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22-Sep-2017

Michigan State Police - Latent Print Examiner

Forensic Scientist-E (9-

P11) / Bridgeport 

Laboratory / Latent Prints

Salary 

$39,520.00 - $67,891.20 Annually

Location 

Bridgeport, MI

Job Type

Permanent Full Time

Department

State Police

Job Number

5501-1737-TAM

Closing

10/6/2017 11:59 PM Eastern

Bargaining Unit

SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING (SEIU)


Job Description


At the trainee level, the Forensic Scientist, under supervision of a training officer and senior analysts, completes all phases of the training program, becoming familiar with all facets of evaluating and examining fingerprint evidence. The Forensic Scientist 9 - 11 participates in investigations at major crime scenes and provides expert testimony in state and federal courts as required.

Makes competent evaluations of fingerprint evidence submitted to the laboratory.  Records latent fingerprints by lifting, casting, or photography, compare latent prints to known standards, identified unknown deceased persons.  May use a variety of processing techniques and forensic light sources on submitted evidence to develop latent fingerprints.

Position Description (Download PDF reader)
 

Required Education and Experience


Education

Positions in the State Police Laboratory latent prints area require possession of a bachelor's degree with a major in natural science, criminal justice, forensic science, or a related pure or applied science, with at least 8 semester credits in chemistry.

 

Experience
 

Forensic Scientist 9

 

No specific type or amount is required.

 

Forensic Scientist 10

 

One year of professional experience working in a crime laboratory carrying out a variety of tests, analyses or production and research activities involving chemical, biochemical, biological or physical evidence samples, specimens, or products equivalent to a

Forensic Scientist 9.

 

Forensic Scientist P11

 

Two years of professional experience working in a crime laboratory carrying out a variety of tests, analyses or production and research activities involving chemical, biochemical, biological or physical evidence samples, specimens, or products equivalent to a Forensic Scientist, including one year equivalent to a Forensic Scientist 10.


Additional Requirements and Information

 

THIS POSITION HAS ALSO BEEN POSTED ON JOB# 5501-1738-TAM. 

This position will be filled as either a Forensic Scientist 9-11 or a Specialist Trooper 11.

 

This position requires passing a pre-employment screening, including passing a drug screen, criminal history background check, and a fingerprint check by the Michigan State Police.


As a condition of employment, the selected applicant is required to submit a DNA sample for inclusion into the DNA Staff Index.  Upon hire, the applicant will be required to pass an FBI background check in order to be a user of the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).  If the federal background check is not passed, employment may be terminated.

Please attach a cover letter and a copy of your official college transcripts to your application. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.  Current MSP employees must attach their last two performance appraisals.

All applicants will be screened using the following criteria, and in addition to answering the questions on their application, should address the following in their cover letter:
 

  • Experience as a latent print examiner
  • Use and knowledge of forensic latent prints laboratory instrumentation
  • Court testimony experience
  • Experience with forensic laboratory evidence handling procedures


View the entire job specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ForensicScientist_12044_7.pdf(Download PDF reader)

Agency

State of Michigan

Address

400 South Pine Street

Lansing, Michigan, 48909.

Phone

(800) 788-1766 

Website

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan


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14-Sep-2017

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

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

http://hennepin.jobs

INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:

Latent Fingerprint Examiner

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY
$28.87 - $41.55 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 09/13/17

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

JOB TYPE: Varies

LOCATION: Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota

DEPARTMENT: Sheriff's Office

THE POSITION

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

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

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

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

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:

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

Best Qualified Candidates will have:

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

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


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

 

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

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

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

EXAM #17SHRF745LMS102
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14-Sep-2017

DOUGLAS COUNTY (NE) - Quality Assurance Manager

DOUGLAS COUNTY (NE) Human Resources Department

1819 Farnam Street, Suite 505 Omaha, NE 68183

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solicit customer feedback and perform analysis for service refinement.

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

Assist with corrective and preventive actions.

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

Prepare the laboratory for assessments and audits.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Perform other duties as directed and assigned.

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

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

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

Experience in a forensic laboratory preferred.

Two (2) years of supervisory experience preferred.

Training as an internal auditor or assessor preferred.

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

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

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

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

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

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

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

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

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

Quality Assurance Manager Supplemental Questionnaire

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

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

laboratory sciences such as forensic science, chemistry or biology?

