30% 1. Through the Group Supervisors, is responsible for the supervision of chemists assigned to the forensic science laboratory
- Serves as a full line supervisor by assigning and reviewing work to meet day-to-day operating needs.
- Provides guidance and training to assigned staff.
- Counsels staff regarding work performance; establishes annual goals and objectives; and prepares performance evaluations
- Approves time off
- Adjusts first level grievances
- Effectively recommends and imposes discipline up to and including discharge
- Determines and recommends staffing needs
25% 2. Responsible for the analysis of casework and the administration of the Chemistry section
- Manages casework and major case reviews
- Coordinates examination of cases with other laboratory sections
- Monitors through the Group Supervisor review of all case reports generated by the section
- Assumes responsibility for the section's budget preparations, security, inspections of the section, equipment maintenance, evidence storage, record keeping, information systems, operational goals, and personnel reports
- Prepares and testifies in court concerning procedures and results
15% 3. Ensures communication within the section and with other laboratory managers
- Schedules staff meetings
- Advises staff on and ensures compliance of policies, procedures, and lab initiatives
- Compiles information for meetings
- Answers questions concerning delegation, planning, and overall control of unit
- Confers with other laboratory managers to discuss ways to maximize the efficiency and quality of laboratory work
10% 4. Maintains the highest level of quality control in all analytical techniques and procedures
- Identifies and evaluates quality assurance issues
- Ensures issues are resolved in a timely manner
- Ensures copies of quality assurance reports and proficiency testing are included in each applicable staff member's annual performance review
10% 5. Solves problems arising from daily laboratory operations
- Defines problems accurately by obtaining all required facts
- Develop options and potential consequences so as to make proper recommendations and/or decisions
- Directs specialized laboratory examinations
5% 6. Develops good rapport with law enforcement agencies
- Presents and/or schedules presentations, meetings, or seminars for external/internal law enforcement agencies and the scientific community
- Educate and elicit feedback on the agency's mission/programs
- Stimulate support of and participation in agency goals and activities.
5% 7. 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 two (2) years of professional supervisory forensic science work experience
- Requires two (2) years of professional forensic science work experience such as would be gained at the advanced caseworker level.
- At least four years of knowledge in laboratory techniques and analytical methods utilized in the Drug Chemistry discipline.
- At least four years of knowledge in collecting and preserving physical evidence and maintaining the chain of custody of physical evidence.
- At least four years of knowledge in State, Federal, and local criminal laws and regulations as they relate to the forensic examination of physical evidence.
- At least two years of experience in developing, implementing, and enforcing policies, procedures and quality standards for a forensic science laboratory.
- At least two years of knowledge in the principles and practices of public and business administration including governmental accounting, program budgeting, and hiring.
- At least two years of knowledge in the various forensic science laboratory services provided and the relationship between the different examination techniques utilized.
- At least two years of experience in compiling and preparing administrative reports and records.
- At least two years of experience in developing a laboratory budget or assisting in the preparation and implementation of the laboratory budget.
- At least two years of experience in establishing and maintaining satisfactory working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, law enforcement personnel, and legal system personnel.
$8,159 - $12,139 monthly, Anticipated $8,159, CBA language applies