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Supervisor IV (Forensics)

Dallas Police Department, Dallas, Texas

Salary: $53,350.00 - $72,720.39 Annually

Final Filing Date: April 17, 2021

This is the highest level of supervision and may on occasion have some managerial responsibilities however, the primary duty remains to supervise Non-Exempt and/or Exempt positions in a medium or large operational unit. There may be several functional areas that are complex and have a substantial impact on overall operations. This level supervises employees in complex administrative, journey trade, highly complex technical and/or professional employees that provide services or products to persons inside or outside the organization.

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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Essential Functions
  • 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: March 29, 2021

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