No

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

laboratory?

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High school diploma/GED

1 year of college

2 years of college

3 or more years of college

Bachelor's Degree

Yes

Less than three years

Three years

Four years

Five years

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

procedures and equipment usage in a scientific laboratory?

No

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

employment. Do you understand this condition of employment?

No

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

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

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

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

accommodation?

No

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

without reasonable accommodation?

No

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

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

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

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

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Six years

Yes

Yes

Less than one year

One year

Two years

Three years

Four years

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

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

No

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

No

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

No

* Required Question

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12-Sep-2017

Raleigh/Wake City-County - Firearms Examiner

Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification

Firearms Examiner

 

Agency Description:

 

The Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1937 in an effort to provide for the better enforcement of the criminal laws in Wake County. CCBI is a specialized fingerprint identification bureau that functions as an independent criminal justice agency serving all law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction in Wake County.  CCBI's mission is to continuously strive for perfection while setting the highest standards in crime scene investigation, forensic analysis of evidence, and collection of criminal arrest information. CCBI is comprised of approximately 80 full-time employees divided into three divisions: the Investigations Division, the Crime Laboratory Division, and the Support Services Division.  The Investigations Division's responsibility is to provide crime scene investigation services to law enforcement agencies within Wake County.  The Crime Laboratory Division is responsible for the forensic analysis of evidence including latent print examination services, controlled substance analysis, DWI blood drug/alcohol analysis, digital evidence examination, photographic services, and facial recognition examinations.  The Support Services Division is divided into a Civil Identification Unit and a Criminal Identification Unit.  The Civil Identification Unit is tasked with fingerprinting for concealed handgun permits, sexual offender registration, and applicants seeking employment. The Criminal Identification Unit is responsible for the identity verification, collection of fingerprints and photographs, and the collection of statutorily required DNA collection kits upon all individuals arrested in Wake County for offenses authorizing such collections.   For more detailed information regarding CCBI and the services provided, please see our website at the following address: http://www.wakegov.com/ccbi/Pages/default.aspx.

 

Job Description:

 

CCBI has been requested by the Wake County District Attorney to expand laboratory services to include performing firearms examinations.  Budget appropriations have been allocated along with two full-time permanent Firearms Examiners.  CCBI is looking for two experienced Firearms Examiners to establish and operate a firearms examination laboratory/service within the CCBI Crime Laboratory.  These positions will be initially required to research and request appropriate instrumentation, work with Wake County General Services Administration regarding construction and facility modification, suggest and draft policy and procedural documentation for the firearms examination function within ISO accreditation standards, and other tasks associated with the creation of the firearms examination service.

 

Performs sophisticated collection, analysis, and evaluation of firearm related evidence utilizing standardized and industry accepted techniques to classify, compare, and identify a variety of firearms, cartridges, cartridge cases, bullets, and similarly related evidence. Conducts complete scientific tests of firearms evidence utilizing chemical and microscopic techniques and instrumentation which may include comparison microscopes, forensic photography, and computer networks linked to federal, state and local databases; documents findings; prepares technical written reports of laboratory examinations and communicates directly with law enforcement, attorneys, and various agencies regarding results found; and prepares evidence in order to provide expert court testimony as to findings; maintains records and files, stores evidence, keeps abreast of scientific advancements in forensic fields by attending conferences, reading technical journals, seminars, and training sessions.

NOTE: A thorough background investigation to include criminal and driving records, a credit check, psychological fitness for duty examination, truth verification examination, and pre-employment drug test will be conducted.

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, Natural/Forensic Science, or related field and two years of experience in firearms examinations or equivalent.  Membership in the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) within 24 months of eligibility and/or employment. A valid driver license and a "safe" driving record required.

 

Preferred Experience:

 

Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Natural/Forensic Science, or related field; Membership in the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE); employment experience in the analysis, identification, and/or comparison of fingerprints; current employment experience with a ISO accredited crime laboratory.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • the operations and safe handling of firearms and ammunition.
  • the makes, models, and characteristics of domestic and foreign firearms and ammunition.
  • the equipment used to test and identify firearms and ammunition.
  • the principles and practices of firearms and ammunition identification and comparison.
  • current practices and principles of firearms identification.
  • federal, state, and municipal laws governing firearms.
  • laboratory techniques used in the performance of microscopic examinations as they pertain to firearms and ammunition.
  • ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories
  • the rules, procedures and laws of evidence.

