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Job Title:   Forensic Scientist I, II or III

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   188186

Agency Name:   Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    JAN 05, 2018

Job Description:

Division:    Forensic Science Laboratory- Digital Evidence  
Position Type:    Unclassified (at-will), Full-Time, Nonexempt, Benefits-Eligible
Position Location: Topeka, Kansas
Applications Accepted until January 5, 2018
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is accepting applications to fill a Forensic Scientist position in the Digital Evidence Section in Topeka, KS.  This position will be filled based on the candidate’s successful level of experience in one of the following:
 
Forensic Scientist I:       Hourly Compensation Rate: $22.16
Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: training in the area of digital evidence examinations by means of an intensive two-year training program to include the handling of evidence, preserving the integrity of the evidence, imaging and analyzing the data for both computers and mobile devices, report writing and court testimony.
Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree relevant to the field of work. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.
Preferred Requirements:
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science or a related scientific field.
 
Forensic Scientist II:      Hourly Compensation Rate: $26.98
Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: performing examinations on digital evidence; taking actions to recover, preserve, and analyze data from electronic sources, including desktop and laptop computers, mobile devices, removable media, and other items deemed necessary; documents evidence and writes reports of findings; testifies as an expert witness in a court of law; provides training and presentations to outside agencies and organizations.
Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree relevant to the field of work and two (2) years relevant work experience. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.
Preferred Requirements:
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science or a related scientific field.  
• IACIS-Certified Forensic Computer Examiner, EnCase Certified Examiner, and/or Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner is desired.
• Experience working in an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited forensic science laboratory. 
 
Forensic Scientist III:      Hourly Compensation Rate: $32.78
Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: performing examinations on digital evidence; taking actions to recover, preserve, and analyze data from electronic sources, including desktop and laptop computers, mobile devices, removable media, and other items deemed necessary; documents evidence and writes reports of findings; testifies as an expert witness in a court of law; provides training and presentations to outside agencies and organizations. Reviews technical procedures and provides assistance with audits.
Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree relevant to the field of work and three (3) years relevant work experience. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency. 
Preferred Requirements:
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science or a related scientific field.  
• IACIS-Certified Forensic Computer Examiner, EnCase Certified Examiner, and/or Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner is desired.
• Experience working in an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited forensic science laboratory.
• Experience testifying in a court of law as a Digital Forensic Examiner.
TRAVEL
• The position is expected to travel to the locations required to competently and diligently discharge the assigned duties.  Occasional in-state and limited out-of-state travel may be required.  The incumbent in this position is required to have a valid driver's license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
• Verification of identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States is required by federal law.
• As a condition of employment, candidate(s) are subject to a pre-employment process to include a polygraph examination, fingerprint based records check, and comprehensive background investigation, including reference check of past and present employers.  The pre-employment process will be waived for current KBI personnel who have previously completed the screening requirements.
HOW TO APPLY
The application process has 5 REQUIRED STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number or State ID.)
STEP 2: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. 
 STEP 3: Complete the official State of Kansas Employment Application form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply
 STEP 4: Submit your online application to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI).
 STEP 5: Submit resume, cover letter, and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate (required documents) via email to KBIEmployment@KBI.STATE.KS.US or postal mail to:
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
ATTN: Human Resources
1620 SW Tyler
Topeka, KS 66612
Required Documents:
• State of Kansas Employment Application form
• Resume, Cover Letter
• Current Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
• Academic transcripts may be required at time of interview
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
Recruiter Contact Information:
Name:  Julie Kampsen
Phone: 785-296-8247 
Fax:     785-296-2011 
Email: KBIEmployment@KBI.STATE.KS.US  
What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application. 
Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
         The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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