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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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10-May-2018

Suffolk County (NY) Crime Lab - Drug Chemist

Forensic Scientist I (Drug Chemistry)

Suffolk County Crime Laboratory (Hauppauge, NY)

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

     Either:

     a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Master's Degree in one of the natural or forensic sciences, including or supplemented by sixteen (16) credit hours  in chemistry, and one (1) year of professional experience* in forensic toxicology or forensic chemistry; or,

    

     b) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in one of the natural or forensic sciences including or supplemented by sixteen (16) credit hours in chemistry, and two (2) years of professional experience* in forensic toxicology or forensic chemistry.

 

NOTE:  *Professional experience is defined as experience involving independent responsibility for the analysis of evidence or specimens, and may include signing and issuing reports.  Qualifying experience must have been gained within the last ten (10) years. 

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

At the time of appointment and during employment in this title, employees will be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State. 

 

Candidates will be subject to a background investigation.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The employee will perform qualitative and quantitative analysis on submissions for the presence or absence of controlled substances utilizing wet chemical and instrumental techniques including GC/MS, HPLC, FT-IR, Q-TOF.  The employee will be required to issue reports and give sworn testimony in legal proceedings.  The employee may be assigned to a team that responds to crime scenes.

 

https://apps2.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice/specs/2270spe.html

 

Qualified candidates may contact Matthew Dinizio – matthew.dinizio@suffolkcountyny.gov

 

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10-May-2018

Colorado Springs - DNA Analyst

SALARY:              $5,459 to $7,648

DEPARTMENT: Colorado Springs Police Department OPENING DATE: 05/08/18

CLOSING DATE: 06/10/18 11:59 PM

 

FLSA: Exempt position

 

DESCRIPTION / POSITION OVERVIEW:

 

The hiring salary for this position is between $5,459 and $6,554 per month.

 

Learn about the City of Colorado Springs as an employer and what our beautiful city has to offer as a place to live and work by clicking on the following links: http://www.choosecoloradosprings.com/

https://coloradosprings.gov/sites/default/files/inline- images/candidate_info_packet_6.26.17_updated.pdf This information may change annually.

 

DNA Analyst

 

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented DNA Analyst to conduct forensic examinations of evidence submitted to the Metro Crime Lab for the purposes of identifying, collecting, and preserving samples using Forensic Serological testing methods.

Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform: Perform forensic DNA analysis from DNA extraction, quantification, and PCR setup,

through analysis using specialized analytical instrumentation to develop DNA profiles Interpret analytical results of DNA testing through use of genetic typing software Conduct technical review of profiles and interpretations done by other employees Prepare written reports summarizing results of testing and analysis

Provide expert testimony in federal, state, and local court proceedings on actual results of

DNA testing conducted

 

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:

 

Knowledge of scientific principles and methods used in DNA analysis

Knowledge of and adherence to necessary DNA discipline specific requirements (continuing education, proficiency testing, etc.) for ISO/IEC 17025 and CODIS/NDIS participation requirements

Familiarity with ISO lab accreditation standards

Ability to effectively communicate results of testing and analysis to investigators, attorneys, judges, and juries in written and verbal form

 

Successful candidate will have:

 

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in biology, chemistry, forensic science, or a related field, including coursework in the areas of 

biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, statistics and/or population genetics, or other subjects that provide a basic knowledge of the foundation of forensic DNA analysis

Three years of experience in a laboratory performing STR forensic DNA testing for the identification and evaluation of biological evidence in criminal matters, including the successful analysis of a range of samples typically encountered in forensic casework

 

Ideal candidates will also demonstrate:

 

Graduate degree in related field

Demonstrated knowledge of and adherence to necessary DNA discipline specific requirements (continuing education, proficiency testing, etc.) for ISO/IEC 17025 and CODIS/NDIS participation requirements

Three or more years of case experience in an accredited DNA laboratory performing serological examination and DNA analysis

Experience with Organic, Chelex, and Maxwell 16 extraction methods, ABI 3130 Genetic

Analyzer, ABI 7500 RT PCR instrument (QuantiFiler Duo or

Trio), IdentiFiler, IdentiFiler Plus, MiniFiler, and/or GlobalFiler amplification systems, GeneMapper ID-X software and ArmedXpert analysis software

Experience validating serological test methods, DNA instrumentation, software, and extraction protocols, CODIS entry, use of PopStats, and CODIS Administrator experience Experience utilizing JusticeTrax LIMS during case work, and statistics/metrics customization of turnaround times, etc.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Physical Demands:

 

Environmental Conditions   Work is performed in an office or laboratory setting and includes working with biohazardous materials, mildly toxic or corrosive chemicals, and instrumentation carrying high voltages.

 

The job offer will be contingent upon successful completion of a polygraph examination, extensive background check, and other pre-employment assessments.

