$46.77-$63.77 Hourly / $3,741.30-$5,101.65 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services, this class is accountable for assisting in the direction of the toxicology, controlled substance and chemistry units operations which is responsible for the analysis of autopsy specimens, body fluids, analysis for poison and drugs, breath alcohol analysis, solid dose drug analysis, arson and gunshot residue.
Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Director of Toxicology, Controlled Substances and Chemistry or other administrative official of higher grade.
Supervises the staff and operations of the toxicology, controlled substance and chemistry units.
Assists with directing the staff and operations of the toxicology, controlled substance, chemistry, instrumentation and breath alcohol units; assists in coordinating, planning and managing division activities; assists in formulating program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policies and procedures of the section in conjunction with American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) International; interprets and administers pertinent laws; assists with determining laboratory techniques and procedures necessary to examine specimens and samples submitted; assists with development of security and control procedures; assists with research and new methodology and modifies existing technology; evaluates staff; assists with preparing the section budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; oversees grant administration; coordinates preparation for section annual audits; ensures planning and maintenance of professional development and training requirements; may provide expert testimony; acts for the Deputy Director in his or her absence; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of theory, principles and practices of analytical chemistry, spectrophotometry and mass spectrometry; considerable knowledge of techniques of biochemical and toxicological analyses; considerable knowledge of physical, physiological and pharmacological effects of poisons and absorption, storage and elimination; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of forensic science; considerable knowledge of quality management principles and process improvement techniques; knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) computer software; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written skills; considerable ability to interpret findings and defend results.
Nine (9) years of professional experience in forensic analysis of evidentiary material with expertise in at least one (1) of the following forensic disciplines: toxicology, controlled substance and/or chemistry units.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a lead capacity guiding the activities of professional forensic science laboratory personnel.
Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Forensic Science Examiner 2.
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 Assistant Director of Toxicology, Controlled Substance and Chemistry in Salary Group MP 68 approved February 20, 2015. (Revised to modify Experience and Training and change Service Status)