All inquiries for employment should be made through the Bexar County Human Resources Department. Employment opportunities with the Crime Laboratory can be viewed online at www.bexar.org/hr/careers.html. Applications must be made online.
All Forensic Scientist positions require, at a minimum, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from an accredited college or university in Chemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, Natural Science or a closely related field.
Competition for Forensic Scientist positions can be extremely competitive. Many selected candidates have a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Forensic Science and a B.S. in one of the sciences. A degree in Criminal Justice in not considered a substitution for a B.S. degree in science.
Public Information/Records Requests
Requests for information pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act (PIA), Texas Government Code Sec. 552.001 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/SOTWDocs/GV/htm/GV.552.htm) should be addressed to the “Custodian of the Record Bexar County Criminal Investigation Laboratory” and may be conveyed by U.S. Mail, FAX, or in person.
All requests are reviewed by the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office for statutory exceptions. Records included in a PIA request will not be provided:
- If records include identifying information of a victim or juvenile, or
- If there is an open investigation, or
- If there is active judicial proceedings, or
- If the request originates from or is on the behalf of an inmate of a Texas correctional facility Sec. 552.028:
“REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FROM INCARCERATED INDIVIDUAL. (a) A governmental body is not required to accept or comply with a request for information from:
- an individual who is imprisoned or confined in a correctional facility; or
- an agent of that individual, other than that individual's attorney when the attorney is requesting information that is subject to disclosure under this chapter.”
In the event that Bexar County asserts an exception, no response to the PIA will be forthcoming.