 

Applicants that have used marijuana within 18 months from the posting closing date will not be eligible for hire. More information about the Colorado Springs Police Department's Marijuana Use Policy can be found at  https://coloradosprings.gov/police- department/page/marijuana-use?mlid=5091

 

This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

Please visit https://coloradosprings.gov/jobs and click on 'Apply for a City Career' > 'City Career Postings Apply Now' button to complete an online application. All job applicants will need to create a new login and online application (unless you already have a NEOGOV/governmentjobs.com user ID and password).

 

Completing your application in full, including the entire work experience section, will assist Human Resources (HR) in the applicant screening process. Your application may not be considered if all of the information requested for each employer you list is not provided.

 

Our NEOGOV application system does not allow you to edit your application after it has been submitted for a position. If you want to make changes, you may submit another application prior to the position's closing date and time listed in the job posting. HR will review the last application you submit for a position.


    To view the City's job classifications, including physical demands and descriptions, go to 

https://www.coloradosprings.gov/human-resources/page/job-classifications-descriptions. To view the status of your application, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cosprings/default.cfm.

To be notified of future career opportunities, go to http://coloradosprings.gov/jic

If hired, you will be required to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United

States.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://www.coloradosprings.gov

 

30 South Nevada Avenue, Suite 301

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

719-385-5171

719-385-5171

              cityrecruiting@springsgov.com

      

Position #12885

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03-May-2018

BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Crime Lab Quality Assurance Specialist

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

Crime Lab Quality Assurance Specialist

Sheriff Scott Israel

SALARY $62,292.00 - $101,450.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/01/17

CLOSING DATE: O5/12/17 04:30 PM

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Experience should be clearly demonstrated in the initial application for consideration.

1. Bachelor's degree with major course work in in the natural or physical sciences, forensic science,

or closely related field; Master's degree preferred.

2. Supplemented by a minimum of six (6) years progressively skilled journey level experience in one (1) specialized area of forensic science, including but not limited to the following: DNA analysis, forensic chemistry, latent print examination, firearms and tool mark examination, and/or tire and footwear examination.

3. Demonstrated ability in the collection, analysis and presentation of data. Must have strong

working knowledge of analytical software.

4. Knowledge of ISO standards, FBI QAS/DNA audit document and principles of quality control must

be demonstrated.

5. Experience in the administrative aspects of the work is required.

6. An equivalent Combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

o Must possess and maintain certification by the governing board of the forensic discipline e.g. American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) or Association of Firearm and Too Mark Examiners (AFTE), or International Association for Identification (IAI).

O Certified as an ASCLD/LAB International Technical Assessor or equivalent as determined by the

Crime Lab Director.

NATURE OF WORK

Under administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to assist the Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) in the documentation and maintenance of records applicable to 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, position must assist in ensuring adherence to accreditation standards encompassing extensive case documentation, validation of procedures, technical and administrative review of reports and case notes. Employees are required to participate in proficiency testing, Courtroom testimony monitoring, continued technical training, quality audits, and accreditation inspections by ASCLD/LAB, or other accrediting bodies. Position requires computer skills, planning skills, and a working knowledge of ISO 17025 standards and FBI QAS/DNA audit document to assist in ensuring Compliance with these accreditation standards, laboratory standard operating procedures, various scientific working group (SWG) guidelines and governmental mandates; under the supervision of the Crime Lab Quality Assurance Manager. 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

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if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Assists in maintaining and updating the Quality Manual, Laboratory Operations Manual and each unit's Standard Operating Procedures Manual.

Assists in monitoring laboratory practices to verify continuing Compliance with policies and procedures related to quality; advising supervisory and/or technical lead staff of Compliance issues.

Periodically assesses the adequacy for test report review activities.

Assists in the scheduling proficiency testing, ordering of tests, sending the results and documenting test results.

Assists in monitoring and maintaining Courtroom testimony records.

Monitors security access to include the distribution of entry keys, physical keys to internal doors and evidence areas

Maintains the laboratory's safety program to include annual safety audits, safety inspections of eye wash stations, showers, fire extinguishers and other safety equipment.

Assists in maintaining the documents/logs of all equipment, chemicals, and other accreditation mandated documentation.

Periodically reviews and maintains Curricula Vitae (CV), ensuring they are up-to-date.

Assists in the scheduling and documentation of internal audits against accreditation standards and BSO policies and procedures.

Assists in the review and evaluation of the work records and reports of all laboratory personnel to identify technical and procedural performance issues, and to verify adherence to accreditation standards, regulatory requirements, and quality assurance standards; assists in remedial actions for Compliance issues.

Assists in the review of all unit procedures and policies for adherence to the provisions of the ASCLD/LAB accreditation and the laboratory quality assurance programs or other accrediting bodies.

