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Pay Schedule I, Grade 30, Regular Schedule: 35 hours per week

A vacancy exists in the Baltimore County Police Department.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in this classification may be filled from this eligible list.

All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to a reclassification as separate work experiences on your application. You must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the Work Experience section of the application will result in your application not being considered for this vacancy. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for this position. Applicants selected for interviews may provide resumes at that time.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.

Examples of Duties:Under general supervision, conducts biological analyses and examinations of physical evidence pertaining to law enforcement investigations, prepares reports of analyses, and provides expert testimony in court. Conducts laboratory quality assurance, safety, and training programs.

* Receives and logs evidence from evidence custodians in accordance with rules of chain of custody.

* Examines various types of evidence to locate and identify biological stains such as blood, semen, spermatozoa or other types of body fluids.

* Selects appropriate biological stains for further DNA analyses.

* Peer reviews biology analysis casework.

* Performs periodic proficiency tests to maintain qualification.

* Instructs investigators, forensic technicians, and police officers on the proper collection, preservation, and submission of physical evidence.

* Assists and advises the Office of the States Attorney on the forensic aspects of case.

* Participates in laboratory quality assurance and quality control programs.

* Follows established laboratory standards, policies and procedures.

* Participates in program audits and lab accreditation activities.

* Leads and instructs Forensic Biologist I's.

Examples of Other Duties

May present lectures to students, citizens, and members of other judicial system branches on the role of forensics and expert witnesses in the criminal justice systems. Cleans and maintains laboratory facilities and equipment. Performs other related duties.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)

Qualifications:Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or a forensic science-related field which shall have included at least twenty-four semester hours in biology and must have successfully completed college course work covering the subject areas of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (molecular genetics, recombinant DNA technology) or other subjects which provide a basic understanding of the foundation of forensic DNA analysis, as well as course work and/or training in statistics and population genetics as it applies to forensic DNA analysis


at least one year of work experience in the scientific evaluation of biological evidence.

Character Requirements

All applicants must be of good moral character and emotionally stable, as determined by a comprehensive background investigation and test for drug use.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education

Applicants are required to submit proof of education to meet the required qualifications of the position. Transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study and the titles and credit hours of the courses taken in the required subject areas. Copies of unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.

Proof of Degree of Equivalency

Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside of the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (

Mail or deliver documents to:

ATTN: Forensic Biologist II

Office of Human Resources

308 Allegheny Avenue

Towson, MD 21204


Qualified applicants will be assigned a rating based on an evaluation of their training and experience as submitted on their applications and supplemental questionnaires. Applications should state clearly and completely for evaluation purposes the dates, duties, and responsibilities of past and present experience.

Conditions of Employment:On appointment to this classification, an employee must provide a DNA sample to be maintained for quality assurance purposes by way of buccal swab of the inside of the employee's mouth or current standardized collection procedure to be performed by qualified police department personnel. Provision of the DNA sample is a condition of employment and shall only be used for law enforcement purposes as a forensic laboratory or for purposes of human remains identification and request, but only to the extent that the genetic information is used for analysis of DNA identification markers for quality control to detect sample contamination. It shall be maintained and disclosed only in a manner consistent with law, separate from the employee's personnel file as a confidential medical record, and will not be used for any other purpose. See 75 Fed. Reg. 68912, 68936 (November 9, 2010), 42 U.S.C. 2000ff-1(b)(6), 29 CFR 1635.8(b)(6), as amended. Provision of the DNA sample is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the police department. Failure to provide the DNA sample would prevent performance of an essential job function. Employees in this classification are subject to call to duty in emergencies and may be required to work overtime as needed. Employees in this classification must remain competent to testify in court.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

Work environment is primarily in a laboratory. The work entails frequent walking, standing, and lifting, operating laboratory equipment, exposure to chemicals, volatile organic compounds, and biohazards such as human bodily fluids.


Newly hired Pay Schedule I and I-C employees are required to join the Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees (BCFPE) or pay a service fee to BCFPE as a condition of employment.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation

Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and comprehensive background investigation. The examination will include urinalysis to prove the applicant is drug free.


Associated topics: biochemistry, bioinformatic, biomaterials, biomedical, biophysics, bioprocessing, genetic, nutrition, pain, pharmaceutical


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