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11-Jan-2018

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department - Criminalist III - DNA Technical Leader

    The County of San Bernardino

invites application for the position of

Criminalist III-DNA Technical Leader*

Job Number: 18-03541-01

                           SALARY

$6,413.33 - $8,831.33 Monthly$76,960.00 - $105,976.00 Annually

                        APPLY BY: Continuous

Applicants are encouraged to apply online: http://www.sbcounty.gov/jobs

THE POSITION

 FUTURE SALARY INCREASE

3.0% Effective July 21, 2018

The Sheriff's Department is accepting applications for Criminalist III-DNA Technical Leader to perform the more complex Criminalist III duties of DNA

analysis and review of DNA casework, in addition to accountability for DNA laboratory quality assurance requirements; responsibility includes methods and

procedures, technical problem solving, and technical oversight of the DNA laboratory, in accordance with the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards for

Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories, Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors - Laboratory

Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB) requirements. This recruitment may close without notice when a sufficient number of qualified applications have

been received. Apply TODAY for optimal consideration!

Applications are reviewed and processed on a weekly basis.

For a more comprehensive description of duties of this classification, view the Criminalist III job description.

*Official title: Criminalist III

EXCELLENT BENEFITS!

Administrative Services Unit Benefits

                                                               CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

1) Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony. Prior to appointment, candidates will be fingerprinted and must pass a background investigation

and a medical examination, which includes a drug test.

2) Incumbents may be required to work, or to be on call for work, on weekends, holidays, evenings, and nights. On-call employees must be able to report

for duty within one hour after being paged.

3) Incumbents conducting investigations in the field must be able to climb up and down embankments and hike over rough terrain.

4) Travel throughout the county is required; employees may be required to make provision for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California driver

license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.

5) Must successfully complete FBI Auditor Training within one year of appointment, or be terminated.

6) Some positions in this classification may be assigned to a schedule less than full-time (80 hours) per two-week pay period.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION: A Master's Degree in a biology, chemistry, or forensic science-related area, with successful completion of 12 semester units of (combination

of graduate-level and undergraduate-level) coursework in biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology, and either statistics or population genetics (or an


equivalency-waiver letter from ASCLD-LAB/FBI), as required per accreditation standards for the DNA laboratory.

–AND--

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of experience as a qualified analyst in forensic (human) DNA laboratory casework, as required per accreditation standards for

the DNA laboratory. (At time of application, must be capable of being qualified as a technical leader per the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards regarding

education and experience requirements.)

A legible copy of your college transcripts are required to be submitted with the application or received within 48 hours of the application deadline

posted on the announcement. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.) Scan and attach to the application or e-mail to Employment@hr.sbcounty.gov or

FAX to (909)383-2394, Attn:Sheriff's jobs-Crim III-DNA.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess five (5) years performing casework analysis using PCR-STR techniques in a certified forensic DNA laboratory, meeting the

requirements of a DNA Technical Leader as outlined in the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.

SELECTION PROCESS

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based upon a review of the application materials. It is to your advantage to be explicit and

complete in your responses in all areas.

Only the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to continue in the selection process

The Human Resources Department reserves the right to modify the examination process in accordance with the Personnel Rules and accepted selection practices.

Applications may be obtained and filed online at: http://www.sbcounty.gov/jobs

                        (909) 387-8304 • TTY Users: 711

           157 West Fifth Street, 1st Floor, San Bernardino, C A 92415

        An Equal Employment Opportunity and ADA C ompliant Employer

                                                                       Issue Date: 1/9/18

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Criminalist III-DNA Technical Leader* Supplemental Questionnaire

*

1. INSTRUCTIONS: The following questions will be used to help determine if you meet the

   minimum and/or desirable qualifications for the position of Criminalist III - DNA Technical

   Leader. Please ensure that any experience indicated in your responses is clearly detailed

   in the employment history section of your application, or resume.

I understand.

*

2. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Do you possess a Master's Degree in a biology, chemistry, or

   forensic science-related area, with successful completion of 12 semester units of

   (combination of graduate-level and undergraduate-level) coursework in biochemistry,

   genetics, and molecular biology, and either statistics or population genetics (or an

   equivalency-waiver letter from ASCLD-LAB/FBI), as required per accreditation standards for

   the DNA laboratory? Please ensure that your relevant education history is clearly

   detailed in the education history section of your online application, or on your

   resume.

Yes

No

*

3. The specific Coursework Number of my completed coursework in biochemistry is _____

   (specify course name and number) and was obtained at _____ (specify school; indicate if

   graduate level).

Example: Chem 161 at CSU Sacramento.

*

4. The specific Coursework Number of my completed coursework in genetics is _____

   (specify course name and number) and was obtained at _____ (specify school; indicate if

   graduate level).

Example: Bio 184 at CSU Sacramento.

*

5. The specific Coursework Number of my completed coursework in molecular biology is

   _____ (specify course name and number) and was obtained at _____ (specify school;

   indicate if graduate level).