Assists in monitoring the validation process of new technical procedures and instrumentation, to including maintaining and documenting validation testing.

Maintains and reviews instrumental Calibration and maintenance records.

Assists staff by reviewing case files for compliance with accreditation, discipline and BSO standards.

Investigates technical problems, proposes corrective actions, and verifies their implementation, if applicable.

Assists in scheduling quality audits and in the evaluation of the results of management system audits.

Assists in the selection, training and evaluation of internal auditors

Maintains training records, certifications, and other technical skill verification of staff.

Recommends training to improve the quality of laboratory personnel.

Proposes corrections and improvement in the management system.

Assists in the preparation of compliance reports that provide analysis of the performance status of the various laboratory units and laboratory programs for review by laboratory personnel.

Assists in the preparation of required external performance and investigation reports for accreditation

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and regulatory bodies to be reviewed by Supervisory/Technical Lead Staff.

May be required to defend the quality assurance policies of the laboratory services section in State and Federal and other court systems.

Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in accreditation and technical standards of the Crime Laboratory disciplines.

May assist with duties associated with research, writing and management of grants.

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, e.g., toxic agents, pathogens, chemicals, organic/inorganic agents. Spends at least 65% of time performing duties that involve the Collection, examination, preservation, documentation, preparation, or analysis of human tissues or fluids or physical evidence having potential biological, chemical or radiological hazard or Contamination, or use chemicals, processes, or materials that may have carcinogenic or health-damaging properties in the analysis of evidence.

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 it 17844A http://www.sherifford CRIME LAB QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST B1.

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

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Crime Lab Quality Assurance Specialist Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. Do you have a bachelor's degree with major course work in the natural or physical sciences or

foren SiC SCience?

- Yes - No

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Are you able to demonstrate a minimum of six (6) years progressively skilled journey level experience in one (1) specialized area of forensic science, including but not limited to the following: DNA analysis, forensic chemistry, latent print examination, firearms and tool mark examination, and/or tire and footwear examination?

- Yes - No

* 3. Are you certified as an ASCLD/LAB International Technical Assessor or equivalent?

- Yes - No

* 4. Do you possess certification by the governing board of the forensic discipline? Examples include the

American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) or Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE), or International Association for Identification (IAI)

- Yes - No

* Required Question

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27-Apr-2018

West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center - Medicolegal Death Investigator

Medicolegal Death Investigator- Forensic Center - 17000001MW 

Description

 

Pay Grade: 38

Hiring Rate: $19.17

 

THIS IS A GRANT FUNDED POSITION

 

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

The Medicolegal Death Investigator assists the investigation of deaths reported to the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center, Office of the Medical Examiner, particularly as regards the seeking, gathering, and documentation of pertinent circumstantial, historical, and other medicolegal data. This position aids the Medical Examiner with identification of the decedent, determination of cause and manner of death, preservation of evidence, and anticipated future questions.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Receives and responds to the initial report of a death or request for cremation.
  2. Creates an office record with the preliminary information.
  3. Seeks and gathers facts and additional data necessary to establish the Medical Examiner’s jurisdiction.
  4. Communicates and coordinates with the Medical Examiner, family members, employers, witnesses, and personnel from law enforcement, hospital, medical, civil, mortuary, insurance, and other fields.
  5. Responds as appropriate to the death or injury scene or body location; Inspects and documents by means of notes, diagrams, sketches, and photography the appearance and condition of the locale, body, and other pertinent objects on or near or associated with the body.
  6. Makes preliminary external examination of the body as appropriate with reference to identification of findings and factors related to time, place, manner, and cause of injury, disease, or death, and with reference to routine physical characteristic documentation and identity.
  7. Obtains pertinent past and present medical, social, family, and other history from persons and sources associated with the decedent, including family, physicians, hospitals, co­workers, employers, and law enforcement agencies.
  8. Prepares for collection and removal the body and any pertinent valuables or evidentiary materials, and removes or transports the body or materials to the appropriate location or facility.
  9. Ensures the preservation and storage of evidentiary items and materials, available records, the body, and any associated clothing, valuables, or personal effects.
  10. Performs related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  
 
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
 

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years acceptable and proven experience in death investigation; law enforcement; and/or Licensed Paramedic/EMT OR a combination of education and work experience to equal ten (10) years of related experience. Master’s Degree preferred. This position requires knowledge of laws and standards of medico legal investigation, anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and forensic pathology.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Must be available to work rotating shift, days and holidays.  

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Certification from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators is required within one year of hire date. (COPY OF LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED)       

 

TYPICAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  Work is generally performed in a clinical setting or exam room.  Position will occasionally be exposed to environmental elements such as; heat, rain, or cold when conducting on-site crime scene investigations.  Position will also be exposed to biohazards and chemicals necessary for the autopsy procedures during the pre and post-mortem process.


