Prince George's County, Maryland

Administrative Specialist III (Forensic Science Division Manager)

Closing Date

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 31, 2017.


$85,519.00 - $166,383.00 Annually



The Police Department is currently seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill an Administrative Specialist III (Forensic Science Division Manager) position, grade G-33 within the Forensic Science Division.

This is advanced executive level work performed within the Bureau of Forensic Science and Intelligence in the Police Department. The incumbent in this position will use extensive analytical, policy planning and coordination skills to direct the Forensic Science Division. Work requires a comprehensive knowledge of Departmental goals and objectives, and the approved principles, practices and procedures of modern law enforcement administration. Due to the level of work and assignments, extensive coordinative and/or supervisory skills are required.

This position is designated "Essential" and the incumbent must be willing to participate as a critical/essential employee during emergency situations in the event of a natural, or manmade disaster; special activities/events. Essential employees are expected to report to work or remain at work when other County employees are granted administrative leave.

Examples of Work

Selected candidate performs advanced executive management level work activities in support of the mission and goals of the Forensic Science and Intelligence Bureau, Appointing Authority and Police Department; manages and oversees all operations within the Forensic Science laboratories and units; plans, organizes, directs and reviews activities, policies and procedures for the Forensic Science Division; ensures that the integrity of forensic evidence submitted to the Forensic Science Division is maintained; ensures the laboratories and units have the necessary supplies and equipment to complete the analysis of police evidence, and is maintained in accordance with established policies and procedures; provides expert testimony in Court proceedings on behalf of the Department when required; anticipates the Forensic Science Division's needs and develops strategies to meet the needs; responds to concerns and/or issues pertaining to the Forensic Science Division; updates Command Staff and other management/supervisory personnel on forensic science related issues impacting the Department; develops creative alternatives to allocate resources to meet departmental goals and objectives; serves as internal consultant to the Command Staff and the Chief of Police in the area of forensic science and policy development; identifies policy shortfalls and initiates policy planning and formulation; regularly evaluates information regarding priorities, progress, or problems and recommends appropriate action; prepares and/or oversees the preparation of daily, weekly and monthly reports generated within the Forensic Science Division; oversees the preparation of comprehensive responses to inquiries; establishes and maintains a good working relationship with Investigative Units within the Police Department, the State's Attorney's Office and various Federal agencies; represents the Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief and Chief of Police at Local, Regional, and National meetings, conferences and forums as requested.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science or other closely related Physical Science which must include at least twenty-four (24) credit hours in Biology and Chemistry; plus three (3) years of responsible experience in governmental activities related to the position assignment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. EACH APPLICANT MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION WHICH CLEARLY AND CONVINCINGLY DEMONSTRATES THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Ten (10) years or more of exceptional forensic and laboratory experience and practices.
  2. Ten (10) years or more of management level experience.
  3. Ten (10) years or more of expert witness experience.
  4. Ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing and speaking before groups.
  5. Ability to conduct accurate research and develop technical reports and correspondence.
  6. Extensive knowledge of program development, implementation and management techniques.
  7. Ability to coordinate and/or manage a diverse range of assignments, being receptive to the needs of the entire Division.

Conditions of Employment

Upon selection, the applicant must:

  1. Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record.
  2. Pass a pre-employment physical exam and drug/alcohol screening.
  3. Pass a thorough background investigation.
  4. This is an essential position. Essential employees are expected to report during standard or non-standard hours as operations necessitate. Essential employees are expected to report to work or remain at work when other County employees are granted administrative leave.

Duration of Eligibility

Candidates will be selected from a temporary register of eligibles which will become effective approximately four ( 4) weeks after the closing date. Once a selection has been made, the register will expire.

Eligibility to Work

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.

To Apply

Read the full job posting and apply online here.

Only on-line applications will be accepted.

Bi-Lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Prince George's County Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Diversity in the Workplace