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Crime Laboratory Manager

San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco, California

Salary: $135,564.00 - $173,030.00 per year

Final Filing Date: November 28, 2017

Under the general direction of the Director of Forensic Services,the 0933 Crime Laboratory Manager,is responsible for directing and administering the operations of the San Francisco Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory. This position handles sensitive issues related to public safety and law enforcement with a high consequence of error. Essential functions of the position include: developing and implementing short and long range goals for the laboratory; establishing and documenting laboratory policies and procedures for Forensic Biology (DNA), Comparative Analysis (firearms), Trace Evidence (GSR, impressions, paint, hair, fiber, etc.), Narcotics/Chemical Analysis, and CSI-related functions as needed; overseeing the training, supervision, and evaluation of subordinates; developing and administering the laboratory budget; procuring and managing grants and criminal justice project funds; providing technical advice to subordinate staff and other members of the department in the areas of quality assurance; providing guidance to CSIs in evidence recognition, collection, preservation and documentation, including technical review of case files; communicating regularly with SFPD Command staff regarding Crime Lab activities and coordination of efforts with other City Departments to address the needs of the City; ensuring that all Criminalistics Laboratory related legal matters are handled as appropriate; and interacting with professional organizations and other city departments. The incumbent also performs related duties as required.

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Duties:

  • Communicating regularly with the SFPD Director of Forensic Services regarding Crime Lab activities and coordination of efforts with other City Departments to address the needs of the City;
  • Present materials to the Police Commission at the direction of the Forensic Services Director;
  • Ensuring that all Criminalistics Laboratory related legal matters are handled appropriately;
  • Developing and implementing short and long range goals for the laboratory;
  • Understanding and collaborating in establishing/ documenting laboratory policies and procedures for Forensic Biology (DNA) Comparative Analysis (firearms, impressions) Trace Evidence (GSR, Arson) Narcotics/Chemical Analysis;
  • Practical understanding of CSI-related functions as needed;
  • Overseeing the training, supervision, and evaluation of subordinates;
  • Developing and administering the laboratory budget;
  • Procuring and managing grants and criminal justice project funds;
  • Providing technical advice to subordinate staff and other members of the department in the areas of quality assurance;
  • Providing guidance to CSIs in evidence recognition, collection, preservation and documentation;
  • Interacting with professional organizations and other city departments;
  • Performing other duties as required

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in chemistry, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, criminalistics, or a closely related natural or physical science field;
  • AND
  • (8) Eight years of crime laboratory experience in criminalistics casework at an accredited lab, at least five (5) years of which must be comparable to 8262 Criminalist III ( Criminalist Supervisor) with the City and County of San Francisco;
  • AND
  • Possession of a valid Driver License.
SUBSTITUTION:
  • Possession of a post-graduate degree in chemistry, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, criminalistics, or a closely related natural or physical science field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the non 8262 Criminalist III (Criminalist Supervisor) required experience.
Desirable Qualifications & Experience: The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
  • Published scientific papers/presentations.
  • Membership and active participation in professional forensic science organizations

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Posted: November 7, 2017



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