Employment Opportunity

Deputy Chief Forensic Chemistry

Dallas County Crime Lab, Dallas, Texas

Salary: $7,566.64 - $9,443.48 per month

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Directs the activities of the Section including staffing management and development, quality control and quality assurance, casework management, and instrument validation. Develops and administers operational processes and procedures. Assists with budget development. Acts in the absence of the supervisor. Supervises professional, paraprofessional, technical, and administrative forensic chemistry personnel.

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  • Provides supervisory and technical review of casework.
  • Oversees laboratory testing, analysis, training, and non-routine problem resolution and ensures compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Assists with optimizing staffing, instrumentation and utilization of other resources.
  • Maintains proficiency in applicable disciplines.
  • Designs, develops, validates, and implements new analytical methods and quality controlquality assurance programs monitors laboratory services maintains industry standards as specified by ASCLDLAB and NAME.
  • Maintains care, custody and control of evidence to ensure integrity for courtroom purposes performs analytical testing and defends analytical methodology and interpretation of results in legal proceedings.
  • Provides consultation and interpretation to medical examiners, district attorneys, law enforcement officials and others in forensic chemistry.
  • Fulfills various academic responsibilities including scientific research and publication, teaching, and lectures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
  • Ph.D. in physical sciences, biology, chemistry, forensic science or in a job related field of study.
  • Three (3) years of work related experience required.
  • Certification by American Board of Forensic Toxicology preferred.
  • Must be accepted by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
  • Ability to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, andor repair specialized laboratory instrumentation advance degree level knowledge of mathematics and chemistry skilled in the use of standard laboratory techniques working knowledge of chemical and biological safe handling procedures ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public.
  • The employee is routinely required to work in areas with potential exposure to biological and/or chemical hazards. The employee is required to follow good laboratory practices and safety precautions including the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, and the ability to lift files, boxes, and other materials up to 50 lbs., unassisted.
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License, with good driving record.
  • Must pass an extensive background check.

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Posted: March 12, 2021

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