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Crime Scene Response Unit Forensic Scientist III

Police Force:Dept. of State Police, Massachusetts
Location:Crime Scene Response Unit, Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab, 485 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Salary:$59,560.02 to $81,433.82 Annually

Crime Scene Response Unit Forensic Scientist III

Forensic Scientist III
Agency Name:Dept. of State Police
Official Title:Forensic Scientist III
Functional Title:Crime Scene Response Unit Forensic Scientist III
Occupational Group:Laboratory
Position Type:EX - Exempt from Civil Services
Full-Time or Part-Time:Full-Time
Salary Range:$59,560.02 to $81,433.82 Annually
Bargaining Unit:09
Shift:Day
Confidential:No
Number Of Vacancies:1
City/Town:Danvers
Region:NORTHEAST
Facility Location:Crime Scene Response Unit, Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab, 485 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Application Deadline:03-14-2014
Apply Online:Yes
Posting ID:J39991

This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.
Duties:

The person in this position works primarily in the Crime Scene Response Unit within the Crime Laboratory. Specific daily duties include crime scene case resolution and liaison with Crime Lab and Crime Scene Services staff to enhance readiness, training, qualification and service by Forensic Scientists at crime scenes. Incumbent conducts and supervises chemical, physical and biological laboratory methods, or on-site examinations at crime scenes, in order to provide forensic assistance to investigators, attorneys and other clients of the Crime Lab. Methods incorporate the principles of quality assurance embodied in the Crime Laboratory?s policies.
In addition to the functions performed for the Forensic Scientist Level I and II, incumbents apply the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired at entry-level to perform the following:
Supervise Forensic Scientists of a lower level at on-site scenes as they identify, collect, preserve and evaluate physical evidence; Supervise Forensic Scientists of a lower level in work units to manage caseloads and assignment of cases to Forensic Scientists of a lower level, and in cross-disciplinary projects, processes, and functions where advanced subject matter knowledge is required to lead activities, provide training and direction, and oversee production of results and outcomes; provide specialized training to Assistant District Attorneys, police and fire personnel on the collection and preservation of evidence and on laboratory operations; perform validation studies for work groups or units.

In addition to the key accountabilities listed for the Forensic Scientist Level II, incumbents at this level may have the decision-making authority to: Decide whether to accept or reject materials sent to the laboratory for testing; decide how cases must be delegated and assigned to Forensic Scientists of a lower grade based upon caseload, staffing strengths and other personnel considerations.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Bachelor?s degree in the natural sciences, including Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, Pharmacology or Physics and (A) at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience as a bench chemist or forensic scientist in a crime laboratory or comparable setting and (B) full competence as a forensic analyst within an accredited laboratory in a relevant forensic science specialization, and documented experience in providing testimony as both an expert and material witness in legal proceedings, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Master?s or higher degree in the natural sciences, including Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, Pharmacology or Physics may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.

Incumbents are required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver?s license at a class level specific to assignment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Methods incorporate the principles of quality assurance embodied in the Crime Laboratory?s policies and procedures and in compliance with the requirements of the ASCLD/LAB accreditation manual.

Comments:

The final candidate for this position will undergo an extensive background investigation and drug screening.

Salary for this position is governed by the collective bargaining agreement between the Commonwealth and the Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists.

Please review the minimum entrance requirements for this position. If you do not meet the minimum entrance requirements for this position, you will not be considered.

ClosingDate:03/14/2014
Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34506

 

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