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Job Title: Connecticut Careers Trainee (Healthcare Professional) (40 Hour) - Apply by 4/15/24!
Location: Meriden, CT United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 04/03/2024
Expire Date: 05/03/2024
Job Categories: Science
Job Description
Connecticut Careers Trainee (Healthcare Professional) (40 Hour) - Apply by 4/15/24!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) is recruiting for a Connecticut Careers Trainee with a target class of Forensic Science Examiner 1 to join our team within the Division of Scientific Services located in Meriden, CT.

- The chance to work for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule;
- Generous paid time off (vacation, sick and personal) plus 13 paid holidays;
- A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings;
- State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.

In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
- Providing limitless opportunities;
- Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
- Performing meaningful work and;
- Encouraging a healthy work/life balance!

- This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, scheduled Monday - Friday.
- This is a general-funded position located within the Chemical Analysis Section of the Division of Scientific Services.
- In this role, you will conduct full-process examinations while working alongside lab professionals, forensic science examiners and will collaborate with law enforcement partners as needed.
- This position will work within the Chemistry unit performing analysis related to fire debris and primer gunshot residue (pGSR) type cases.
- In addition, this position will work with the Controlled Substances unit performing analysis related to the detection and identification of drugs within seized drug evidence.

The Connecticut Careers Trainee program consists of a 2 year training program for those with a bachelor's degree listed in the minimum qualifications below. Those with a master's degree in a related field will participate in a 1 year training program. Relevant work experience will also be considered in determining training program length.

Please Note: We are seeking individuals with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree or High School Diploma with coursework in Chemistry and Mathematics.

DESPP is committed to protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing a broad range of public safety services, training, regulatory guidance and scientific services utilizing enforcement, prevention, education and state of the art science and technology.

The Division of Scientific Services provides forensic support to local, state and federal agencies throughout Connecticut. This division is divided into three analytical sections. They are the Chemical Analysis section (including toxicology, controlled substances, and chemistry), the Forensic Biology/DNA section, and the Identification section (including computer crimes).

The laboratory also has two non-analytical sections which include: the Quality section and the Laboratory Support Services section (including administration, evidence receiving, and case management).
Qualifications & Requirements
- Candidates must be able to meet the experience and training requirements of the designated job class at the completion of the development program.
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