 

SKILL IN:

  • the care and operation of laboratory equipment, especially microscopes, scales and firearm testing devices.
  • identifying firearms and ammunition.
  • providing expert testimony in firearms identification.

 

ABILITY TO:

  • make precise and accurate microscopic comparative examinations.
  • fire a variety of weapons safely.
  • disassemble firearms and restore to original condition
  • make accurate scientific conclusions.
  • prepare and maintain precise records and reports.
  • conduct searches in firearms databases.
  • use photographic equipment to document evidence.
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and associates.

 

Posting Closing Date:

 

            10/13/17

 

Expected Hiring Range/Hours:

 

            $20.88 - $31.25

Desired Start Date:

 

            January 1, 2018

To Apply:

 

Visit the homepage for Wake County, NC (http://www.wakegov.com/Pages/default.aspx) and locate the employment page.  All Wake County job postings are listed in that location along with application instruction

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08-Sep-2017

Southeast Missouri State University - Assistant Professor Forensic Chemistry

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
Forensic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry

College of Science, Technology, and Agriculture

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Teach forensic chemistry, general chemistry and other courses as needed
  • Establish a productive research program to support the forensic options in both our undergraduate and graduate degree programs  
  • Support the committee structure of both the department and university
  • Help maintain the forensic instrumentation in the department  
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Forensic Chemistry or a Ph.D. in Chemistry (any area) with demonstrated forensic chemistry related experience or training (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching and research
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
 
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.  Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.  Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. 

Application Deadline:  The position is available August 2018, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 18, 2017.
 
Required Information:  To apply, submit the following items online by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:
  • Letter of interest addressing required position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Separate statement on teaching philosophy
  • Separate statement on research interests
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references
Departmental Information:  Information regarding the Department of Chemistry may be found at:  http://www.semo.edu/chemistry/.
 
University Facts:  Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast is a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, maters, and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

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06-Sep-2017

Broward County (FL) - Forensic Biology/DNA Unit Manager

BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

invites applications for the position of:

Crime Lab Unit Manager (Forensic

Biology/DNA)

SALARY:

 

$68,748.85 - $111,985.37 Annually

OPENING DATE:

 

09/04/17

CLOSING DATE:

 

11/03/17 04:30 PM

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

or physical sciences, forensic science, criminology or a closely related field;

 

Master's degree

preferred.

2. Successful completion of coursework in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Statistics

per the FBI Quality Assurance Standards (QAS), or NIST equivalent.

3. Seven (7) years of progressively skilled journey level experience in forensic science including

DNA analysis and forensic biology.

4. Demonstrated experience involving the examination of forensic evidence for the indication or

presence of biological materials including blood and semen. DNA analysis involves the

extraction, quantitation, analysis and interpretation of forensic DNA samples isolated from

materials listed herein.

5. Previous personnel management experience preferred to include performance evaluations,

interviewing, hiring, counseling, instructing, and leave scheduling.

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

 

Such

experience must be clearly documented for consideration.

Special Requirements

Unofficial college transcripts are required at the time of application and must be

attached to your on-line application by 4:30 PM on the closing date.

Must possess and maintain certification by the governing board of the forensic discipline, e.g.

American Board of Criminalistics (ABC).

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 manage the technical operations within

the Crime Lab of the Broward Sheriff's Office. Position is responsible for the implementation,

maintenance and improvements of policies and procedures within their perspective units. Position

oversees the validation of new analytical procedures, training, quality control and safety programs

within the lab. As an American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors – Laboratory Accreditation Board

(ASCLD/LAB -

 

International) accredited laboratory, employees must adhere to accreditation standards

encompassing extensive case documentation, validation of procedures, technical and administrative

review of reports and case notes. Employees in this classification are required to manage and

participate in proficiency testing, courtroom testimony monitoring, continued technical training, quality

audits, and accreditation inspections by ASCLD/LAB –

 

International or other accrediting bodies.

Employees perform specialized technical and scientific work in the application of advanced laboratory

techniques in one (1) or more assigned areas of analysis under the supervision of the Crime Lab

Director. Position is responsible for formal reporting and testifying to findings of such analysis.

Performs related work as directed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks

performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.

