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31-Aug-2018

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29-Aug-2018

Grand Canyon University (AZ) - Faculty, Forensic Science

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

 

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities:

 

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

 

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

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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31-Jul-2018

Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory- Serologist-DNA Analyst


Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory


Serologist-DNA Analyst



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


Position Description

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


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


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


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


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


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



Preferred Qualifications

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


Minimum Qualifications

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


Conditions of Employment

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


Salary Range

Commensurate with experience


Deadline for Applications

September 1, 2018



How to Apply

Applications can be filled out and printed at

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


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

    

 Kristin Nestor - Laboratory Supervisor

     Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory

     361 West Third St.

     Dayton,  OH  45402

nestork@mcohio.org

937-496-7029


Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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20-Jul-2018

Licking County Sheriff’s Office - Laboratory Director

Date Opened:      July 10, 2018    

                                            

Date Closed:        Until filled


Position: Forensic Science Laboratory Director (Unclassified)


Agency:  Licking County Sheriff’s Office


Minimum Qualifications:


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


Additional Qualifications (Agency/Dept. Qualifications):


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


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


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


Salary:        Commensurate with experience


Summary:


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


Duties:        

Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Coordinates and monitors the Technical Review Process. 

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

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

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

- Develops and manages the budget for the laboratory. 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Licking County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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17-Jul-2018

Kansas Bureau of Investigation - Grant-funded Forensic Scientist

Division:                     Forensic Science Laboratory – Biology        

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

Position Location: Topeka, Kansas

 

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

Forensic Scientist I:                                                            

 

Hourly Compensation Rate: $22.16

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

 

Minimum Requirements:

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

 

TRAVEL

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

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

The application process has 5 REQUIRED STEPS.

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Kansas Bureau of Investigation

ATTN: Human Resources

1620 SW Tyler

Topeka, KS 66612

 

 

Required Documents:

 

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

Recruiter Contact Information:

Name:  Julie Kampsen                       Phone: 785-296-8200

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

 

What To Expect Next:

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

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

         The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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06-Jul-2018

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

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Job number IRC33699

Position: Senior Forensic Scientist – Chemistry (Fire Debris)

Salary: $5,455.00/Month

Job Description:

CHEMISTRY UNIT:

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

PREFERENCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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28-Jun-2018

THE COUNTY OF SOLANO Criminalist (Entry, Journey or Senior Level DOQ)

Criminalist (Entry, Journey or Senior Level DOQ) Recruitment # 18-412070-01 Approximate Salary $68,530 - $114,543/year

Opening Date 6/19/2018 1:50:00 PM

Final Filing Date 7/17/2018 5:00:00 PM

Contact Information Rebecca Iacobucci (707) 784-6171

Type of Recruitment Open Competitive

Introduction

Achieving Justice and Protecting the Community

It is the mission of the District Attorney's Office to seek and do justice by assisting law enforcement and other public agencies in the investigation of crimes, prosecuting only those crimes which can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, ensuring a fair trial for those accused of crime as well as for victims and witnesses of crimes, advocating to the public and to the Board of Supervisors necessary improvements to the criminal justice system, and educating the public by providing prompt and accurate information regarding the activities of the office and the administration of criminal justice.

To learn more about the District Attorney's Office, Bureau of Investigations please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/da/bureau_of_investigations/default.asp

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield, CA 94533 Or visit our website at www.jobsatsolanocounty.com

THE COUNTY OF SOLANO ANNOUNCES AN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR

THE COUNTY OF SOLANO Criminalist (Entry, Journey or Senior Level DOQ)

18-412070-01 The Position

Criminalists work in the District Attorney’s Forensic Laboratory conducting analysis of physical evidence, and serve as expert witnesses in court on the subjects of forensic analysis. Currently the Forensic Laboratory is seeking applicants to perform testing in forensic human-performance toxicology; including identification and quantitative methods for alcohol and drugs in blood, as well as instrumental skills in GC/MS, LC/MSMS and other related toxicological instrumentation. In addition, skills in research and validation of toxicology methods are also desirable.

