Employment Opportunity

Director Forensics Services Lab

Baltimore County Police Department, Towson, Maryland

Salary: $130,000.00 - $150,000.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: October 18, 2019

Under direction, plans, directs, and controls the activities of the Forensic Services Section of the Baltimore County Police Department which is responsible for the collection, identification, examination, analysis, and preservation of criminal evidence.

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  • Plans, directs, and controls, through subordinate supervisors, the functions and personnel on all shifts in the Forensic Services Section.
  • Develops policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and standards of work for the Forensic Services Section and assures compliance with same.
  • Directs, coordinates, and approves the training of subordinates, approves work schedules, and assures sufficient coverage in all areas.
  • Monitors and evaluates activities and programs of the Section and recommends new procedures or modifications to insure that the standards of quality and performance are maintained.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in the field of forensic science, including new technology, procedures, and crime laboratory management.
  • Consults with and advises superiors on issues concerning the Forensic Services Section and its operation.
  • Represents the Section and Department on inter-agency and inter-jurisdictional committees and meetings on matters relating to forensic services.
  • Responds to significant events such as catastrophes, major crime scenes, or other emergencies as directed in order to establish and direct on-site forensic services, including temporary morgues.
  • Plans, develops, and administers the Section's budget. Evaluates and recommends equipment for purchase and the reorganization of resources to accomplish goals.
Examples of Other Duties
  • May present evidence and testify in a court of law.
  • May serve on review boards and committees.
  • May participate in and review examination and recruitment procedures and other personnel related tasks.
  • May conduct or participate in training sessions, seminars, and conferences, both locally and out-of-state.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited institution in forensic science; a natural science such as chemistry, physics, or biology; or a subspecialty of a natural science such as organic chemistry, biochemistry, or molecular biology
  • PLUS
  • At least three years' of documented forensic laboratory experience in forensic science including performing casework in such areas as trace evidence, drug analysis, biology/DNA toxicology, firearms and toolmark examination, and analytical instrumentation; and two years' of managerial/ supervisory experience.
Licenses and Certificates
  • Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.
Character Requirements
  • All applicants must be of good moral character and emotionally stable, as determined by a comprehensive background investigation, polygraph examination, and drug test.
  • Employees are subject to random drug testing.

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Posted: October 7, 2019

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