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Forensic Lab Director

Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory, Central Point, Oregon

Salary: $69,240.00 - $101,952.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: April 17, 2017

This position is accountable for overall forensic operations within the Central Point Forensic Laboratory and to provide clear direction and expectations to employees in the laboratory. This person is a key representative of the Oregon State Police in Southwestern Oregon. This incumbent is expected to be exceptionally self-directed and be capable of exercising good judgment with independent decision-making abilities.

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Duties:

  • Supervise, lead, mentor, direct, make assignments and monitor the performance of a staff of approximately 10 employees which are comprised of Forensic Scientists, Laboratory Technicians and administrative staff.
  • Assign and review work performed by employees and coordinate the activities of all functions and personnel assigned to the laboratory.
  • Perform duties/activities directly related to supervision of subordinates, such as reviewing reports, writing performance evaluations, scheduling subordinate staff members, addressing complaints, and/or grievances, and reviewing time cards. Approve and sign time sheets, travel expense invoices, equipment and supplies invoices, overtime, and leave requests for supervised staff.
  • Travel statewide is expected of the incumbent. The Director represents the Central Point Lab at meetings throughout the state and will be expected to have overnight trips 10% to 15% of their time. These activities include attending required/directed meetings, conferences and training.
  • Other activities not directly related to supervision of subordinates such as budget monitoring and preparation, laboratory inspections and assessments, and strategic planning. Oversees the general administrative operation of a laboratory as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Conduct analysis in assigned forensic disciplines of the laboratory, including a quality assurance sample annually for those disciplines. Prepare and maintain accurate records, laboratory notes, and analytical reports to conform with accreditation and court required procedures.
  • Work closely with the Division Quality Assurance Manager to ensure compliance with Accreditation Standards and the Quality Assurance Program. Participate in audit activities to support the Quality Assurance program. Prepares Root Cause Analysis, Corrective Action Reports and Preventative Action Reports when non-conformities are identified through casework and/or proficiency testing.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year institution with a degree in a closely related field such as criminal justice, the natural sciences, or public management.
  • Four (4) years' management experience or as a program/project leader, assigning and reviewing work of professional staff.Your work history should include responsibility for one or more of the following areas:
    • development of program rules and policies
    • development of long- and short-range goals and plans
    • program evaluation
    • budget preparation.
Underfill Option
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year institution with a degree in a closely related field such as criminal justice, the natural sciences, or public management.
  • Three (3) Supervision, staff technical or professional work experience as a program/project leader, assigning and reviewing work of professional staff.Your work history should include responsibility for one or more of the following areas:
    • development of program rules and policies
    • development of long- and short-range goals and plans
    • program evaluation, or
    • budget preparation.
Requested Skills:
  • Experience in a Laboratory, the field of Law Enforcement, managing scientific projects or within the judicial system or other legal environment.
  • Familiarity with law enforcement procedures
  • Supervisory experience
  • Has demonstrated leadership of teams of employees
  • Understanding of public sector budgeting
  • Familiarity with employment law
  • Familiarity in interfacing with legal system
  • Basic to intermediate understanding of forensic services
  • Quality Assurance experience
  • Professional interactions with law enforcement, criminal justice system partners and legislative representatives
  • Experience with, and ability to, provide sworn credible testimony in a criminal or civil proceeding

As a condition of employment and/or to routinely work in any of the Department's laboratories in any capacity, all individuals are required to provide samples for inclusion into the Staff DNA Identification Indices.

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Posted: March 7, 2017



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