40% 1. Under direction of the Deputy Laboratory Director, holds administrative responsibility and oversight as the Quality Assurance Manager at the Forensic Science Center at Chicago (FSC-C) and serves as the Forensic Sciences Command (Command) Safety Program Manager for employees.
- Manages the FSC-C Quality Assurance Program to ensure compliance with all Command Quality Assurance policies which include but are not limited to: distribution and review ofinternal and external proficiency tests; preparation and coordination of all laboratory audits; preparation and submission of all QIRs; and the yearly reviews of all FSC-C manuals.
- Assures all requirements are met for laboratory accreditation.
- Assures potential quality concerns are brought to the attention of the Laboratory Director.
- Makes recommendations on policy for the benefit of enhancing Quality at the laboratory and Command levels.
25% 2. Manages the Command Health and Safety program to ensure compliance with all Command Health and Safety policies which include but are not limited to preparing and coordinating all safety audits; keeping abreast of current health issues; developing policy with reference to safety; and providing recommendations to improve working conditions.
- Monitors necessary physical examinations (vision, hearing etc.) of laboratory employees and schedules appropriate testing.
- Coordinates the distribution of available materials on health and safety topics; receives reviews and tracks all accident reports generated by the Command.
- Reports in a timely and comprehensive manner, findings and/or recommendations to improve working conditions with reference to safety.
- Assists with safety audits in other Command laboratories when requested.
10% 3. Monitors and chairs a representative Quality Assurance committee at FSC-C for the dissemination of information and adherence to quality assurance.
- Provides Health/Safety and Quality Assurance Communications.
- Serves as a Health and Safety resource and as the chairperson of the Command Health and Safety committee.
- Disseminates information and compliance of health and safety policies.
10% 4. Provides Health/Safety and Quality Assurance Training.
- Monitors and coordinates required health and safety training such as Bloodborne Pathogen and Exposure Control for Command employees.
- Provides additional training and/or the dissemination of health and safety bulletins on a statewide basis when necessary.
- Provides training on ISO, Command and Laboratory policies on compliance to quality assurance as needed.
10% 5. Ensures quarterly safety inspections are conducted to assure compliance with all federal, state, local, Department and Command rules and regulations.
- Ensures all laboratory safety equipment is in proper working condition and appropriately maintains minimum health and safety standards for the well-being of the Command employees.
5% 6. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- Requires a bachelor’s degree in a natural or forensic science, preferably supplemented by a master’s degree in one of the biological, natural, physical, or forensic sciences, or related disciplines.
- Requires three years of professional forensic science work experience such as would be gained at the advanced caseworker level.
- At least five years of knowledge in laboratory techniques used for forensic scientific examination of physical evidence.
- At least three years of experience with the various evidence examination techniques utilized and their relationship in the overall forensic science laboratory system.
- At least three years of knowledge in collecting and preserving physical evidence and maintaining the chain of custody.
- At least three years of knowledge in State, Federal, and local criminal laws and regulations as they relate to the examination of physical evidence.
- At least one year of experience in developing, implementing, and enforcing policies, procedures and performance standards for a forensic laboratory or laboratory system.
- At least three years of experience in maintaining satisfactory working relationships with co-workers, laboratory management, law enforcement personnel, and legal system personnel.
- At least three years of experience in analyzing and correlating data to present it convincingly in reports, both verbally and in writing, including but not limited to: Laboratory reports, validation reports, instrument performance check records, chain of custody administrative records, quality assurance reports, etc.
- At least three years of knowledge in the rules of evidence in criminal law and court testimony.
- At least one year of experience in the administrative principles and practices of a law enforcement related public organization.
$7,650 - $11,376 monthly, anticipated starting salary $7,650 - CBA language applies
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