Example: Bio 121 at CSU Sacramento.

*

6. The specific Coursework Number of my completed coursework in statistics or population

   genetics is _____ (specify course name and number) and was obtained at _____ (specify

   school; indicate if graduate level).

Example: Stat 115B, CSU Sacramento.

If qualifying with training in statistics, provide specifics below and include a certificate or

other verification of completion with your transcripts.


*

7. TRANSCRIPTS: A legible copy of transcripts is required (unofficial OK) and must be

   received within 48 hours of the filing deadline. Transcripts should include ALL required

   coursework and degree information as outlined on the announcement. Transcripts may be

   submitted:

   1) as an attachment to this application

   2) as an email attachment to andrea.russell@hr.sbcounty.gov (subject line: Crim III-

   transcripts)

   3) by fax to (909) 383-2394 Attn: Andrea Russell-Crim III-TL

   4) to San Bernardino County Human Resources, Employment Division at 157 West Fifth

   Street first floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0440, Attn: Andrea Russell -Crim III

I have read and understand the above statement.

8. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Do you possess at least three (3) years of experience as a

   qualified analyst in forensic (human) DNA laboratory casework, as required per

   accreditation standards for the DNA laboratory?* *Applicants must be capable of being

   qualified as a technical leader per the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards regarding

   education and experience requirements.

   NOTE: Please ensure that experience in this area is clearly detailed in the job history

   section of your application.

Yes

No

*

*

9. My qualified analyst experience in forensic (human) DNA laboratory casework was

   acquired at _____ (specify name of agency and your job title). Note: Employer(s) listed

   here must be detailed in the Work History section of the application, with a full description

   of the duties performed, to ensure consideration.

* 10. My experience in performing casework analysis using PCR-STR techniques in a forensic

      (human) DNA laboratory was from _____ to _____ (specify start and end dates), and was

      acquired at _____ (specify name of agency and your job title). Note: Employer(s) listed

      here must be detailed in the Work History section of the application, with a full description

      of the duties performed, to ensure consideration.

* 11. My other experience in a DNA laboratory was acquired at _____ (specify name of agency

      and your job title). Note: Employer(s) listed here must be detailed in the Work History

      section of the application, with a full description of the duties performed, to ensure

      consideration.

12. I have provided the following:

ASCLD-LAB/FBI Equivalency/Waiver Letter

ASCLD-LAB/FBI Qualified Analyst Letter

High-quality, readable copy of my transcripts

None of the above.

* 13. I understand that I cannot update my application once I have submitted it. Therefore, I

      have fully completed all sections and provided full descriptions of my duties and

      responsibilities for each employer. I have ensured that all experience and education

      referenced on the supplemental questionnaire is clearly detailed in the appropriate sections

      of my application or resume.

I have read and understand the above information.

* Required Question

 

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21-Dec-2017

Ohio State Highway Patrol Crime Lab - CRIMINALIST

STATE OF OHIO
Public Safety
1970 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 752-7665
http://www.state.oh.us/odps/
Invites applications for the position of:
CRIMINALIST
An Equal Opportunity Employer
PN: 20081092
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent, Bargaining-Unit
Location: Franklin County
Promotional Bid:
classified position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion)
Job Location: 1583 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209
Division: Ohio State Highway Patrol
Opening Date: Thu. 12/21/17
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 01/14/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pay Range: 33
Hours of work: 8:00
a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
(Subject to Call)
Salary:
$25.71 Hourly
Job Duties:
Performs analytical testing on crime-related evidence provided by law enforcement officers.
Performs analysis on drugs, urine, blood, physical evidence, etc. Evaluates data & develops
opinions based on knowledge, skills & sound analytical processes.
Provides court testimony as an expert witness; provides court support for law enforcement
officers; assists & trains officers in crime laboratory techniques & analytical methods. Maintains
& orders necessary chemicals, containers & supplies used in the crime laboratory.
Prepares laboratory reports for use by law enforcement officers & appropriate courts of law.
Researches & interprets current literature concerning trends & changes in laws as applied to
crime laboratory analytical methods. Prepares management reports concerning crime laboratory
operations & results. Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of undergraduate core program in forensic science, biology or chemistry with
coursework to include forensic science, analytical chemistry & law enforcement; 1 yr. pertinent
laboratory experience commensurate with job duties to be performed as outlined per approved
position description on file; valid driver's license.
-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.
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Major Worker Characteristics:
Knowledge of: Safety practices (i.e., laboratory safety practices); Agency policies &
procedures (e.g., standard operating procedures, guidelines & standard methods applicable to
Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory*); Natural sciences (i.e., chemistry, chemical analysis, biology
& physics); Employee training development*; Government structure & process; Law (federal);
Inventory control; Employee Training.
Skill in: Equipment operations (e.g., use & operation of laboratory equipment such as gas
chromatograph, mass spectrometry, infrared spectrophotometry, computer keyboard with video
display terminal microscope techniques & all other laboratory equipment.
Ability to: Understand abstract field of study; Add, subtract, multiply & divide whole
numbers; Prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; Gather, collate, & classify
information; Handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general
public; Demonstrate manual dexterity; Works alone on tasks.
(*) Developed after employment.
Supplemental Information:
• This position may be filled by a layoff or certification eligibility list.
• A BCI and FBI fingerprint check, a background check, including a polygraph examination, will
be required on all selected applicants.
• A comparative analysis and/or drug-test may be a requirement of the hiring process.
• This position will be filled in accordance with the bargaining agreement if applicable.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSIFICATION AFTER
EMPLOYMENT:
For positions in Ohio State Highway Patrol – Toxicology section only, must obtain Ohio
Department of Health licensure & certification per OAC 3701-53-07 within twelve (12) months of
employment, when required. Failure to obtain &/or maintain licensure & certification, when
required is cause for removal.
UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposed to hazardous chemicals; may be exposed to human body parts; may be exposed to
explosives; may be exposed to bio-hazardous materials (e.g., blood, urine); requires travel; may
be on-call 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact
SSN before attaching it to your application.
The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information,
religion, age, disability or military status in employment or provision of services.
When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations,
due to a disability, should notify the office so that proper arrangements can be made.
Job #20081092
Criminalist
VC
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22-Nov-2017