The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed

herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

P rovides management, direction and guidance to assigned personnel in a specified unit of assignment

to include but not limited to: DNA analysis, forensic chemistry, latent print examination, firearm and

tool mark examination and/or shoe and tire examination.

O versees and provides technical direction and guidance to assigned personnel in the development,

execution, and maintenance of the standards and policies of laboratory programs, ASCLD/LAB

accreditation, quality assurance, proficiency testing, courtroom testimony monitoring, auditing, and

safety to ensure compliance with accreditation requirements, generally accepted scientific practices

and regulatory standards.

P rioritizes and assigns responsibilities and duties to unit personnel in various types of analysis,

according to the specialized unit of assignment.

O versees and provides training to unit personnel in techniques, procedures, methodologies, and unit

policies and standards.

O versees and reviews work performed by personnel under charge to verify adherence to unit

procedures and regulatory standards.

C onducts preliminary testing and preparation of evidence for analysis in one or more assigned areas

including but not limited to the following: DNA analysis, forensic chemistry, latent print examination,

firearm and tool mark examination and/or shoe and tire examination.

Oversees the preparation of reagents, solutions, and unit equipment for testing and analytical tasks.

E xamines materials collected for adherence to established regulatory procedures concerning collection

and identification of chemical and evidentiary samples.

C onducts laboratory examinations utilizing procedures applicable to the analytical task(s) assigned,

i.e., DNA analysis, forensic chemistry, latent print examination, firearm and tool mark examination

and/or shoe and tire examination.

I solates, collects, and analyzes materials and evidence derived from both natural and synthetic sources

at macroscopic and microscopic levels as applicable.

G enerates data from laboratory examination and testing; reviews such for determining findings;

compiles such for reporting purposes and judicial process as applicable.

T estifies to analytical results in depositions and court; acts as liaison with other law enforcement

agencies, judicial entities, governmental agencies and other entities requiring departmental data.

O versees and/or performs validations, routine maintenance and troubleshooting of specialized unit

equipment, to include calibration and sterilization procedures.

M aintains current knowledge of trends and developments in the field through training, workshops,

seminars, science periodicals, and other information sources; participates in annual proficiency

examinations.

P erforms personnel management duties, i.e., performance evaluations, interviewing, hiring,

counseling, instructing, and leave scheduling.

M aintains overall responsibility for the successful completion of assigned duties delegated to

subordinate personnel.

A nalyzes reports prepared and submitted by subordinates for accuracy, completeness, essential

elements, fundamental soundness and substantiation of action(s) taken.

M aintains appropriate staffing levels, time accountability and employee skill sets for the shift, through

insightful and predictive scheduling of subordinate personnel.

D efends the operational policies of their unit in State and Federal court systems.

May act in the Director's absence as directed.

A DDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

D epending on functional area of assignment duties and responsibilities may include:

F orensic Biology/DNA –

 

Involves the examination of forensic evidence for the indication or presence

of biological materials including blood and semen. DNA analysis involves the extraction, quantitation,

analysis and interpretation of forensic DNA samples isolated from materials listed herein.

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. Directly supervises one or more individuals that spend 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..

B roward 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.

B SO 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 MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://www.sheriff.org

2601 West Broward Blvd.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312

(954) 321-4400

hr_online@sheriff.org

Position #17523A

CRIME LAB UNIT MANAGER (FORENSIC BIOLOGY/DNA)

MB

Crime Lab Unit Manager (Forensic Biology/DNA) Supplemental Questionnaire

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

work in the natural or physical sciences, forensic science, criminology or a closely related field?

Yes No

* 2. Do you possess a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work

in the natural or physical sciences, forensic science, criminology or a closely related field?

Yes No

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

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

Yes No

* 4. Do you possess seven (7) years of progressively skilled journey level experience in forensic science

including DNA analysis and forensic biology?

Yes No

* 5. Do you possess experience involving the examination of forensic evidence for the indication or

presence of biological materials including blood and semen? DNA analysis involves the extraction,

quantitation, analysis and interpretation of forensic DNA samples isolated from materials listed

herein.

Yes No

* 6. Do you possess certification(s) by the governing board of the forensic discipline?

