Example Forensic Analyst Job Description

Our Forensic Analyst job description includes the Administrative Assistant responsibilities, duties, skills, education, qualifications, and experience.

About the Forensic Analyst role

Forensic analysts are responsible for examining physical evidence, analyzing crime scenes and collecting data to assist with criminal investigations. They use a variety of scientific techniques, such as DNA analysis, to analyze evidence and draw conclusions. They must be able to communicate effectively and work with law enforcement personnel.

Role Purpose

The purpose of a Forensic Analyst is to analyze evidence gathered from crime scenes, documents, and other sources in order to provide scientific insights for judicial proceedings. They use their expertise in computer forensics, handwriting analysis, fingerprint analysis, and other disciplines to identify, collect, and analyze evidence, as well as to prepare reports and testify in court. Forensic Analysts also work closely with law enforcement personnel to provide technical assistance, ensuring that evidence is properly handled and presented in court.

Forensic Analyst Summary

Forensic Analyst Duties

  • Collect, analyze and interpret data from a variety of sources
  • Develop and present expert testimony in criminal and civil proceedings
  • Conduct scientific research and experiments
  • Identify, document and preserve evidence for legal proceedings
  • Provide consultation to attorneys, law enforcement and other professionals
  • Prepare detailed reports on findings

Forensic Analyst Skills

Forensic Analyst Requirements

Personal Traits

  • Analytical
  • Detail-oriented
  • Organized
  • Problem-solving

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