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DC Department of Forensic Sciences, Washington, DC
Forensic Scientist Supervisor (Materials Analyst)
MS-401- 14
(Management Supervisory Service)
Salary Range - $93,937  -  $131,512 Annually

Brief Description
This position is located in the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS). The mission of the DFS is to provide high-quality, timely, accurate, and reliable forensic science services using best practices and best available technology, focusing on unbiased science and transparency, to enhance public safety and health.

The incumbent provides management and administrative responsibility for employees in the Materials Analysis Unit, Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL).  Serves as the technical lead and acts as a technical reviewer on Materials Analysis casework, which involves crimes against persons and property.  Evidence includes fibers, paints and coatings, glass, and other natural or manufactured materials found as evidence, including adhesives and ignitable liquid residues. This requires supervising case work processes that is required to identify, analyze, and compare these evidence types; and supervises staff that provides expert interpretation to client agencies and the courts in the form of reports and testimony.

Qualifications
Mastery of and skill in applying material analysis principles, techniques, methods, theories, concepts, practices, and standards.  Mastery of material analysis forensic laboratory accreditation, standards, and guidelines; and of the tools necessary to evaluate the evidence.  Ability to establish new standards and assists with identifying training needs and resource requirements for the agency.

Education
Five (5) years of experience, including two (2) years at a supervisory level of responsibility.

Closes April 4, 2015

Application
To apply go to DCHR website at dchr.dc.gov and click on the Careers and then click on Employment Opportunities and at the bottom of the page click Continue to DC Employment Opportunities.  You must register to apply on this page.  Search Openings and look up by Agency (Dept of Forensic Sciences) or review listing. JO-1503-1953 for the FS Supervisor (Materials Analyst), MS-401-14 position.  You must meet all qualifications to qualify.

Posted: 03/30/15


DC Department of Forensic Sciences, Washington, DC
Forensic Scientist III (Materials Analyst)
CS- 401-13 dCareer Service (Nonunion)
Salary Range $76,397 - $98,429

Brief Duties
This position is located in the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS).  The mission of the DFS is to provide high-quality, timely, accurate, and reliable forensic science services using best practices and best available technology, focusing on unbiased science and transparency, to enhance public safety and health.  The position is responsible for performing examinations of physical evidence submitted to the Materials Analysis Unit related to material and trace evidence analysis.  Identifies, analyzes, compares, and interprets evidence in criminal investigations. The types of crimes include person crimes, such as homicides, sexual assaults, and robberies, as well as property crimes.  The types of analyses that might be encountered in the laboratory could include, but are not limited to the following:  Fiber analysis, Paint analysis, Polymer analysis, Adhesive analysis, Glass analysis, Comparative and analytical microscopy and microchemistry.  Researches and analyzes data to perform mathematical and statistical computations to complete scientific examinations.

Education and Experience
Must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in science; or higher degree and/or industry certification favorably considered or at least five (5) years or more or relevant experience.

Closes April 5, 2015

Application
To apply go to DCHR website at dchr.dc.gov and click on the Careers and then click on Employment Opportunities and at the bottom of the page click Continue to DC Employment Opportunities.  You must register to apply on this page.  Search Openings and look up by Agency (Dept of Forensic Sciences) or review listing. JO-1503-1551 for the Forensic Scientist III (Materials Analyst), CS-401-13 position.

Posted: 03/30/15


New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Latent Print Laboratory Director, SG-27
Posting #: 15-032

Under the direction of the Director of Office of Criminal Justice 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 and will be expected to ensure that the lab remains in compliance with International Organization for Standardization ISO 17025 accreditation standards. 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 lab is meeting current and future needs.

Closing Date: 4/7/15

For more information and to apply visit https://www.statejobsny.com/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=19945

Posted: 03/25/15


York College of Pennsylvania
Visiting Faculty - Forensic Chemistry

The Chemistry Program at York College of Pennsylvania invites applications for a two-year visiting faculty position in Forensic Chemistry. 

For complete job posting, please visit: http://www.ycp.edu/offices-and-services/human-resources/employment-opportunities/faculty-opportunities/#d.en.30180

Posted: 03/12/15


 

Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Lecturer Position

Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Lecturer position in Forensics with expertise in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Science or other disciplines related to the Forensic Sciences. Duties involve teaching, curriculum development, and providing service to the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences and the University. 

Required: M.S. (or equivalent or higher degree) in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Science, or related field.

Application deadline is March 6, 2015; if not filled, weekly thereafter until search is closed.

Send electronically: a letter of application; statements describing your teaching philosophy and experience; unofficial transcripts; and curriculum vitae to . Applicants should request that three letters of reference be sent to .

