The Forensic Supervisor / Technical Leader (Biology Unit) job responsibilities include:
- Evidence examination for the presence of biological material and, when necessary, the collection of trace material; performance of serological and DNA testing
- Ensure Biology Unit compliance with the FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories.
- Supervises staff, which includes prioritizing and assigning work
- Conducting performance evaluations
- Ensuring staff is trained and ensuring employees follow policies and procedures
- Maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary decisions or recommendations
- Performs all essential duties and responsibilities of a Forensic Scientist IV
- Maintains quality within the Unit by conducting internal audits and ensuring compliance with accreditation standards pursuant to applicable Texas statutes
- Develops, implements and continuously monitors unit policies, procedures and quality assurance measures; reviews unit non-conformances
- Ensures proficiency and competency testing for all unit staff in compliance with accreditation requirements
- Ensures maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment
- Evaluates and implements new policies, techniques, procedures, and instrumentation; supervises, reviews and approves unit validation studies
- Develops, implements and monitors employee training program; develops annual professional development plan for unit employees
- Create, coordinate and provide training activities and presentations for internal and external clients
- Assists the Forensic Science Division Manager in the development and administration of the unit’s annual budget; submits purchase authorization requests
- Responsible for casework management, including approving and coordinating outsourcing of evidence, prioritizing and assigning casework and other tasks
- Maintains and prepares unit technical, quality and administrative records
- Oversees and evaluates employee performance; establishes performance metrics and productivity goals for unit members; approves employee work schedules and leave requests; makes hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations;
- Master’s degree in a natural science or forensic science with undergraduate or graduate course work in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and either statistics or population genetics.
- The candidate shall have a minimum of 12 semester hours (or the equivalent) that cover the required subject areas. At least 3 of the semester hours (or the equivalent) must be a graduate level course.
- Must successfully complete or have previously completed the FBI sponsored auditor training within one year of appointment
- Five (5) years of relevant forensic laboratory experience including two (2) years of supervisory/lead experience
$73,120 - $95,056 annual compensation.
How to apply
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