The Toxicology Analyst may independently perform routine to
complex 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 to complex chemical analysis of human
biological specimens using chemical and instrumental
methodologies to detect and quantify alcohol and drugs in
biological matrices and liquid.
- 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 independently to troubleshoot
analytical issues and to develop and validate analytical
methods as needed.
- Participates in revision of standard operating procedures.
- Trains other Forensic Analysts on analytical procedures and
- 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.