Multiple Choice Written Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Qualifying (Pass/Fail)
Evaluation of Overall Qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%
The qualifying written test may examine for knowledge of: scientific methods of analysis, including principles and problem identification; scientific definitions and terminology; mathematics and measurement techniques; appropriate handling of physical evidence at a crime scene; organic and inorganic chemistry, including physical properties of chemical substances; biology, including biochemistry and physiology; anatomy; hematology; genetics; physics; use of appropriate types of charts and graphs to display data; and reading comprehension.
You may bring an automatic hand-held calculator to the test site for use during the written test. There will be no power source provided at the test site so your calculator must have its own power source.
The qualifying written test will be held in Los Angeles and will take approximately 4 hours. In the same half-day session, candidates will be required to prepare some written material. This material will not be separately scored, but its content and its quality as a written communication will be considered in the overall evaluation of the candidate's Criminalist Supplemental Training and Experience Questionnaire. Candidates will be notified later by mail of the date, time, and location of the written test.
The written test is a qualifying test on which candidates must achieve a passing score for their Criminalist Supplemental Training and Experience Questionnaire to be evaluated. Candidates must submit a new application and Criminalist Supplemental Training and Experience Questionnaire each time they take the written test.
The examination score will be based entirely on an evaluation of the candidate's overall qualifications. The evaluation, conducted by a panel of subject matter experts, based on job-related criteria, will consist of a review of the candidate's employment application, including background and training; the information contained in the Criminalist Supplemental Training and Experience Questionnaire; and t