Manages the scientific and technical operations of the section.
Formulates and implements short-term and long-term section goals and objectives.
Provides leadership toward the achievement of the section’s mission, strategy, and annual goals and objectives.
Formulates and/or implements operational policies and procedures.
Assists in writing grants and oversees the management of grants and grant funding for this section.
Administers and evaluates effectiveness of quality assurance/quality control and employee technical training programs for the section.
Ensures adequate implementation of guidelines issued by relevant scientific groups such as:
Scientific Working Group for Firearms and Toolmarks (SWGGUN)
Scientific Working Group for Fire and Explosives Scenes (SWGFEX)
Scientific Working Group for Gunshot Residue (SWGGSR)
Scientific Working Group for Materials Analysis (SWGMAT)
Scientific Working Group for Digital Evidence (SWGDE)
Proposes new and updates existing analytical procedures.
Ensures that all methods and technologies evaluated or validated are based on sound scientific principles and are accepted in the forensic community.
Develops and implements metrics to ensure accuracy of testing results.
Monitors workload and case tracking reports on an ongoing basis.
Prepares monthly metric report.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Crime Laboratory Director and the Chief Medical Examiner.
The incumbent must become familiar with all applicable agency policies and procedures.