Entry Level – Forensic Biology Unit PBSO

Join the Forensic Biology Team at the world-class Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Two entry level positions within the Forensic Biology Unit. Performs forensic science examination; including screening crime scene evidence and the identification of biological fluids. Prepares reports of findings for use by the criminal justice system and testifies in court as an expert witness. Participates in the research and validation of new technologies, which may be implemented on casework evidence and presents scientific data at National and International meetings. Performs all related duties as assigned.

Salary: $4,440.00 monthly with a comprehensive benefits package.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Genetics or related area and must have successfully completed college coursework (graduate or undergraduate level) covering areas of Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology (Molecular Genetics, Recombinant DNA Technology). In addition, coursework pertaining to population genetics as it pertains to statistics is essential. Must provide a DNA reference sample upon hire. General computer knowledge and a valid Florida driver’s license also required. Transcripts must be submitted with the application.

Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience in a forensic DNA caseworking or databasing laboratory, volunteer or internship experience within a crime laboratory, individuals with an advanced degree, and/or national certification in molecular biology from an approved certification body such as FEPAC or ABC.

SPECIAL NOTE: These are grant funded positions. Initial funding for employment is guaranteed for a minimum of 18 months with extensions based on annual grant award renewals (2017 CEBER grant award will fund positions through December 2019).

Please visit www.pbso.org to apply. Look under the “careers” and select the “search and apply for jobs” link.

Application for these positions closes on Monday, February 27, 2017.