Distinguishing characteristics between the Entry, Journey and Senior levels are based on assignment and years of experience. The independence of work, complexity and scope of responsibilities is defined as stated below:

• At entry level, Criminalists have little or no previous forensic casework experience. They receive on-the-job training in one or more of the core forensic disciplines, learning to apply the required body of knowledge. They perform fundamental, routine forensic scientific casework of moderate difficulty and within established parameters that are designed to develop broader and more in-depth knowledge and skill. This is the training and developmental level.

• At the journey level, Criminalists independently perform technically complex and difficult forensic scientific casework in one or more forensic disciplines; and assist in training laboratory staff and law enforcement officers.

• At the senior level, Criminalists perform the most technically complex, difficult, or highly sensitive scientific casework in one or more forensic disciplines; research and develop new methods and/or lead oversight and training of laboratory staff on a regular and recurring basis.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in chemistry, forensic chemistry/science, biochemistry, toxicology, criminalistics, or a closely related physical or natural science field that included 20 semester/30 quarter units of general chemistry, organic chemistry (two courses), quantitative techniques, and laboratory sections;

AND

Entry-level Experience: No experience; or

Journey-level Experience: Two years of full-time directly related experience in a class comparable to Solano County's Criminalist; or

Senior-level Experience: Four years of full-time directly related journey-level experience in a class comparable to Solano County's Criminalist in one of the following areas: firearms and tool mark comparisons; forensic biology/DNA, trace and impression evidence examinations, drug analysis, and/or forensic alcohol or toxicology.

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield, CA 94533 Or visit our website at www.jobsatsolanocounty.com

THE COUNTY OF SOLANO Criminalist (Entry, Journey or Senior Level DOQ)

18-412070-01 Note: Master's degree or higher in one of the scientific fields noted above is desirable and may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Licensing/Certification:

• Employees conducting forensic alcohol analyses must be eligible to conduct such work as specified by the State of California at the time of appointment

• California Driver's License, Class C

To view the job description for this position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=7246

BENEFITS

Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2018 calendar year is $1,520.73 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

∎ Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County. ∎ Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.

∎ Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

∎ The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.

∎ Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

To review the benefits for a regular position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16512

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield, CA 94533 Or visit our website at www.jobsatsolanocounty.com

THE COUNTY OF SOLANO Criminalist (Entry, Journey or Senior Level DOQ)

18-412070-01 Selection Process

7/17/18 - Deadline to submit application and required documents.

TBD - Tentative date for oral board examination for the most qualified applicants.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield, CA 94533 Or visit our website at www.jobsatsolanocounty.com

THE COUNTY OF SOLANO Criminalist (Entry, Journey or Senior Level DOQ)

18-412070-01 How To Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: http://www.jobaps.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Document Submittal Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree is required for this position. All applicants must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization). Applicants qualifying with a major in "a closely related physical or natural science field" must also submit official or unofficial transcripts (verifying the student, institution, courses and units completed). Candidates who fail to submit their diploma/transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

How to Submit Your Documents In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in- person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Criminalist Journey/Senior) and the recruitment number (17-413360-01). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield, CA 94533 Or visit our website at www.jobsatsolanocounty.com

THE COUNTY OF SOLANO Criminalist (Entry, Journey or Senior Level DOQ)

18-412070-01 Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants' qualifications for this position and assess an applicant's ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.

1. Please describe your experience in a forensic science laboratory. Please include methods of

testing as well as scientific instrumentation and equipment utilized.

2. Please describe your direct or indirect experience with laboratory accreditation and/or forensic

certification.

3. Please describe your experience working in any or all of the following areas: (In your answer please include information regarding specific testing methods utilized, as well as scientific instrumentation and data analysis methods used, and any experience with method validation)

1. Forensic alcohol or toxicology 2. Firearms and tool mark comparison 3. Forensic biology/DNA 4. Trace and impression evidence examination 5. Drug Analysis 6. Other

4. Please describe your experience providing expert court testimony and include any specialty

testimony experience.

Veterans Preference Points

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield, CA 94533 Or visit our website at www.jobsatsolanocounty.com

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County

Click here to take a video tour of Solano County.