North Dakota Attorney General (Bismark) - Crime Lab Director

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22-Nov-2017

Michigan State Police (Lansing) - Forensic Scientist (Trace Evidence)

Closing date:  Monday, November 27, 2017

 

The following position has been posted on the State of Michigan Job Openings.  Michigan State Police - Forensic Scientist-E (9-P11) / Lansing Laboratory / Trace Evidence :

 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan/jobs/1883388/forensic-scientist-e-9-p11-lansing-laboratory-trace-evidence?keywords=forensic%20scientist&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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22-Nov-2017

Hamilton County Coroner's Laboratory - Drug Chemist

Hamilton County Coroner's Office

Position:  Entry level Drug Chemist

 

Location:  Cincinnati, Ohio

 

The Hamilton County Coroner’s Laboratory has an immediate opening for an Entry level drug chemist.  The laboratory is accredited under the ANAB International (ISO) assessment as of July 2015.   The laboratory serves approximately 46 police agencies in a region of about 1 million people including the city of Cincinnati. The mission of the laboratory is to assist the local and regional criminal justice community with the investigation and prosecution of criminal activities by impartial scientific examination of physical evidence, and expert testimony.  Hamilton County is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  General information about the laboratory can be found at www.hamilton-co.org/coroner.

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

•Conduct tests on evidence submitted to the laboratory for the presence of controlled substances and generate a report as to the findings.

•Perform administrative and peer reviews on the reports and examinations of other analysts.

•Testify in court as an expert witness.

•Perform routine maintenance and upkeep on instrumentation

•Periodically give presentations to both law enforcement and public audiences.

Comply with safety, quality control, and other administrative criteria of the ASCLD/LAB accreditation program

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

 

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in a natural science or a closely related field.
    Working knowledge of computer software: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook.
  • Must pass a criminal background investigation
  • Have no history of substance abuse and pass a drug test.

 

Salary:  42,000. This is an entry level position, but experience is welcome.  Hamilton County also offers an excellent retirement program and health benefits.

 

 

To Apply:

Send   1.  Cover letter ,  2.  Resume with references, 3.  Transcript of College course to:

           

 

 

Michael A. Trimpe

Laboratory Director

Hamilton County Coroner’s Laboratory

3159 Eden Avenue

Cincinnati, Ohio  45219

e-mail: Michael.trimpe@hamilton-co.org

Fax: 513-946-8772

 

Applicants chosen for an on-site interview will be required to travel to Cincinnati at their own expense. 

 

Position will remain open until filled

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14-Nov-2017

Florida Department of Law Enforcement - Questioned Documents (Pensacola)





FDLE-CRIME LABORATORY ANALYST - QUESTIONED DOCUMENTS

Date: Nov 14, 2017 
Location: PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32501 
Requisition No: 24356 
Agency: Department of Law Enforcement
Working Title: FDLE-CRIME LABORATORY ANALYST - QUESTIONED DOCUMENTS
Position Number: 71002222 
Salary:  $50,948.00 
Posting Closing Date: 11/22/2017 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
CRIME LABORATORY ANALYST
QUESTIONED DOCUMENTS


DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS NOVEMBER 22, 2017


To be considered as a potential applicant, you must meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. An applicant will be considered a trainee unless they have relevant forensic experience and an assessment by FDLE is satisfactorily completed. The Questioned Documents Section is located at the Pensacola Regional Operations Center in Pensacola, Florida.


