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27-Apr-2017

Johnson County (KS) Sheriff's Office - Biology/DNA

Johnson County Sheriff's Office

Criminalistics Laboratory

An ASCLD/LAB Accredited Laboratory (Since 1999)

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

Position: Forensic Scientist – Biology / DNA           

 

Starting Salary Range:    $56,742.40 to $63,980.00

             

Location: Olathe, Kansas (Kansas City metro area)

 

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory is seeking a qualified applicant for a position in our Biology/DNA Section. The major duties of this position include evidence examination for the presence or absence of body fluids and performing DNA analysis methods. The duties also include maintaining laboratory records, writing laboratory reports, and providing expert courtroom testimony.  The position may also require crime scene investigation duties including availability for on-call hours outside of the normal work day including week-ends and holidays. 

 

*This is a grant funded position; therefore, salary ranges are limited to those listed. 

 

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or forensic science related area. The candidate must have completed a minimum of 9 semester or equivalent credit hours of course work covering the subject areas of biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology.  In addition, coursework or training in statistics and/or population genetics as it applies to forensic DNA analysis is preferred.  The applicant will be required to successfully complete a Biology/DNA training program and a qualifying test before beginning independent casework responsibilities.

 

*Official transcripts must be submitted with the application in order to verify degree and course work requirements. 

 

Applications/Additional Information:

 

Applications are available on the Johnson County Kansas Human Resources page:

 

www.jocogov.org/dept/human-resources/career-opportunities/jobs-open-public

 

Position listing: Forensic Scientist - Level 1 - (4220.N.Forensic Scientist - Level 1.6)

           

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  May 12, 2017

 

 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination in employment practices because of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, religion or age.

 

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disabled status in employment or the provision of programs and services.

                                                                                                                                   

11890 S. Sunset Dr.                               Olathe, Kansas 66061                                      (913) 826-3209

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26-Apr-2017

Columbia College (MO) - Adjunct Instructor (Forensic Biology)

Position: Adjunct Instructor – Main Campus

School: Physical and Biological Sciences

Location: Columbia

Type: Academic
Term: Part time

Description:

Columbia College--Main Campus (Columbia, MO) seeks an Adjunct (part-time) instructor to teach “Forensic Biology” during the Fall 2017 semester.  The class meets Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. beginning August 29. This is an in-seat class on our home campus in Columbia, Missouri.

Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree, with significant career experience in a forensic laboratory.

The offer of employment and assignment to duties is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check. The information may include, but is not limited to, academic, residential, achievement, performance, attendance, disciplinary, employment history, credit history, driving history, and criminal history of public record.

Interested applicants may apply online at www.ccis.edu/jobs.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Columbia College is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

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13-Apr-2017

Hamilton County Coroner's Crime :Laboratory

HAMILTON COUNTY CORONER’S LABORATORY

E M P L O Y M E N T   O P P O R T U N I T Y

Position:  Firearms and Toolmark Examiner

Salary:  The salary for this position will depend on experience and will be from $50,000 to $80,000.   Hamilton County also offers an excellent retirement program and health benefits.

Location:  Cincinnati, Ohio

The Hamilton County Coroner’s Laboratory is looking for an experienced, court qualified firearms examiner.  We are an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.  The laboratory serves approximately 43 police agencies in a region of about 1 million people including the city of Cincinnati.  Job responsibilities include the normal microscopic comparison of firearms evidence, toolmark comparisons, distance determinations, serial number restorations, function tests, NIBIN confirmations, court testimony, and training law enforcement personnel.  This position does NOT involve GSR (primer residues) analyses, footwear/tiretrack comparisons, or crime scene processing.  Normal working hours are 8 to 4:30 Monday through Friday with no “On-call,” however, there is the possibility of working flexible hours including nine hour days to have a day off every other week.  The section is comprised of three other firearms examiners.  The examiner will be required to comply with safety, quality control, and other administrative criteria of our 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: 

Examiners must be able to perform casework independently and be qualified to provide expert testimony in court.  Membership in AFTE is desirable.

To Apply:

Send     1.  Cover letter ,  2.  Resume with references, 3.  Transcript of College courses

                         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

Please contact the Firearms Section Supervisor (Kevin Lattyak) with any questions about this position

Kevin.lattyak@hamilton-co.org

(513) 946-8764

 

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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03-Apr-2017

Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency - DNA Analyst

INDIANAPOLIS-MARION COUNTY FORENSIC SERVICES AGENCY

 

Doctor Dennis J. Nicholas Institute of Forensic Science

 

40 SOUTH ALABAMA STREET  ·  INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA  46204

PHONE (317) 327-3670  ·  FAX (317) 327-3607


Forensic Scientist-DNA

 

SALARY RANGE

    $46,839 – $74,417

Dependent Upon Level of Education and Years of Experience

Posting closes on April 7, 2017



 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsibilities include performing complex examination and analyses of evidence, including body fluids and body fluid stains, hair and any other items needing DNA or related analyses; preparing written reports of findings; performing quality assurance; and presenting oral testimony in court. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The individual should possess a Bachelor's Degree in a natural science, (i.e., Biology, Chemistry), Criminalistics, or a forensic-related area, with successful completion of at least two (2) of the following three courses: biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, totaling at least nine (9) semester or equivalent credit hours and coursework or training in statistics and/or population genetics. If the applicant has completed six (6) of the required hours, the additional three (3) credit hour required coursework must be successfully completed within the first year of accepting the position. The individual should have two (2) full-time years of recent work experience in a forensic laboratory setting, performing biology/DNA analysis on physical evidence samples, including experience in screening and serology, extraction, quantitation, amplification, instrumentation, statistics, report writing, and case review; knowledge of computer software used in a DNA laboratory, to include AB Genemapper ID-X; recent participation in a proficiency testing program in biology/DNA analysis, specifically in STR/Y-STR analysis, using an AB platform; familiarity with the ASCLD/LAB accreditation program; familiarity with the Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratory, issued by the FBI Director; experience in providing technical training to analysts in a laboratory setting and general forensic training to law enforcement personnel and attorneys; and, experience rendering expert testimony in relation to forensic biology/DNA analysis.

Preference will be given to applicants who possess an advanced degree from an accredited university in a biology, chemistry, or forensic science-related area; successfully completed a minimum of three courses, totaling at least nine (9) semester or equivalent credit hours (graduate or undergraduate) covering the following subject areas: biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology; course work or training in statistics and/or population genetics, and qualifications to meet the educational and experience standards for an analyst as established in the Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories, issued by the FBI Director. 

Interested individuals should email their resume and transcripts (unofficial) to Jeani.Nolte@indy.gov. If selected for an interview, the applicant will receive further instructions regarding the application process.

