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05-Nov-2018

Iowa Department of Public Safety - Forensic Science Technician

Forensic Science Technician

Salary 

$39,395.20 - $58,385.60 Annually

Location 

Ankeny - 50023 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

595 Iowa Department of Public Safety

Job Number

19-01023

Closing

11/25/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Paul Bush at bush@dps.state.ia.us

Job Description

This position will encompass several duties as described. Performs a variety of routine standardized tests and analysis in direct support of forensic laboratory examinations under close supervision. Responsible for providing technical support to the laboratory by the preparation of reagents, sampling and preparation of items for further forensic examination, chemical and biological waste management, supply ordering and inventory control, safety program duties and case related data entry using the applicable computer database. Responsible for the care, custody and maintenance of evidence submitted by law enforcement agencies. Performs screening tests on sampled items and documents results.

Operates analytical laboratory instrumentation under supervision and assembles resulting data. Triages evidence coming into the laboratory, and performs sample accessioning, data entry and conversion of paper files into electronically formatted files. Provides testimony in court on work performed as requested. Ability to pass a thorough background check performed by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Applicants are encouraged to upload cover letter and resume to NEO GOV. 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must possess an associate's degree with an emphasis in laboratory technology, chemistry, biology, physics, or a related field to qualify for positions in this job classification.

For additional information, please click on the link in NEO GOV (State of Iowa Department of Administrative Services website for job openings) to view the job description for Forensic Science Technician.

Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

595 Iowa Department of Public Safety

Address

215 E 7th St

Des Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

http://www.dps.state.ia.us/index.shtml

 

To apply go to this website:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa  on the NEO GOV system underneath job vacancy #19-01023

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16-Oct-2018

Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory (OH) - Forensic Chemist

Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory

Forensic Chemist

 

The Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory (MVRCL) is located in Dayton, Ohio.  We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual for a full time position in the Forensic Chemistry Section.  The MVRCL serves approximately 110 law enforcement agencies in southwest Ohio.  The annual Laboratory case load is about 18,000 cases.

 

The Forensic Chemist position requires the analysis of controlled substances which includes, but is not limited to, performing color tests, chemical extractions, and instrumental analysis. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, preparing accurate reports pertaining to analysis, providing testimony as an expert witness in a court of law, preparing solutions, and providing training when necessary.   The chemist is required to work with hazardous chemicals and lift moderate weights as well as any other duties assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science or a natural science from an accredited four-year college
  • Experience as a Forensic Chemist in an accredited lab
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Proficient with computers and software
  • Valid driver’s license and motor vehicle insurance

 

Salary

 

Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience.

 

Application Process

 

Complete and print the application found at https://www.mcohio.org/government/elected_officials/coroner/index.php

 

 

Mail the application along with a resume and college transcript to:

 

Brooke Ehlers

Laboratory Supervisor

Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory

361 W. Third St.

Dayton, OH 45402

Applicants are subject to a background check, fingerprints, and drug screen.   Applications will be accepted until November 16, 2018.

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16-Oct-2018

Iowa DCI - Latent Print Examiner

Criminalist, Latent Print Examiner

Salary 
$57,595.20 - $88,608.00 Annually

Location 
Ankeny - 50023 - Polk County, IA

Job Type
Full-time

Agency
595 Iowa Department of Public Safety

Job Number
19-00832

Closing
11/17/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact
Gary Licht at licht@dps.state.ia.us


Job Description
This position will collect and preserve evidence at scenes of crimes and perform scientific analyses of physical materials in the investigation of crimes for the Division of Criminal Investigation Crime Laboratory, and will be assigned to the Latent Print Section. This person will locate, develop, analyze and compare fingerprints, palm prints, foot prints, footwear and tire impressions, to identify or eliminate persons, shoes or tires used in criminal activities.


Other related work is required, i.e., results of comparisons are relayed to the criminal justice system by written reports and in courtroom testimony, photography, entering of prints into automated fingerprint systems, speaking to and training peace officers, and other professional activities. Must not have any uncorrected vision deficiencies, specifically related to the ability to perceive subtleties of shape and composition.


Must be able to pass a background check conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Safety. The Iowa DCI Lab is currently expecting to hire a person to be a trainee in Latent Print examinations and comparisons. This training program is extensive, lasts about two years, and is conducted within the Latent Print section of the DCI Laboratory. Trainees are expected to contribute to the overall success of the section as part of the training program. 


Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics or a closely related physical or natural laboratory science;


OR
an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of experience in a crime laboratory performing firearms identification, latent print identification, document examination, trace evidence, forensic toxicology, forensic serology, forensic photography, or crime scene investigation and forensic training, for one year (thirty semester hours) of the required education.


For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. (Download PDF reader)
Additional Qualification Requirements
All applicants for this class must be able to pass a thorough background investigation conducted by the Division of Criminal Investigation.


Applicants must be available to travel and may be required to stay away from home overnight during assignments.


Agency
State of Iowa

Agency
595 Iowa Department of Public Safety

Address
215 E 7th St
Des Moines, Iowa, 50319



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10-Oct-2018

Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab (OH) - Firearms Examiner

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual for the position of Firearms Examiner with the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.  This is not an entry level position; previous casework is essential.  This is a civilian position assisting in law enforcement investigations.  The laboratory performs case work for numerous agencies throughout Southwestern Ohio. 

 

Position Description

 

Perform examination and comparison on firearm cases such as homicides, assaults, weapon offenses, and burglaries.  This includes, but is not limited to, function test on weapons, comparison of fired and unfired ammunition components, and serial number restoration.

 

Provide submitting agencies with a report of findings and provide expert testimony in court when required.  Maintain a good working relationship with our customers.  May be required to assist law enforcement agencies at crime scenes

 

Maintain a good working environment which includes:  keeping updated logs for casework, reagents, QC, instrumentation and equipment; assuring that methods and procedures are current; routinely decontaminating work surfaces and equipment; maintaining equipment and instrumentation; preparing reagents; stocking chemicals and supplies.

 

Must stay abreast of developments in the areas of firearms by reading current scientific literature and by attending lectures, meetings, seminars, and training sessions.

 

Provide training to area law enforcement and medical personnel on the proper collection and handling of firearm related evidence

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Five years of experience as a fully trained firearms examiner with an accredited laboratory
  • Possess good communication skills

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three years of experience in a forensic laboratory

 

 

Conditions of Employment

 

  • Candidates must undergo a criminal background check
  • Candidates may be drug tested during their employment
  • Candidates must provide a copy of their college transcripts and their degree at their interview
  • The hired individual must successfully complete a training period and competency tests
  • The hired individual is considered a probationary employee for one year from their start date

 

 

Salary Range

 

$75,000 - $100,000

 

How to Apply

 

Applications can be filled out and printed at

http://www.mcohio.org/MVRCL_Application.pdf

 

Please send a completed application and a C.V. to:

 

     Heather Antonides - Laboratory Supervisor

     Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory

     361 West Third St.

     Dayton,  OH  45402

antonidesh@mcohio.org

937-225-5058

 

Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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10-Oct-2018

Ohio State Highway Patrol (Columbus) - Criminalist





 


Criminalist (180004TI) https://dasstateoh.taleo.net/careersection/oh_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=180004TI&tz=GMT-05%3A00
 
Description
 
Ohio Department of Public Safety - Ohio State Highway Patrol

Report in Location:  1583 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43209

Work Hours:   8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Subject to Call)


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.

 
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.
 
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 analyses, 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 spectrometer, infrared spectrometer, 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: 


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.

•This position may be filled by a layoff or certification eligibility list.


•This position will be filled in accordance with the bargaining agreement if applicable.


 
Background Check Information
 
•A BCI and FBI fingerprint check, a background check, including a polygraph examination, may be required on all selected applicants. 
•A comparative analysis and/or drug-test may be a requirement of the hiring process.


