Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas

Forensic Scientist – Digital & Multimedia Evidence

Job Description

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory is seeking a qualified applicant for a Forensic Scientist position in our Digital & Multimedia Evidence Section.  The major duties of this position include but are not limited to, evidence collection, processing, preservation, and the analysis of computers and mobile devices using forensic tools and investigative methods to find specific electronic data, internet history, documents, images, and other files.  The incumbent interprets test results and forms conclusions in prepared opinions for defense in a court of law; uses computerized instrumentation and information technology systems.  This position will be hired as a Forensic Scientist or Senior Forensic Scientist based upon prior experience.  This position is approved for a start date of 1/1/2020.  The 2020 salary ranges, minimum Forensic Scientist to maximum Senior Forensic Scientist, are $26.70 – $43.80 ($55,544 – 91,104 annualized).  First review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019.

Job Requirements

Educational requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a Natural Science, Forensic Science with laboratory coursework, or other relevant field.

Experience requirements for Forensic Scientist: Two (2) years of forensic experience and successful completion of a Forensic Digital Evidence training program, or a portion thereof, and demonstrated competency.  Salary range: $26.70 – 40.00 ($55,544 – $83,191 annualized).

Experience requirements for Senior Forensic Scientist: Five (5) years of independent forensic casework in the discipline of Digital Evidence, successful completion of a Forensic Digital Evidence training program, and demonstrated competency.  Salary range: $29.20 – 43.80 ($60,736 – $91,104 annualized).