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17-Mar-2017

MIISSOURII STATE HIIGHWAY PATROL- CRIMINALIST/TOXICOLOGY

POSTING DATE: March 16, 2017 CLOSING DATE: March 29, 2017

CRIMINALIST/TOXICOLOGY - JEFFERSON CITY

CRIIME LABORATORY DIIVIISIION

MIISSOURII STATE HIIGHWAY PATROL

JOB OPPORTUNIITY BULLETIIN

TITLE: CRIMINALIST I, II, OR III - TOXICOLOGY

FACILITATOR: Kristy Johnson

(573) 526-6336

kristy.johnson@mshp.dps.mo.gov

DESCRIPTION: A Criminalist I, II, or III position now exists in the Toxicology Section within the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Crime Laboratory Division. The official domicile for this position is Jefferson City, Missouri. This position is classified as non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

POSITION SUMMARY: This is an entry-level position where the employee performs technical work in the scientific analysis of biological fluids and alcoholic beverages. An employee in this position participates in a formal and on-the-job training program. Work is performed under immediate supervision.

For a more detailed job description go to: http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/HRD/Civilian/CivilianJobDescriptions/salarySchedule.html.

QUALIFICATIONS: Criminalist I: possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in chemistry or one of the natural sciences. College coursework must include two semesters of general chemistry with laboratory, two semesters of organic chemistry with laboratory, and one semester of quantitative analysis, analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis or equivalent. Applicants should have at least 25 earned credit hours in chemistry. Survey or introductory coursework intended for non-chemistry majors will not satisfy the above requirements. Both overall academic record and applicable job experience will be factors for consideration, however prior job experience will not replace the minimum academic requirements. Criminalist II: possess the above mentioned academic requirement AND at least two years of experience as a Criminalist I - Toxicology or comparable experience. Criminalist III: possess the above mentioned academic requirement AND at least two years of experience as a Criminalist II - Toxicology or comparable experience.

SALARY RANGE (Semi-monthly): Criminalist I: $1,654.50

Criminalist II: $1,919.00

Criminalist III: $2,261.50

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Individuals, including current Patrol employees, interested in this position must visit our website at www.mshp.dps.mo.gov to complete and submit an application prior to the application deadline. Applicants with the necessary educational qualifications must also upload a copy of their college transcripts to the online application system. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application. Individuals who have previously completed an application must access their profile in the system to re-apply.

Interview boards are tentatively scheduled for the week of April 10, 2017. The tentative start date for this position is within 30 days of the interview. JOB IID:: 474

POSTING DATE: March 16, 2017 CLOSING DATE: March 29, 2017

CRIMINALIST/TOXICOLOGY - JEFFERSON CITY

Polygraph Examination: The applicant must undergo and successfully complete a polygraph examination, administered by a Patrol polygraphist. The polygraph examination can be stressful for some applicants. Conditions such as hypertension, pregnancy, respiratory or heart ailments, etc., may affect the results of the polygraph examination. While there is no medical evidence that a polygraph examination affects a person's health, applicants are encouraged to discuss this step with their physician prior to the examination to determine if it is suitable for them to be tested. If an accommodation is needed, the applicant must discuss this with the Human Resources Division at the time the examination is scheduled. Those applicants who are pregnant will not be tested until after the birth of the child. All applicants are required to sign a waiver form prior to taking the polygraph examination. The areas covered in the polygraph examination are as follows: employment history, traffic record, financial history, past and current illegal drug usage, record of criminal convictions, and basic honesty.

Some Patrol duties relate to criminal activity. Therefore, employees may be exposed to written material, photographs, and/or verbal language of a sexual nature. The requirements of this position are not intended to create a hostile work environment; however, it is work of an extremely sensitive nature. A copy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol policy on sexual harassment is available upon request.

NOTE: Final selection may be based upon several factors, e.g., results of an oral interview, written examination or exercise, review of past work performance, performance evaluations, and/or candidate’s possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities deemed necessary for successful performance in the job.

Once a job offer has been made, employment with the Missouri State Highway Patrol is contingent upon the successful results of a Patrol administered drug test and favorable background investigation.

EEO STATEMENT: The Missouri State Highway Patrol is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability.

***MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL***

General Headquarters

1510 E. Elm Street, P.O. Box 568

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0568

Phone/TDD (573) 751-3313

Fax (573) 751-9924


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17-Mar-2017

BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Criminalist II (DNA) - Grant

BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE invites applications for the position of:

Criminalist II (DNA) - Grant

Sheriff Scott Israel

SALARY $56,518.82 - $64,328.37 Annually

OPENING DATE 03/20/17

CLOSING DATE: O3/31/17 O4:30 PM

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in the natural

or physical sciences, forensic science, criminalistics, criminology, or closely related field. 2. Successful completion of coursework in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Statistics

per the FBI Quality Assurance Standards (QAS), or NIST equivalent, to include Organic Chemistry. 3. Demonstrated experience involving the examination of forensic evidence for the indication or

presence of biological materials including blood and semen. 4. BSO employees must demonstrate completion of the in-house training program as

a Criminalist I, as determined by Crime Lab Command, that incorporates progressively responsible journey level experience in area of assignment. 5. External applicants must demonstrate two (2) years journey level experience in forensic science,

to include DNA analysis, with exposure to the administrative aspects of the work. 6. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered. Such

experience must be clearly documented for consideration.

SPECIFICS

Unofficial college transcripts are required at time of application and must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date.

This is a grant funded employment contract position. Continued employment is contingent upon the continued receipt of adequate grant funding. Selected candidates will be contract employees with the terms and conditions of such employment set forth in a contract between BSO and the selected candidates. Contract employees will not be entitled to the same rights and benefits as permanent employees. BSO shall have the right to modify pay or benefits at any time due to the increased benefit costs, budgetary or grant funding reductions or other fiscal problems/restraints. In addition, the contract can be terminated at any time for any reason.

NATURE OF WORK

Under administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to prepare and analyze chemical and evidentiary samples in criminal identification and investigations in the Crime Laboratory of the Broward Sheriff's Office. As an American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors - Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB - International) accredited laboratory, employees in this position must adhere to accreditation standards encompassing extensive case documentation, validation of procedures, technical and administrative review of reports and case notes, etc. In addition, employees are required to participate in external proficiency testing, courtroom testimony monitoring, continued technical training, quality audits, and accreditation inspections by ASCLD/LAB - International. Employees function in a journey level status performing moderately complex casework under the supervision of the Technical Leader/Unit Manager. Position is responsible for the formal reporting of and testifying to the findings of such analysis. Performs related work as directed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.

The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Conducts preliminary testing and preparation of evidence for analysis in one or more assigned areas.

Participates in the preparation of unit equipment and materials used for testing and analytical tasks.

Examines materials collected for adherence to established procedures concerning collection and identification of chemical and evidentiary samples.

Conducts laboratory examinations utilizing procedures applicable to the analytical task(s) assigned.

Isolates, Collects, and analyzes evidentiary items as applicable.

Generates data from laboratory examination and testing; reviews such for the purpose of determining findings; Compiles such for reporting purposes and judicial process as applicable.

Conducts administrative and/or technical review of Casework.

Testifies to analytical results in depositions and Court.