 

Job

  Medical Technical 

Primary Location

  US-Tennessee-Memphis 

Organization

  Forensic Center 
Campus/Institute  Memphis 

Schedule

  Full-time 

Job Posting

  Feb 19, 2018, 3:43:25 PM

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27-Apr-2018

West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center - Forensic Pathologist

Forensic Pathologist-Forensic Center - 17000001JF 

Description

 

Job Summary/Essential Job Functions: The Forensic Pathologist will perform functions of a medicolegal pathologist, performing post mortem examinations and associated work duties. 

 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Perform primary functions of a forensic pathologist in accordance with industry standards to determine manner and cause of death in medical examiner cases.
  2. Maintains all required licenses and accreditations consistent with the industry standards.
  3. Maintains individual continuing medical education and assures compliance with licensing and certification requirements.
  4. Assists in the training of new forensic pathologists, residents and assists with the educational programs with participating agencies.
  5. Reports to scenes of investigation when requested and leads investigators in the management of the investigation.
  6. Works closely with consultants when needed for forensic pathology services such as odontology, toxicology, histology, etc.
  7. Provides expert testimony in criminal and civil court as requested
  8. Must be able to provide reports and data in a comprehensive format.
 

Qualifications

 

REQUIREMENTS:  MD or DO degree; Completion of a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology (preferred) or anatomic pathology and a fellowship in forensic pathology; Board certification in forensic pathology must be completed within 2 years of hiring; Must become licensed in the state of Tennessee prior to starting work

 
 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

 
  1. Knowledge of the rules and regulations affecting the operation of the Medical Examiner’s office.
  2. Knowledge of agency policies and procedures.
  3. Knowledge of professional standards in forensic pathology.
  4. Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee development sufficient to ensure organizational productivity.
  5. Skills in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision making to achieve organizational goals.
  6. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees.

 

Job

  Medical Professional 

Primary Location

  US-Tennessee-Memphis 

Organization

  Forensic Center 
Campus/Institute  Memphis 

Schedule

  Full-time 

Job Posting

  Jan 30, 2018, 7:48:30 PM

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26-Apr-2018

Aerotek Scientific - Lab Analyst

Job Title: Lab Analyst

Pay Rate: 65k (will go to 72k in 6 months)

Location: Richmond, KY 40475

  • Seeking 4-5 years of GCMS experience maybe less based on level of education completed.

Day to Day for Lab Analyst:

  • Responsible for analysis of neutralization Hydrolysate for GB, VX, and H, Hydrolysate, organics, environmental/RCRA analysis, treaty verification, SCWO blend samples, explosives, and DAAMS tube analysis.
  • Maintains chemical reagent and calibration stock solutions required to conduct analysis IAW analytical methods
  • Develops, adapts and modifies analytical methods and procedures as required for optimization of system performance
  • Writes and maintains operating instructions for the analytical platform and for newly developed or modified procedures
  • Supports the BGCAPP safety culture by working safely in accordance with procedures and by enforcing a safe work environment
  • Perform extractions of environmental or process samples to include GB and VX hydrolysate, hydrolysate organics, TSS, and TDS in support as dictated by sample workflows.
  • Effectively prioritizes work assignments and schedules for adapting workflow requirements to maximize efficiency.
  • Conducts and/or participates in assigned technical tasks in support of complex multidisciplinary technical projects, which may include: dilute agent standards program, chemical agent neutralization processes, waste water treatment of hydrolysate, thermal treatment processes, and air sampling and analysis to meet data quality objectives.
  • Participates in laboratory initiated technical projects to evaluate method efficacy and efficiency, develops laboratory operating procedures, prepares technical specifications, and extrapolates and interprets technical data for completeness, reasonableness and fit.
  • Participates in the development of materials for presentation of results to clients, regulators, stakeholders, and in public forums.
  • Participates in scientific conferences, peer review panels, and increases company visibility through publications, as necessary
  • No medical or certification required
  • PPE includes safety glasses

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10-Apr-2018

West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center - Medicolegal Death Investigator










