DIRECTOR OF FORENSIC LABORATORY-CPS

Exam type: 
Notice of Vacancy
Department: 
Erie County Central Police Services Forensic Laboratory
Location: 
45 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Posting Dates: 
March 6, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Description: 

Erie County Central Police Services Forensic Laboratory

VACANCY NOTICE

DIRECTOR OF FORENSIC LABORATORY-CPS

 Starting Annual Salary: $65,004 

The work involves responsibility directing the overall operations of the Forensic Laboratory. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring analytical, photographic, and related services are provided to user agencies in a timely, accurate and meaningful manner, in order to assist with medical, law enforcement and medico-legal investigations in accordance with sound laboratory practices, accepted clinical and forensic procedures, and established municipal policies. Supervision is exercised over professional, technical and clerical personnel.  Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

Directs the day-to-day operations of the County forensic laboratory;

Acts as an expert witness for the prosecution in court;

Directs research projects and investigations;

Selects and maintains scientific equipment and instruments, calibrates measuring devices, prepares standard solutions;

Maintains liaison with scientific divisions of other laboratories and agencies;

Performs laboratory examinations on physical evidence submitted to the laboratory by investigational units, obtains physical evidence at crime scenes;

Performs chemical and physical analysis of evidence in cases involving arson, narcotics, drugs, pharmaceuticals, alcoholic beverages, ballistics, etc.;

Maintains security of physical evidence for court action;

Trains detectives in handling and submitting evidence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A.)   Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, toxicology, or criminalistics, including or supplemented by at least twelve (12) credit hours in chemistry at the graduate or undergraduate level, and five (5) years of full-time or its part- time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory conducting analysis in a forensic discipline, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory or managerial position; or

B.)   Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, toxicology, or criminalistics, including or supplemented by at least twelve (12) credit hours in chemistry, and six (6) years of full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory conducting analysis in a forensic discipline, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory or managerial position; or

C.)   An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), and (B) above.

NOTE 1: Additional continuing education and training may be required as condition of employment, including training courses in management and administration.

NOTE 2: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.

 

Competitive benefits package includes comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage and NYS retirement. 

If interested and have experience as listed above, please forward resume by March 31, 2017 to:

Mr. James Jancewicz, Commissioner Central Police Services, Erie County,

45 Elm Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

or by email to James.Jancewicz@erie.gov

Only those whose resumes are being considered will be contacted.

Erie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Phone: (716) 858-8484
Erie County Civil Service Exam Line: (716) 858-8729

Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202