 
Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County
Work Locations: HP Alum Creek Facility 1583 Alum Creek Dr  Columbus 43209
Organization: Public Safety
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
Schedule: Full-time
Work Hours: Work hours listed above
Compensation: $26.42 per hour
Unposting Date: Oct 18, 2018, 10:59:00 PM
Job Function: Laboratory

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26-Sep-2018

Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory Bureau (Wausau) - Crime Laboratory Manager

  • Crime Laboratory Manager - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 18-02452

County(ies):
Marathon
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
FORENSIC SCIENCE PROGRAM CHIEF 18-02452
    Crime Laboratory Manager

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary:
Starting salary will be between $36.00 - $44.24 per hour ($74,880 - $92,019.20 annually), plus excellent benefits. This position is in pay schedule 81, range 02. A two-year Career Executive trial period may be required. Pay for former and current state employees will be made in accordance to the current State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan.
Contact:
Donna Marchese, Human Resources Specialist, Senior, 608-266-0619, marchesedp@doj.state.wi.us
Bargaining Unit:
Non-Represented
Area of Competition:
Open
Deadline to Apply:
10/9/2018
The previous publication date was August 24, 2018. The previous deadline date was September 18, 2018. Applicants that previously applied do not need to resubmit materials.
Assessment Information:
67250 -  006  FORENSIC SCIENCE PROGRAM CHIEF 
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Justice is recruiting for a Forensic Program Chief for our Wausau Crime Laboratory. The Division of Law Enforcement Services, Crime Laboratory Bureau encompasses three laboratories accredited by ANAB/LAB and provides a variety of services and supports 72 counties, including crime scene response, and supports 72 counties.

The Department of Justice provides legal advice and representation, criminal investigations and various law enforcement and victim services for the State of Wisconsin. Learn more about us at www.doj.state.wi.us.


Position Summary
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This position functions as the site manager for the Wausau Crime Laboratory. Responsibilities for this position include: development and implementation of rules, policies, and procedures; planning and coordination of the crime laboratory’s service delivery and accreditation; supervision and management of all staff and fiscal resources allocated to the laboratory; and implementation of customer and public relations activities.


Special Notes:   

The Department of Justice does not sponsor work visas. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete the required Employment Eligibility Form I-9.

An extensive background check will be conducted on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOJ employees will be fingerprinted.


Qualifications:   

Minimally qualified candidates will have professional work experience in the following areas:

-  Working in an ISO/ASCLD accredited laboratory.
-  Supervising and managing staff, such as planning and coordinating work flow, evaluation performance, and making hiring recommendations.
-  Formulating and/or implementing rules and policies.


In addition to the qualifications above, however not required, well-qualified candidates will also have:

  • -  Knowledge of ISO 17025:2005 and ASCLD/LAB accreditation.
  • -  Experience managing a scientific laboratory, such as developing operating budgets, oversight of facility repairs, and reviewing fiscal statements.
  • -  Experience providing court testimony.


How To Apply:   

Apply online! Click the “Login to Apply” button at the top of this announcement. You will be required to submit an experience/job narrative addressing the qualifications listed about, along with a resume. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the process.

NOTE: Current State Career Executive employees interested in applying, need to e-mail your cover letter and resume to marchesedp@doj.state.wi.us prior to the deadline listed above.

If you do not currently have a wisc.jobs account, you will need to create one. For instructions on how to create an account, click here. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an e-mail, fax or as a hard copy. NOTE: Current/former State employees interested in a permissive transfer, demotion or reinstatement consideration must also apply.

 

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29-Aug-2018

Grand Canyon University (AZ) - Faculty, Forensic Science

Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as a full time Faculty member for the traditional ground campus in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.  Through hands-on, project-based learning, the college provides an outlet for innovation and cross-disciplinary exposure. It features programs in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Pre-Professional Biology, Forensic Science, and Exercise science, alongside degrees in Information Systems and Engineering.

 

As a full-time Faculty member, you’ll provide program instruction incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge technologies and other industry trends reflecting advancements in your discipline. Faculty cultivate a supportive classroom environment, provide for the mentorship of students in our science programs, and have the opportunity to participate in faculty-driven research projects coupled to undergraduate student training.  If you are highly motivated and passionate about teaching exceptional quality instruction in modern facilities with smaller class sizes, we’d like to hear from you.

