDED. OFFICIAL, SEALED TRANSCRIPTS FROM ALL UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED MUST BE PROVIDED BEFORE APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Your application will be processed after all materials are received. 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.
Duties: Analysts in the Digital Evidence section conduct detailed laboratory examination and analysis of computer evidence involved in criminal cases at the request of law enforcement agencies. The results of these examinations are incorporated into written reports which form a basis for associated legal proceedings.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques used in the analysis of physical evidence as it applies to the forensic laboratory; knowledge of the correct procedures for providing expert testimony in court; knowledge of the procedures for packaging, handling and preserving evidence; knowledge of what constitutes physical evidence; knowledge of the scientific method of conducting research; skill in the use of scientific laboratory equipment; skill in calibrating and maintaining laboratory equipment; ability to conduct forensic scientific experiments, analyze results, formulate conclusions and present findings verbally and in writing; ability to give sworn testimony as an expert witness in court; ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Notes: Applicants being considered for employment with FDLE will be required to submit to drug testing and a background investigation, which includes a financial credit check. Starting salary will be at the minimum of the class pay range unless otherwise dictated by FDLE’s pay policy guidelines. Responses to qualifying questions will be credited only if verifiable by skills and/or experience listed on the employment application. The elements of the selection process may include a work sample and/or oral interview. Applicants may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated time frame may exclude the applicant from further consideration. Trainees will be required to sign an FDLE employment agreement and commit to employment with FDLE during training and for three (3) years after completing training. A financial penalty may be imposed for failure to complete the employment agreement. Training may take place outside of assigned region. This position is 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. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement. Preference may be given to current FDLE employees.
- 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 canceled, 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.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). 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.
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application 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. All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. For information on the supporting documentation required, click here. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.
Apply on-line via the People First Web site or fax a State of Florida application to toll-free fax number: 1-888-403-2110 by 11:59 p.m. EST on closing date. Applicants may reapply for advertised vacancies whenever they occur. If you have problems applying on-line, call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287. All documentation must be submitted to People First. Mailed paper applications will not be accepted at agency office.