The County of Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

Solano County is centrally located and serves as a gateway to all that Northern California has to offer. The Napa Valley is less than 20 miles away, two world-class public universities (UC Berkeley and UC Davis) are 20 miles away, and both San Francisco and Sacramento are less than 40 minutes away. Day trips can also be made to South Lake Tahoe and Monterey.

With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

County Population (January 2016): 431,498

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

THE COUNTY OF SOLANO Criminalist (Entry, Journey or Senior Level DOQ)

18-412070-01

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield, CA 94533 Or visit our website at www.jobsatsolanocounty.com


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14-Jun-2018

ORAU - Forensic Examiner – Latent Print

JOB POSTING

Position: Forensic Examiner – Latent Print Reference #: 02055 Organizational Unit: NS-NOC-NEFB-FS/OS Appointment Type: Full-Time Temporary Location: Ft. Gillem, GA (& OCONOS) Date Posted: June 5, 2018

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 required on rotational basis.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: : A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with 2-4 years’ experience in the processing, recovery, visualizing/recording, and analyzing latent prints in a forensics laboratory; OR an Associate’s degree coupled with 5-7 years related experience; OR a High School diploma coupled with 8-10 years related experience.. Professional certification as a Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) by the

Visit www.orau.org/careers to apply through the preferred process. If you have any questions please email work@orau.org

ORAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of ORAU to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, mental or physical disability, covered veteran’s status, or genetic information.

Applicants that apply for a position that requires access authorization then ORAU will test for the absence of any illegal drugs as defined in 10 CFR 707.4. ORAU will also conduct a background investigation by the Federal government as required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment, and reinvestigations will be conducted as required.

Applicants that apply for a position that are covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations as defined in 10 CFR 709 may be required to have a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

JOB POSTING

International Association of Identification (IAI) is desired. 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.

Visit www.orau.org/careers to apply through the preferred process. If you have any questions please email work@orau.org

ORAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of ORAU to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, mental or physical disability, covered veteran’s status, or genetic information.

Applicants that apply for a position that requires access authorization then ORAU will test for the absence of any illegal drugs as defined in 10 CFR 707.4. ORAU will also conduct a background investigation by the Federal government as required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment, and reinvestigations will be conducted as required.

Applicants that apply for a position that are covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations as defined in 10 CFR 709 may be required to have a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.


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14-Jun-2018

ORAU - Forensic Examiner – DNA

JOB POSTING

Position: Forensic Examiner – DNA Reference #: 02059 Organizational Unit: NS-NOC-NEFB-FS/OS Appointment Type: Full-Time Temporary Location: Ft. Gillem, GA (& OCONOS) Date Posted: June 5, 2018

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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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

o Identification of blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids,

hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis. o Performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs. o Generation of STR DNA profiles. o Comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to

evidence from suspects.

• 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 required on rotational basis.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 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,

Visit www.orau.org/careers to apply through the preferred process. If you have any questions please email work@orau.org

ORAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of ORAU to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, mental or physical disability, covered veteran’s status, or genetic information.

Applicants that apply for a position that requires access authorization then ORAU will test for the absence of any illegal drugs as defined in 10 CFR 707.4. ORAU will also conduct a background investigation by the Federal government as required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment, and reinvestigations will be conducted as required.

Applicants that apply for a position that are covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations as defined in 10 CFR 709 may be required to have a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

JOB POSTING

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. Experience as Forensic Nuclear DNA Examiner also 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.

Visit www.orau.org/careers to apply through the preferred process. If you have any questions please email work@orau.org

ORAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of ORAU to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, mental or physical disability, covered veteran’s status, or genetic information.

Applicants that apply for a position that requires access authorization then ORAU will test for the absence of any illegal drugs as defined in 10 CFR 707.4. ORAU will also conduct a background investigation by the Federal government as required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment, and reinvestigations will be conducted as required.

Applicants that apply for a position that are covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations as defined in 10 CFR 709 may be required to have a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.