Yes No

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

Yes No

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29-Aug-2017

Washburn University - Program Coordinator - Forensic Investigations

Forensic Investigations Program Coordinator Faculty

(Recruitment #11230817)

 

Washburn University’s Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department invites applications for one faculty position in Forensic Investigations.  This is a 12 month full-time appointment as the program coordinator of the newly developed Forensic Investigations program. Position begins January 1, 2018.   Appointment to a non-tenure or tenure track position will depend on qualifications, the criteria for Faculty Rank are posted in the Washburn University Faculty Handbook: http://www.washburn.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-resources/faculty-handbook/faculty-handbook-section-3.html#

 

The responsibilities of this position will include:  Coordination of the Forensic Investigations program; teach 4 undergraduate forensic investigations courses/criminal justice courses per semester, academic advising to students, holding on-campus office hours at least 3 days per week and service (professional, community, and university).    If the position is hired as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, responsibilities will also include scholarly activity. Salary competitive and commensurate with education/experience.  

 

Required Education/Experience:  1) a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science or Criminal Justice with a strong emphasis in forensics, or a closely related field 2) evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching, with the ability to teach a variety of forensic courses at the undergraduate level, and 3) three years of experience in the field of crime scene investigations and teaching experience at the undergraduate level. 

 

Preferred qualifications for consideration of appointment as Assistant Professor:  1) a PhD in Forensic Science or Criminal Justice with a strong emphasis in forensics, or a closely related field. (ABD will be considered and the doctorate must be earned by June 30, 2019.), and 2) Applicants requesting consideration for a tenure-track appointment must provide evidence of research in the field of forensics. 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of Applicants begins Sept. 21, 2017, and continues until the position is filled.  Send application letter noting a clear indication of which track they wish to be considered, vita, copies of transcripts and name/address/phone numbers of 3 references to: Ms. Beth Kuhn, Office of the Dean (BE 306), Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave. Topeka, KS 66621 (DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNLESS REQUESTED). The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to submit official transcripts. Washburn University is an EOE. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. http://www.washburn.edu

 

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29-Aug-2017

ORAU - Multiple Openings

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

Laboratory Manager - Theater Liaison

Forensic Chemist

Forensic Examiner - Latent Print 1

Forensic Examiner - Latent Print 3

Forensic Examiner - DNA 1

Forensic Examiner - DNA 3

Forensic Examiner - Firearms and Tool Marks

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17-Aug-2017

Columbus Division of Police - Crime Laboratory Manager

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

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

Examples of work assigned to the Crime Laboratory Manager are:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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14-Aug-2017

North Dakota Office of Attorney General - Crime Lab Director

CRIME LABORATORY DIRECTOR

Position No.:   125-1955

Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience

Closing Date:   The position is open until filled; however, review of applications will begin immediately, so please submit as soon as possible.

Status:             Full-Time with State Benefit Package

Recruitment:   Internal/External

Location:         Bismarck, ND

Selecting Supervisor:  Troy Seibel, Chief Deputy Attorney General

 

Summary of Work

The North Dakota Office of Attorney General, Crime Laboratory Division, is recruiting for the position of Crime Laboratory Director.  The Crime Laboratory is an ASCLD/LAB-International (ISO 17025) accredited agency located in Bismarck, ND.  The laboratory supports criminal investigations for over 150 law enforcement agencies statewide.

 

The responsibilities of the Crime Laboratory Director include the following:

 

The overall function, performance and integrity of the state’s forensic science services, its quality assurance, management information systems, forensic science training (internal and external), and adherence to the agency’s forensic policies and procedures.

Oversee and coordinate the supervision of laboratory sections (e.g., the Crime Laboratory currently has 24 employees).  The laboratory processes cases which include the disciplines of fire debris analysis, blood/breath alcohol analysis, offender databasing, DNA casework, drug analysis, firearms examinations, latent fingerprint development and comparison, trace analysis, and toxicological analysis – drug screening.  The Crime Laboratory staff also holds training classes to assist law enforcement agencies in pursuit of their daily duties.

Quality assurance within every unit and/or discipline in the laboratory and the empowerment to transcend section supervisor authority in order to ensure the integrity of the work product or processes.

Participate in and develop major forensic policy decisions, forensic service delivery, human resource administration and management, and administration of the budget.

Act through technical leaders to ensure compliance with ASCLD/LAB-International (ISO 17025) and the FBI Quality Assurance Standards.

Co-author and approve policies and procedures to support laboratory examinations, quality assurance, evidence handling/retention/destruction and safety activities.