Apply for the position on the People First State of Florida HR website at https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com.Your application will be processed after all materials are received. Please notify us if your last name has changed from what is on the transcript. Transcripts must state that the degree has been awarded, official, sealed transcripts from all universities attended must be provided before application will be considered.  Transcripts should be mailed to: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Attention: Connie Brown, Office of Human Resources-Questioned Documents, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee FL 32302-1489.


Annual Salary:  $50,948.00


Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's or advanced degree in physical, biological or forensic science from an accredited college or university with completion of at least 20 credit hours in physical or biological science-related coursework graded at a “C” or better; or a non-science degree with the completion of at least 12 credit hours in physical or biological science-related coursework graded at a “C” or better and a minimum of two (2) years professional experience in an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency in a forensic discipline. American Society of Questioned Documents Examiners (ASQDE) membership or American Board of Forensic Documents Examiners (ABFDE) certification or professional experience in an accredited forensic laboratory or institution in the Questioned Documents discipline may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


Duties:  Analysts in the Questioned Documents Section conduct independent, complex and detailed analyses of evidence regarding the:
  • Examination and comparison of handwriting, hand printing and signatures
  • Examination and comparison of a document as genuine or non-genuine
  • Examination, comparison and classification of typewriters, check writers, photocopy and facsimile machines
  • Detection of alterations, additions, deletions, or substitutions
  • Decipherment of obliterations and erasures
  • Recovery and preservation of indented writing
  • Examination and comparison of inks and the type of writing instrument
  • Examination and comparison of rubberstamp impressions
  • Examination and comparison of paper
  • Recovery and preservation of damaged documents
  • Examination, comparison and classification of printed material
  • Presentation of expert testimony in courts of law


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s): Analysts in the Questioned Documents Section should have the following KSA’s to perform the duties in the section: 
  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques used in the analysis of physical evidence as it applies to the forensic laboratory
  • Knowledge of the correct procedures for providing expert testimony in court
  • Knowledge of the procedures for packaging, handling and preserving evidence
  • Knowledge of what constitutes physical evidence
  • Knowledge of the scientific method of conducting research
  • Skill in the use of scientific laboratory equipment
  • Skill in calibrating and maintaining laboratory equipment
  • Ability to conduct forensic science experiments, analyze results, formulate conclusions and present findings verbally and in writing
  • Ability to give sworn testimony as an expert witness in court
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to successfully pass color perception and form discrimination tests

Notes: Applicants being considered for employment with FDLE will be required to submit to drug testing and a background investigation, which includes a financial credit check. Responses to qualifying questions will be credited only if verifiable by skills and/or experience listed on the employment application. The elements of the selection process may include a work sample and/or oral interview. Applicants may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated time frame may exclude the applicant from further consideration. Starting salary will be at the minimum of the class pay range unless otherwise dictated by FDLE's pay policy guidelines. Trainees will be required to sign an FDLE employment agreement and commit to employment with FDLE during training and for three (3) years after completing training. A financial penalty may be imposed for failure to complete the employment agreement. This position is classified as Special Risk retirement, which provides members a greater retirement credit accrual rate and requires fewer years of service to reach full retirement benefits than is required for non-Special Risk members.


Reminders: 


1. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov.


2. If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.


Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.


The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Pensacola

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09-Nov-2017

United States Postal Service - FORENSIC PHOTOGRAPHER SR (IS)

United States Postal Service

External Publication for Job Posting 10148622

If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the examination may be limited.

Branch

Headquarters

Job Posting Period

11/08/2017 - 11/22/2017

Job Title

FORENSIC PHOTOGRAPHER SR (IS)

Facility Location

F & TSD LABORATORY 22433 RANDOLPH DR DULLES, VA 20104-9998

Position Information

TITLE: FORENSIC PHOTOGRAPHER SR (IS) GRADE: W2 - 03 FLSA DESIGNATION: Non-Exempt OCCUPATION CODE: 1060-0013 NON-SCHEDULED DAYS: HOURS: SALARY RANGE: 80,774.00 - 103,912.00 USD Annually FINANCE NUMBER: 512755 BENEFIT INFORMATION: The salary will be based on previous experience, salary history, and current postal pay policies. We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.

Functional Purpose

Processes and prepares photographs and digital images of physical evidence and crime scenes to support forensic analyses and expert testimony in criminal and administrative investigations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Operates cameras, specialized light sources, filters and related equipment to image physical evidence and crime scenes in support of criminal and administrative investigations. 2. Captures and processes images using a variety of specialized photographic equipment. Uses advanced techniques to enhance images to achieve optimal clarity and detail for forensic analyses. 3. Uses specialized imaging instrumentation to enhance and print, images, charts, and illustrations of evidentiary materials including those used for court testimony. Prepares other presentation materials as needed. 4. Serves as a subject matter expert and technical advisor in matters relating to the proper collection, preservation, packaging, and submission of criminal evidence; oversees and serves as a team leader for crime scene and evidence

collection activities during major field investigations. 5. Writes reports to record and document the methodology utilized in the implementation of forensic photography techniques. Maintains documentation and related records for cases; performs quality assurance reviews of the technical work of other photographers. 6. Provides expert testimony concerning crime scene or laboratory images. 7. Monitors, maintains and ensures the proper care of photographic equipment and related supplies; provides technical guidance on appropriate laboratory and equipment safety standards; serves as an advisor on procurement matters related to photographic imaging and archiving equipment. 8. Plans coordinates and conducts training in laboratory services, evidence collection, crime scene processing and field photography.