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14-Jun-2018

Ohio Department of Public Safety - Ohio State Highway Patrol - Criminalist -

Please apply on State of Ohio Jobs website

https://dasstateoh.taleo.net/careersection/oh_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=180001RE&tz=GMT-04%3A00

Job Description Criminalist (180001RE)

Description

Ohio Department of Public Safety - Ohio State Highway Patrol

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

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

Performs analytical testing on crime-related evidence provided by law enforcement officers. Performs analysis on drugs, urine, blood, physical evidence, etc. Evaluates data & develops opinions based on knowledge, skills & sound analytical processes.

Provides court testimony as an expert witness; provides court support for law enforcement officers; assists & trains officers in crime laboratory techniques & analytical methods. Maintains & orders necessary chemicals, containers & supplies used in the crime laboratory.

Prepares laboratory reports for use by law enforcement officers & appropriate courts of law. Researches & interprets current literature concerning trends & changes in laws as applied to crime laboratory analytical methods. Prepares management reports concerning crime laboratory operations & results. Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Completion of undergraduate core program in forensic science, biology or chemistry with coursework to include forensic science, analytical chemistry & law enforcement; 1 yr. pertinent laboratory experience commensurate with job duties to be performed as outlined per approved position description on file; valid driver's license. -Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Major Worker Characteristics:

Knowledge of: Safety practices (i.e., laboratory safety practices); Agency policies & procedures (e.g., standard operating procedures, guidelines & standard methods applicable to Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory*); Natural sciences (i.e., chemistry, chemical analyses, biology & physics); Employee training development*; Government structure & process; Law (federal); Inventory control; Employee Training*.

Skill in: Equipment operations (e.g., use & operation of laboratory equipment such as gas chromatograph, mass spectrometry, infrared spectrophotometry, computer keyboard with video display terminal microscope techniques & all other laboratory equipment.

Ability to: Understand abstract field of study; Add, subtract, multiply & divide whole numbers; Prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; Gather, collate, & classify information; Handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general public; Demonstrate manual dexterity; Works alone on tasks.

(*) Developed after employment.

Supplemental Information:

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSIFICATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT:

For positions in Ohio State Highway Patrol – Toxicology section only, must obtain Ohio Department of Health licensure & certification per OAC 3701-53-07 within twelve (12) months of employment, when required. Failure to obtain &/or maintain licensure & certification, when required is cause for removal.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Exposed to hazardous chemicals; may be exposed to human body parts; may be exposed to explosives; may be exposed to bio-hazardous materials (e.g., blood, urine); requires travel; may be on- call 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.

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

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

Background Check Information

•A BCI and FBI fingerprint check, a background check, including a polygraph examination, may be required on all selected applicants.

•A comparative analysis and/or drug-test may be a requirement of the hiring process.

Primary Location : United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County Work Locations : HP Alum Creek Facility 1583 Alum Creek Dr

Columbus 43209 Organization : Public Safety Classified Indicator: Classified Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit Schedule : Full-time Work Hours: Work hours listed above Compensation: $25.71 per hour Unposting Date : Jun 22, 2018, 11:59:00 PM


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11-Jun-2018

Cleveland, OH - Firearms and Toolmarks Lab Supervisor

CUYAHOGA COUNTY ANNOUNCES

THE FOLLOWING CAREER OPPORTUNITY

 

Reports to:

Hours:

Location: 11001 Cedar Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44106

Firearms and Toolmarks Lab Supervisor

Director of Parentage

Medical Examiner's Office

Salary: $78,561.60 - $104,748.80

04/12/2018

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Hourly Rate: $37.77 - $50.36

Pay Range: 17

Monday – Friday

 

This is a noncompetitive civil service position. All communications regarding your qualifications and the civil service eligibility list will be made via email, using the address on your online profile. You must monitor your email for communications about important deadlines.

