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Department of Forensic Sciences
ADFS CAREERS

Employment Opportunity

The Alabama State Personnel Department processes all applications for employment with our department. The employment application form, job listings and helpful information about the application process can be found at the Alabama State Personnel Department's website. Click on "Job Listings" to browse current forensic openings.


Listing of common ADFS positions and State Personnel job classification number:

Medical Examiner:

FORENSIC SCIENCES MEDICAL EXAMINER – 20859
Employees in this class perform complex professional work as physicians knowledgeable and skilled in both medical and laboratory procedures and medico-legal investigation of death.

FORENSIC SCIENCES SENIOR MEDICAL EXAMINER – 20860
Employees in this class perform highly complex professional work as physicians knowledgeable and skilled in both medical and laboratory procedures and medico-legal investigation of death.


Death Investigation:

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY SPECIALIST, ASSOCIATE – 20830
This is entry level technical work in the field of death investigation, assisting a State Medical Examiner in post-mortem examinations and research into the manner and cause of death.

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY SPECIALIST – 20831
This is technical, full performance and routine casework associated with assisting the State Medical Examiners in post-mortem examinations and research into the manner and cause of death.


Forensic Lab and Scientist positions:

State Professional Trainee - 11915
The State Professional Trainee position is a training job class to prepare individuals in qualifying for Forensic Scientist, Associate.

Application - To apply for the State Professional Trainee position, complete the application and mail it to:
Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences
Attn: Personnel
1051 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36832


FORENSIC SCIENTIST, ASSOCIATE – 20802
The Forensic Scientist, Associate is a permanent full-time position with the Department of Forensic Sciences. Positions are located throughout the state. This is responsible entry-level professional work in the field of forensic sciences. Employees in this class learn to apply theory and practical applications of chemistry, physics, and biology to forensic investigations in the discipline areas of Drug Chemistry, Forensic Biology, Firearm and Tool Mark, Fire Debris, Research, Toxicology, or Implied Consent. See job announcement for Minimum Requirements and application process.

FORENSIC SCIENTIST – 20804
The Forensic Scientist is a permanent full-time position with the Department of Forensic Sciences. Positions are located throughout the state. Employees are responsible for full performance and casework or directed research in the field of forensic sciences requiring considerable experience in the discipline areas of Drug Chemistry, Forensic Biology, Firearm Tool Mark, Fire Debris, Toxicology, or Implied Consent. See job announcement for Minimum Requirements and application process.


Laboratory Technician:

LABORATORY TECH I - 20911
This is entry-level technical work in performing routine laboratory functions and evidence handling.

LABORATORY TECH II - 20912
This is technical work in performing laboratory functions in a specialized area and in the caring for and using basic laboratory equipment.

LABORATORY TECH III - 20913
This is technical work and/or supervisory work in performing microscopic examinations, instrumental analyses, or laboratory functions in a specialized area of work. Employees in this class apply knowledge and techniques in specialized areas of work such as Firearm and Tool Mark , Forensic Biology, Chemistry, or Toxicology.


See State Personnel webpage for additional details.