For more information, visit: http://newcollege.asu.edu/jobs/. 

Posted: 02/06/15


New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Laboratory Accreditation Specialist 2 (LAS 2)

The LAS 2 will assist the Director and Supervisor of Forensic Laboratory Accreditation Programs in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of public forensic laboratories in New York State.  This involves maintaining a program of accreditation for these laboratories as well as assisting in efforts to enhance their quality assurance (QA) practices and providing training.  It also includes facilitating statewide efforts to combat backlogs and promote uniformity in test methodologies and standardization of laboratory methods and reporting.  The successful candidate will be expected to travel approximately 5% of the time and supervise scientific and support staff.

The qualifications and details on applying can be viewed by clicking on the link

Posted: 02/04/15


 

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

For information and to apply visit https://www.statejobsny.com/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=18448.

Posted: 01/20/15


New York City Police Department
Quality Assurance Manager, Latent Print Section

The duties and responsibilities of this position include directing and overseeing a staff of highly skilled scientific professionals responsible for implementing the Latent Print Section's Quality Assurance Program and evaluating and monitoring the results. Specific duties include: coordinating the Latent Print Section's ASCLD/LAB accreditation efforts; reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes to ensure ongoing compliance with ASCLD/LAB accreditation requirements; administering the Proficiency testing on an annual and/or semi-annual basis; and overseeing the procurement of tests from outside vendors and the design of in-house proficiency tests, and evaluating the results. The results of these proficiency tests will be reported to the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) and the New York State Commission on Forensic Science to ensure compliance with NYPD standard operating procedures, ASCLD/LAB and NYSCOFS accreditation standards, once accreditation is achieved.

To apply for consideration, please submit resume and cover letter to: Administrative Staff Analyst Maria Acevedo, New York City Police Department, Employment Section, Room 1014, One Police Plaza, New York, NY 10038 Or email .  All applicants will be subject to fingerprinting and background investigation.

Posted: 01/08/15


New York City Police Department
Quality Assurance Manager, Crime Scene Unit

The duties and responsibilities of this position include directing and overseeing a staff of highly skilled scientific professionals responsible for implementing the Crime Scene Unit's Quality Assurance Program and evaluating and monitoring the results. Specific duties include: coordinating the Crime Scene Unit's ASCLD/LAB accreditation efforts; reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes to ensure ongoing compliance with ASCLD/LAB accreditation requirements; administering the Proficiency testing on an annual and/or semi-annual basis; conducting technical reviews of casework, the maintenance of reagents, screening tests and reference standards, and maintaining and calibrating equipment and materials; and overseeing the procurement of tests from outside vendors and the design of in-house tests when no commercially available proficiency test exists and evaluates the results. This position will be responsible for developing and monitoring quality control programs, protocols and procedures which will enable the Crime Scene Unit to meet desired quality standards; initiating internal audits annually to ensure an adequate review of the management system and accreditation standards; ensuring non-conformances are properly documented and corrected and corrective actions are properly initiated, investigated and evaluated; ensuring that traceability requirements are met for standards, control and reagents, when required; and conducting observations of crime scene investigations to verify continuing compliance with policies and procedures. This position will also be responsible for selecting, training and evaluating system auditors who perform periodic audits within the Crime Scene Unit, and ensuring that the auditors are trained in all aspects of the scientific procedures and documentation requirements to maintain accreditation; overseeing the maintenance of training, certification, and examination records of the Crime Scene Unit's personnel and ensuring that they meet ASCLD/LAB standards for curriculum, competency, and proficiency. Additional duties include providing recommendations to the Commanding Officer, Forensic Investigations Division and the Commanding Officer, Crime Scene Unit regarding the development, formulation and implementation of programs, policies and procedures to improve the quality of training and enhance the skills of Crime Scene Unit personnel.

Qualification Requirements
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with specialization in criminalistics, forensic science, chemistry, biology, physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a closely related scientific or engineering field, and six (6) years of full-time professional experience working in the area of crime scene investigation, three (3) years of which must have been in a managerial, supervisory, or administrative capacity performing significant managerial or supervisory duties in an ASCLD/LAB ISO accredited Crime Scene Unit. Successful completion of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) International Organization of Standardization and International Electro-technical Commission (ISA/IEC) 17025 assessors training is preferred.

To apply for consideration, please submit resume and cover letter to: Administrative Staff Analyst Maria Acevedo, New York City Police Department, Employment Section, Room 1014, One Police Plaza, New York, NY 10038 Or email .  All applicants will be subject to fingerprinting and background investigation.

Posted: 01/08/15


 

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