Performs routine maintenance and troubleshooting of specialized unit equipment, to include performance checks, calibration and sterilization procedures.

Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in the field through training, workshops, seminars, science periodicals, and other information sources; participates in annual proficiency examinations.

May provide training, guidance and assistance to other unit personnel in procedures, methods, and unit standards.

Depending on functional area of assignment duties and responsibilities may include:

Forensic Biology/DNA - Involves the examination of forensic evidence for the indication or presence of biological materials including blood and semen. DNA analysis involves the extraction, quantitation, analysis, and interpretation of forensic DNA samples isolated from materials listed above.

Performs related duties as directed. Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 25 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Tasks are performed in a laboratory/forensics analysis environment where proper provisions are in place in terms of employee security and protection. Due to the nature and location of the work environment, tasks include potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements consistent with routine conditions in a laboratory/forensics analysis environment.

Broward Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Broward Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer,

RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; Computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 10 to 12 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a caseby-case basis.

BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status,

Color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Veterans' preference per Florida law.

APPLICATIONS MAYBE FILED ONLINEAT Position 17990A http://www.sheriff.org CRIMINALIST II (DNA) - GRANT

B5 2601 West Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954) 321-4400

hr online@sheriff.org

Criminalist III (DNA) - Grant Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in

the natural or physical sciences, forensic science, criminalistics, or criminology?

- Yes - No

* 2. Have you successfully completed college coursework in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics

and Statistics per the FBI Quality Assurance Standards (QAS), or NIST equivalent, to include Organic Chemistry?

- Yes - No

* 3. Do you have experience with the examination of forensic evidence for the indication or presence of

biological materials including blood and semen?

Yes - No

* 4. Do you have a minimum of two (2) years' journey level experience in forensic science, to include

DNA analysis?

- Yes - No

* 5. Are you currently employed with the Broward Sheriff's Office? If so, have you completed the in

house training program as a Criminalist I? - I am not a BSO employee. - I am a BSO employee but I have NOT completed the training program.

I am a BSO employee and I have completed the training program.

* Required Question

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10-Mar-2017

County of Los Angeles - Criminalist

CRIMINALIST

Salary
 
 $65,911.68 - $81,880.32 Annually
Location
 
 Los Angeles County, CA
Job Type
 
Full time
Department
 
HUMAN RESOURCES COUNTYWIDE EXAMS
Job Number
 
R4333C
Position/Program Information
CRIMINALIST description image

MEDICAL EXAMINER-CORONER


THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD AND TO UPDATE THE SPECIAL INFORMATION SECTION.  PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF THEY WISH. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND NUMBER.

FILING START DATE
3/10/2017 at 8:00 AM (PST)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service
are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER
R4333C
 
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

BENEFIT INFORMATION
The County of Los Angeles offers an excellent benefits package that includes a contributory defined benefit retirement plan, medical coverage, dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D insurance, health care spending accounts, long-term disability health insurance and subsidized Dependent Care Spending Accounts. 
 
DEFINITION
Performs physical and chemical analyses required in forensic investigations.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions allocable to this entry level class typically report to a Supervising Criminalist and work under close supervision and guidance in each section of a forensic science or criminalistics laboratory, receiving work of a progressively responsible nature and of broadening scope as capability develops and complete familiarity with all phases of laboratory analysis is gained. Incumbents in this class are characterized by their participation in an extensive, mandatory in-service training program designed to teach the techniques and procedures used in forensic science or criminalistic laboratories and through on-the-job training, prepare incumbents for higher level criminalistic positions. Incumbents are required to respond to crime scenes at any time during their assigned shift, as well as during off duty hours, and will be required to testify in court regarding their analyses.
Essential Job Functions
  • Performs physical, chemical, and microscopic analyses of evidentiary material (e.g., narcotics, drugs, trace materials, tool marks, body tissues and fluids, etc.) encountered in the course of criminal investigations by utilizing microscopic techniques, comparison macrophotography, chromatography, spectroscopy, and physical analytical and comparison techniques using laboratory instruments (e.g., thermocyclers, genetic analyzers, light and electron microscopes, gas chromatographs, spectrometers, basic laboratory equipment, etc.) to determine the nature and quality of toxic substances in body tissue and fluids of deceased persons for forensic or criminalistics purposes; assists the deputy medical examiner in determining the cause, circumstance, and manner of death (e.g., natural, accident, homicide, suicide, etc.); and complies with Federal and State laws, County ordinances, safety guidelines, and departmental policies.
  • Identifies, collects, documents, and properly stores physical evidence (e.g., gunshot residue, appliances, ligatures, prescription drugs, narcotics and paraphernalia, trace evidence, sexual assault evidence, etc.) by operating relevant investigative equipment (e.g., digital camera and alternate light source), and maintaining a proper chain of custody (e.g., ensuring that evidence is not contaminated and limiting access to evidence, etc.) to ensure the integrity of the collected evidence and complying with the Federal and State rules regarding evidence collection, safety guidelines, and departmental policies.
  • Performs scientific forensic investigations at various crime scenes by examining, collecting, documenting, interpreting, and preserving physical evidence (e.g., gunshot residue, appliances, ligatures, prescription drugs, narcotics and paraphernalia, trace evidence, sexual assault evidence, etc.); operating relevant investigative equipment (e.g., digital camera and alternate light source); and maintaining a proper chain of custody (e.g., ensuring that evidence is not contaminated and limiting access to evidence, etc.) to ensure the integrity of the collected evidence, preparing evidence for analysis and evaluation, and complying with the Federal and State rules regarding evidence collection, safety guidelines, and departmental policies.
  • Prepares a variety of written documents (e.g., technical reports of laboratory analyses and results, displays for court presentations, investigative reports, evidence logs, email correspondence, etc.) by compiling and organizing facts and conclusions, and composing the text in a logical manner using appropriate computer software programs (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, etc.) in order to write technical reports of analytical findings and offer expert opinion based on those findings; presents information to appropriate parties (e.g., supervisors, attorneys, investigators, medical staff, etc.) and facilitates accurate and effective communication, reporting, and record keeping within and between the Department, law enforcement agencies, and general public in compliance with Federal and State laws and departmental policies.
  • Provides expert testimony in judicial proceedings by conveying procedural and/or technical information related to laboratory analyses and criminal investigations, articulating clearly and concisely the facts and conclusions of the case, rendering expert opinions, and responding to challenges with professionalism and clarity in order to accurately represent the findings and conclusions determined by the analysis of the evidentiary material.
  • Interacts with a variety of individuals (e.g., coworkers, supervisors, law enforcement agencies, medical professionals, other scientific investigatory agencies, etc.) to coordinate findings, seek alternative methods of analysis involving specific case studies, provides support and information on cases, and serve as a point of contact; communicates with various law enforcement agencies with respect to departmental policies, laboratory procedures, and issues in order to represent the Department in a professional manner; and facilitates communication and cooperation between the Department and interested parties.
  • Maintains current scientific knowledge and practices in the field of forensic sciences (e.g., ASCLD/LAB-ISO requirements and departmental policies and procedures) by attending professional conferences or meetings (e.g., Society of Forensic Toxicologist, American Academy of Forensic Science, California Association of Criminalist, etc.), scientific training sessions, in-service education programs, annual training and proficiency programs, and by reviewing information obtained from Department memoranda, staff meetings, professional publications, etc. to maintain proficiency in the practice of forensic science.
  • Complies with all applicable health and safety standards and good laboratory practices (e.g., using personal protective equipment and ensuring it is in good working condition, following appropriate blood-borne pathogen practices, handling of chemical and biological materials properly, etc.) by following the applicable guidelines (e.g., CAL-OSHA) and reporting defects or problems so they can be appropriately addressed or repaired in order to maintain a clean, safe, and professional work environment.
  • Complies with established quality control procedures (e.g., technical and administrate reviews) to ensure proper functioning of laboratory and safety equipment, analytical instruments, reagents, and work areas in compliance with the ASCLD/LAB-ISO guidelines (e.g., technical and administrative reviews), safety guidelines, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Conducts research and development into new scientific methods and techniques related to forensic science by researching applicable publications, implementing new industry guidelines, and studying emerging research in the field of forensic science (e.g., new narcotics) to maintain the competencies of the forensic laboratory. 
Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
A Bachelor's degree* from an accredited college with specialization in criminalistics, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related scientific field, including at least eight semester hours of general chemistry and three semester hours of quantitative analysis.