SUPERVISION

Assistant Laboratory Director

The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and experience the following requirements:

Requirements

1. Knowledge of forensic science techniques, laboratory protocols, scientific methodologies, and forensic examination procedures sufficient to collect process and prepare images of evidence in compliance with accepted practices and standards. 2. Ability to use specialized image-processing techniques and applications to process and enhance images. 3. Skill in the use, maintenance, and operation of state-of-the-art photographic equipment, supplies, and associated items to prepare forensic images and charts. 4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing in order to prepare reports of analysis methodology, examination results and conclusions, and provide testimony as an expert witness before state, federal or other judicial bodies. 5. Ability to plan, coordinate, and conduct training for investigators and field personnel regarding laboratory services, evidence collection, and forensic photography. 6. Knowledge of advanced forensic photography and imagery techniques including digital optics and alternate light sources sufficient to support the examination and analysis of evidential material used in criminal and administrative investigations.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Willingness to submit to a Tier 2 Moderate Background Investigation (MBI). This investigation requires, among other things, completion of a questionnaire and fingerprinting for a criminal records check. The investigation may require a drug test. The successful applicant will be required to meet and maintain the requirements of this level of background investigation while holding this position.

Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans' preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.


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27-Oct-2017

Defiance College - Computer Science Faculty Position

Computer Science Faculty Position


Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a full-time Computer Science faculty member who is interested in an exciting opportunity to develop a Computer Science companion program to our existing Digital Forensic Science Program. Responsibilities for this position include a 24-credit per year teaching load; academic advising; committee work; and service to the college and the wider community. Computer Science faculty will be teamed with experienced Digital Forensic Science faculty and the position will involve significant cross-training. Successful candidates should be versatile, adaptable, prepared to learn while teaching, and have a healthy curiosity about the Digital Forensic Science field as well as their own.


Preferred candidates will have a terminal degree in computer science or related field or ABD status; candidates with a master’s degree will be considered. Rank and tenure track consideration is commensurate with education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with significant real-world software solution experience and higher education teaching experience.    


Located in Defiance, Ohio, Defiance College is recognized as a leader in using ever-changing student-centered classroom approaches to lifelong learning as well as for its dynamic service-learning experiences. The Defiance College community is dedicated to instilling within our students a search for truth, sensitivity to our world and diverse cultures within it, and the ability to lead in their chosen professions with a spirit of global service. Our vision creates an educational experience of engagement in civic, cultural, and learning dimensions for all students and is home to the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, a unique program with broad opportunities for international academic research, student leadership, and action to improve the human condition.  As a United Church of Christ related college, we emphasize learning based on the four pillars of our educational philosophy: to know, to understand, to lead, and to serve. Immersed in this philosophy, our students have earned national recognition for their commitment to service, and Defiance College is among the top 20 schools in the nation for community service and engagement. The college was selected as a Presidential Award Finalist for the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of only four colleges and universities in the Midwest to receive the prestigious recognition. Founded in 1850 Defiance College is a private, co-educational college with over 40 major areas of study leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as master’s programs in education and business.


To apply, send a letter of application that addresses the requirements of the position, statement of teaching philosophy, cv, sampling of syllabi and student evaluations (if available), salary requirements, and contact information of four professional references to:


Office of Academic Affairs

Defiance College

701 N. Clinton St.

Defiance, OH 43512

or email:  mcall@defiance.edu


Additional information about Defiance College is available at www.defiance.edu. Position start date is anticipated for Fall 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Defiance College is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.


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03-Oct-2017

ORAU - Multiple Openings

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) has several posted employment opportunities in the field of forensic science, as well as several similar fields.  For more information, please visit: http://www.orau.org/careers/default.aspx

New Positions:

Principal Chemist - Radiological/Nuclear
Staff Chemist - Radiological/Nuclear
Associate Chemist - Radiological/Nuclear
Senior Chemist
Senior Microbiologist
Principal Microbiologist
Staff Microbiologist
Associate Microbiologist

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14-Sep-2017

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Crime Laboratory - Latent Fingerprint Examiner

HENNEPIN COUNTY
Department of Human Resources
Hennepin County Government Center
300 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487

http://hennepin.jobs

INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:

Latent Fingerprint Examiner

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY
$28.87 - $41.55 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 09/13/17

CLOSING DATE: 09/28/17  11:59 PM Central Time

JOB TYPE: Varies

LOCATION: Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota

DEPARTMENT: Sheriff's Office

THE POSITION

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) is currently seeking to fill two Latent Fingerprint Examiner positions. One position is full-time benefit earning and the second is a part-time benefit earning position.