MEDICOLEGAL DEATH INVESTIGATOR

PAY GRADE:        38

HIRING RATE:  $19.17

               
JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Medicolegal Death Investigator assists the investigation of deaths reported to the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center, Office of the Medical Examiner, particularly as regards the seeking, gathering, and documentation of pertinent circumstantial, historical, and other medicolegal data. This position aids the Medical Examiner with identification of the decedent, determination of cause and manner of death, preservation of evidence, and anticipated future questions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Receives and responds to the initial report of a death or request for cremation
• Creates an ofce record with the preliminary information
• Seeks and gathers facts and additional data necessary to establish the Medical Examiner’s jurisdiction
• Communicates and coordinates with the Medical Examiner, family members, employers, witnesses, and personnel from law enforcement, hospital, medical, civil, mortuary, insurance, and other fields
• Responds as appropriate to the death or injury scene or body location; Inspects and documents by means of notes, diagrams, sketches, and photography the appearance and condition of the locale, body, and other pertinent objects on or near or associated with the body
• Makes preliminary external examination of the body as appropriate with reference to identification of findings and factors related to time, place, manner, and cause of injury, disease, or death, and with reference to routine physical characteristic documentation and identity
• Obtains pertinent past and present medical, social, family, and other history from persons and sources associated with the decedent, including family, physicians, hospitals, co-workers, employers, and law enforcement agencies
• Prepares for collection and removal the body and any pertinent valuables or evidentiary materials, and removes or transports the body or materials to the appropriate location or facility
• Ensures the preservation and storage of evidentiary items and materials, available records, the body, and any associated clothing, valuables, or personal e
ects
• Performs related duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree; Master’s Degree preferred. Two years acceptable and proven experience in death investigation; law enforcement; and/or Licensed Paramedic/EMT OR a combination of education and work experience to equal ten years of related experience. This position requires knowledge of laws and standards of medico legal investigation, anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and forensic pathology. Must be able to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment. Must be available to work rotating shift, days and holidays. Certification from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators is required within one year of hire date. Work is generally performed in a clinical setting or exam room. Position will occasionally be exposed to environmental elements such as; heat, rain, or cold when conducting on-site crime scene investigations. Position will also be exposed to biohazards and chemicals necessary for the autopsy procedures during the pre and post-mortem process.

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.

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06-Mar-2018

Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services - Laboratory Director



LABORATORY DIRECTOR

INDIANAPOLIS-MARION COUNTY FORENSIC SERVICES AGENCY

 

SALARY RANGE

$67,490.00 - $107,900.00 Annually

POSITION SUMMARY:

Position is responsible for providing overall leadership, direction and management guidance through direct supervision, and through subordinate supervisors, of a professional and technical forensic staff engaged in performing the collection, examination and preservation of physical evidence. Works with all law enforcement agencies in Marion County, to include Federal, State, and local; works with the office of the Marion County Prosecutor, the Office of the US Attorney, the office of the Indiana Attorney General, the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney Council, the office of the Marion County Public Defender, the State Public Defenders Council, Marion County Courts, the Indianapolis Fire Department, and the office of the Marion County Coroner. Approves grant and budget requests; administers operating budget; maintains and approves expenditures; prepares reports, correspondence and statistical data Evaluates new techniques, procedures, programs and instrumentation. Allocates personnel and other resources to specific work units or functions. Administers performance evaluations to senior management. Represents the laboratory in meetings, attends professional conferences, and consults with others on the solution of problems. Oversees and maintains accreditation requirements and ensures that the total work product of the laboratory meets all appropriate scientific and legal requirements. Approves actions regarding newly hired personnel, promotions, and disciplinary actions, to include terminations. Assures compliance with Federal and State laws to include but not limited to EEOC, Public Record and Criminal laws. Stays current on legal rulings related to forensic science and federal/state legislation changes. Testifies on legislative bills as needed. 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Implements all administrative and strategic initiatives promulgated by the Forensic Services Board, to include the impact of long range planning and new programs/strategies for implementation.

Develops or creates strategic business plans identifying scientific operations needs of the agency.

Creates and reinforces the mission, vision, and core values of the agency.

Reviews contracts and submits recommendations to the Forensic Services Board for its action.

Provides the Forensic Services Board with a budget review and evaluation prior to submission to the City/County Council and approves budget proposals for the agency.

Advises, administers, and controls the agency budget to contribute to a cost effective operation.

Approve newly developed forensic technologies, i.e., AFIS and DNA analysis, and other new techniques for use in the laboratory. 

Reviews statistical data and ensures compliance with appropriate scientific, legal, and government regulations. Approves modification of current policies as required for the operation of the division.

Oversees workload for all elements of the laboratory (24 hour-per-day basis); devises and explains work policies and procedures; and ensures that appropriate quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) methodologies are employed throughout the laboratory. 

Oversees the process regarding the management of all forensic documents and case records to ensure compliance with state records management law.

Directs and/or conducts training for local agencies to include basic evidence technical courses and specialized forensic applications courses, such as drug chemistry; trace chemistry; questioned documents; latent prints; DNA and serology; firearms and/or tool marks, and forensic evidence technician/crime scene specialist techniques and processes.

Attend seminars, meetings and conferences to incorporate new developments into laboratory case work. 