 

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor of Science degree in natural/physical science; successful completion from a training program and six (6) years of firearm/toolmark casework experience; some supervisory experience is desirable; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Successful completion from a training program and two years of firearms and toolmark casework experience (which may include time from the training program).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises assigned staff; prioritizes, assigns, reviews, and coordinates work; ensures that activities are completed on-time and accurately; ensures that rush case requests are handled properly and in a timely fashion; consults with staff to review work requirements, status, and problems; monitors and provides for training needs; prepares and conducts employee performance evaluations as scheduled or required; assists staff with complex or problem situations; responds to employee issues and concerns; manages case statistics. Conducts examinations and comparisons of firearms, bullets, shells, casings, tool marks and other related items; applies instrumental, physical, and/or chemical techniques in the examination of firearm and tool mark evidence; disassembles, reassembles, renders safe, and tests firearms to determine operability, safety, and accuracy; documents unique characteristics and records physical parameters using measuring projections, micrometers, etc.; performs distance determination and examination of gunshot patterns with test standards; uploads into and reviews data from NIBIN, the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network; prepares findings and issues reports based on the results of the examination; performs administrative and technical case review. Updates and/or drafts Standard Operating Procedures; reviews procedures to ensure compliance with accreditation guidelines; conducts legal and scientific research for new trends and developments affecting firearms examination; implements and enforces quality assurance procedures; ensures that proper safety procedures are followed. Communicates with a variety of individuals and groups; oversees lectures, internships, department tours, and detective requests; testifies in court; presents lectures to students, lawyers, and law enforcement personnel. Ensures that supplies and equipment are available so that productivity is not interrupted ; reviews purchase orders for technical accuracy; ensures that supplies and reagents are ordered in a timely fashion . Attends and participates in professional group meetings, conferences, seminars and trainings; stays abreast of new trends and information in the field; validates new procedures and implements and trains analysts on new procedures ; conducts unit meetings with staff.

 

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 testand a criminal background investigation prior to being hired.

 

Reasonable accommodation is available to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability that needs to be accommodated, please contact the Department of Human Resources/ADA Coordinator at (216) 443-7190.

 

Please note that this position may be subject to an oath of office and/or bonding requirements pursuant to Chapter 107 of the Cuyahoga County Code.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer - Smoke-free and Drug-free Workplace.

Visit our website: www.cuyahogacounty.us

 

Posted:

POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

03/30/2018

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31-May-2018

Nebraska State Patrol Crime Laboratory - Forensic Scientist Toxicology

Nebraska State Government Logo
NEBRASKA STATE GOVERNMENT 
invites applications for the position of:

State Patrol Forensic Scientist


SALARY: $24.55 Hourly 
OPENING DATE: 05/31/18
CLOSING DATE: 06/15/18 11:59 PM
JOB TYPE: PERM FULL TIME
LOCATION: Lincoln
DEPARTMENT: Nebraska State Patrol
DESCRIPTION:
The Nebraska State Patrol is developing a list of qualified candidates to fill an opening in the Toxicology Section. The Nebraska State Patrol Crime Laboratory has held ASCLD/LAB accreditation since 2004, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation since 2014, and is located in Lincoln. We provide services to law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Nebraska. We welcome applications from interested forensic scientists with previous experience in forensic toxicology casework as well as those with no prior experience. As a member of the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab team, forensic scientists participate in a variety of scientific activities including toxicology testing, expert witness testimony, training of law enforcement and the general public. The Nebraska State Patrol allows forensic scientists to take responsibility for all aspects of casework providing our scientists with challenges and career satisfaction. Interaction with attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and other government and private crime laboratories gives Nebraska State Patrol forensic scientists a broad spectrum of criminal justice experience. 

Hours: 8-5, Monday - Friday.  

Job location is 3977 Air Park Road.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Analyze body fluid evidence for the presence of impairing drugs and drug metabolites, perform instrument maintenance; compose and complete objective reports and provide clear and objective court testimony regarding analysis reports; attend training for forensic toxicology and read related literature; complete case information on the computer to maintain and monitor case evidence; be responsible for the safety of the section and laboratory common areas; perform special projects as assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor or Director. 
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelors or post-baccalaureate degree in the fields of physical science, natural science, forensic science, criminalistics, or other fields, where specific scientific coursework in job related specialties have been completed.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to your applicant information. Failure to complete all areas of your employment application may result in your application being disqualified from our selection process. 