LICENSE
A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions of the position.  Successful applicants for this position will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked.  AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS FOUR OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED. 

Out of state applicants must have a valid license from the state in which they reside at the time of filing and will be required to obtain a California Class "C" or above driver license by the time of hire.  

PHYSICAL CLASS:
2 - Light.  Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting.  Considerable walking may be involved.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
 
PART I:   A written test that consists of both a computerized and paper-and-pencil component measuring written expression, data analysis & decision making/mathematics, reading comprehension, deductive reasoning, professional potential, achievement, independence, influence, confidence and optimism, and reliability, weighted 50%.

Applicants must achieve a 70% on Part I in order to advance to Part II.
 
PART II:  An interview covering basic knowledge of physical, chemical, and microscopic analyses, work skills and oral communication, weighted 50%.

Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

Applicants who have taken identical written tests for other exams within the last twelve (12) months will have their written test scores for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination.  This includes any exams taken with the Los Angeles Superior Court.

This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Upon acceptance of your application, your scores will be transferred to the new examination, and may not be allowed to re-take any identical test part(s) for at least twelve (12) months.  
 
Invitation letters for both the written examination and structured interview will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid email address. Please add oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. 

Final results will be sent by U.S. mail.  Written scores cannot be given over the phone.

TEST PREPARATION INFORMATION
An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests and printable information may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources Job Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/job-search-toolkit/. Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.

You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to
http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html.  While these study guides will help in preparing for the written test, we advise you to review ALL related materials that you deem necessary to prepare for this test. 

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register for a period of twelve (12) months from the date the list is created.

Applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.  

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY 12 MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
Candidates selected for appointment will be extended an offer of employment that is conditional upon the results of a background investigation which includes a medical screening and a psychological evaluation. 

Candidates who are DISQUALIFIED from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner background process will have to wait a period of twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification to reapply.

VACANCY INFORMATION 
The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner located at 1104 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. 

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" button for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.  

*In order to receive credit for any degree and required coursework, you must attach a legible copy of official diploma, official transcripts, and/or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must either email to oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov or fax to (213) 380-3681 within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing. Please include exam number and exam title.  

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:  Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes.  Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:  For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:  All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password.  Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Available Shift: Any
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Email: adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
Department Contact Name: Olga Arteaga
Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-2936
Department Contact Email: oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov

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22-Feb-2017

County of Los Angeles - PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST, NON-MEGAFLEX (PATHOLOGY- FORENSIC SPECIALTY)

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
invites applications for the position of:

PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST, NON-MEGAFLEX (PATHOLOGY- FORENSIC SPECIALTY)


SALARY: Not Displayed
OPENING DATE: 06/02/16
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
POSITION/PROGRAM INFORMATION:



MEDICAL EXAMINER-CORONER



REBULLETIN INFORMATION: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION.  PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF THEY WISH. THE INFORMATION MUST CONTAIN THE CORRECT EXAM NUMBER AND NAME.  


FILING START DATE
6/03/2016 at 8:00 AM (PST)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service
are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER
R5476A
 
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity


SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION
$17,094 - $21,655 monthly
$17,607 - $22,305 monthly (Effective 10/01/2016)

Due to manpower shortage, appointees in the Pathology-Forensic specialty shall be compensated at Step 12, $17,094. Candidates who are board certified in Forensic Pathology will receive an additional bonus equivalent to 5.5% of base monthly salary.  

Full time, permanent, physician employees are allowed ten (10) days or eighty (80) hours per calendar year for approved continuing education purposes.  
 
BENEFIT INFORMATION
Los Angeles County offers one of the strongest public-sector benefits packages in the nation which includes a Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, Deferred Compensation Plan, and a Cafeteria Benefit Plan where employees may elect medical coverage, dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D insurance, health and dependent care spending accounts, and long-term disability health insurance.
 
DEFINITION:
Incumbents in these positions are physicians licensed to render specialized professional medical services in Forensic Pathology.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class report to a Chief Physician and provide specialized medical services which requires completion of an approved residency in Forensic Pathology. The Physician Specialist, M.D. performs the full range of professional level work including autopsy procedures, determining cause of death, assessing signs of illness or injury, reviewing laboratory and radiological data, and directing forensic technicians in autopsy procedures. The position is responsible for training and/or assisting in the training of physicians assigned to residency or fellowship programs.  Incumbents are required to exercise knowledge of departmental policies and procedures and to actively demonstrate skills typically associated with Forensic Pathology.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Performs medical work in a specialized medical field, including specialized autopsy procedures within Forensic - Pathology specialty.
  • Conducts training or assists in the training of resident or fellow physicians.
  • Consults with staff physicians regarding medical and diagnostic work performed.
  • Provides consultation to other medical services, including specialists in other fields.
  • Conducts the more difficult post mortem examinations and may provide training of other physicians engaged in these activities.
  • Confers with medical and professional personnel in such related fields as toxicology in order to discover the main and contributing causes of death.
  • Certifies as to the cause of death and testifies in court as an expert witness.
  • Develops new techniques within the medical specialty, as needed.
  • Conducts specialized research, special studies, and services, including preventive and educational strategies, as needed.
REQUIREMENTS:

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
Completion of a residency in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology AND a fellowship* in Forensic Pathology or equivalent training** approved by the American Board of Pathology, and Curriculum Vitae (CV)***.  

