Employment Opportunity

Quality Specialist

Houston Forensic Science Center, Houston, Texas

Salary: Not stated

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under the direction of the Corporate Quality Director, implements, monitors, and reviews the quality activities within the Houston Forensic Science Center. Partners with management and other staff to ensure tasks, documentation and systems meet quality standards. Responsible for facilitating large, complex projects. Provides advice on quality issues to other forensic scientists in the lab as well as to employees in other roles. Serves as a role model in upholding the established standards.

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  • Maintaining and updating the Quality Manual
  • Maintaining document control for laboratory policies and procedures
  • Monitoring continued compliance with in-house policies and procedures as well as accreditation standards
  • Monitoring instrument calibration and maintenance
  • Assessing the adequacy of technical and administrative reviews
  • Administering proficiency tests
  • Maintaining training records
  • Assisting with corrective and preventive actions and root cause analysis
  • Conducting periodic quality system audits
  • Preparing the laboratory for assessments and audits


  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree in a science-related or quality-based field from an accredited college/university (transcripts required).
  • Certification in a forensic science discipline or quality-related field is strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years casework experience in an accredited forensic laboratory with a working knowledge of quality systems, audit concepts and document control are required.
  • Experience in Crime Scene Investigation or Forensic Digital Multimedia processes is preferred.
  • Knowledge/Experience with safety standards and compliance a plus.
  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with all levels of employees and outside contacts
  • Ability to demonstrate an excellent record as a team facilitator
  • Ability to demonstrate strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrated skills at effective project management
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, troubleshoot effectively and make timely and sound decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with details

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Posted: March 3, 2017

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