Secure federal grants and manage grant activities, including budget estimates, procurement, etc.

Provide guidance and support to law enforcement officers and assistant prosecutors on relevant forensic questions, procedures, analytical methods and updates to the laboratory system.

Manage daily operations, budgets, and make recommendations on personnel decisions.

Coordinate with purchasing for (a) hiring temporary forensic scientists, and (b) issuing contracts to vendors for professional services agreements, etc. on an as-needed basis.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Ideal candidates will possess the following experience:

 

A bachelor’s degree with a major in forensic science, toxicology, chemistry, microbiology, or a related natural science field is required, together with three years of comprehensive forensic science work experience that included lead work in conducting forensic examinations.

MS in forensic science or a related scientific field is highly desirable, but not required.

Minimum of 5-10 years in a supervisory capacity leading a group of forensic scientists in public or private criminalistics laboratory.

Prior forensic casework and testimony experience.

Practical experience with technical troubleshooting and root cause analysis.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Certification in forensic science discipline(s) is desirable, but not required.

Knowledge of forensic laboratory management and operations, ISO/IEC 17025 and other related ISO standards, both the ASCLD/LAB Legacy and International programs and requirements.

Knowledge of collection, detection, preparation, examination, preservation and documentation requirements of physical evidence in all types of environments.

Knowledge of the operation and maintenance needed on a variety of analytical instrumentation and other laboratory related equipment.

Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques used in the analysis of physical evidence as it applies to the forensic laboratory.

Knowledge of budgeting, personnel, and other administrative practices.

Skills to effectively and positively deal with legislators, attorneys, law enforcement agencies, technical leaders, Crime Laboratory supervisors, proficiency test providers, vendors, and other investigative and forensic professionals in carrying out day-to-day responsibilities.

Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.

Ability to interpret forensic scientific experiments, results, formulate conclusions and present findings.

Ability to manage and coordinate laboratory safety inspections to include inventorying drug standards, collecting and disposing of biohazard and chemical waste generated in laboratory environments.  Knowledge of forensic crime laboratory safety requirements.

Ability to work well with other people, make effective oral presentations, prepare well-written reports, and maintain confidentiality in all quality, casework and accreditation matters.  Collect, evaluate, and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations, solve problems, document workflow and other activities relating to the improvement of forensic operations and practices.

 

Application Procedures

 

 

Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation.  Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  The Office of Attorney General does not provide sponsorships.

 

Application package must be received by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed on the opening.

 

Applications will only be accepted online at www.nd.gov/omb/public/state-jobs

 

Documents to be submitted:

 

Resume

Cover letter with a summary that clearly explains how the applicant's work experience is related to the summary of work and minimum/preferred qualifications

3 Professional References

College Transcripts (copies or unofficial versions are acceptable)

 

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must attach Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office with the application for employment.

 

Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact Glenna, Office of Attorney General: E-mail: gellison@nd.gov; phone: (701) 328-1256, fax: (701) 328-2226 or TTY: 1-800-366-6888.

 

Learn more about Office of Attorney General at:  http://www.attorneygeneral.nd.gov

Learn more about Employment Benefits at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/employees/benefits.aspx


Visit North Dakota State government: http://www.nd.gov

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

 

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

 

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

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21-Jul-2017

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services - Latent Print Laboratory Director

Agency: Criminal Justice Services, Division of

Title: Latent Print Laboratory Director

Bargaining Unit: PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary Range: From $88603 to $109133 Annually

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Temporary

Address: Alfred E. Smith Building - 80 South Swan Street, Albany, NY 12210


Minimum Qualifications: The Latent Print Laboratory Director must have a Bachelor’s degree in Criminalistics or a natural science or a closely related field, and at least five years of case work* experience working in an accredited forensic laboratory. At least two of the five years of experience must be in either a supervisory or managerial capacity. 

Essential knowledge and skills for this position include:

• Extensive knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of forensic science;
• Knowledge (not necessarily experience) relating to the field of latent fingerprint identification;
• Experience testifying in court as an expert witness;
• The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely in verbal and written communications; and
• The ability to provide leadership and to maintain professional relationships with law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, and local levels as well as the courts.

Preferred Qualifications: 

The preferred candidate should have:

• A Master’s degree;
• At least three years of experience in the Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation and Verification (ACE-V) methodology of fingerprints;
• Extensive knowledge of New York State and municipal laws, regulations, and procedures as applied to forensic science work;
• Experience working in an ASCLD/LAB accredited laboratory; and
• Strong interpersonal skills.

