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Position: Forensic Scientist I through Forensic Scientist III - Toxicology 

Starting Salary Range: $53,643.20 to $85,384.00 (Commensurate with experience)

Location: Olathe, Kansas (Kansas City metro area)

The Criminalistics Division of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a qualified applicant for a position in our Toxicology Section. The major duties of the position include performing laboratory examinations and preparing reports on body fluids and tissues submitted by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to identify the presence or absence of alcohol and other drugs for investigative and legal purposes. The applicant must be able to provide scientific assistance to external parties and to testify in court as an expert witness.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, criminalistics/forensic science, natural science or any other closely related field with laboratory science coursework is required. Two years of toxicology experience is preferred. Certification with American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT), Forensic Toxicologist Certification Board (FTCB) or similar is preferred.

The applicant will be required to successfully complete a laboratory training program in toxicology and a competency test before beginning independent casework.

Applications/Additional Information:
Applications can be obtained by contacting the Sheriff’s Office Personnel Division at the following address.

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office
Personnel Division
27747 West 159th Street, New Century, KS 66031
Phone: (913) 715-5511 or Toll Free: 866-262-3744

Additional Information about this position can be obtained from Assistant Director Hamm at the Crime Laboratory by calling (913) 826-3209.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination in employment practices because of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, religion or age.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disabled status in employment or the provision of programs and services.

11890 S. Sunset Dr. Olathe, Kansas 66061 (913) 826-3209

Last updated: 2/11/2014 11:11:41 AM