Presents results of laboratory research at conferences and/or publish the results in scientific journals.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Baccalaureate, Master's Degree or PhD degree from a recognized university, which includes science courses, and ten (10) years of forensic science experience in an accredited forensic laboratory are required. A minimum of five (5) years' experience as a supervisor in a forensic laboratory is also required. Leadership and management skills and experience are required to successfully plan; lead; coach, and report, along with all forensic operation responsibilities and duties of the position are required to deal with both the internal and external dynamics of the position. These skill sets include human resources; performance evaluation; forensic laboratory accreditation criteria; criminal case law pertaining to investigations; grant funding potential for forensic laboratories; strategic planning; budgeting; excellent communication skills; legislative process knowledge, and scientific research knowledge. Excellent interpersonal skills are required to deal with both the internal and external dynamics of the position. Must be able to establish and set priorities according to time sensitive information in order to have continued success in this position. This position requires an individual who is energetic, forward-thinking and creative, with high ethical standards and a professional image. Must have the ability to ensure a budget plan is developed to fulfill the needs of the agency. This process must include experience in grant development at both the federal and state levels. The ability to make effective and informative speeches and presentation on complex topics to the Forensic Services Board and City/County Council. Must have knowledge of governmental, scientific, and legislative processes. Must have a complete understanding of forensic laboratory accreditation and quality assurance programs. Must have experience in testifying as an expert witness. Must also be willing to complete additional specialized training from agencies such as, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and others. Must not have been convicted of a felony.

Work is conducted in a forensic laboratory setting, in the field, or at the morgue. General chemical hygiene and the safe handling of biologically hazardous evidence are required to perform the responsibilities. Must be able to manage stress in a work environment that demands answers on cases, evidence, court orders, etc., on a daily basis. This position must be able to work in a fast-paced setting with the ability to adapt to a schedule that may change multiple times per day. This position must be able to work in conditions that include hazardous materials, e.g., blood, bodily fluids, etc. This position must meet all safety and hazardous communication training related to these environments. 


 

INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT:

The Laboratory Director is guided in judgment by forensic laboratory accreditation criteria, laboratory Policy and Standard Operating Procedures, City/County Human Resource guidelines, and all tenets of applicable federal, city/county ordinance, and state law. Overall risk management of all forensic laboratory accreditation criteria, laboratory operations, safety procedures, proper reporting of accidents, and the ability to ensure new policies are developed to accommodate changes. Must display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment toward the laboratory's mission statement and accreditation criteria. Must possess a working knowledge of the criminal justice system, to include the sensitive and confidential nature of laboratory procedures, protocol, and requirements. The Laboratory Director may need to render an independent judgment when faced with a situation where a decision is needed and there are no clear-cut standard operating procedures or laws. These decisions shall be accomplished in an ethical manner with risk management experience driving the decision-making process. 


WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is conducted in a forensic laboratory setting, in the field, or at the morgue. General chemical hygiene and the safe handling of biologically hazardous evidence are required to perform the responsibilities. Must be able to manage stress in a work environment that demands answers on cases, evidence, court orders, etc., on a daily basis. This position must be able to work in a fast-paced setting with the ability to adapt to a schedule that may change multiple times per day. This position must be able to work in conditions that include hazardous materials, e.g., blood, bodily fluids, etc. This position must meet all safety and hazardous communication training related to these environments.


APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested individuals should apply through the following link:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/indianapolis/jobs/2004455/director-forensic-services-agency?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Any questions should be directed to Jeani Nolte, Deputy Director of Administration, of the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency at jeani.nolte@indy.gov

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01-Mar-2018

Ohio State Highway Patrol Crime Lab - CRIMINALIST

STATE OF OHIO Public Safety 1970 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43223 (614) 752-7665 http://www.state.oh.us/odps/

Invites applications for the position of:

CRIMINALIST

An Equal Opportunity Employer

PN: 20083107 Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent, Bargaining-Unit Location: Franklin County Promotional Bid: classified position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion) Job Location: 1583 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209 Division: Ohio State Highway Patrol Opening Date: Tue. 02/27/18 Closing Date/Time: Thu. 03/08/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Pay Range: 33 Hours of work: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Subject to Call)

Salary: $25.71 Hourly

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Major Worker Characteristics:

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

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

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

(*) Developed after employment.

Supplemental Information:

This position may be filled by a layoff or certification eligibility list. A BCI and FBI fingerprint check, a background check, including a polygraph examination, will be required on all selected applicants. A comparative analysis and/or drug-test may be a requirement of the hiring process. This position will be filled in accordance with the bargaining agreement if applicable.

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

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

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

*IMPORTANT NOTE: If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact SSN before attaching it to your application.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations, due to a disability, should notify the office so that proper arrangements can be made.

