Employment Opportunity

Scientific Evidence Division Manager

Albuquerque Police Department, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Salary: $61,672.00 - $99,382.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: March 24, 2017

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Assist the Commander with the direction, management and coordination of assigned programs and activities within the Criminalistics Laboratory, consisting of the Human Identification Unit, Physical Identification Unit and assistance with New Mexico DNA Identification Center. Additional units may include Crime Scene Investigation Section, Property and Evidence Section and Identification Section; including providing oversight of the quality control and safety programs; coordinate assigned activities with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies; provide highly responsive and complex administrative support to higher level management staff.


Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements (Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis)
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in forensic science, chemistry, biology, a physical science or closely related field plus seven (7) years of direct scientific laboratory experience of which three (3) years must be as a qualified analyst in a forensic science to include four (4) years direct supervisory experience in a management and/or administrative capacity.
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver's License.
  • Possession of a valid City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.
Preferred Knowledge
  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive and professional criminalistics laboratory and crime scene investigation, evidence and identification units
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration
  • Principles and methods of disciplinary procedures
  • Principles and practices of accounting and administrative procedures
  • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration
  • Training in the principles of laboratory management, supervision, training and performance evaluation
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation
  • Advanced criminalistics laboratory techniques, procedures and principles
  • Methods and techniques of forensic evidence collection and evaluation
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations
  • Computers and various programs and data bases
  • A variety of general and discipline specific forensic, crime scene investigation and evidence handling professional organizations
  • American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors - Laboratory Accreditation Board, and other applicable quality assurance standards
Preferred Skills & Abilities
  • Reconstruct crimes and arrive at conclusions through laboratory analysis
  • Oversee and participate in the management of the criminalistics laboratory, crime scene investigation, evidence and identification units, operations, services and activities
  • Oversee, direct and coordinate the work of lower level supervisory staff
  • Compile and analyze data to achieve desired results
  • Deal tactfully and effectively with internal and external customers
  • Respond promptly and accurately to requests and inquiries from internal and external customers
  • Participate in the development and administration of division and section goals, objectives and procedures
  • Prepare and administer a complex municipal budget
  • Prepare clear and concise complex technical written and verbal reports
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals and objectives
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships
  • Work varied hours and days as required

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Posted: March 14, 2017

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