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Employment Opportunities


The Alabama State Personnel Department processes all applications (unless otherwise noted below in the job description) 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 state openings. Below are a listing of common ADFS positions and State Personnel job classification number.

Current Openings

State Medical Examiner

Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (ADFS) is looking for a State Medical Examiner in Mobile, Alabama. For more information, please see our flyer.
 State Medical Examiner - Mobile

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.

Inquiries, CVs or applications should be sent directly to ADFS either by mail to the address below or email at personnel@adfs.alabama.gov.

Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences
Attn: Personnel
1051 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36832


Death Investigation

Forensic Pathology Specialist, Associate - 20830
The Forensic Pathology Specialist, Associate is a permanent, full-time position with the Department of Forensic Sciences. Positions are located throughout the state. This is 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
The Forensic Pathology Specialist is a permanent, full-time position with the Department of Forensic Sciences. Positions are located throughout the state. This is technical, full performance and standard casework associated with assisting the State Medical Examiner in post-mortem examinations and research into the manner and cause of death.

Applications should be sent directly to State Personnel using the address on the application.


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. Please click to view requirements to apply.

Application - To apply for the State Professional Trainee, complete the application and mail to address below or email to personnel@adfs.alabama.gov:
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. Applications should be sent directly to State Personnel using the address on the application.

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. Applications should be sent directly to State Personnel using the address on the application.


See State Personnel webpage for additional details.