The Toxicology Analyst may independently perform routine chemical
analyses of biological specimens in human performance toxicology
cases, prepare reports on findings for use in the criminal justice
system, and provide court testimony on analytical results.
Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Performs routine chemical analysis of human biological
specimens using chemical and instrumental methodologies to
detect and quantify alcohol in biological matrices and liquid.
The analyst is expected to perform alcohol analysis
for at least one year before moving on to other toxicological analyses.
- Prepares accurate and precise notes and technical reports.
- Maintains and calibrates scientific instruments and follows
quality control measures to ensure instruments meet required
- Reviews work of other analysts and conducts administrative and
technical review of casework.
- Performs experiments under supervision to troubleshoot
analytical issues and to participate in development and
validation of analytical methods as needed.
- Provides technical assistance to police officers, members of
the district attorney’s office, and other members of law
enforcement agencies, and the criminal justice community.
- Testifies as an expert witness regarding analytical procedures
and the scientific conclusions drawn from analysis.
- Partners with management and other staff to ensure other tasks
are completed as assigned.