The TBI seeks qualified and interested candidates for the following open position:



Forensic Chemistry Unit

1 Vacancy

Knoxville Crime Laboratory

Job Duties:

Responsible for analyzing physical, biological, or chemical evidence submitted to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; and composing technical laboratory reports describing the results of tests.  Uses and maintains advanced scientific instrumentation. Consults with criminal court attorneys, and testifies in local, state, and federal courts on the results of forensic analysis. Serves as a consultant to law enforcement investigators across the state. Responsible for crime scene investigation requiring 24/7 on-call status on a rotating basis.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, or other  natural or physical sciences; forensic science, or other forensic related areas; including a minimum of thirty-six quarter hours (twenty-four semester hours) in chemistry.

Monthly Salary: $3,777 – $5,860

For Additional Information Contact:

TBI Human Resources Unit at 

To Apply: 

Please visit the Tennessee Department of Human Resources website at Apply on job opening 10223. This position will be posted on July 15, 2020 – July 21, 2019 for five business days.



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