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Project Research Analyst 3 - Toxicology Laboratory

Expired Job

Washington State Seattle , WA 98101

Posted 3 months ago


The funding for this position is expected to continue through August 31, 2019.

Washington State Patrol
Toxicology Laboratory Division
Seattle, WA

Are you looking for:

  • Excellent benefits?
  • Career growth opportunities?
  • Opportunities to impact your community?
  • A professional workplace that fosters respect, commitment and trust?
    As an employee of the Washington State Patrol, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington.

Troopers patrolling the highways are the most visible part of this agency. However, there are over 1,200 civilian employees who serve behind the scenes supporting the agency mission. To name just a few, we have:

  • 911 dispatchers who are the critical vital link between calls for assistance and emergency response;

  • Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers that work to inspect commercial vehicles to ensure safe and efficient travel on public highways;

  • Deputy State Fire Marshals who help prevent fires in homes and workplaces;

  • Forensic Scientists who process evidence that assists in prosecuting criminal cases;

  • Records staff that process criminal information to ensure crimes are reported accurately so that offenders do not end up working with vulnerable people.

  • Administrative staff who provide exceptional customer service and respond to information requests while ensuring the agency runs smoothly and efficiently.


This position provides research and statistical analysis support for the Toxicology Laboratory Division (TLD), with an emphasis on the detection of opioids, opioids surveillance, and drug overdose fatality in general. The position will help coordinate and conduct research efforts that are of mutual interest to the TLD, the Department of Heath (DOH), and coroners/medical examiners.

The primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Perform specialized and technical tasks for research projects;

  • Identify, triage, and prioritize potential overdose-related fatalities;

  • Track and assist with coordinating required testing to be performed on identified cases;

  • Liaise with the DOH and coroners/medical examiners with status of casework and the final Toxicology Reports;

  • Work closely with DOH and coroner/medical examiners to identify efficient processes for identifying, testing and reporting results on potential overdoes-related fatalities;

  • Preparation of respective reports;

  • Outline, organize and execute technical data or statistical analysis;

  • Design, develop and evaluate alternate methods of data collection procedures, case selection, and statistical requirements;

  • Identify problem areas, draw conclusions and recommend solutions;

  • Supervise the collection and analysis of data and preparation of periodic or special statistical and narrative reports;

  • Design reporting systems and check reporting procedures for uniformity;

  • Enter toxicology results and other related information into various databases and spreadsheets.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree -and- two years of relevant research experience in a forensic or health-related setting.

  • Demonstrate advanced computer skills necessary for work processing, data entry, data management/analysis and imaging.

  • Willing to travel throughout the state for meetings.

    Desired Qualifications:

  • College level coursework in statistics.
    Supplemental Information

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The agency will verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

_How to Apply: _
Please complete the online application process at Please include a letter of interest explaining how you meet the required qualifications of the position.

If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Melissa Rasmussen at or

Polygraph & Background Investigation:
Prior to a hire, a polygraph examination and background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants are required to sign release of information forms and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict guidelines relating, but not limited to, personal and employment characteristics, arrests, convictions, and illegal drug usage, etc.

During the polygraph examination, candidates are required to sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview process to verify responses to the Personal Background Evaluation, the Personal History and Background Questionnaire, and a Pre-Employment Interview.

Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be treated as a falsification which will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

Veteran's Preference:
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their Form DD214, or other verification of military service, that shows the type of military discharge. Typically, this is found on the Member 4 version of the Form DD214. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Note: Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded. Preference will not be granted until service documents are verified. Documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.

We thank you and are grateful for your service.

Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, all position required or applicant specified education must be verified. If High School diploma or equivalent is required but the applicant indicates a degree has been earned, the accredited degree will be accepted in place of the High School diploma or equivalent. Please do not send these transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource Division and asked to provide transcripts at the appropriate time.

Union Notice:
This position is in a collective bargaining unit.

Other Information:
Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or assessment process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call . Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or .

The Washington State Patrol actively supports diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary: $3,505.00 - $4,596.00 Monthly

  • Location:* King County
  • Seattle

  • Downtown Business, WA

  • Job Type:* Project (limited duration)

  • Department:* Washington State Patrol

  • Job Number:* Proj RA3 Tox_2018

Closing: 9/30/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

  • Agency:* State of Washington

  • Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504

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Project Research Analyst 3 - Toxicology Laboratory

Expired Job

Washington State