The Sheriff's Crime Laboratory is an internationally accredited laboratory that provides forensic services to 35 law enforcement agencies, the Minnesota State Patrol and multiple federal law enforcement agencies.

The HCSO, based in Minneapolis, is one of Minnesota's premier law enforcement agencies. HCSO invites you to join them in the career challenges offered by our agency which seeks to reflect the diversity of the communities it serves.

The HCSO is dedicated to public safety and service as guardians in the community through leadership, integrity, and strong partnerships.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Conduct examinations, evaluations, and comparisons of latent print evidence to establish identity or non-identity.
  • Process items of evidence for latent prints using appropriate methods and sequences.
  • Develop, validate, and implement new procedures and techniques as necessary.
  • Utilize specialized photographic techniques to document latent print evidence.
  • Prepare written reports, records, and charts of evidence examination and comparison results.
  • Utilize Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) equipment.
  • Prepare court exhibits; provide expert court testimony on latent print examinations.
  • Provide training to local law enforcement and other personnel on the proper handling and collection of latent print evidence.

Best Qualified Candidates will have:

  • One of the following:
    • A bachelor's degree or higher in forensic science, chemistry, toxicology, biology, microbiology, biochemistry or a field appropriate to the area of specialization.
    • Five years or more of experience as an examiner/scientist in an accredited forensic laboratory.
  • One year or more of professional level experience performing scientific laboratory analysis of latent print evidence gathered in law enforcement work in a forensic laboratory.
  • Current certification as a latent print examiner through the International Association for Identification.
  • Experience with criminal court procedures and practices with special reference to rules of evidence.
  • Knowledge of state, federal, and local criminal laws that apply to forensic evidence.
  • Experience in using digital laboratory equipment, computers and computer software to conduct, evaluate, compare and identify, and document finger print evidence.
  • Ability to testify as an expert witness in courts of law; present technical information and opinions to non-technical audiences in a clear, concise, and understandable manner.
  • Abide by the Sheriff's Office Personal Appearance Standards Policy.  You must read the entire policy and be able and willing to meet the requirements.

Invitations to interview will be based on an assessment of education and experience.
Applicants must have no felony convictions and must successfully complete a drug test and an extensive background investigation that includes criminal, employment and financial checks during the six-month probationary period.


Hennepin County envisions and organization where our commitment to diversity is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

 

If you need assistance to actively participate in the employment process, please email us at HR.ServiceCenter@hennepin.us or call us at 612.348.7855.

Hennepin County provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance or national origin. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the Human Resources Department, A-400 Government Center, Minneapolis, MN 55487, 612.348.7855

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://hennepin.jobs
OR
Hennepin County Government Center
300 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487

EXAM #17SHRF745LMS102
LATENT FINGERPRINT EXAMINER
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14-Sep-2017

DOUGLAS COUNTY (NE) - Quality Assurance Manager

DOUGLAS COUNTY (NE) Human Resources Department

1819 Farnam Street, Suite 505 Omaha, NE 68183

http://hr.douglascounty-ne.gov/employment

INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF: Quality Assurance Manager EOE/Drug Free Environment

Salary $4,990.67 - $7,488.08 Monthly $59,888.04 - $89,856.96 Annually

OPENING DATE: 09/07/17 CLOSING DATE: 10/19/17 04:30 PM Central Time POSTING TYPE: Open JOB TYPE: Full Time WORK LOCATION: 15345 West Maple Road, Omaha, NE DEPARTMENT: Sheriff

THE POSITION: Incumbent works under the direction of the Laboratory Director or designee, the incumbent implements, monitors, and reviews the quality activities within the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Forensic Services Division's Crime Laboratory.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Oversee and maintain the accreditation of the laboratory to ISO/IEC 17025 and 17020 international standards.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, supervisors, County employees, and the public.

Maintain and update the Quality Manual and other lab-wide manuals and documents.

Monitor continued compliance with in-house policies and procedures as well as accreditation standards.

Administer proficiency tests in compliance with accreditation standards and agency policies.

Maintain all records (e.g., manuals, reports, corrective actions, security/safety issues, proficiency testing, etc.) for all laboratory operations and staff.

Monitor court testimony of staff, including attending court sessions for observation.

Solicit customer feedback and perform analysis for service refinement.

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2 of 5 Train and inform staff of changes in laboratory protocols and procedures, accreditation standards, quality assurance/safety needs and internal auditing.

Assist with corrective and preventive actions.

Schedule, coordinate, and conduct onsite reviews/audits of laboratory facilities and practices on a regular basis to verify compliance with agency, professional, and accreditation standards.

Prepare the laboratory for assessments and audits.

Assist with the transfer of evidence to and from the laboratory.

Properly receive, handle, and store various types of physical evidence to prevent loss, damage, or deleterious change.Provide court testimony as necessary.

