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Forensic Chemist I 


This non-critical entry-level position is located at the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division in Pikesville, Maryland. Employees in this classification perform laboratory tests to analyze Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) and testify to the results as an expert in court. Employees do not supervise other positions, but receive supervision from a Maryland State Police Forensic Scientist Supervisor. Until the individual completes all training and certification, they will be a trainee and under close supervision. The employee reports directly to, the Maryland State Police Forensic Science Division Supervisor and the Deputy Director of the Forensic Science Section, Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

Position Requirements


* A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, genetics, medical technology, pharmaceutical science, or related physical, natural or forensic science from an accredited college or university; including one course in analytical chemistry and one course in organic chemistry.

* Must be able to successfully complete a basic training program for certified chemist or certified chemical analyst provided by a forensic laboratory licensed by the Maryland Department of Health

* Candidates will be subject to an initial drug screening, a physical examination, submission of a DNA sample, and a complete criminal background investigation, to include a polygraph examination, before a permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Salary $56,838.23  
Close Date 7/20/2022  
About the Organization The Charles County Sheriff's Office is a full-service law enforcement agency responsible for preventing and investigating crime, operating the county detention center and performing the court-related functions of a traditional Sheriff's Office.

With more than 600 sworn, corrections and civilian employees, the CCSO is the largest full-service Sheriff's Office in Maryland and one of the largest employers in Charles County. The CCSO has been accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement since 2001 and earned the Commission's Flagship Status in 2011, designating it as one of the best among accredited agencies.

Under the Office of the Sheriff, the Agency is comprised of ten divisions including Patrol,Support Services Division, Special Operations, Criminal Investigations, Corrections, Information Technology, Special Services, Executive Services, Administrative Services and Training.

The men and women of the Charles County Sheriff's Office are dedicated to service through superior performance. We believe mutual respect, trust and pride in our organization, combined with traditional values and innovative techniques, will ensure the community's right to a safe environment.

All full-time employees are offered competitive salaries, health benefits, retirement plans and other benefits, as well as a challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement and in serving their community.

EOE Statement The Charles County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer and accordingly monitors and reviews its hiring practices and policies with respect to non-discrimination in recruitment and selection. The information requested below on this form will not be considered in the selection process of the job position you are applying for. The information detailed below will be used to conform with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines concerning application statistics and is voluntary.  

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