25%: Serves as the Laboratory Director for the Decatur Forensic Science Laboratory which serves primarily as a DNA Property Crimes Laboratory,
- Develops policy and procedures for laboratory operations
- Manages and directs all laboratory operations, activities and personnel
- Manages and maintains control over the laboratory including the collection, preservation, analysis and court representation of evidence.
- Manages case analysis and coordinates major case reviews for all cases within the laboratory.
- Develops, executes, controls and evaluates the laboratory operational goals and objectives
- Prepares and submits the laboratory budget
20%: Serves as full-line supervisor
- Assigns and reviews work
- Provides guidance and training to assigned staff
- Counsels staff regarding work performance
- Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs
- Establishes annual goals and objectives
- Approves time off
- Adjusts first level grievances; effectively recommends and imposes discipline up to and including discharge
- Prepares and signs performance evaluations
- Determines and recommends staffing needs
15%: Oversee sand directs laboratory inspections, equipment maintenance, evidence storage, record keeping, information systems, operational goals, and personnel reports.
- Maintains the security for the facility by keeping the inventory of keys and access cards for the laboratory, limiting access to secured areas to include evidence vaults.
- Administers maintenance to the laboratory’s security computer.
10%: Conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings and prepares training materials
- Provides education and motivation to staff on policies, procedures, and lab initiatives.
- Provides guidance to encourage staff discussions which foster enthusiasm and emphasize positive work behavior and promotion of a safe working environment.
- Compiles information for laboratory director meetings.
- Answers questions concerning the delegation, planning and overall control of assigned units.
- Confers with other laboratory directors to discuss ways to maximize the efficiency and quality of laboratory work.
- Provides advice guidance to assigned staff to promote a teamwork environment within the lab.
10%: Manages the Quality Assurance Program for laboratory casework.
- Reviews and approves all case reports.
- Reviews reports for evidence of proper follow-up of all quality assurance matters including, but not limited to proficiency testing and quality assurance visits.
- Reviews all applicable staff members' annual performance reviews to ensure inclusion of proficiency testing results.
- Conducts an annual inspection of the laboratory utilizing the command laboratory inspection program and reports findings of the inspection to the bureau chief.
10%: Evaluates operations to identify issues and develops and implements resolutions to improve efficacy and efficiency of laboratory policy, procedures and operations.
- Obtains facts and analyzes potential consequence to develop options and suggestions for improvements or changes.
- Implements decisions and/or develops recommendations for the Bureau Chief.
- Directs specialized lab examinations.
- Testifies in court concerning procedures and results.
5%: Develops and maintains programs which will encourage law enforcement agency usage and understanding of a forensic laboratory.
- Travels and attends both external and internal law enforcement meetings.
- Creates mechanisms for the user agency participation in lab meetings and provides an ongoing, viable orientation program for users of the laboratory.
5%: Other duties as assigned or required
- Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four(4)years of college.
- Requires prior experience equivalent to four (4) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a law enforcement related public or business organization.
- Requires two (2) years of supervisory experience preferably in a law enforcement organization or laboratory setting.
- Bachelor's Degree in law enforcement or related field.
- Two (2) years of professional Biology, DNA or forensics science work experience.
- Three(3) or more years of professional experience supervising forensic science staff.
- Three(3) years of forensic science work experience such as can be gained at the advanced casework level.
- One(1) year of experience managing, planning or creating a budget.
- Knowledge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Quality Assurance Standards (QAS).
- Knowledge of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
- Master's degree with coursework in one of the biological, physical, natural or forensic sciences or related disciplines.
$10,000-$13,760 / monthly - Anticipated