Maintain a current knowledge of the forensic field through technical publications and training.

Assist in the collection and presentation of statistical data essential for laboratory operations.

Safely operate a motor vehicle when required to travel on County business.

Report to work at assigned location with regular, predictable, and consistent attendance.

Perform other duties as directed and assigned.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the physical or natural laboratory sciences such as forensic science, chemistry, or biology required.

Four (4) years of experience with quality control, proficiency testing, reporting procedures, and equipment usage in a scientific laboratory required.

Three (3) years of experience working in an ISO/IEC 17025 or 17020 accredited laboratory required.

Experience in a forensic laboratory preferred.

Two (2) years of supervisory experience preferred.

Training as an internal auditor or assessor preferred.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license at the time of hire and throughout the course of employment.

* Approved, related work experience required may be substituted for educational requirements beyond high school on a year-for-year basis.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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3 of 5 Work is performed indoors in an office setting and occasionally onsite at company locations throughout the County. Noise level is usually moderate. Work is generally performed during standard day-shift hours; however hours will occasionally include varied days, hours and overtime as needed. Work may be stressful when dealing with multiple priorities and time constraints. Incumbents may encounter uncooperative or irate persons while performing duties. Work requires physical activity including extended periods of walking and standing with occasional climbing, reaching, carrying, balancing, kneeling, crouching and bending. An incumbent must have the ability to transport themselves to and from various locations throughout the County. An incumbent must have the ability to frequently lift and/or carry equipment, files, and other materials weighing up to 10 pounds and to occasionally up to 25 pounds.

Required sensory abilities include vision, hearing and touch. Visual abilities, correctable to normal ranges, include close, distance and color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Communication abilities include the ability to talk and hear within normal ranges. Incumbent must possess the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computers and other equipment.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

Requisition # 7986 http://hr.douglascounty-ne.gov/employment

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER - OR - Douglas County Civic Center 1819 Farnam Street, Suite 505 Omaha, NE 68183

Douglas County Health Center 4102 Woolworth Avenue, Room C-222 Omaha, NE 68105

Quality Assurance Manager Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. What is the highest level of education you have completed?

Master's Degree * 2. Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the physical or natural

laboratory sciences such as forensic science, chemistry or biology?

No

* 3. How many years of experience do you have working in an ISO/IEC 17025 or 17020 accredited

laboratory?

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High school diploma/GED

1 year of college

2 years of college

3 or more years of college

Bachelor's Degree

Yes

Less than three years

Three years

Four years

Five years

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4 of 5 Seven years of more * 4. Do you have at least four (4) years of experience with quality control, proficiency testing, reporting

procedures and equipment usage in a scientific laboratory?

No

* 5. You must possess and maintain a valid driver's license at the time of hire and throughout the course of

employment. Do you understand this condition of employment?

No

* 6. How many years of supervisory experience do you have?

Five or more years * 7. Describe your experience working in a forensic laboratory.

* 8. Describe your experience training as an internal auditor or assessor.

* 9. Are you able to successfully perform the Essential Functions of the job with or without reasonable

accommodation?

No

* 10. Are you able to meet the Physical Requirements and Working Conditions of this position with or

without reasonable accommodation?

No

* 11. If you answer yes to claiming Veteran's Preference, you must attach to your application, before

submission, a copy of your DD 214 including page 4 which shows Character of Service (and IF you are a disabled veteran, verification of disability from the VA), OR if you are a spouse of a 100% disabled veteran, you must attach a copy of the veteran's DD 214 showing character of service, a copy of the veteran's disability verification from the Department of Veterans Affairs demonstrating a 100% permanent disability rating, and proof of marriage to the veteran. Any marriage claimed for veteran preference must be valid under Nebraska law. Contact Human Resources if you do not understand this requirement. I understand this requirement that documents must be attached.

I am not claiming Veteran's Preference * 12. If you are selected as a final candidate, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL (email address on

application) TO COMPLETE A QUESTIONNAIRE regarding any and all convictions you have of any

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Six years

Yes

Yes

Less than one year

One year

Two years

Three years

Four years

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

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5 of 5 criminal statutes by a DEADLINE DATE (typically 3 days from the date of the email). It is your responsibility to check your email, as well as your SPAM FOLDER, and access your account utilizing your User Name and Password. (Please be advised that Douglas County Human Resources does not have access to your login information). IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLETE THE CONVICTION QUESTIONNAIRE WITHIN THE DEADLINE DATE, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FURTHER IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. Do you understand this requirement?

No

* 13. Are you able to work Monday through Friday Days?

No

* 14. The pay range salary for this position is $4990.67 to $7488.08 per month. Is this acceptable to you?