* Case work is defined as work examining scientific evidence in connection with legal proceedings.



Duties Description: Under the direction of the Director of Identification Operations, the Latent Print Laboratory Director will direct and manage the activities of the Latent Print Laboratory. The incumbent will have direct responsibility for the daily operations of the Latent Print Laboratory. The incumbent will also be responsible for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of the policies and procedures of the Latent Print Laboratory to ensure that the laboratory is meeting current and future needs. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: 

• Maintaining and instituting policies and procedures that will meet ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation standards, any other requirements of the accrediting body and other legislative and agency initiatives; 
• Monitoring the Latent Print Laboratory practices to verify continuing compliance with policies and procedures related to a quality system by using internal and external assessments;
• Managing the workflow of the laboratory to ensure that requests are appropriately prioritized and ensuring that backlogs, if any, are appropriately managed;
• Representing DCJS or selecting appropriate representatives for Technical Working Group meetings, New York Crime Laboratory Advisory Council meetings and Regional Site Managers meetings; 
• Identifying staff development and training needs and ensuring that training is completed;
• Preparing and submitting management reports and proficiency test reports as required by accreditation requirements;
• Representing the laboratory before the New York Commission on Forensic Science or the accrediting body;
• Preparing budget requests for the Latent Print Laboratory; and
• Ensuring staff adherence to health and safety policies, and to other safety requirements.

Additional Comments: Appointment is subject to Division of Budget waiver approval.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Division of Criminal Justice Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Sandra van Kampen, Director of Workforce Diversity and Equity Programs at (518) 485-7962.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.


Name: Jackie Kalney

Telephone: (518) 485-7963

Fax: (518) 457-4000

Email Address: DCJSJobs@dcjs.ny.gov

Address: Alfred E. Smith Building - 80 South Swan Street, Albany, NY 12210

Notes on Applying: Please send a cover letter and resume to the email/address above. Please reference posting # 41590 on your cover letter.


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21-Jul-2017

Hamilton County Coroner’s Crime Laboratory - Trace Evidence Analyst

Position:  Experienced Trace Evidence Analyst


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


Location:  Cincinnati, Ohio


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


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


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


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


                                                Michael A. Trimpe

                                                Senior Trace Evidence Examiner/Arson Analyst

                                                Hamilton County Coroner’s Laboratory

                                                3159 Eden Avenue                                           

                                                Cincinnati, Ohio  45219

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


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13-Jul-2017

Kansas Bureau of Investigation Forensic Scientist I, II, III - Biology Casework Unit

Job Title: Forensic Scientist I, II, III (to directly link to this job posting, copy this

link) County Shawnee Req. No: 187114

agency: Kansas Bureau of Investigation Posting Type: External

applications accepted through:

http://www.admin. s.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=187114

7/13/2017 Jul 31, 2017 Job Description:

Division: Forensic Science Laboratory- Biology Casework Unit

Position Type: Unclassified ( t-Will), Full-Time, Nonexempt, Benefits-Eligible

Position Location: Topeka, Kansas

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is accepting applications to fill multiple Forensic Scientist positions in the Biology Casework Unit.

Forensic Scientist I: Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: Training in the area of biology by means of an intensive training program to perform the identification and genetic classification of biological material using chemical and instrumental methods. Testifies in court as an expert witness in limited scope cases.

Hourly Compensation Rate: $22.16

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree (B /BS) in biology, chemistry, forensic science or a related field. Must have successfully completed college course work in molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics.

Forensic Scientist II: Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: Performs identification and genetic classification of biological material using chemical and instrumental methods. Testifies in court as an expert witness.

Page Job Postings 2 of 4 Hourly Compensation Rate: $26.98

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree (B /BS) in biology, chemistry, forensic science or a related field. Must have successfully completed college course work in molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics.

Two (2) years’ experience performing identification of biological material, or one (1) year experience performing DN testing on evidence samples.

Forensic Scientist III: Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: Performs identification and genetic classification of biological material using chemical and instrumental methods. Testifies in court as an expert witness.

Hourly Compensation Rate: $32.78

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree (B /BS) in biology, chemistry, forensic science or a related field. Must have successfully completed college course work in molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics.

