Description of Duties/Essential Functions
Under immediate supervision of the Drug Chemistry Training Coordinator, participates in the Forensic Chemistry Section training program; receives work assignments designed to develop knowledge, understanding, and technical skills related to examinations in specialty areas of the section which include cannabis, controlled substances, and clandestine laboratories; demonstrates proficiency in the various examinations, techniques, and instrumentation taught.; writes reports on examination results; establishes working relationships with staff members; observes courtroom procedures and demeanor, and participates in skill development mock trials.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in natural science or forensic science including a minimum of 20 semester hours of coursework in chemistry with a total of 60 semester hours of coursework in natural science.
Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact
Work Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Work Location: Illinois State Police, Forensic Sciences Center at Chicago, 1941 West Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL
Public Safety Shared Services
Kim Aure, HR Representative
1301 Concordia Ct
Springfield, IL 62702
How to Apply
CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and new version of the CMS 100 Employment Application (Rev 4/2018 or later) to the Agency Contact address listed above. Applicant must be deemed qualified or have submitted a promotional application to CMS to receive a qualifying grade PRIOR to the closing of the posting period. Application is required for each posting/bid ID or your bid will be rejected.
FORMER STATE EMPLOYEES: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and new version of the CMS 100 Employment Application (Rev 4/2018 or later) to the Agency Contact listed.
NON-STATE EMPLOYEES: PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY. DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO THIS AGENCY.
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This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).
Additional Documentation for Forensic Scientist Trainee:
Option B - Chemistry/Trace-Drug-Tox
Class Specification (Download PDF reader)
Additional Title and Exam Information (Download PDF reader)
Test Information Guide (Download PDF reader)
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NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.