Alaska Department of Public Safety

Assistant Chief, Forensic Laboratories

Closing Date

December 21, 2017 5:00 PM Alaska

The recruitment period has been extended to 12/21/17 and the scope has been broadened to all applicants to obtain a larger applicant pool. If you have already applied for this position, there is no need to reapply.

Salary

$6,508.00 Monthly

Location

Anchorage, AK

Job Number

16182

Job Description

The Department of Public Safety is recruiting for an Assistant Chief, Forensic Laboratory to join our team committed to public safety through public service.

This position is part of the Alaska State Crime Lab and under the general direction of the Forensic Laboratory Manager, the incumbent functions as the Assistant Laboratory Manager coordinating and managing the forensic activities of the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory directly and through subordinate supervisors. Responsibilities include supervising forensic discipline supervisors, supervising research and development projects, and ensuring quality control.

Key Responsibilities of this position include:

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience

We are looking to hire someone with the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience:

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in natural science or physical sciences, forensic sciences, criminalistics, or a closely related field.

And

Four years of cumulative experience in an accredited forensic laboratory applying scientific principles to detect, test, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal cases, interpret results, prepare written reports, and provide expert testimony in a court of law. One year of this experience must have been spent either directing a professional or technical work unit within one or more specific forensic disciplines, or serving as a quality assurance manager responsible for ensuring that all professional laboratory and performance standards and guidelines are met. This supervisory experience is equivalent to a Forensic Scientist IV or Forensic Scientist, DNA Technical Manager, with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.

Special Note: Appointments to positions in the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory are subject to background requirements per ASCLD/LAB and the Department of Public Safety. A criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting, is required.

Additional Required Information

This position is exempt from the current hiring restrictions and is open to all applicants.

Applicants invited for an in-person interview will be required to provide the following at the time of interview:

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education and Training section of the Applicant Profile. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Degrees Obtained field. Copies of transcripts will be required at time of interview. If using college education to meet minimum qualifications, please provide a copy of your transcripts at the time of interview.

This position requires the use or possession of a firearm or ammunition. In accordance with the federal Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (PL 104-208), if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may not hold this position. A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is an offense that is (1) a misdemeanor under Federal or state law; and (2) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim. If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, do NOT apply for this position.

Appointments to positions in Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory are subject to background requirements per ASCLD/LAB and the Department of Public Safety. A criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting, is required. The successful candidates must pass a comprehensive background investigation, which includes a criminal history check.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

EEO Statement

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Workplace Alaska Application Questions & Assistance

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.

For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaska

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Kyle T. Klopfer
Alaska State Crime Lab
4805 Dr. MLK Jr. Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99507
907-269-5535

To Apply

View the full posting and apply online here

The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.