Five (5) years’ experience performing identification of biological material, or three (3) years’ experience performing DN testing on evidence samples.

TRAVEL

The Forensic Scientist in this 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. valid driver's license is required when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

s a condition of employment, candidate(s) are sub ect 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 pplicant ID number or State ID.)

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Page Job Postings 3 of 4 STEP 2: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas ob 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.

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. Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.

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

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

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

Kansas Bureau of Investigation

TTN: Human Resources 1620 SW Tyler Topeka, KS 66612

Required Documents: State of Kansas Employment pplication form Resume, Cover Letter Current Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

cademic transcripts are required to consider application complete

K NS S T X CLE R NCE CERTIFIC TE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas ob vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html 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. Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. ll applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004- 03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact Information: Name: Julie Kampsen Phone: 785-296-8200 Email: KBIEmployment@KBI.ST TE.KS.US Fax: 785-296-2011

What To Expect Next:

fter 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.

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13-Jul-2017

Kansas Bureau of Investigation Forensic Scientist I, II, III - Trace

Job Title: Forensic Scientist I, II, III (to directly link to this job posting, copy this

link) County Shawnee Req. No: 187113

agency: Kansas Bureau of Investigation Posting Type: External

applications accepted through:

http://www.admin. s.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=187113

7/13/2017 Jul 31, 2017 Job Description:

Division: Forensic Laboratory Trace

Position Type: Unclassified, Full-Time, Nonexempt, Benefits-Eligible

Position(s) Location: Topeka, Kansas

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is accepting applications to fill a Forensic Scientist position in the Trace section of the Forensic Science Laboratory located in Topeka, KS. This position will be filled based on the successful candidate’s level of experience in one of the following:

Forensic Scientist I: Entry level training position. This individual trains to perform and ultimately performs analysis of primer gunshot residue (PGSR), paint, fibers, glass, fire debris and other trace evidence using chemical, microscopic and instrumental identification techniques. Testifies in court as an expert witness.

Hourly Compensation Rate: $22.16

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree relevant to the field of work. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Requirements: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in chemistry, forensic science, or other physical or natural science and 25 hours chemistry classes to include one year of organic chemistry lecture/lab courses and analytical chemistry lecture/lab coursework

Page Job Postings 2 of 4 Forensic Scientist II: Performs analysis of primer gunshot residue (PGSR), paint, fibers, glass, fire debris and other trace evidence using chemical, microscopic and instrumental identification techniques. Testifies in court as an expert witness.

Hourly Compensation Rate: $26.98

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree relevant to the field of work and six (6) months relevant work experience. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Requirements: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in chemistry, forensic science, or other physical or natural science and 25 hours chemistry classes to include one year of organic chemistry lecture/lab courses and analytical chemistry lecture/lab coursework. One (1) year of experience analyzing controlled substance casework in a forensic lab.

Forensic Scientist III: Performs analysis of primer gunshot residue (PGSR), paint, fibers, glass, fire debris and other trace evidence using chemical, microscopic and instrumental identification techniques. Conducts applied research and other duties. Testifies in court as an expert witness.

Hourly Compensation Rate: $32.78

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree relevant to the field of work and two (2) years relevant work experience. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Requirements: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in chemistry, forensic science, or other physical or natural science and 25 hours chemistry classes to include one year of organic chemistry lecture/lab courses and analytical chemistry lecture/lab coursework. Four (4) years of experience analyzing controlled substance casework in a forensic lab.

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

• s a condition of employment, candidate(s) are sub ect 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-

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Page Job Postings 3 of 4 employment/register-personal-data (Skip this step if you already have an pplicant ID number or State ID.)

STEP 2: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas ob 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.

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. Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.

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

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

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

Kansas Bureau of Investigation

TTN: Human Resources 1620 SW Tyler Topeka, KS 66612

Required Documents:

• State of Kansas Employment pplication form

• Resume, Cover Letter

• Current Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

• cademic transcripts are required to consider application complete

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas ob vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html 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. Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. ll applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004- 03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact Information: Name: Julie Kampsen Phone: 785-296-8200 Fax: 785-296-2011 Email: KBIEmployment@KBI.ST TE.KS.US

What To Expect Next:

fter 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.

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Page Job Postings 4 of 4 Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S. . 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K. .R. 1-6-3. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a ob. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager. See obs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

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

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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