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FORENSIC SCIENTIST COORDINATOR

The Forensic Scientist Coordinator is responsible for supervising chemical and microscopic analysis of evidence gathered in criminal investigations and overseeing one or more fiscal/accounting

Class Code:

B030C

Job Grade:

GS09

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Documents evidence and prepares detailed reports of findings detailing analytical methods and techniques used to support conclusions for submission to legal authorities and courts of law. Monitors budgets and expenditures, provides approvals for transactions based on available budget and sponsoring agency restrictions, and monitors internal controls, procedures, and compliance issues for grants or contracts. Reviews, analyzes, and prepares reports designed to reflect aspects of the organization’s fiscal status and prepares special and periodic reports for use in planning by upper level management. Provides technical assistance to management, staff, and the general public by providing information on regulations and procedures governing fiscal practices and programs that comply with governmental regulations. Communicates with investigative agencies regarding appropriate sample collection and meaning of results of tests and reports, responds to questions from medical personnel regarding correct procedures and collection of medical legal samples, and provides assistance to legal counsel in the interpretation of reports and in offering expert opinions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of forensic analysis and forensic analytical methods and techniques Knowledge of laws, regulations, and agency policies governing forensic activities Knowledge of manual and automated fiscal/accounting systems. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to analyze financial information and prepare reports. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of fiscal/accounting systems and controls, identify problems, and devise corrective actions.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or natural science; plus three years of experience in accounting, financial management, or a related area, including one year in a supervisory capacity. 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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