Deputy Director

US Government, Marion County Forensic Services Agency

The purpose and mission of the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency is to serve the Marion County Community and supports the needs of the Criminal Justice System by providing services in Crime Scene Processing, Forensic Document Examinations, Latent Print Processing and Examination, Blood Alcohol Analysis, Fire Debris Analysis, Seized Drugs Analysis, Firearms Examinations and NIBIN, DNA and Serology Analysis and Forensic Evidence Technician (Morgue Liaison) services. The agency cultivates a productive, collaborative, and compliant work environment to meet the needs of the constituents of Indianapolis and Marion County. 

Responsible for the managerial oversight, leadership, and coordination of forensic administration’s operational support, evidentiary control, human resources, and grant administration for the Forensic Services Agency. Responsible to the Agency Director for creating and recommending policies and procedures. Responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of the section’s operational needs. Provides work direction, training, and supervision to Forensic Evidence Specialists; develops, devises, implements and monitors operations, policies, and procedures for the Administration Unit. Coordinates activities and operations involving benefits, administration, education, training, and development. Oversees and monitors all actions regarding court orders as it pertains to forensic documentation and public access requests, per Indiana Law. Provides overall planning strategies to achieve laboratory human resource and section objectives. Develops and compiles statistical data (metrics) to ensure that the overall performance of the Unit meets laboratory goals/objectives and established requirements. Responsible for training and development programs of laboratory employees, including but not limited to, entry-level training programs, leadership development and career advancement. Responsible for laboratory human resource and personnel issues regarding benefits, workers compensation, FLSA, FMLA, and ADA, to include county disability programs, in collaboration and coordination with City/County HR as required. Implements organizational policies as directed by Marion County and or the agency, to include, but not limited to, the development of consistent and fair policies per accreditation standards. Responsible for Federal Grants, to include locating, submitting, and administering funds received through efficient processing, expending, accounting, reporting, and auditing of grant funds. Provides input during the annual budget planning process, providing assistance in the procurement of goods and services when needed. Responsible for evidence integrity in all of the laboratory sections, to include regular and random audits, as it pertains to the quality assurance program, to include resolving quality issues with the forensic staff. Responsible for the confidentiality of all laboratory reports for all submitting public safety agencies throughout Marion County. Evaluates and supervises the section/unit’s employees to include performance evaluations and disciplinary actions. Serves as liaison between the Laboratory Director and the Forensic Services Board. Acts as liaison between the IMCFSA and various local, state, and federal agencies as needed. This position requires that independent judgment be used, daily, in dealing with the evidence control, human resource issues, subordinate employees, grant management, employee safety issues related to ANAB/OSHA, and outside agencies. Oftentimes, decisions must be made in the absence of a supervisor or SOP’s. It is critical that the individual in this position have good reasoning and analytical skills in order to make the best choices for the laboratory and the entire criminal justice system in Marion County. Common sense and an ability to articulate the needs of the laboratory aid the individual in their use of independent judgment. Incumbent may also rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assignments in a timely manner with a high emphasis on subordinate supervision along with Human Resource and grant management. Position reports to the Laboratory Director.

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. We value diversity in perspectives and experiences among colleagues and the residents of this city of whom we serve.

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