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FORENSIC ADMINISTRATOR

The Forensic Administrator is responsible for directing the activities of a forensic laboratory section. This position is governed by state and federal laws and

Class Code:

B019C

Job Grade:

GS11

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Supervises a technical staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, training staff, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Reviews daily requests and instructions and prepares various solutions and/or equipment for processing activities. Verifies results of laboratory tests. Trains newer or less experienced analysts. Reports maintenance problems to appropriate personnel Maintains and updates records, including daily/monthly activities and section inventory, prepares purchase requests, and conducts general maintenance on equipment Must participate in the laboratory’s proficiency testing program Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of forensic analysis and of 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 expert witness in court Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to conduct research, establish new analytical procedures, and prepare and present training on the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence Ability to perform complex and difficult analysis of a wide range of factors to determine the appropriate analytical techniques.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry; plus five years of experience in a chemical laboratory, including two years in a forensic laboratory, or a related field, with one year as a Senior Forensic Analyst. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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