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Forensic Scientist III
Location:    Pierre, SD, USA
Job ID (Req #):    TBD
# of Openings:    1
    

Description

JOB TITLE: Forensic Scientist III
REQ. NUMBER: TBD
JOB LOCATION: Pierre

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The Forensic Scientist III evaluates, examines, and identifies physical evidence from and at crime scenes utilizing established and standardized procedures and techniques; serves as a technical authority in the analysis of firearms and tool-mark evidence from criminal investigations: will utilize chemical and microscopic techniques and instrumentation which may include forensic photography, lasers, x-ray cameras, computer networking including NIBIN as assigned; document findings and prepare technical written reports of laboratory examinations and discuss results with law enforcement officers and attorneys; provides expert testimony in various courts throughout the state of South Dakota; keeps abreast of scientific advancements in forensic fields by reading technical journals and attending conferences, seminars, and training sessions; and shares general laboratory duties with other Forensic Scientists, such as laboratory accreditation, maintaining laboratory safety, on-call responsibilities and training.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in criminalistics, science, or related field.  

The qualified applicant must have one (1) year of training as Firearm and Toolmark Examiner and must have at least three (3) years of experience conducting Firearm and Toolmark examinations.  

The qualified applicant will be required to maintain certification in Crime Scene through the IAI or equivalent body, as determined by the Lab Director.  

Examiner will be required to travel to and gather evidence from crime scenes throughout the state of South Dakota.

 

OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

APPELLATE POSITION

DETAILS:  The Office of Attorney General seeks an attorney for an appellate position in the Pierre office.  An appellate attorney is responsible for representing the state in criminal and civil appeals and for providing legal advice to many state agencies, boards and commissions.  Assistant Attorneys General are required to maintain high moral character; have strong legal advocacy skills; have effective research and writing capabilities; and be able to communicate with clients and the courts. 

 

OFFICE LOCATION:  This position will be stationed in Pierre. 

 

STARTING SALARY:  Entry level salary is $ $63,259.09 annually or greater, depending upon experience and funding availability.  The State of South Dakota has an excellent benefit package including retirement, employee insurance coverage and paid leave. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice law in South Dakota; must be a motivated self-starter and be prepared to assume immediate appellate responsibilities. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE DATE:  Interested persons should send a resume containing three references, a writing sample and a letter describing their qualifications by June 1, 2017, to the following: 

 

MARTY JACKLEY, OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL, 1302 E. HIGHWAY 14, SUITE 1, PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA 57501.

 

OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

CIVIL LITIGATION POSITION

DETAILS:  The Office of Attorney General seeks an attorney for a position with the Civil Litigation Division.  The Civil Litigation Division is responsible for representing the State including many administrative licensing and regulatory cases. Division attorneys practice in both state and federal courts and are involved in constitutional, natural resource, and environmental litigation. The Civil Division also provides legal advice to state officials, agencies, boards and commissions.

 

OFFICE LOCATION:  This position will be stationed in Pierre. 

 

STARTING SALARY:  Entry level salary is $63,259.09 annually or greater, depending upon experience and funding availability.  The State of South Dakota has an excellent benefit package including retirement, employee insurance coverage and paid leave. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice law in South Dakota.  The person eligible for this position must be a motivated self-starter, have strong research and writing capabilities, be able to communicate well to clients and the courts, and have strong legal advocacy skills.  Prior litigation experience is not required. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE DATE:  Interested persons should send a resume containing three references, a writing sample and a letter describing their qualifications by June 1, 2017, to the following: 

 

MARTY JACKLEY, OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL, 1302 E. HIGHWAY 14, SUITE 1, PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA 57501.