Employment Opportunity

Forensic Science Division Manager

Prince George's County Police Department, Palmer Park, Maryland

Salary: $88,102.00 - $171,408.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 22, 2019

This is advanced executive level work performed within the Bureau of Forensic Science and Intelligence in the Police Department. The incumbent in this position will use extensive analytical, policy planning and coordination skills to direct the Forensic Science Division. Work requires a comprehensive knowledge of Departmental goals and objectives, and the approved principles, practices and procedures of modern law enforcement administration. Due to the level of work and assignments, extensive coordinative and/or supervisory skills are required. The incumbent will report to the Deputy Chief, and performance will be evaluated based on accuracy, timeliness, and compliance with established guidelines and procedures.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Performs advanced executive management level work activities in support of the mission and goals of the Bureau of Forensic Science and Intelligence, Appointing Authority and Police Department;
  • Manages and oversees all operations within the Forensic Science laboratories and units;
  • Plans, organize, directs and review activities, policies and procedures for the Forensic Science Division;
  • Ensures that the integrity of forensic evidence submitted is maintained;
  • Ensures the laboratories and units have the necessary supplies and equipment to complete analysis of police evidence and maintained in accordance with established policies and procedures;
  • Provides expert testimony in Court proceedings on behalf of the Department when required;
  • Anticipates the needs of the Forensic Science Division's and develops strategies to meet those needs;
  • Responds to concerns and/or issues pertaining to the Division;
  • Updates Command Staff and other management/supervisory personnel on forensic science-related issues impacting the Department;
  • Develops creative alternatives to allocate resources to meet departmental goals and objectives;
  • Serves as internal consultant to the Command Staff and the Chief of Police in forensic science and policy development;
  • Identifies policy shortfalls and initiates policy planning and formulation;
  • Evaluates information regarding priorities, progress, or problems and recommends appropriate action;
  • Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of daily, weekly and monthly reports;
  • Oversees the preparation of comprehensive responses to inquiries;
  • Establishes and maintains a good working relationship with Investigative Units within the Police Department, the State's Attorney's Office, and various Federal agencies;
  • Represents the Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief and Chief of Police at Local, Regional, and National meetings, conferences and forums as requested.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science or other closely related Physical Science which must include at least twenty-four (24) credit hours in Biology and Chemistry; plus three (3) years of responsible experience in governmental activities related to the position assignment including at least two (2) years of management/supervisory experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Ten (10) years or more of exceptional forensic and laboratory experience and practices.
  • Ten (10) years or more of management level experience.
  • Ten (10) years or more of expert witness experience.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing and speaking before groups.
  • Ability to conduct accurate research and develop technical reports and correspondence.
  • Extensive knowledge of program development, implementation, and management techniques.
  • Ability to coordinate and/or manage a diverse range of assignments, being receptive to the needs of the entire Division.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Upon selection, the applicant must:
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam and drug/alcohol screening.
  • Pass a thorough background investigation.
  • This is an essential position. Essential employees are expected to report during standard or non-standard hours as operations necessitate. Essential employees are expected to report to work or remain at work when other County employees are granted Administrative Leave.

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Posted: January 25, 2018

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