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Forensic Science Communications
October 2003 – Volume 5 – Number 4 

Employment Opportunities

Forensic Scientist Supervisor (Toxicology)
— Salary: $50,316 - $74,772

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
West Palm Beach, Florida

Qualifications include the following:

  • PhD in toxicology or a physical science
  • At least three years' experience in supervising a forensic toxicology laboratory
  • Working knowledge of appropriate laboratory equipment (GC, GC/MS)
  • Knowledge of personal computers and office equipment
  • Additional experience in toxicology may be substituted for an advanced degree
  • Valid Florida driver's license

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Providing forensic toxicology services to the county medical examiner's office
  • Operating a driving-under-the-influence blood alcohol program
  • Performing analyses for an in-house preemployment and random urine drug-testing program
  • Administers, supervises, and oversees the toxicology section of the forensic laboratory
  • Overseeing annual budget, quality control operations, and ASCLD-LAB accreditation
  • Testifying in court
  • Preparing policy and procedure manuals
  • Interacting with state attorney's office and other police agencies
  • Lecturing at schools
  • Interacting with other laboratories and the public
  • Consulting with doctors and law enforcement personnel regarding general toxicology

To apply online, go to www.pbso.org

Resumés will not be accepted in lieu of application. Apply to Job 03.FSS.035.

Contact:

Benjamin Perillo
Human Resources
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416-4681
E-mail: perillob@pbso.org
Web site: www.pbso.org
561-688-4204 (Voice)