PREFERRED: Bachelors or post-baccalaureate degree in the natural sciences field (chemistry, biology, biochemistry, etc.) Minimum of one year of experience performing forensic toxicology analysis or related casework in an accredited forensic science laboratory. Experience working with analytical chemistry methods, specifically analysis using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and/or experience with immunoassay instrumentation and techniques.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or ability to provide independent authorized transportation is needed for job-related travel. If selected for this position, you must meet the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services employment eligibility requirements by completing an EEV (I-9) Form. The agency does not sponsor H1-B Visa's. Regular and reliable attendance is expected. Applicants will be screened for a record of criminal activity and criminal history using a fingerprint-based check, before a final offer of employment is made. Applicants must be free of felony convictions. Applicants cannot maintain a continuous association or dealings with persons, groups, or organizations that they know, or should know are persons or groups or organizations under criminal investigation or indictment or who have a reputation for present, ongoing involvement in felonious or criminal behavior. Applicant must successfully complete an extensive background screening prior to being employed, which includes completion of a Personal History Questionnaire. Selection process will include an interview. 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE of: the principles of chemistry and other sciences related to the work assigned; laboratory procedures, analysis methods; the methods used to illustrate information and support court testimony; the practices and protocols of the assigned forensic science field. SKILL in: the selection and use of laboratory equipment/instrumentation and material/chemicals used in conducting analysis of substances/items submitted to the laboratory as a part of the investigation of a criminal case. ABILITY to: follow laboratory procedures and conduct tests using laboratory equipment/instrumentation and material/chemicals to obtain results; interpret observations and record results of analysis of items/substances submitted for examination and arrive at conclusions; communicate technical explanations and information to others; formulate legally valid interpretations and conclusions on the basis of tests made and testify and defend these in courts as an expert witness. 


State Patrol Forensic Scientist Supplemental Questionnaire
 
* 1. Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
Checkbox a. Yes
Checkbox b. No
* 2. Have you ever been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary for a term of one year or more?
Checkbox a. Yes
Checkbox b. No
* 3. Have you been convicted of a DWI or DUI in the last two (2) years?
Checkbox a. Yes
Checkbox b. No
* 4. Have you ever been convicted of any crime involving the threat or actual use of physical violence that would constitute a Class I misdemeanor in this state?
Checkbox a. Yes
Checkbox b. No
* 5. Have you ever been convicted of any crime involving the threat of or actual sexual assault or abuse?
Checkbox a. Yes
Checkbox b. No
* 6. Have you ever been convicted of any crime of physical violence or sexual abuse against a child or children?
Checkbox a. Yes
Checkbox b. No
* 7. Have you ever illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported marijuana or other controlled substance for sale?
Checkbox a. Yes
Checkbox b. No
* 8. Have you used marijuana for any purpose in the last two (2) years?
Checkbox a. Yes
Checkbox b. No
* 9. Have you used illegal drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, in the last five (5) years?
Checkbox a. Yes
Checkbox b. No
* Required Question

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29-May-2018

St. Louis, MO - Fingerprint Technician



Fingerprint Technician


Salary

Minimum: $30,394.00
Maximum: $47,502.00

Normal entry salary is $30,394.


Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for fingerprinting individuals and classifying, analyzing, and comparing those records to State and Federal automated fingerprint identification systems as well as assisting with the maintenance of fingerprint files.  Examples of duties include:  classifying, searching and comparing fingerprints to determine if individuals have a criminal record and are who they purport to be; utilizing AFIS, REJIS, and MULES systems; fingerprinting unconscious or deceased subjects to establish identity; photographing subjects; transmitting fingerprints to other law enforcement agencies; attending pre-trial conferences and testifying in court as to prisoner identifications and evidence processing results; chemically processing and logging items for evidence.


For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Fingerprint Technician


Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED with basic knowledge of computers; plus one year of experience with fingerprint classification and identification.


