US Government, Police Services
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB:
Performs difficult professional and intermediate administrative work commanding the Forensic Services Section, which consists of the Biological Processing Laboratory, Latent Unit, Crime Scene Unit, and the Evidence Unit; does related work as required. Work is performed under the supervision of the Captain of the Investigative Services Bureau. Supervision is exercised over subordinate Forensic Services Section personnel.
- Supervise and provide guidance and training to the assigned administrative, clerical, technical and/or maintenance staff; assign, monitor, and review work; evaluate performance and initiate corrective action as needed.
- Develop work standards and guidelines for the Forensic Services Section; implement goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
- Develop and administer the Forensic Services Section budget; monitor status of allocated funds and control expenses.
- Develop and implement short and long term goals for the Forensic Services Section.
- Oversee equipment and staffing needs.
- Establishing procedures to acquire and maintain Internal Organization for Standardization (ISO) accreditation.
- Evaluating and maintaining the quality assurance program.
- Serves as the liaison for the Forensic Services Section with other city departments and outside agencies.
- Attend and participate in professional groups and organizations.
- Respond to scenes to provide professional and technical advice when needed
- Maintain Forensic Services Section accreditation files.
- Purchasing and procurement of supplies and equipment.
- Coordinates the preparation of statistical reports.
- Address complaints and resolve problems.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of common methods, procedures, and good laboratory practice; knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management;
- Knowledge of modern supervisor techniques and practices; knowledge of crime scene processing procedures and techniques;
- Knowledge of the principles and techniques of fingerprint development and identification;
- Knowledge of forensic biology screening procedures;
- Knowledge of evidentiary procedures and the statutes relating to the custody of evidence and property;
- Knowledge of iso/international electrotechnical commission (iec) 17025 accreditation standards.
MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Must possess a bachelor’s degree in the field of Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Genetics, Forensic Science, or related area with five (5) years of job-related experience in a forensic science discipline and two (2) years supervising, OR
- A non-related bachelor’s degree with a combination of seven (7) years of job-related experience in a forensic science discipline, four (4) years supervising, and advanced course work in Forensic Serology.
- Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Genetics, Forensic Science, or related area is preferred.
- Advanced course work in DNA is preferred.
- Possession of a valid State of Florida Class “E” driver’s license
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS AND CONDITIONS:
- Must be able to wear safety glasses, goggles, respirator, safety shoes/boots, coveralls, gloves, face shield, mask, and biohazard suit.
- Exposure to extreme temperatures, electrical hazards, dust, vapors, fumes, toxic metals, poisons, animals/insect bites, mist, gases, smoke, irritants, asphyxiants, and bloodborne pathogens.
- Moving about within the immediate work area to accomplish tasks.
- Communicating with others to exchange information.
- Operates a computer and other equipment using motions requiring manual dexterity or fine motor skills
- Operating motor vehicles or heavy equipment.
- Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.
- Ability to observe details accurately and identify variances.
- Working in a normal office environment with few physical discomforts.
- Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like.
- Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces.
- Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods.
- Moving from one worksite to another.
- Adjusting or moving objects up to 25 pounds in all directions.
- Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
- Operating machinery and/or power tools.
- Lift/Carry objects 25 pounds or less
- Push/Pull objects 25 pounds or less.
- Working in an area that is somewhat uncomfortable due to drafts, noise, temperature variation or the like.
- Working in an area that is very uncomfortable due to extreme temperature, noise levels, or other environmental conditions.
- Working in an outdoor area were exposure to animals, reptiles and/or insects may occur.
- Working with equipment or performing procedures where carelessness would probably result in minor cuts, bruises or muscle pulls.
ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE DESIGNATION:
When normal operations of City departments are suspended or interrupted due to a declaration that a state of emergency exists, employees in this classification will be deemed essential by the City. For the preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail, employees deemed necessary shall be required to work.
The background check process for this position may include:
- Criminal Background Check
- Employment Verification
- Reference Checks
- Motor Vehicles Report (MVR) Check
- Certification/License Verification
- Credit Check
- Neighborhood Check
- Drug and Alcohol Screen
- Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)