$23.31-$40.53 Hourly / $48,484.80-$84,302.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 815
This is a senior position. It differs from other positions in the classification series by performing tasks at a proficient, accomplished level and handling the more difficult, complex or irregular tasks. Individuals in senior positions typically assist in setting priorities for work and are asked upon occasion to use judgment to solve unusual problems.
Performs scientific analysis of physical evidence with little or no supervision by using chemical, instrumental and comparative techniques, meeting American Society of Crime Lab Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board requirements, responding to crime scenes, documenting findings through extensive note taking and photographic methods, writing technical reports, and providing expert testimony.
Ensures quality control by assisting in the development and training of criminalists in forensic disciplines, assisting in writing and revising procedures that reflect current and accepted scientific principles and conducting laboratory work in accordance with established procedures. May be assigned as forensics technical leader, Combined DNA Index System or National Integrated Ballistic Information Network administrator. Processes evidence by logging the evidence into a computerized tracking system, and analyzing, repackaging and returning evidence to storage in a manner that maintains the integrity of the evidence and the safety of the individual with regards to blood borne pathogens and other toxins.
Oversees general instrument maintenance by performing troubleshooting of laboratory instruments, conducting periodic quality assurance and quality control checks including running standards and performing general maintenance in accordance with American Society of Crime Lab Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board requirements and contributing to the selection, validation and implementation of new technology.
Remains current in scientific advancements in the forensic field, reading technical publications, making presentations, attending training seminars and providing general scientific information to personnel and agencies.
Provides expert testimony by discussing laboratory results with officers and attorneys, attending pre-trial conferences and testifying in court.
Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years as a Criminalist in a forensic laboratory
Successful completion of competency and proficiency tests
Arizona Criminal Justice Information System Network Terminal Operator Certification
Hep B Vaccine/Titer
Non-NIDA Drug Test
FLSA Status: Exempt
Occupational Group Code: 34
Occupation Group Description: Police
EEO Job Category Code: B
EEO Job Category Description: Professionals
Organizational Level: Senior
Bargaining Unit: CWA
The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.
Driving Level: Incidental
License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver
CDL Endorsements: None
Safety Sensitive: Yes