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Class Code: 5318
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
One Salary
Annual / Hourly
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Plans and directs the technical production, human resources and fiscal activities of the Regional Crime Laboratory to assure proper scientific support to the criminal justice system served.

Performs related duties as required.

Supervision is received from the Scientific Analysis Superintendent. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Manages the operations of the Regional Crime Laboratory by establishing performance measures, goals, objectives and priorities. Establishes policies and procedures, and prepares scientific and management reports.

2. Provides direction and feedback to employees, and prepares performance appraisals.

3. Evaluates, requests and manages the fiscal funding of personnel, capital equipment and supplies for the laboratory.

4. Coordinates the inspection and evaluation of examination reports and associated analysis notes of criminalists to ensure compliance with quality assurance procedures and laboratory accreditation standards.

5. Participates in the selection of criminalists and supervisors for the Regional Crime Laboratory.

6. Assures professional development programs for criminalists.

7. Coordinates research and special projects.

8. Manages the preparation and maintenance of laboratory reports, files and records.

9. Coordinates the inspection of crime laboratory facilities to ensure compliance with safety and accreditation standards.

10. Interacts with criminal justice agencies.

11. Serves on committees as necessary.

12. Coordinates training sessions for law enforcement and court officials.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. the principles and practices of management and leadership.

2. chemistry or related science, forensic science techniques and sophisticated scientific equipment.

3. current laws, rules and procedures concerning the activities of a crime laboratory.

4. coaching and training techniques to provide technical advice and/or training to law enforcement and court officials.

5. computerized case management and tracking systems.

6. scientific research and methodology.

Skill in:

1. problem-solving to deal with complex and/or urgent issues.

2. analyzing and interpreting scientific data.

Ability to:

1. prepare clear and concise technical and/or administrative written documents.

2. work effectively with people at all levels within and outside the agency.

3. effectively communicate orally in one-on-one and group situations.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in chemistry or closely related physical or natural sciences with minimum of thirty (30) semester hours in chemistry and eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experiences including supervisory duties as a criminalist in a recognized laboratory actively engaged in the forensic sciences, one (1) year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.

Additional criminalist experience, beyond the required eight years, may substitute for semester hours of chemistry (1 year additional criminalist experience = 10 chemistry semester hours).

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA status - Exempt

Current as of: 7/25/2014 8:06:10 PM