Job #20083107 Criminalist JP


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01-Mar-2018

Forensic Specialist II - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI POLICE DEPARTMENT

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI POLICE DEPARTMENT                                        6333

                                                  JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE:                    Forensic Specialist II

SUB-TITLE:            Crime Scene Technician

DIVISION/UNIT:      Regional Criminalistics Division/Evidence Collection Unit

REPORTS TO:       Supervisor III, Crime Scene Investigation Section

DATE:                              February 2018                  PAY RANGE:  16    FLSA:  Exempt

                                                                                                                                 

Job Objectives:  (Purpose of the position.)

To identify, document, and preserve physical evidence from crime scenes.

Essential Job Functions:  (Functions essential to attaining job objectives.)

 1.      Assess and prioritize calls for service and give proper notification to supervisor according to established procedures.

 2.      Collect and preserve evidence by implementing state-of-the-art scientific and technical methods, and ensuring the proper chain of custody.

 3.      Involves work with decomposing corpses, bodily fluids, contagious diseases, hazardous materials, heavy objects, equipment, tools, and other evidence.

 4.      Responsible for care and maintenance of technical equipment.

 5.      Must have knowledge of search/seizure case law.

 6.      Document crime scenes using detailed written reports, photographs, and diagrams where appropriate.

 7.      Protect crime scenes from contamination.

 

 8.      Render credible expert testimony in depositions and in a court of law on the crime scene processing techniques utilized, evidence collection and preservation methodology. Prepare charts, photographs, diagrams and other visual aides as needed for presentation to the court.

KANSAS CITY MISSOURI POLICE DEPARTMENT

Forensic Specialist II – Crime Scene Technician

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 9.      Examine and unload firearms.

10.     Maintain reliable and predictable attendance. Must have the ability to work mandatory overtime, flexible hours, nights, weekends and holidays.

11.     Must have the ability to process crimes scenes in all types of weather conditions.

12.     Perform technical/administrative reviews of casework.

13.     Perform related duties as required. 

14.     This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to    identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be           requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those       stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will        be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform         the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with        Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended by the Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA);       and the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA).

Job Standards:  (Minimum qualifications needed to perform essential functions.)

To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the incumbent must have

graduated from an accredited four-year college or university; taken coursework with a strong emphasis in physical science or have  minimum of three years’ experience in the forensics field.

Incumbent must successfully complete an extensive Crime Scene Investigation training program. Incumbent must be certified by International Association of Identification (IAI) within two years of appointment.

Physical Requirements: Incumbent must have full use of all limbs. Position requires very heavy lifting (over 50 pounds) occasionally, heavy lifting (20 to 50 pounds) often, and light lifting (5 to 20 pounds) frequently. Required to stand, kneel, and/or stoop for extended periods of time. Must have the ability to distinguish the full range of the color spectrum in order to visually examine and investigate all types of crime scenes and evidence.

KANSAS CITY MISSOURI POLICE DEPARTMENT

Forensic Specialist II – Crime Scene Technician

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Incumbent will be required to operate a motor vehicle at least one to two hours per day (current valid driver’s license required) and will work at a stationary computer terminal or keyboard for an extended period of time (usually one to four hours per day, but can exceed eight hours in some circumstances).  Will be required to use telephone and/or police 2-way radio, use of which can range from a few minutes to over an hour each day.

This position requires strong communication, time management, writing, analytical and decision making skills. Incumbent is required to consistently exercise discretion, sound judgment, and must comply with accreditation mandates to assure quality of results and analysis. Failure of any quality assurance mandates must be reported, whether it is of their own or another analyst. Incumbent is required to submit to a DNA standard for elimination purposes.

 

Job Location:  (Place where work is performed.)

This position operates at both indoor and outdoor crime scenes in all weather conditions, with time in a standard office environment. 

 

 

Equipment:  (Machines, devices, tools, etc., used in job performance.)

  • Digital SLR Camera
  • Personal computer/mainframe terminal, including advanced computer diagramming programs
  • Police vehicle (cargo van)
  • Telephone and two-way radio
  • Personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus and air monitoring equipment, including air purifier and respirator.
  • Laboratory-specific instruments, including but not limited to alternate light sources, trajectory systems and various chemical processes to develop biological evidence or latent fingerprints.

How to Apply:

Please send resumes, curriculum vitaes, cover letters, etc., to Captain Sicoli: Christopher.Sicoli@kcpd.org

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22-Feb-2018

Rapid City Police Department - Forensic Chemist

The Rapid City Police Department is searching for a Forensic Chemist to join its team in Rapid City, South Dakota.  This is a great opportunity to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in the world!  Rapid City, the “Gateway to the Black Hills”, is a thriving community of 70,000+ with close proximity to world-class recreation and many lifestyle amenities. 

