Employment Opportunity


Supervising Criminalist

Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Reno, Nevada

Salary: $85,800.00 - $111,508.80 Annually

Final Filing Date: May 14, 2021

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Under general direction, plans, coordinates and supervises the activities of a section of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Division; and performs related duties as required.
  • This position exercises direct supervision over professional staff. The DNA Technical Leader is responsible for the technical operations of the laboratory as outlined in the FBI Quality Assurance Standards. Duties of this position include developing, implementing and evaluating laboratory procedures; developing and/or approving new testing methods, utilizing the latest laboratory technology and equipment; updating and maintaining procedure manuals for the lab; and providing training to staff involved with the testing and analysis of physical evidence to ensure the effective operation of the Forensic Science Division.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a natural, physical or forensic science or a closely related field AND seven years of full-time technical experience in applying scientific techniques in a laboratory setting and/or major crime scene investigation to include four years of full-time professional experience in a law enforcement crime lab/forensic laboratory. A master’s or higher level degree in one of the relevant fields may substitute for two years of the required experience.
FOR THIS DNA TECHNICAL LEADER POSITION ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS ARE:
  • A minimum of Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a natural, physical or forensic science or a closely related field and successfully completed 12 semester or equivalent credit hours from a combination of undergraduate and graduate coursework covering the following subject areas: biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and statistics or population genetics. A DNA Technical leader must be a currently or previously qualified DNA analyst (as required by the FBI Quality Assurance Standards) AND seven years of full-time technical experience in applying scientific techniques in a laboratory setting and/or major crime scene investigation to include four years of full-time professional experience in a law enforcement crime lab/forensic laboratory.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
  • A valid driver’s license is required at time of appointment.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE
  • A minimum of five years of Forensic science experience to include formal instruction, court qualified expert, and successful proficiency testing.
  • Supervisory experience in a laboratory setting.
  • Experience in Forensic Biology/DNA.
  • Experience and knowledge in an accreditation process.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to exercise proper judgment and discretion in working with others.
  • The ability to foster a teamwork environment and manage the work of professional and support staff.
  • The capacity to encourage collaboration and joint problem solving within a work unit.
  • The capacity to provide feedback and coaching to enhance the skills and career development of subordinates.
  • The ability to confront and resolve conflict.
  • The ability to balance competing needs.
  • The ability to establish procedures and methods to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

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Posted: April 17, 2021


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