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Forensic Chemist, Assistant

Recruitment #121016-UNCG-37

Introduction

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To apply, please follow the directions below:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Send cover letter with resume via mail, fax or email to: 

Lori Shively, Administrative Assistant 901 N. Stonewall OKC, OK 73117; email resume to l_shively@ocmeokc.state.ok.us; or fax resume to 405.272.4045

Definition
An entry level position under immediate supervision. Performs analytical toxicological analyses of human tissues and fluids related to death investigations conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 

Examples of Work Performed
Assists in conducting analytical studies, both qualitative and quantitative using human biological specimens and physical evidence as required for support of death investigations at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Utilizes both wet chemical and instrumental methods of analyses including, but not limited to, ultraviolet and visible spectrophotometry; gas and liquid chromatography; immunoassays, and mass spectrometry.

Aids in preparation of reports and maintains accurate and precise records of all analytical results; must be capable of verbally reporting these findings through court testimony if required.

Assists with all laboratory support and maintenance functions as needed, or assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of basic chemistry, instrumental and quantitative analysis.

General skills include:
Communicating clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others; Attention to detail, and the ability to perform repetitive and non repetitive tasks while reliably maintaining a safe working environment for all personnel. Additionally the ability to read and follow written procedures precisely is required.

Education and Experience
Completion of the curriculum requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, or a closely related field, including the successful completion of thirty semester hours in chemistry.

Continuing education will be encouraged and required as determined by the Laboratory Director, Chief Medical Examiner, or his designee. 

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.



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