 

Faculty in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology will normally teach 4-5 undergraduate sections per term, and provide student support and service to the College and University.  Please note, this is a 9-month (Fall/Spring semester) position that starts in January 2019 for the Spring semester, with supplemental teaching opportunities available in the summers.  Please attach a complete CV and 1-2 page Teaching Statement to your online application. This position will teach various Forensic Science courses, and will also require significant teaching in support of other areas, such as introductory-level and general-level Chemistry, Biology, or other Science courses. Your Teaching Statement should include a summary of the coursework you are prepared to teach and your experience with each.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating classroom discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession.  Other main responsibilities include the following:

 

  • Teaching courses within the science majors.
  • Assisting students outside classroom hours.
  • Staying current on topics and practices related to the discipline
  • Participation in curriculum design & development.
  • Active support of college/university mission and initiatives.
  • Active participation on college and/or university committees
  • Assisting the Dean in developing internal and external communities that promote the major field of study, college, and University.
  • Providing leadership to adjunct faculty
  • Active engagement in professional development activities
  • Compliance with all college and University policies.
  • Willingness to assume other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Master's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, or closely-related field
  • Two years of experience working in a forensic laboratory setting
  • One year of instructional experience at the post-secondary level
  • Familiarity with web enhanced instructional tools such as Angel/Blackboard/Loudcloud
  • Ability to articulate a clear understanding of values-based education from a Christian perspective
  • Strong communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated teamwork, self-motivation, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, or closely-related field.
  • Four years of experience working in a forensic laboratory setting
  • Two years of instructional experience at the post-secondary level, that includes teaching courses, conducting and managing learning experiences, evaluating student achievement, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching a broad spectrum of Forensic Science-related coursework including crime scene processing and the analysis of various forms of physical evidence, as well as experience or ability teaching introductory and general Chemistry.

 

Interested in GCU Faculty and Adjunct positions, but can't find a position that's right for you?

 

Submit your resume to our Faculty Jobs Talent Community to be considered for future opportunities.  Visit the Faculty Jobs page on the GCU Career Site and scroll down to join the Talent Community.

 

Application link: https://gcu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/GCU/job/AZ-Phoenix/Faculty---Forensic-Science---College-of-Science--Engineering-and-Technology_R000016895 

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31-Jul-2018

Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory- Serologist-DNA Analyst


Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory


Serologist-DNA Analyst



We are seeking several, highly motivated and experienced individuals for the position of Serologist-DNA Analyst with the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.  This is not an entry level position; previous casework is essential.  This is a civilian position assisting in law enforcement investigations.  The laboratory performs case work for numerous agencies throughout Southwestern Ohio. 


Position Description

Perform serological and DNA analysis on evidence submitted from cases such as homicides, assaults, rapes, etc.  This includes, but is not limited to, the identification and DNA profiling of blood, saliva, semen, tissue and any other biological fluids which may have evidentiary value.


Provide submitting agencies with a report of findings and provide expert testimony in court when required.  Maintain a good working relationship with investigating officers and courts.  Assist law enforcement agencies at crime scenes, when necessary.


Maintain good working environment which includes:  keeping updated logs for casework, reagents, quality control, instrumentation and equipment; assuring that methods and procedures are current; routinely decontaminating work surfaces and equipment; maintaining equipment and instrumentation; preparing reagents; stocking chemicals and supplies.


Must stay abreast of developments in the areas of serological and DNA analysis by reading current scientific literature and by attending lectures, meetings, seminars, and training sessions related to the field at least once a year.


Must undergo and successfully complete proficiency testing at regular intervals as described in the Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories.


Provide training to area law enforcement and medical personnel on the proper collection and handling of serological evidence.  Also provide training to legal personnel on DNA technology.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science or biology-related area
  • Three years of experience as a forensic DNA analyst with an accredited laboratory
  • Successfully completed (college or university defined passing grade) college level (graduate and/or undergraduate) course work in the following areas: biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and statistics and/or population genetics totaling at least twelve semester credit hours, or equivalent, with at least three at the graduate level
  • Possess good communication skills


Minimum Qualifications

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science or biology-related area
  • Successfully completed (college or university defined passing grade) college level (graduate and/or undergraduate) course work in the following areas: biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology totaling at least nine semester credit hours, or equivalent
  • Coursework or training in statistics and/or population genetics
  • Possess good communication skills


Conditions of Employment

  • Candidates must undergo a criminal background check
  • Candidates may be drug tested during their employment
  • Candidates must provide a copy of their college transcripts and their degree at their interview
  • The hired individual must successfully complete a training period and competency test
  • The hired individual is considered a probationary employee for one year from their start date


Salary Range

Commensurate with experience


Deadline for Applications

September 1, 2018



How to Apply

Applications can be filled out and printed at

http://www.mcohio.org/MVRCL_Application.pdf


Please send a completed application and a C.V. to:

    

 Kristin Nestor - Laboratory Supervisor

     Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory

     361 West Third St.

     Dayton,  OH  45402

nestork@mcohio.org

937-496-7029


Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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20-Jul-2018

Licking County Sheriff’s Office - Laboratory Director

Date Opened:      July 10, 2018    

                                            

Date Closed:        Until filled


Position: Forensic Science Laboratory Director (Unclassified)


Agency:  Licking County Sheriff’s Office


Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Science or a related field and (5) five years’ experience in an  forensic science laboratory; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Valid Ohio Driver’s License required.  Preferred but not required:  Certifications associated with the field of forensic science. 


Additional Qualifications (Agency/Dept. Qualifications):


Ability to present ideas effectively, orally and in writing.  Ability to analyze situations and develop workable solutions 


Ability to be covered under the county fleet vehicle liability insurance policy.  Ability to read and understand SDS (Safety Data Sheets).  Ability to utilize and/or operate analytical balances, microscopes, spectrophotometers (UV and FTIR as well as Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry).  Seek to obtain and maintain laboratory accreditation from an organization recognized for forensic testing laboratories.  Have a clear understanding of the ethical, legal and operations facets of a forensic science laboratory.


Hours:          Full-time, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., (Hours may vary)       


Salary:        Commensurate with experience


Summary:


Provides leadership, management and administration for the overall operations of the laboratory.  Oversees, maintains and coordinates every aspect of safety, security and quality of the laboratory.  Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to the field of forensic chemistry.  Identifies areas of improvement and recommends changes to the Commander of the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force. 


Duties:        

Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

- Promotes and maintains positive and effective working relationships and promotes good public relationships as a representative of Licking County Government

- Represents the Forensic Science Laboratory before agencies within the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Force region, employee organizations, the media and various groups in the community.  Coordinates efforts with various offices/departments in the region.  Actively involved in employee relations.

- Conducts controlled substance testing.  Analyzes controlled substances and supports the results with expert testimony

- Maintains knowledge of crime laboratory techniques and procedures; keep abreast of professional developments in the fields of forensic chemistry and forensic science by reading and studying journals and trade magazines. 

- Prepares laboratory reports regarding the scientific analysis results on the evidence relating to drugs; files and distributes laboratory reports to the submitting law enforcement agency, governmental department and/or courts; prepares complete and accurate technical and administrative reports; performs the administrative review of all laboratory reports prepared by other analysts. 

- Performs and maintains records of audits, self-inspections of the laboratory, proficiency testing, validation of new procedures and safety plan and manuals; reviews all reports related to the Forensic Science Laboratory for accuracy and completeness.

- Coordinates and monitors the Technical Review Process. 

- Provides testimony in the courtroom; testifies as an expert witness on the examination of drug analysis.

- Receives, logs in and secures and/or release evidence to the submitting agency.    

- Oversees the researching, compiling and analyzing of data.  Maintains knowledge of analytical, organic and inorganic chemistry, including qualitative and quantitative analysis and the use of chemical instrumentation.

- Develops and manages the budget for the laboratory. 

- Maintains SDS’s of all chemicals and controlled substance standards utilized by the laboratory; maintains and updates a list of all chemicals in the laboratory. 

- Oversees the development and submissions of federal and private grants.  Recommends contracts/agreements to the Commander.  

- Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure accuracy, safety and effectiveness.  

- Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable PERRP safety standards that pertain to the essential functions of the position and all agency safety procedures.

- Remains informed of current developments and procedures pertinent to duties; may be required to attend seminars/training.

 

Application Procedures:  Submit completed application, resume and cover letter to the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, 155 East Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055 attention Lt. Paul Cortright.  Applications can be obtained in person at the Licking County Sheriff’s Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday or printed from the website at www.lickingcountysheriff.com.

Successful candidates will be subject to Licking County’s pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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17-Jul-2018

Kansas Bureau of Investigation - Grant-funded Forensic Scientist

Division:                     Forensic Science Laboratory – Biology        

Position Type:           Unclassified (at-will), Temporary, Full-Time, Nonexempt, Benefits-Eligible,

Position Location: Topeka, Kansas

 

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is accepting applications to fill a temporary, grant-funded Forensic Scientist position in the Biology Section in Topeka, KS. This position will solely work to screen sexual assault kits. The position will be filled based on the candidate’s successful level of experience in the following:

Forensic Scientist I:                                                            

 

Hourly Compensation Rate: $22.16

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: training by means of an intensive training program to include evidence handling, identification of biological material, DNA determination and comparisons, report writing, and court testimony. Process evidence for biological material and DNA determination as training program is completed.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry or a related scientific field.
  • College coursework in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Statistics.

