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Forensic Scientist (Materials Analyst)
CS- 401-13

This position is located in the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS), in Washington DC. 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.

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.

How To Apply
Go the DCHR website at dchr.dc.gov and click on the Career tab and select Employment Opportunities and look up Vacancy Announcement #25851 closes on September 11, 2014.  Click on 'Next' if Forensic Scientist Job Title is not visible then click on 'Job Title' to open up Job Posting.  Point of Contact: Ms. Carla Butler; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; (202) 727-8239 desk.

Direct Link To Job Posting: https://erecruit.dc.gov/psp/erecruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=25851&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Posted: 08/28/14


Calloway Laboratories, Inc.
Certifying Scientist

Calloway Laboratories, Inc. is a national independent clinical toxicology laboratory accredited under the College of American Pathologists and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, dedicated to innovation and excellence in laboratory testing. We aspire to provide the best laboratory testing services with the highest standards of professionalism.

Send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  All responses must include "Certifying Scientist" in subject line for consideration. Hours: Monday thru Friday 2:00pm – 10:30pm.

Position Summary
The Certifying Scientist (CS) is a scientist who operates in a multidisciplinary environment in which skills and knowledge in a variety of subject areas relating to drug and alcohol testing are required. The primary responsibilities of the CS are to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the drug testing process and to subsequently evaluate these test results before the release of the test reports to physicians or other health care professionals. In addition, the CS routinely interacts via telephone or e-mail with these same health care professionals, and the field regarding test methods, drug metabolism and excretion, and report interpretation.

Responsibilities
Review and report both positive and negative initial drug screening data from the laboratory, and release results into the Laboratory Information System (LIS). Review subsequent drug confirmation data from the laboratory, compare with the initial screening data for accuracy, and release results into the LIS. Initiate any corrective action in the laboratory on testing data that has been reviewed and found to be incomplete or inconclusive. Provide detailed customer consultation for physicians and other health care professionals in regards to drug testing methods, drug metabolism and excretion, report interpretation, or ordering additional testing. Interact with other departments, such as Sales, Customer Service and Information Technology to improve process or communicate issues effectively for immediate resolution. Performs other related duties as required and assigned consistent with the level of this position.

Requirements
Pham D preferred, Doctorate or Master's Degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology plus two or more years of laboratory training or experience in toxicology or forensic drug testing, or Bachelor's Degree in one of the above designated fields of study plus four or more years of appropriate training in toxicology or forensic drug testing. Demonstrated knowledge of drug abuse disorders and knowledge in the pharmacology and toxicology of legally prescribed and illegal drugs. Technically proficient with drug screening and drug confirmation using methodologies such as EMIT, ELISA, GC/MS and LC/MS/MS, and the report data generated by these testing instruments. Demonstrated attention to detail, critical decision making experience, superior customer service and communication skills, ability to teach and instruct customers and employees on all aspects of drug testing laboratory procedures.

Posted: 07/23/14


Division of Scientific Services, Meriden, Connecticut
Deputy Director Toxicology, Controlled Substance and Chemistry

This position is accountable for directing the operations of the Toxicology, Controlled Substance and Chemistry units of Laboratory which are responsible for the analysis of alcohol and drugs in biological samples, seized drug samples, arson evidence and identification of suspected poisonous substances.

A Ph.D. in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology or related scientific discipline and eight (8) years of professional experience in forensic analysis of evidentiary materials. Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a lead capacity guiding the activities of professional forensic science laboratory personnel.

Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a CT-HR/12 (State Application) & CT-HR/13 (Addendum), Resume or C.V. and Cover Letter and two (2) letters of professional references from current and/or previous supervisors. (Please include e-mail address for future correspondence) State employees must submit two most recent performance appraisals in lieu of references by * Friday, July 11, 2014, close of business to: The Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, 1111 Country Club Road, Middletown, CT 06457-9294, Attn: Marisa Pulito, Human Resources Specialist or Fax: (860) 685 – 8356 or E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Direct Link to Job Posting: http://das.ct.gov/fp1.aspx?page=104.

Posted: 06/11/14


Division of Scientific Services, Meriden, Connecticut
Deputy Director of Identification Services

Directs the operations and staff of Identification Services which is responsible for Firearms/Tool marks, Latent Prints, Document and Imprint, Electronic and Digital Imaging, and Computer Forensic Units.
A Masters Degree in Forensic Science or a closely related field and nine (9) years of professional experience in forensic analysis of evidentiary material. Three (3) years of the general experience must have been in a supervisory capacity guiding the activities of professional forensic science laboratory personnel.

Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a CT-HR/12 (State Application) & CT-HR/13 (Addendum), Resume or C.V. and Cover Letter and two (2) letters of professional references from current and/or previous supervisors. (Please include e-mail address for future correspondence) State employees must submit two most recent performance appraisals in lieu of references by * Friday, July 11, 2014, close of business to: The Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection, 1111 Country Club Road, Middletown, CT 06457-9294, Attn: Marisa Pulito, Human Resources Specialist or Fax: (860) 685 – 8356.

Direct Link to Job Posting: http://das.ct.gov/fp1.aspx?page=104.

Posted: 06/10/14


Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory
Program Manager Specialist IX - Deputy Director for Forensic Biology
Salary: $86,250.10 to $133,555.76 Annually

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have at least (A) six years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, supervisory or managerial experience in the particular specialty (i.e. scientific, professional, or technical) and (B) of which at least three years must have been in a managerial capacity.

Job Description
This position requires broad and diverse management skills and technical expertise in order to satisfy the dual challenges of both managing a group of scientists and implementing evolving technology. The Deputy Director for Biology is called upon to act as an expert witness in a wide range of matters on behalf of the Commonwealth and may also be needed to respond to crime scenes to direct work activity and to troubleshoot practice-oriented and/or procedural matters where the collection and processing of evidence and information is concerned. The Deputy Director reviews monthly benchmark and other statistical data reports regarding system productivity and quality and makes recommendations to the Director to provide the basis for managerial decisions to improve operational performance and to realize productivity improvements. This review includes identifying trends, appraising cause and effect issues, and evaluating opportunities to increase efficiency and productivity. Upon completion of review(s), the Deputy Director evaluates data to ensure goals for process improvement are achievable. Efforts result in recommendation(s) for improvements to the Chief Science Officer/Director of the Forensic Services Group. The Deputy Director uses a variety of diagnostic, assessment, and evaluative tools and processes to address nonconformance concerns including root cause analysis and monitoring of corrective action.  The Deputy Director models the use of quality assurance and related standards in daily operations.

For further information and to apply visit https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J41539&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&words=deputy

Posted: 06/03/14


Broward Sheriff's Office, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Director - Crime Lab

Under administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to direct all forensic services functions within the Crime Lab of the Broward County Sheriff's Office. As an ASCLD/LAB - International accredited laboratory, work involves directing adherence to accreditation standards encompassing extensive case documentation, validation of procedures, technical and administrative review of reports and case notes. Position directs participation in proficiency testing, courtroom testimony monitoring, continued technical training, quality audits, and accreditation inspections by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors - Laboratory Accreditation Board. Employee in this classification oversees the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) accreditation of the Crime Laboratory and compliance with all technical standards associated with modern, state-of-the-art forensic science laboratory. Position maintains responsibility for the direction, and management of personnel engaged in but not limited to the following: DNA analysis, forensic chemistry, latent fingerprints, firearms and tool mark and/or tire and footwear.

For full description and to apply visit https://jobs.sheriff.org/JobDetails.aspx?Postings=2870.

Posted: 06/03/14


US Postal Service, Orlando, FL and Chicago, IL
Forensic Computer Analyst

Forensic Computer Analyst conducts detailed and complex forensic analyses of digital and other computer-related evidence utilizing appropriate forensic techniques and quality assurance practices in support of criminal investigations; assists inspectors, law enforcement representatives and prosecutors in matters related to forensic examinations; provides expert testimony.

For the full job posting and to apply please visit the following links: Orlando or Chicago

Posted: 06/03/14 


Calloway Laboratories, Woburn, MA
Certifying Scientist

The Certifying Scientist (CS) is a scientist who operates in a multidisciplinary environment in which skills and knowledge in a variety of subject areas relating to drug and alcohol testing are required. The primary responsibilities of the CS are to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the drug testing process and to subsequently evaluate these test results before the release of the test reports to physicians or other health care professionals. In addition, the CS routinely interacts via telephone or e-mail with these same health care professionals, and the field regarding test methods, drug metabolism and excretion, and report interpretation.

For the full job posting and to apply click here.

Posted: 05/20/14


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