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Crime Laboratory Deputy Director

Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Salary: $6,154.00 - $7,693.00 Monthly

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

For the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), responsible for the management and supervision of the crime laboratory. Provide oversight of budget, personnel and operational issues for the division. Assist the DCI Director and Deputy Directors with the development and monitoring of the budget. Act as liaison between crime lab and law enforcement agencies. Provide oversight and direction for case load and special projects. Supervise all aspects of the evidence facility to include personnel and equipment resources. Provide laboratory representation to national working groups such as the Association of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the National Forensic Science Training Center (NSFTC), committees, board of directors, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), regarding accreditation, CODIS and other laboratory issues.

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  • Supervise all DCI Crime Laboratory examinations and personnel
  • Supervise the collection, preservation and dissemination of evidence
  • Review, approve and disseminate final examination reports and files
  • Assist scientists/analysts in the successful conclusion of assigned cases
  • Review and disseminate information regarding new and existing examination laws
  • Update the policy and procedures manual
  • Establish goals, objectives and priorities
  • Write policy and operating procedures for DCI Crime Lab
  • Draft and submit required reports, strategic planning and periodic criminal justice information reports
  • Read, examine and review reports prepared by DCI Crime Lab employees
  • Supervise federal grants effecting DCI Crime Lab
  • Attend meetings of a variety of professional law enforcement groups/associations for public relations and current knowledge
  • Plan, organize, direct arrangements for seminars, workshops or special training sessions
  • Advise employees in training, career development, skill application and learning
  • Assist in the investigation of major cases when necessary
  • Give advice to employees concerning cases, search warrants, etc.


  • Preference may be given to applicants with a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, administration of justice or other closely related field PLUS five years of professional work experience in criminal justice INCLUDING lead or supervisory responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of criminal code and other state/federal statutes applicable to law enforcement
  • Knowledge of forensic crime laboratory policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of federal and state automated criminal history systems including NCIC, NLETS, WCJIN and federal and state laws pertaining to criminal history
  • Knowledge of principles, concepts and prevalent practices of criminal justice systems at the local, state and federal level
  • Knowledge of privacy, security and other related regulations
  • Knowledge of operations of telecommunication systems and related equipment at the state, national and local level
  • Knowledge of information technology, systems and trends
  • Knowledge of federal grant procedures
  • Knowledge of principles, concepts and current practices of government management including budget development and control, personnel and purchasing management
  • Knowledge of processes of state government including legislative and administrative processes and the guiding principles underlying these processes
  • Knowledge of state personnel rules
  • Skill in organizing, planning, and management of a staff of workers and supervisory personnel working towards goals and objectives of the work system
  • Skill in making operational and administrative decisions
  • Skill in work management and work leadership
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and resolving problems
  • Skill in organizing and implementing policies and procedures
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • This is an At-Will position, pursuant to W.S. 9-1-612(b), appointed by the Division of Criminal Investigation Director with the approval of the Attorney General.
  • Scientific backgrounds are preferred but not required.
  • Successful applicants are required to have a valid driver's license and pass an extensive background investigation.

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Posted: November 20, 2017

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