LICENSE:
California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.****

Certification by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.****

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
3 - Moderate.  Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION

INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE COMPLETION OF FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
*Applicants who will successfully complete their fellowship program approved by an American Specialty Board within six (6) months of filing may compete in this examination. However, their names will be placed on a withhold status on the eligible register.  Applicants MUST submit a copy of their recommendation letter from the Residency Program Director confirming good standing and anticipated successful completion date, at the time of filing or fax it to (213) 380-3681 within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. The recommendation letter must be on a legible letterhead from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization. In the event candidates do not successfully complete their fellowship program, their names will be removed from the eligible register. A copy of the completion of fellowship program certificate must be submitted before appointment.

Applicants who do not possess a California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate at the time of filing may compete in this examination. However, their names will be withheld from the certification list pending receipt of the required California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.

Applicants who have completed a residency and/or fellowship program approved by the American Specialty Board MUST attach a legible copy of their certificate of completion to the application at the time of filing or fax it to (213) 380-3681 within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. 

**Equivalent training is defined as that training which the appropriate American Specialty Board formally recognizes in writing as being equivalent.

***A Curriculum Vitae (CV) provides a summary of one's experience and skills.  It includes information regarding academic background, including teaching experience, degrees, research, awards, publications, presentations, and other achievements. 

****Applicants who possess the required California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California and Certification by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, must attach a legible copy of their certificate to the application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must either email to oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov or fax to (213) 380-3681 within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing. Please include exam number and exam title.  

The required license/certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license/certificate will NOT be accepted.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
EXAMINATION CONTENT: 
This examination will consist of a review and appraisal of qualifications based upon information from Curriculum Vitae, weighted 100%. This examination will assess procedural competencies, cognitive and diagnostic competencies, administrative competencies, and dispositional competencies.

Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the appraisal of qualifications in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Final results will be sent by U.S. mail.  Scores cannot be given over the phone.
 
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months from the date the list is created.
 
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY 12 MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
Candidates selected for appointment will be extended an offer of employment that is conditional upon the results of a background investigation which includes a medical screening and a psychological evaluation. 

VACANCY INFORMATION 
The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner located at 1104 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.  
 
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:  All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing.  Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:  For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:  All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password.  Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Email: adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
Department Contact Name: Olga Arteaga
Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-2936
Department Contact Email: oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov


PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST, NON-MEGAFLEX (PATHOLOGY- FORENSIC SPECIALTY) Supplemental Questionnaire
 
* 1. The information you provide on this supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated and used to determine your eligibility to participate in the next phase of the examination process. Please be as specific as possible and include all information as requested. Comments such as "see resume or application" will not be considered as a response. Please note that all information is subject to verification at any time in the examination and hiring process. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or dismissal. I have read and understand the above instructions.
Checkbox Yes
* 2. In which of the following have you completed a residency approved by the American Board of Pathology:
Checkbox Anatomic Pathology
Checkbox Clinical Pathology
Checkbox Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Checkbox None of the above
* 3. Have you completed a fellowship program in Forensic Pathology approved by the American Board of Pathology?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 4. Do you possess a California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 5. Are you certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 6. CURRICULUM VITAE This examination will consist of a review and appraisal of qualifications based upon information from the Curriculum Vitae. The examination will assess procedural competencies, cognitive and diagnostic competencies, administrative competencies, and dispositional competencies. You must attach your Curriculum Vitae to the application at the time of filing or fax to (213) 380-3681 within 15 calendar days of filing online; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete. I understand this requirement.
Checkbox Yes
* 7. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION To receive credit for any of the following, you must attach a legible copy of supporting documentation at the time of filing or submit within fifteen(15) calendar days from application submission to oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov or fax to (213) 380-3681.
  • A California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate.
  • Certificate of completion of a residency training program in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology approved by the American Board of Pathology.
  • Certificate of completion of a fellowship program in Forensic Pathology approved by the American Board of Pathology.
  • If within six months of completing fellowship program, a recommendation letter from the Residency Program Director confirming good standing and anticipated successful completion date.
  • Certification by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

I understand this requirement.
Checkbox Yes
* Required Question

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21-Feb-2017

Kansas Bureau of Investigation (Topeka) - Digital Evidence Forensic Scientist (II or III)














Division:                     Forensic Science Laboratory- Digital Evidence                    


Position Type:           Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Benefits-Eligible


Position Location:    Topeka, Kansas


Compensation:         Forensic Scientist II:  $26.98 Hourly

Forensic Scientist III: $32.78 Hourly


The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is accepting applications to fill a Forensic Scientist position in the Digital Evidence Section in Topeka, KS. This position will be filled based on the candidate’s successful level of experience in the following:


PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Preforms examinations on digital evidence - this includes taking actions to recover, preserve, and analyze data from electronic sources, including desktop and laptop computers, mobile devices, removable media, and other items deemed necessary.

  • Prepare examination notes that document the recovery, preservation and analysis performed.

  • Prepare laboratory reports explaining the results of your examination.

  • Testify in court as it pertains to the chain of custody, laboratory procedures, digital examination and analysis of evidence.

  • Reviews technical procedures and provides assistance with audits.

  • Basic knowledge of case law and how it pertains to digital evidence.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and its customers.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Digital Evidence Section supervisor.


ADDITIONAL DUTIES

  • Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to the position description at any time.  The position description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee(s) holding this position.  Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENT(S)

  • A Bachelor’s degree relevant to the field of work and three (3) to five (5) years’ experience performing independent case work (recovery, processing, analyzing and reporting of digital evidence) as a digital forensic examiner.  Experience in testifying in a court of law as digital forensic examiner.


PREFERRED REQUIREMENT(S)

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, or media forensic science.  Certification in ACE and/or EnCase is preferred.


TRAVEL

  • Regular in-state and limited out-of-state travel may be required.  A valid driver’s license is required when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 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


KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: 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's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html  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. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.


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. 


Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):


Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.


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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17-Feb-2017

County of Los Angeles -Medical Examiner Coroner

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES invites applications for the position of: CHIEF FORENSIC LABORATORIES


SALARY: $10,037.94 - $15,193.24 Monthly  

$120,455.28 - $182,318.88 Annually


POSITION/PROGRAM INFORMATION: This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.


EXAM NUMBER: R4358A


TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: Open Competitive Job Opportunity


SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION: This position is subject to the provisions of the Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP). Initial salary placement and subsequent salary adjustments will be made in accordance with MAPP guidelines and regulations.


BENEFIT INFORMATION: The County of Los Angeles offers an excellent benefits package which includes a Cafeteria Benefit Plan, Contributory Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, matched 401(k) Savings and Deferred Compensation & Thrift Plans, 11 paid Holidays, 10 paid leave days with an option to buy one to 20 more, and flexible work schedules.


DEFINITION: Has direct charge of the Forensic Laboratory Division of the Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.


CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS: The one position allocable to this class reports to the Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner and is responsible for providing technical and administrative direction, through subordinate supervisors, to personnel in the Forensic Science Laboratory engaged in receiving, processing, analyzing, and interpreting of evidence. The incumbent of this position must exercise knowledge of supervisory, organizational, and administrative principles, operations, forecasting and planning, budget development and administration, and personnel and employee relations principles in order to plan, organize, and direct the operations of the division. This position also requires that the incumbent be thoroughly familiar with sections of the Government Code pertaining to the Coroner's responsibilities and those provisions of the California Penal Code and the laws governing the rules of evidence sufficient to provide technical direction to subordinates.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:


-Manages laboratory operations, including protocol development and implementation of 

new programs and services.


-Provides technical and administrative direction, through subordinate supervisors, to 

laboratory personnel engaged in receiving, processing, analyzing, and interpreting physical 

data.


-Directs and participates in research into new methods, procedures, and techniques of 

scientific medico-legal investigation.


-Coordinates activities of the Bureau with internal and external stakeholders, both public 

and private, such as other County departments, laboratories, the court, law enforcement 

agencies, and scientific associations, to ensure successful operation of the Bureau.


-Reviews and interprets analytical data and renders opinions to medical staff, law 

enforcement, and the courts based on laboratory findings; confers with other forensic 

experts concerning evidence and its interpretation; testifies in court as an expert witness 

regarding laboratory operations, physical evidence, forensic results, scientific analysis, 

and case knowledge.


-Develops the Bureau's annual budget based on current and projected program needs.


-Supervises the preparation of grant funding requests and the administration of research 

grants from Federal and State agencies.


-Recommends, implements and monitors departmental procedures, policies, standards, 

and training programs, with a focus on continuous improvement.


-Reviews and interprets test results, acts to correct any potential violations whenever 

deviations in Laboratory policy and procedures occur; recommends corrective action 

where appropriate.


- Provides short and long term planning strategies to the Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner 

based on Forensic standards and practices, to continually evaluate and recommend new 

technologies to improve the quality and efficiency of the Bureau.


-Represents the organization during laboratory accreditation inspections, and ensures that 

standards and requirements are met for the American Society of Crime Laboratory 

Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLAD/LAB).


-Provides responsive, high quality customer service to representatives of internal and 

external agencies, members of the public and community.


- Reviews laboratory reports and findings, maintaining precise records of all examinations 

performed, compiles statistical data, writes scientific reports, presents and interprets 

analytical results; renders technical reports of findings.


- Chairs the Department's Research Committee, ensuring compliance with departmental 

guidelines, monitoring and documenting activities to completion.


-Acts in the absence of the Chief Deputy Director as needed.


REQUIREMENTS:


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS


OPTION I: A Doctorate degree from an accredited college with specialization in chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, pharmacology, criminalistics, physics or biology and two years' experience supervising personnel in a forensic sciences laboratory.


OPTION II: A Master's Degree from an accredited college with specialization in chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, pharmacology, criminalistics, physics, or biology and four years' experience supervising personnel in a forensic sciences laboratory.


LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.


PHYSICAL CLASS: 2 - Light. Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS


-Experience in the application of statutory requirements, rules and regulations, principles 

and practices, concepts, theories, and limitations of methods associated with Forensic 

Science.


-Experience supervising forensic science laboratory operations, including providing 

technical and administrative direction to laboratory personnel engaged in receiving, 

processing, analyzing, and interpreting physical data.


-Demonstrated experience in laboratory protocol development and in the implementation 

of new programs and services, policies and procedures, staff training and development.


-Ability to manage complex organizational projects.


-Experience developing short and long-term planning strategies to improve the quality and 

efficiency of a forensics laboratory operation.


-Experience in the analysis and interpretation of medico-legal investigation and physical 

evidence in scientific investigations, including experience reviewing and interpreting 

analytical data and rendering opinions to medical staff, law enforcement, and the courts 

based on laboratory findings.


- Experience testifying in court as an expert witness regarding laboratory operations, 

physical evidence, forensic results, scientific analysis, and case knowledge.


-Experience overseeing budgetary functions and administering research grants from 

Federal and State agencies.


- Experience compiling statistical data, writing scientific reports and rendering technical 

reports of findings and the ability to use current and modern job related office and 

laboratory equipment.


-Experience representing an organization during laboratory accreditation inspections by 

the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board 

(ASCLAD/LAB).


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:


EXAMINATION CONTENT


Part I: An unproctored, online, written Work Styles Assessment test that will assess deductive reasoning, director potential, director judgment, leadership professionalism, drive for results, building relationships, self-motivation and business acumen, weighted 50%. Applicants will receive information on how to take the unproctored test along with dates and login instructions via email. It is important that candidates provide a valid email address. Please add oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.


Part II: An evaluation of training and experience based upon information provided on the application and supplemental questionnaire, weighted 50%. Applicants must achieve a 70% on Part I in order to advance to Part II. THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19. Applicants who have taken identical written tests for other exams within the last twelve (12) months will have their written test scores for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination. This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Upon acceptance of your application, your scores will be transferred to the new examination, and may not be allowed to retake any identical test part(s) for at least twelve (12) months. Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register. Final results will be sent by U.S. mail. Written scores cannot be given over the phone.


ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register for a period of twelve (12) months from the date the list is created. NO PERSON MAY COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY 12 MONTHS.


TEST PREPARATION: Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/job-search-toolkit/. You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.


VACANCY INFORMATION: The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner located at 1104 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033.


APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION: Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site. In order to receive credit for a Doctorate or Master's degree, you must attach a legible copy of certificate, diploma or transcripts at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must either email them to oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov or fax to (213) 380-3681. Please include exam number and exam title.


SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.


COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.


NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.


Available Shift: Any

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

ADA Coordinator Email: adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov

Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099

Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

Department Contact Name: Olga Arteaga

Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-2936

Department Contact Email: oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov



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03-Feb-2017

ORAU - Fort Gillem, GA - Multiple Openings



Laboratory Manager/Theater Liaison  01365

Forensic- Chemist 2  01373

Forensic Examiner 1 - Latent Print  01375

Forensic Examiner 2 - Latent Print  01374

Forensic Examiner 1 - DNA  01376

Forensic Examiner 2 - DNA  01377

Forensic Examiner - Firearms & Toolmarks  01378

 

HOW TO APPLY:


To be considered as an applicant for this position, please apply using this link: https://orau.taleo.net/careersection/orau+-+external+-+corporate+main+cs/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en


If you have any job specific questions or to share your resume please contact: jenniferdreistadt@orau.org

 


Laboratory Manager/Theater Liaison  01365


PURPOSE: To provide technical and non-technical expertise in support of global Department of Defense (DoD) forensics and biometrics requirements and to provide formal supervisory responsibilities. 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

To provide oversight and direction to the laboratory staff in completion of tasks including but not limited to:  laboratory operations, forensic material handling, laboratory case management, and training.


To interface and advise senior members of DoD organizations on current and emerging forensic and biometric operational issues.


Develop and support other technical positions to include the justification of technical recommendations.


Monitor priorities for the allocation of critical laboratory resources to include personnel and equipment.


Administrative review and quality control of forensic laboratory reports. 


