Forensic Laboratory Supervisor

Kentucky State Police, Madisonville, KY, US

Responsibilities

This position provides leadership, management, and administration for the overall operations of the Western Laboratory Branch. Oversees, maintains, and coordinates every aspect of safety, security, and quality of the laboratory. Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to the field of forensic science and ensures compliance with ISO17025:2017 accreditation standards. Identifies areas of improvement and recommends changes. Coordinates and monitors the work of a full-service forensic laboratory. Addresses agency procedures and develops procedures for solving problems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing, coordinating, approving, and executing the policies or methods that govern the operation and management of the Western Forensic Lab.
  • Supervises the Forensic Biology, Solid Dose Drugs, Toxicology, and Breath Alcohol sections.
  • Coordinates submissions of physical evidence through policy development.
  • Interprets departmental policies of the lab. Consults with other Forensic Labs across the country concerning new techniques and technology.
  • Develops lectures and blocks of instruction for training for law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and legislators.
  • Responsible for the custody and control of evidence and reference standards including controlled substances and firearms.
  • Recognized as an expert witness by local, state, and federal courts in criminal and civil matters.
  • Makes Recommendations on salary changes for employees by reclassifications, promotions, and evaluations.
  • Recommends the hiring of new personnel.

Qualifications

Education: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, forensic science, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, medical technology, engineering, mathematics, criminal justice, or a closely related field.

Experience, Training, or Skills: Six years of professional laboratory experience performing work in a specialty area of forensic science.

Substitute Education for Experience: Master's degree in chemistry, forensic science, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, medical technology, engineering, mathematics, or a closely related field will substitute for one year of experience.

Compensation

  • $68,205.93 annually
  • Health insurance plan
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick, Vacation, and Compensatory time accrual

How to apply

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