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The Crime Lab Associate Medical Examiner is responsible for directing, planning, andcoordinating the administrative and personnel activities of the forensic laboratory and clericaldivisions of

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Supervises a medium to large staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, training, assigningand reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Develops and recommends new and revised statutes, policies, and procedures to respond tochanges in operational needs, objectives and priorities, and to improve the effectiveness ofdivision operations. Represents the agency during presentations and hearings; maintains successful relationswith law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and coroners; develops policy responses,provides detailed analyses and presentations for the highest levels of state government andthe public, including the media. Monitors, maintains, and updates records and databases to ensure compliance with state andfederal regulations. Develops annual operating and biennial budgets; works directly with the DFA Office of Budgetto gain its approval of the divisions’ budgets for recommendation to the governor; testifiesbefore the legislature regarding budget information and responds to financial inquiries fromthe Capitol on an ongoing basis, especially during legislative sessions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state budgetary, human resources, and purchasing procedures. Knowledge of the principles and practices of forensic analysis, forensic analytical methods,and techniques. Knowledge of laws, regulations, and agency policies governing forensic activities. Knowledge of laboratory equipment used to perform forensic analysis. Ability to plan and organize forensic analysis. Ability to write descriptive results of analysis and appear as an expert witness in court. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to conduct research and establish new analytical procedures. Ability to perform complex and difficult analysis of a wide range of factors to determine theappropriate analytical techniques.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of medical degree approved by the Council on MedicalEducation of the American Medical Association and successful completion of the internship orresident postgraduate requirements; plus six years of progressively more responsibleexperience in a chemical or forensic laboratory; plus three years in a professional managerialor supervisory capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must be licensed as a Physician by the State Medical Board in accordance with ACA 17-95-401 and 403. Must be board certified, or eligible for board certification, as recognized by the AmericanBoard of Pathology, in Forensic Pathology. Must be a United Sta


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