Certification: Must successfully complete AFIS Certification by the Missouri Highway Patrol within 24 months of date of hire.  Must also become certified to use REJIS and MULES criminal history files and arrest records by completion of the working test period.


A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment Application.  Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment on the application.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.


MEDICAL:  Candidates will be required to pass a "Drug Screen" and submit to a "DNA buccal swab" as part of the medical examination.


VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veterans preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.


LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at http://stlouis-mo.gov/jobs


Examination Components and Their Weights

Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
Oral Interview: 100%
Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
Medical Examination: Pass/Fail


No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.


O.C. 2773


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17-May-2018

WEST TENNESSEE REGIONAL FORENSIC CENTER - Forensic Technician

POSITION AVAILABLE FORENSIC TECHNICIAN

PAY GRADE: HIRING RATE:

36 $16.50

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The Forensic Technician provides primary assistance to staff pathologists with autopsy procedures and related activities. This position is responsible for transport of deceased between morgue and autopsy room; lifting and transfer of body between cart and table; preparing body for autopsy; assisting pathologist with evisceration; ensuring specimens are handled and stored appropriately, and preparing body for funeral home.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assists with autopsy duties as appropriate and expected

• Sets up, operates, and maintains various instruments and specialized autopsy equipment

• Collects forensic evidence and maintain chain of custody as required

• Enters evidence information into database

• Prepares bodies for postmortem examinations

• Washes, dries, measures, and positions bodies

• Prepares and preserves tissue and specimens

• Assists in body dissection

• Serves as a source of information and support during autopsy procedures

• Records information and completes forms

• Prepares preserving solutions

• Cleans and disinfect autopsy suite, equipment, tables, and instruments

• Performs related duties as assigned

637 Poplar Avenue | Memphis, Tennessee 38105 | uthsc.edu/forensic-center | 901.222.4600

REQUIREMENTS:

High School Diploma or GED. One full-time year of work experience in allied health care and/or performing autopsies, preferred, but not required. Must have knowledge of anatomy. Must have basic computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite. Must have good communication skills. Must be able to use a camera with basic photography skills.

Must pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Must perform all duties in a manner respectful of the patient and family.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, lift, carry, push, pull, bending, sit, climb and stooping. Exposure to human remains, forensic instruments, pathogens, chemical or biological hazards, blood, and other body fluids.

BENEFITS:

• Health or Health Savings CDHP (with/without wellness)

• Dental

• Vision

• Life Insurance: Basic and Optional Term

• Long-term Disability

• Short-term Disability

• Optional Accidental Death Insurance

• Flexible Spending Accounts

• Retirement: 401k, 403b, and 457b

• Educational Assistance: Employee, Eligible Spouse, and Dependent

• Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Longevity Pay, and Paid Holidays

TO APPLY:

Follow the job link at uthsc.edu/forensic-center.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

ABOUT THE WEST TENNESSEE REGIONAL FORENSIC CENTER

The $13 million West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC) includes 32,000 square feet of operational space, and is located in Memphis, the second largest city in Tennessee, with a population of more than 653,000. The office is centrally located near downtown in the heart of the Medical District.

The WTRFC performs approximately 1,000 autopsies per year for 13 counties west of the Tennessee River. The center encounters a wide variety of cases, including traumatic deaths, toxicological deaths, and natural deaths. Affiliation with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Department of Pathology, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and Methodist University Hospital allows consultations in many pathology subspecialties, including pediatric pathology, neuropathology, and all of the surgical pathology subspecialties, as well as access to medical microbiology and clinical chemistry.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

• Accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners since 1978

• On-staff forensic anthropologist certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology

• Consulting odontologist certified by the American Board of Forensic Odontology

• Lodox eXero-dr (March 2018) with integrated PACS (The WTRFC will be the first facility to install the newest full-body x-ray technology)

• 8 ABMDI registered medicolegal death investigators

• 7 experienced autopsy technicians

• 4 board certified forensic pathologists

• Teaching institution with a forensic pathology fellowship program, rotating pathology residents, and a summer preceptorship program for first-year medical students




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