$41.37-$56.41 Hourly / $3,309.81-$4,513.14 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services, this class is accountable for the administration of a comprehensive program to manage the evidence of criminal and civil cases in the forensic laboratory.
Receives administrative direction from the Director of the Division of Scientific Services or other employee of higher grade.
Manages assigned staff and operations of the forensic laboratory; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; develops, implements and evaluates standard operating procedures, goals and objectives; implements and reviews new and current procedures; reviews administrative operations for conformance to laboratory accreditation standards, department policy, and statutory and regulation requirements; oversees development and operation of laboratory information management system (LIMS) and other information systems in laboratory; responsible for laboratory support functions including fiscal, human resources, labor relations, facilities and legal; prepares or assists in preparation of budgets; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of program who might impact on program activities; manages laboratory grants and coordinates activities with departmental, state and federal entities; manages staff in evidence receiving and case management to ensure all accreditation standards are met for chain of custody of cases and evidence; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; responds to inquiries and provides assistance to the Chief States Attorney, Office of the Medical Examiner, the law enforcement community and laboratory customers; sets benchmarks, reviews metrics and generates statistical reports on laboratory operations; organizes and coordinates laboratory services and development programs for recognition of evidence; prepares comprehensive technical reports and scientific and/or educational materials; monitors security and key pass system; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of scientific principles, data gathering and presentation; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration; considerable knowledge of governmental budget management, purchasing principles and procedures; knowledge of grants and contract development and administration; knowledge of principles and practices of analytical procedures and investigatory techniques; knowledge of computer databases systems; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to train all levels of personnel.
Master's Degree in a science, public administration, public health or closely related field and two (2) years of professional experience working in a criminal justice or public health organization.
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity supporting a division director of department head.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to work flexible hours.
3. Incumbents in this class must be willing to periodically undergo tests or immunizations for communicable diseases.
In addition to the checking of references and facts in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be conducted before persons are certified for appointment.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Scientific Services Laboratory Administrative Manager in Salary Group MP 64 approved effective May 25, 2018. (Revised to retitle and modify content) Action No. 18-080