Apply Online:  http://www.rcgov.org/Career-Opportunities/index.html

Closing Date:  04/27/2018

Role summary:  The Forensic Chemist performs a variety of highly specialized and complex laboratory analyses of physical and biological evidence for the Evidence Lab. This role interprets test results, forms appropriate opinions and/or conclusions, prepares reports, and provides expert witness testimony.

Essential functions and responsibilities include:

  • Operates microscopes, infrared spectrometer and spectrometer microscope, gas chromatograph, gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, or other analytical equipment and instruments using various technical procedures and scientific methods for examination and/or analysis of evidence.
  • Interprets test results, forms conclusions and prepares reports. Daily contact with law enforcement personnel, attorneys, and others to provide information or consultation about test results and other relative scientific topics
  • Testifies as an expert witness with respect to the qualitative and quantitative instrumental analysis of evidentiary samples including drug and/or blood alcohol samples and ethanol pharmacokinetics/extrapolations with respect to blood alcohol testing.
  • Develops, implements and oversees laboratory quality control and quality assurance programs in forensic analyses to ensure accuracy of results.
  • Ability to direct or participate in the development of new laboratory methods; make changes which impact existing guidelines or laboratory policies, and may serve as a lead worker over other laboratory staff.
  • Responds to crime scenes as needed, collects evidence, preserves and documents crime scene evidence.
  • Provides training in evidence procedures and laboratory analyses to other personnel.
  • Assists with evidence property related functions such as inventory or property disposal.
  • Assists with internal and external customers and responds to their needs.
  • Speaks to public organizations on evidence or forensic related topics.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Chemistry, Forensic Science, or a closely related field and (4) four to (10) ten years directly related experience and/or training and/or a relevant combination of education and experience deemed acceptable by the hiring authority. Must have extensive knowledge of analytical chemistry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Headspace Gas Chromatography as well as an understanding of pharmacokinetics of ethanol as it relates to BAC extrapolations, experience as an expert witness with respect to blood alcohol analysis and ethanol extrapolations, or experience in the use of analytical instrumentation, including Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, in the identification of unknown drug samples, and experience as an expert witness with respect to unknown drug analysis.

Committed to Community, Service, and Integrity, RCPD’s internationally accredited agency offers a progressive law enforcement work environment, along with fantastic benefits; including employer-paid health insurance premiums and employer-matching retirement.  To learn more, visit us at http://www.rcgov.org/Police/   

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26-Jan-2018

ORAU - Multiple Openings

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

Laboratory Manager - Theater Liaison

Forensic Chemist

Forensic Examiner - Latent Print 1

Forensic Examiner - Latent Print 3

Forensic Examiner - DNA 1

Forensic Examiner - DNA 3

Forensic Examiner - Firearms and Tool Marks

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11-Jan-2018

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

    The County of San Bernardino

invites application for the position of

Criminalist III-DNA Technical Leader*

Job Number: 18-03541-01

                           SALARY

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

                        APPLY BY: Continuous

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

THE POSITION

 FUTURE SALARY INCREASE

3.0% Effective July 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

been received. Apply TODAY for optimal consideration!

Applications are reviewed and processed on a weekly basis.

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

*Official title: Criminalist III

EXCELLENT BENEFITS!

Administrative Services Unit Benefits

                                                               CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

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

and a medical examination, which includes a drug test.

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

for duty within one hour after being paged.

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

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

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

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

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

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

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


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

–AND--

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

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

education and experience requirements.)

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

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

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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

SELECTION PROCESS

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

complete in your responses in all areas.

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

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

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

                        (909) 387-8304 • TTY Users: 711

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

        An Equal Employment Opportunity and ADA C ompliant Employer

                                                                       Issue Date: 1/9/18

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Criminalist III-DNA Technical Leader* Supplemental Questionnaire

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

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

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

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

I understand.

*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   resume.

Yes

No

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

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

   graduate level).

Example: Chem 161 at CSU Sacramento.

*

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

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

   graduate level).

Example: Bio 184 at CSU Sacramento.

*

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

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

   indicate if graduate level).

Example: Bio 121 at CSU Sacramento.

*

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

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

   school; indicate if graduate level).

Example: Stat 115B, CSU Sacramento.

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

other verification of completion with your transcripts.


*

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

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

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

   submitted:

   1) as an attachment to this application

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

   transcripts)

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

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

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

I have read and understand the above statement.

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

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

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

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

   education and experience requirements.

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

   section of your application.

Yes

No

*

*

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

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

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

   of the duties performed, to ensure consideration.

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

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

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

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

      of the duties performed, to ensure consideration.

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

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

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

      consideration.

12. I have provided the following:

ASCLD-LAB/FBI Equivalency/Waiver Letter

ASCLD-LAB/FBI Qualified Analyst Letter

High-quality, readable copy of my transcripts

None of the above.

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

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

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

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

      of my application or resume.

I have read and understand the above information.

* Required Question

 

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