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Supervisor IV (Forensics)

Dallas Police Department, Dallas, Texas

Salary: $53,350.00 - $82,817.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: September 30, 2017

The substance of the positions is complex in nature and has substantial impact on the work, office operations, projects, programs of others inside/outside the organization, and/or large segments of the general public. Supervises the overall planning, direction and execution of work of administrative, professional, technical, trade, or installation/maintenance crews.

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  • Supervises, plans, coordinates, assigns and evaluates work/workers and the use of equipment , facilities, and materials covering several functional disciplines; directs and coordinates work through subordinate supervisors, crew leaders, or team leaders; coaches or and gives technical direction as needed.
  • Has input to the development of and is responsible for the implementation of long range plans, programs, and schedules; determines goals and objectives needing emphasis; directs and coordinates work through leaders or team chiefs; and provides coaching or technical direction as needed.
  • Adjusts work priorities, projects schedules, resources, and work plans as required; estimates staff needs and assigns work to meet completion dates; ensures materials and supplies are available.
  • Reviews work for quality; evaluates work performance; and recommends awards for employees.
  • Coaches, advises, counsels and instructs employees; identifies all training needs for employees.
  • Interviews and/or makes selection on candidates for filling positions; recommends terminations; may authorizes overtime
  • Hears and resolves serious complaints or simple grievances from employees; refers serious grievances to higher level managers; effects disciplinary actions or recommends serious disciplinary actions to managers.
  • Finds and implements methods to improve production or effectiveness.
  • Regular, reliable and punctual attendance is an essential function of the job.


  • Bachelor's degree in a forensic science, criminology, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, social science or criminal justice field.
  • Four (4) years of experience in crime scene investigation and analysis involving the identification, collection, preservation, record keeping and evaluation of evidence in the support of law enforcement.
  • High school diploma/GED plus eight (8) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • An associate's degree or higher in any field plus six (6) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • A bachelor's degree or higher in a non-specified field plus six (6) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • A master's degree or higher in a specified field plus two (2) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record.
  • Must have or be able to obtain within twelve (12) months of hire any International Association for Identification certification.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • MS Office or similar software skills.
  • Some supervisory experience preferred.

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Posted: August 28, 2017

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