Forensic Analyst 4 – Office of Chief Medical Examiner – Kanawha Co.


The Forensic Analyst 4 position performs high complexity analysis of forensic samples to include HS-GC/FID, GC/MS, UV/Vis spectrophotometry, LC/MS/MS, and LC-TOF. This position performs chemical separations of biological samples in preparation for analysis on the indicated instrumentation to include liquid/liquid, solid-phase, and dilute-and-shoot extractions. The incumbent prepares buffer solutions, solvents, and reagents and performs analyses on samples properly accessioned into the OCME Forensic Toxicology Laboratory with direction from the Forensic Pathologist assigned to the case or in accordance with instructions from the Chief Toxicologist. The results of these analyses are provided to the Forensic Pathologist for interpretation and utilization in the determination of cause and manner of death for their respective cases. This position must maintain the highest level of proficiency on all instrumentation, maintain a complete understanding of various and/or emerging methodologies, and maintain the ability to perform all functions associated with the Forensic Analyst 1, Forensic Analyst 2, and Forensic Analyst 3 classifications assigned to the OCME. Performs other duties as assigned.

This position has a special minimum hiring rate of $54,766.40.  In addition, this position may qualify for 7% pay increases at 2, 5, 10, and 15 years of service in the series.  Qualified candidates may also qualify for relocation assistance. 

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IMPORTANT: Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application; therefore, make sure your application is detailed and complete. You MUST complete ALL parts of the application, including the Work Experience section.


ATTENTION: Applicant must verify post high school education by submitting an official transcript or diploma, training or licensure earned pertaining to this position by the closing date of the posting, if not previously verified. If you are claiming Veterans preference, please submit “MEMBER 4” form and/or your VA Letter.

Please attach documents to the online application before submitting it. Or, you may email it to: or by mail to: WV Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Building 3, Suite 500, Charleston, WV 25305.


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