 

TRAVEL

  • The position is expected to travel to the locations required to competently and diligently discharge the assigned duties.  Occasional in-state and limited out-of-state travel may be required.  The incumbent in this position is required to have a valid driver's license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Verification of identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States is required by federal law.
  • As a condition of employment, candidate(s) are subject to a pre-employment process to include a polygraph examination, fingerprint based records check, and comprehensive background investigation, including reference check of past and present employers.  The pre-employment process will be waived for current KBI personnel who have previously completed the screening requirements.

 

HOW TO APPLY

The application process has 5 REQUIRED STEPS.

 

STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data

(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number or State ID.)

 

STEP 2: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. 

 STEP 3: Complete the official State of Kansas Employment Application form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply

 

STEP 4: Submit your online application to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI).
 

STEP 5: Submit resume, cover letter, and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate (required documents) via email to KBIEmployment@KBI.STATE.KS.US or postal mail to:

 

Kansas Bureau of Investigation

ATTN: Human Resources

1620 SW Tyler

Topeka, KS 66612

 

 

Required Documents:

 

  • State of Kansas Employment Application form
  • Resume, Cover Letter
  • Current Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Academic transcripts may be required at time of interview

Recruiter Contact Information:

Name:  Julie Kampsen                       Phone: 785-296-8200

Email: KBIEmployment@KBI.STATE.KS.US                       Fax: 785-296-2011    

 

What To Expect Next:

After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

         The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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06-Jul-2018

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office - Senior Forensic Scientist – Chemistry (Fire Debris)

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Job number IRC33699

Position: Senior Forensic Scientist – Chemistry (Fire Debris)

Salary: $5,455.00/Month

Job Description:

CHEMISTRY UNIT:

Analyzes and identifies ignitable liquid residue in Fire Debris exhibits submitted by Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and local law enforcement officers using a full range of modern analytical techniques. Analyzes and identifies controlled substances in suspected drug exhibits submitted by Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and local law enforcement officers using a full range of modern analytical techniques. Assists in developing analytical methodology, searching pertinent literature and references for existing procedures and evaluates the proper approach and instrumentation to utilize it. Responsibilities include preparing reports and testifying to those reports in court. Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

• Must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in which the major course of study was in the physical, forensic or biological sciences.

• Must possess professional knowledge of chemical principles, theories, practices and established methodology sufficient to analyze and identify difficult and complex samples for the presence of ignitable liquid residue.

• Must possess a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a qualified analyst performing analysis of fire debris for the presence of ignitable liquid residue and have provided court testimony as an expert in the field of Fire Debris analysis.

• Skill in developing and modifying methods that are used to analyze Fire Debris exhibits as could be acquired through a Bachelor’s degree program in chemistry, criminalistics or forensic sciences, and considerable amounts of professional laboratory experience.

• Professional knowledge of and skill in maintaining, repairing, calibrating, and operating analytical instruments such as gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers, and ultraviolet and infrared spectrophotometers.

PREFERENCES:

• Professional knowledge of chemical principles, theories, practices and established methodology sufficient to analyze and identify difficult, complex and some unprecedented samples of controlled substances.

• Skill in developing and modifying methods that are used to analyze controlled substances as could be acquired through a bachelor's degree program in chemistry, criminalistics or forensic sciences, and considerable amounts of professional laboratory experience.

SELECTION PROCESS: Oral Board Interview which will constitute 100% of the final pass/fail selection weight. All offers of employment to external applicants and internal part-time to full-time or civilian to sworn candidates are also subject to and contingent upon successful completion of the CVSA/polygraph, background investigation, pre-employment physical examination and drug screening.

Applicants with a disability who require accommodation within the application/interview process should direct a request in advance to Human Resources.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans' Preference to be requested at time application is submitted

Please submit your online application at: http://www.pbso.org/inside- pbso/administration/human-resources/


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