Travel: Deployment outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) on a rotational basis as needed.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience performing duties as described and a minimum of five (5) years working in a forensic laboratory performing forensics examinations.  A minimum of five years previous formal supervisory experience required.  Must have five years of prior military experience providing oversight and execution of tasks. Must have experience with the deployment of personnel to operational COCOM theaters, and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection. Three years of specialized experience as a team leader of highly skilled professional, technical and support personnel required. Must be proficient with and have experience working with Microsoft applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Must successfully complete a proficiency/competency test, as may be required by the client. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.



Forensic- Chemist 2  01373


PURPOSE: To independently perform routine to moderately complex technical examination analysis.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Provides forensic laboratory analysis of evidence in cases involving suspected drugs, explosives or other unknown substances. Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation.


Compare sample results to a library of known results for the specific instrumentation and chemical being tested.


Conducts assigned examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques. Participates with senior examiners to decide the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.


Assigned to coordinate routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.


Performs preventative maintenance and performance checks of laboratory equipment and instruments; restocks consumable materials.


Interprets findings to allow non-scientific end users to incorporate scientific findings into tactical planning and operations, research, and additional analysis; Presents court testimony and/or briefings regarding results of evidence examination as necessary to support mission requirements.  


Travel: OCONUS deployment required on rotational basis.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 
 
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related discipline. Must have a minimum of four years of experience working in a laboratory using equipment, instruments and techniques to perform explosive chemical analysis. Must be proficient working with chemistry analytical methodologies using Gas Chromatography (GC) and/or Fourier Transformed Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy.  Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods and technical techniques in order to analyze complex materials; Ability to adapt and develop analytical and/or technical procedures. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must be able to perform analyses and administrative functions within prescribed parameters set by client facilities regulations, guidelines, and procedures. Must successfully complete a proficiency/competency test, as may be required by the client. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.



Forensic Examiner 1 - Latent Print  01375


PURPOSE: To perform independent routine technical examinations of evidence through the processing of materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, visualizing/recording of latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to known fingerprints (or other latent prints) in a forensic laboratory.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Performs routine forensic laboratory analysis and examinations of evidence in cases involving latent prints; Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation. Ensures safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.


Conducts assigned examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques.  Participates with senior examiners to decide the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.


Encodes, searches, and registers latent images to biometric databases; updates case management and other information management systems as required.


Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence, prosecution and other functions that support mission requirements. The reports will require the ability to clearly convey the opinions and findings as determined through detailed examinations and analysis.


Coordinates routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.


Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Must have a minimum of four (4) years of experience working in a forensic laboratory processing materials for latent prints, recovering/visualizing/recording latent impressions, evaluating latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to know fingerprints. Professional certification as a Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) by the International Association of Identification (IAI) is required. Proficiency utilizing FBI-NGI/IAFIS, DoD-ABIS, and/or other automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) database is desired. Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods and technical procedures used to  process materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, visualizing/recording of latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to known fingerprints (or other latent prints) in a forensic laboratory. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must be able to perform analyses and administrative functions within prescribed parameters set by client facilities regulations, guidelines, and procedures. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.



Forensic Examiner 2 - Latent Print  01374


PURPOSE: To perform independent routine to complex technical examinations of evidence through the processing of materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, examinations, visualizing/recording of latent prints, examining and comparing latent prints in a forensic laboratory. Responsible for providing direction and guidance to less experienced latent examiners.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Performs routine forensic laboratory analysis and examinations of evidence in cases involving latent prints; Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation. Ensures safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.   


Conducts examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques; Identifies and initiates appropriate steps to solve a variety of analytical problems; Performs transfer of technology, methods development and validation applicable to analysis of evidence; Identifies research requirements to enhance examination methods and coordinates with the client’s and other research components as necessary; Provides guidance to junior examiners regarding the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.


Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence, prosecution and other functions that support mission requirements. The reports will require the ability to clearly convey the opinions and findings as determined through detailed examinations and analysis. Updates case management and other database systems as required. 


Coordinates routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.   


Provides authoritative support to the client and other components within a multi-agency activity. Participates in liaison and meetings with officials from outside agencies to coordinate cases of mutual interest.  May provide training regarding the analytical process and related functions consistent with the needs of the client.


Presents court testimony regarding examination of evidence as necessary to support mission requirements.


Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.

      

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Must have a minimum of six (6) years of direct experience working in a forensic laboratory processing materials for latent prints, recovering/visualizing/recording latent impressions, evaluating latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to know fingerprints. Professional certification as a Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) by the International Association of Identification (IAI) is required. Proficiency utilizing FBI-NGI/IAFIS, DoD-ABIS, and/or other automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) database is desired. Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods and technical procedures used to  process materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, visualizing/recording of latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to known fingerprints (or other latent prints) in a forensic laboratory. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must be able to perform analyses and administrative functions within prescribed parameters set by client facilities regulations, guidelines, and procedures. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.



Forensic Examiner 1 - DNA  01376


PURPOSE: To perform independent routine to moderately complex technical examinations of biological evidence to include DNA analyses. Responsible for conducting specialized analytical procedures, preparation of reports concerning examination of evidence, maintaining operability of laboratory equipment and instruments.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Performs routine to moderately complex analyses, tests, and examinations involving a variety of biological materials.


Conducts assigned examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques.  Participates with senior examiners to decide the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.


Assists in maintaining laboratory instruments are in a state of readiness, supplies are sufficient to support laboratory operations and that all necessary safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.


Assigned to coordinate routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.


Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Forensic Science, Chemistry or related discipline. Must have four (4) years of experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence, including blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis; generation of DNA profiles, performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs; comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to evidence from suspects. Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is desired. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.



Forensic Examiner 2 - DNA  01377


PURPOSE: To perform independent routine to complex technical examinations of evidence to include DNA analyses.  Responsible for conducting specialized analytical procedures, conducting examination of evidence, and providing reports. Responsible for providing direction and guidance to less experienced DNA examiners.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Performs routine to moderately complex analyses, tests, and examinations involving a variety of biological materials; Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation. Ensures safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.


Conducts examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques; Identifies and initiates appropriate steps to solve a variety of analytical problems; Performs transfer of technology, methods development and validation applicable to analysis of evidence; Identifies research requirements to enhance examination methods and coordinates with the client’s and other research components as necessary; Provides guidance to junior examiners regarding the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.


Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence, prosecution and other functions that support mission requirements. The reports will require the ability to clearly convey the opinions and findings as determined through detailed examinations and analysis.  Updates case management and other database systems as required.


Coordinates routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.


Provides authoritative support to the client and other components within a multi-agency activity.  Participates in liaison and meetings with officials from outside agencies to coordinate cases of mutual interest.  May provide training regarding the analytical process and related functions consistent with the needs of the client.


Presents court testimony regarding examination of evidence as necessary to support mission requirements. 


Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Forensic Science, Chemistry or related discipline. Must have six (6) years of direct experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence, including blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis; generation of DNA profiles, performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs; comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to evidence from suspects. Must have one (1) year of experience as the lead of a team of DNA analysts. Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is desired. Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods and technical procedures used to analyze evidence containing biological material for DNA. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must be able to perform analyses and administrative functions within prescribed parameters set by client facilities regulations, guidelines, and procedures. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.



Forensic Examiner - Firearms & Toolmarks  01378


PURPOSE: To perform all aspects of firearms and tool marks examinations; stays abreast of the latest research to determine the best analytical methods to examine evidence; conducts examinations of highly complex and unique evidence; and composes a variety of reports and scientific papers. Initiates, performs and oversees examinations of a wide-variety of materials using one or more specialized forensic science disciplines.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Provides forensic analysis of evidence in cases involving multiple submissions where inter-comparison of evidence is necessary.  Coordinates with other internal disciplines and outside government agencies as necessary to facilitate forensic examinations in complex cases Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation.


Initiates and performs the full range of analytic procedures in a forensic laboratory and field laboratory or similar settings.  Procedures include examinations to identify and characterize complex evidence and provide findings in a clear and concise manner. Examination process includes the preparation of sample/s, selecting and entering instrument settings, performing scientific analyses, and tabulating results. Coordinates as necessary with outside laboratories and/or other agencies and industry.


Utilizes and modifies as necessary a variety of highly complex scientific equipment and procedures in order to obtain detailed and sometimes obscure characteristics of a wide-variety of unique evidentiary materials. Interprets findings to allow non-scientific end users to incorporate scientific findings into tactical planning and operations, research, and additional analysis.


Using sound scientific principles modifies, adapts and develops standard methods and techniques in order to identify critical characteristics of evidence.  Identifies and initiates appropriate steps to solve a variety of analytical problems. Performs transfer of technology, methods development and validation applicable to analysis of evidence. Identifies research requirements to enhance examination methods and coordinates with the client’s and other research components as necessary. Stays abreast of the latest research/developments in scientific methods to identify possible solutions to complex problems.


Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence, prosecution and other functions that support mission requirements. The reports will require the ability to clearly convey the opinions and findings as determined through detailed examinations and analysis.  Updates case management, image reference. databases(e.g. IBIS, NBIN), and other information management systems as required


Provides authoritative support to the client and other components within a multi-agency activity.  Participates in liaison and meetings with officials from outside agencies to coordinate cases of mutual interest.  May provide training regarding the analytical process and related functions consistent with the needs of the client. 


Presents court testimony regarding examination of evidence as necessary to support mission requirements.


Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years of job related experience are required. One year experience as the lead of a team of firearms and toolmarks analysts preferred. Must have experience in using laboratory equipment and techniques involving toolmarks and firearms, bullets, cartridges, shot pattern and trajectory analysis, and related activities and techniques. Must possess basic knowledge of general procedures used to collect and process evidence. Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods of microscopic and technical techniques in order to analyze complex materials; and to adapt and develop analytical and/or technical procedures.. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must be able to perform analyses and administrative functions within prescribed parameters set by client facilities regulations, guidelines, and procedures. Must successfully complete a proficiency/competency test, as may be required by the client. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.


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10-Jan-2017

Wisconsin DOJ, Milwaukee - DNA Analyst

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is recruiting for a DNA Analyst at our Milwaukee Crime Laboratory. The Division of Law Enforcement Services, Crime Laboratory Bureau encompasses three laboratories accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLAD/LAB) and provides a variety of services, including crime scene response, and supports 72 counties. 


The DOJ provides legal advice and representation, criminal investigations, and various law enforcement and victim services for the State of Wisconsin. Learn more about the agency at our website. 


As a State employee you will have access to health insurance, retirement plan, ample vacation days, sick leave, and nine paid legal holidays. 


The DNA analysts perform scientific analysis of physical evidence to create DNA profiles. The entry level position will work with more experienced analysts to gain skills in the examination of blood, bloodstains, body-fluids or stains, hair, and other items needing such analyses. The right candidate will have a background in biology, genetics, biochemistry, or similar natural science. 


The incumbent will also be required to testify as an expert witness and present their findings. Testifying in an effective manner requires being free and remaining free of Brady and Giglio obligations. 


If you are interested in serving the citizens of Wisconsin, analyzing evidence, and have a passion for science, this position is for you! 
  
A well-qualified applicant will have:
1. Experience with general extractions, purifications and quantifications (such as protein, RNA, DNA).
2. Experience composing scientific reports (such as publications, capstone projects, research papers).
3. Detailed knowledge of analytical instrumentation and laboratory equipment (such as heat blocks, thermalcyclers, capillary/gel electrophoresis).
4. A bachelor's degree in Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or other natural science degree or equivalent. 


In addition, the following qualifications are preferred, but not required:
1. Independent experience interpreting DNA profiles.
2. Experience using reports of finding to give oral scientific presentations or articles for publication in courts of law.
3. Experience applying quality assurance and quality control procedures in a laboratory setting.


Find out more about this position at Wisc.Jobs! All interested applicants must apply through Wisc.Jobs. 

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05-Jan-2017

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office in Cleveland, Ohio has a job opening for a Forensic Photographer. 

This position is subject to civil service examination. Exam information will be sent to qualified applicants at a later date. If you wish to request military service credit, please send an email PRCEmploymentTesting@cuyahogacounty.us by the end of the application period. All communications regarding testing will be made via email, using the email account on your online profile. You must monitor that email account for communications regarding testing and important deadlines.

REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography or Science degree including coursework in photography, or related field; with one (1) year experience performing digital and conventional photography in a studio or laboratory setting; forensic experience is desirable; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Adobe Photoshop, Extensis Portfolio and Camera RAW are required. Additional competencies in other photo software applications as needed. Completion of FEMA ICS 100, 200, and 700 courses is required within probationary period (180 days). Must be capable of obtaining a valid Ohio driver's license.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Photographs bodies including mug shots, clothed overalls, autopsies and gross specimens; photographs clothing and associated evidence, property, vehicles or scenes. Processes raw image files from digital media cards, processes property or digital media cards for other departments; burns files to CD's or DVD's; prints color or black and white digital photos or conventional silver prints; scans film or flat copy and documents. Cleans and maintains equipment; orders supplies. Conducts tours of department; instructs interns and provides demonstrations.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an on-line profile. Applications and resumes will only be accepted through the on-line process. All job offers are made with the understanding that prospective employees pass a drug test and a criminal background investigation prior to being hired.

Applications must be received by 4:30 pm, January 27, 2017

If interested go to http://hr.cuyahogacounty.us/ .  You must first register an account.  Click the "Apply/Register" button to create an account/profile. This is used in case you want to apply for multiple jobs within the county.  Once you have completed your profile you will then "Apply for new job" to fill out the application.

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20-Dec-2016

Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, NV) - Criminalist II

Washoe County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for future vacancies in multiple forensic disciplines.  Details may be found here.

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