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Criminalist Manager

California Department of Justice, Chico, California

Salary: $9,591.00 - $11,440.00

Final Filing Date: October 27, 2020

Plans, organizes and directs the criminalistic program in an assigned area of the State. Incumbents at this level must supervise two or more Criminalist Supervisors. May also direct complex and sensitive forensic science projects which have a significant impact on the Bureau or the field of criminalistics.

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Duties:

  • Under the general direction of the Assistant Bureau Director, the Criminalist Manager has overall responsibility for the coordinating, planning, organization, direction, and management of both the Redding and Chico Criminalistics laboratories and has the direct supervisory responsibility for one or more Criminalist Supervisor(s) who provide day-to-day supervision of technical staff comprised of Criminalists of all levels whose assignments are to conduct forensic analysis in the program areas of criminalistics, controlled substances, and blood alcohol. In addition, he/she has certain bureau-wide responsibilities in the areas of planning and policy.
  • Plans, organizes and directs the criminalistic program in an assigned area of the State. Incumbents at this level must supervise two or more Criminalist Supervisors. May also direct complex and sensitive forensic science projects which have a significant impact on the Bureau or the field of criminalistics.

Requirements:

  • One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Criminalist Supervisor.
  • OR
  • Experience: Broad and extensive (more than five years) of professional experience in a physical or biological science laboratory setting performing the duties of?a chemist, biochemist or a related position. This experience must have included at least two years as a supervising criminalist. (One year of postgraduate education in one of the physical or biological sciences may be substituted for one year of the required general experience.) Experience in California state service applied toward this requirement must include at least one year performing the duties of a Criminalist Supervisor. and
  • Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with a major in one of the physical or biological sciences, including the equivalent of eight semester hours of general chemistry and three semester hours of quantitative analysis.
  • OR
  • Experience: Broad and extensive (more than five years) of professional experience in a physical or biological science laboratory setting performing?independent research related to Forensic Science. This experience must have included at least two years in the design and direction of scientific research. This experience must also have included at least two years of supervision. (Possession of a master's degree in a physical or biological science may be substituted for one year of general experience and possession of a Ph.D. in a physical or biological science may be substituted for two years of the required general experience.) Experience in California state service applied to this requirement must include at least one year performing the duties of a Criminalist Supervisor. and
  • Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with a major in one of the physical or biological sciences, including the equivalent of eight semester hours of general chemistry.
Knowledge and Abilities
  • Knowledge of: Scientific methods and techniques used in examining crime scenes; tests for the identity and comparison of blood and physiological fluids; tests for explosives and flammable materials; toxicological analyses; tests of hair and fibers, glass, soil, paint, and similar materials, and equipment necessary to conduct these tests; modern methods and techniques in?investigations of major crimes; current trends in toxicology, general chemistry and microchemistry; modern types of small arms and the techniques of?conducting all types of firearms, bullet, and tool mark comparisons; methods used in the examination of documents in criminal cases; photographic and photomicrographic principles and practices as applied to Criminalists; chromatographic techniques.
  • Knowledge of: Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the?processes available to?meet affirmative action objectives.
  • Ability to: Make extensive use of scientific methods and techniques at the scene of a crime; make effective use of microscopes, spectrograph, infrared and ultra-violet spectrophotometer, and gas chromatograph; use micro methods for determining physical constants such as refractive index and density; recognize the need for and develop and evaluate new test methods and procedures; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; conduct applied research to develop and validate state-of-the-art evidence examination?techniques; testify effectively in court; instruct law enforcement and?forensic personnel in criminalistics; prepare course outlines and lesson plans which will satisfy the requirements set forth by the Commission on Peace?Officers' Standards and Training (POST).
  • Ability to: Effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.

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Posted: October 16, 2020

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