Employment Opportunity

Crime Laboratory Manager

Columbus Department of Public Safety, Columbus, Ohio

Salary: $39.57 - $59.38 Hourly

Final Filing Date: October 18, 2017

Under direction, is responsible for managing the overall operation of the forensic laboratory (Crime Lab) of the Division of Police; performs related duties as required.

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(May not include all of the duties listed that may be performed.)
  • Manages staff assigned to the Crime Lab, to include oversight of functions such as personnel evaluations, leave approvals/disapprovals, and the initiation of disciplinary action;
  • Explains and ensures adherence to work unit policies and procedures;
  • Conducts administrative project report reviews to ensure validity and completeness;
  • Assesses current operational, managerial, laboratory and forensic procedures in order to determine needed changes;
  • Meets and discusses with superiors and colleagues current trends in forensic science, operations, policies, and procedures, etc.;
  • Prepares administrative and technical reports regarding Crime Lab operations;
  • Determines budget needs for personnel, services, equipment and facilities for upcoming fiscal year;
  • Oversees the laboratory quality assurance program to ensure adherence to laboratory accreditation criteria;
  • Directs and monitors application to, and compliance with,crime laboratory accreditation program(s);
  • Approves personnel, services and equipment expenditures within the confines of the approved budget;
  • Applies for and manages grants utilized by the Crime Lab;
  • Negotiates agreement between Crime Lab and local law enforcement agencies seeking forensic services;
  • Provides technical advice to police officials, prosecutors, external sources, and new police recruits regarding forensic procedures and/or findings;
  • Reviews scientific journals and other literature to stay informed of current trends and progress made in the science;
  • May give media interviews and public presentations on lab operations;
  • May testify in grievance and arbitration hearings;
  • May testify in court as to the findings of analyses performed at the Crime Lab;
  • May examine and evaluate physical evidence.


  • Possession of a bachelor's degree with significant coursework (21 semester or 32 quarter hours) in forensic science, chemistry, biology, or closely related physical or natural science, and six (6) years of forensic laboratory experience, two (2) years of which are at a supervisory level.
  • Substitution(s): A master's degree in forensic science, chemistry, biology or closely related physical or natural science may be substituted for one (1) year of the required non-supervisory experience. A doctorate's degree in forensic science, chemistry, biology or closely related physical or natural science may be substituted for two (2) years of the required non-supervisory experience.

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Posted: October 12, 2017

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