No

* Required Question

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29-Aug-2017

ORAU - Multiple Openings

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) has several posted employment opportunities in the field of forensic science.  For more information, please select the following links:

Laboratory Manager - Theater Liaison

Forensic Chemist

Forensic Examiner - Latent Print 1

Forensic Examiner - Latent Print 3

Forensic Examiner - DNA 1

Forensic Examiner - DNA 3

Forensic Examiner - Firearms and Tool Marks

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17-Aug-2017

Columbus Division of Police - Crime Laboratory Manager

The Columbus Division of Police is recruiting for a Crime Laboratory Manager:

The Columbus Division of Police is seeking a forward-thinking candidate that possesses a strong forensic science background and administrative skills to manage the overall operation of the agency’s crime laboratory. The Columbus Police Crime Laboratory is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory that performs testing in the disciplines of DNA analysis, Drug Identification, Firearms, Latent Prints, and Questioned Documents. It is located in a new 35,000 sq. ft. facility and is the second largest local laboratory in Ohio.

Examples of work assigned to the Crime Laboratory Manager are:

  • Manages staff assigned to the Crime Lab, to include oversight of functions such as personnel evaluations, leave approvals/disapprovals, and the initiation of disciplinary action;
  • Explains and ensures adherence to work unit policies and procedures;
  • Conducts administrative project report reviews to ensure validity and completeness;
  • Assesses current operational, managerial, laboratory and forensic procedures in order to determine needed changes;
  • Meets and discusses with superiors and colleagues current trends in forensic science, operations, policies, and procedures, etc.;
  • Prepares administrative and technical reports regarding Crime Lab operations;
  • Determines budget needs for personnel, services, equipment and facilities for upcoming fiscal year;
  • Oversees the laboratory quality assurance program to ensure adherence to laboratory accreditation criteria;
  • Directs and monitors application to, and compliance with, crime laboratory accreditation program(s);
  • Approves personnel, services and equipment expenditures within the confines of the approved budget;
  • Applies for and manages grants utilized by the Crime Lab;
  • Negotiates agreement between Crime Lab and local law enforcement agencies seeking forensic services;
  • Provides technical advice to police officials, prosecutors, external sources, and new police recruits regarding forensic procedures and/or findings;
  • Reviews scientific journals and other literature to stay informed of current trends and progress made in the science;
  • May give media interviews and public presentations on lab operations;
  • May testify in grievance and arbitration hearings;
  • May testify in court as to the findings of analyses performed at the Crime Lab;
  • May examine and evaluate physical evidence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a bachelor's degree with significant coursework (21 semester or 32 quarter hours) in forensic science, chemistry, biology, or closely related physical or natural science, and six (6) years of forensic laboratory experience, two (2) years of which are at a supervisory level. Substitution(s): A master’s degree in forensic science, chemistry, biology or closely related physical or natural science may be substituted for one (1) year of the required non-supervisory experience. A doctorate's degree in forensic science, chemistry, biology or closely related physical or natural science may be substituted for two (2) years of the required non-supervisory experience.

The salary range for this position is $82,306-$123,510 annually plus benefits. The salary hiring point will be based on education, certification, and experience. Selected applicants will be subjected to a background investigation and pre-employment drug screening. Please submit inquiries and resumes to Mike Rusetsky at MIRusetsky@columbuspolice.org    

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21-Jul-2017

Hamilton County Coroner’s Crime Laboratory - Trace Evidence Analyst

Position:  Experienced Trace Evidence Analyst


Salary:  Forensic Scientist I ($51,126) – Forensic Scientist II (61,984).    Hamilton County also offers an excellent retirement program and health benefits.


Location:  Cincinnati, Ohio


Applications are currently being accepted to fill an opening for an experienced Trace Evidence Examiner position.  The Hamilton County Coroner’s Crime Laboratory is a full service ANAB (ISO) accredited laboratory consisting of about 24 analysts.  The position requires the analyst to be trained in the analysis of hairs, fibers, paint, glass, ignitable liquids, explosives, footwear impressions, primer residue (GSR by SEM) as well as miscellaneous evidence materials.  The analyst should possess skills in organization, multi-tasking, and attention to detail, as well as abilities in writing, public speaking, and computer technology.  The analyst will join and be trained under another Trace Evidence Examiner.  The analyst will be required to comply with safety, quality control, and other administrative criteria of the ANAB accreditation program. Hamilton County is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  General information about the laboratory can be found at www.hamilton-co.org/coroner.


Qualifications:   Applicants must possess no less than a Bachelor’s degree in a natural science such as forensic science, chemistry, biology, or related science.  Experience and training in at least one if not multiple trace disciplines is required.  This training and experience could encompass but is not limited to: polarized light microscopy, comparison microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, digital imaging, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, etc.  Applicants must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.


Applicants selected for an on-site interview will be required to travel to Cincinnati at their own expense.


To Apply:  Send cover letter, copy of transcript, and resume to:


                                                Michael A. Trimpe

                                                Senior Trace Evidence Examiner/Arson Analyst

                                                Hamilton County Coroner’s Laboratory

                                                3159 Eden Avenue                                           

                                                Cincinnati, Ohio  45219

                                                E-mail: Michael.trimpe@hamilton-co.org    


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