Breath Lab Technician
University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg, MO

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NOTE : This is a 100% GRANT FUNDED position that will only exist for the duration of the Breath-Alcohol Instrument Upgrade grant for 3 years. Cover letter, resume, and 3 references required. UCM application required. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered. Priority will be given to applications received by February 4, 2013.

Working hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bargaining Unit

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose
Manage Breath Lab Instrument Upgrade Program, to include: evidence maintenance of all records, inventory and maintain instruments; maintain computerized database of inventory data; oversee the placement of equipment into local law enforcement agencies. Also supervises the activities of some 250 Type II Supervisors in the field. (Law enforcement officers certified by MSC & MO DOH to maintain and operate the state’s breath testing units statewide.)
Oversee operation of reassigned or loaner instruments, to include: ensure placement of evidentiary instruments to locations within Missouri, track and document the chain of custody of each instrument; ensure security of legal files for each evidentiary instrument; supervise the lab’s state-of-the-art Breath Alcohol Testing ( BAT ) Van; maintain expert witness status in the Missouri Court’s System, and provide expert testimony regarding BAT testing and training in the state.
Assist with repairs and maintenance of state owned/local owned breath instruments, to include: maintain knowledge of proper training techniques; assist with adjustments and repairs of instruments serviced, upgraded, and re-issued to various law enforcement agencies; participate in required certification courses to maintain local and state certification requirements.
Co teach in the instructional phase of lab courses related to breath instruments.

Education & Formal Training
High school diploma or equivalent, Education/Experience substitution (specify)

Other Education & Formal Training
Bachelor’s degree is preferred in the following field(s) of study: Criminal Justice, Electronics, Chemistry, Electronics, or related field.
Education may be substituted for experience or experience may be substituted for education. Note that equivalencies are based on the following: AA/60 Hrs = 2 years experience; BA/BS = 4 years experience; MA/MS = 6 years experience; PhD = 8 years experience.

Computer Skills
Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation

Two years electronics repair related experience or related law enforcement experience.
Breath lab experience preferred.
Certified Type II in the state of Missouri preferred.

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:
Criminal History check, Driver's license, Missouri license required

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements
Class E or F driver’s license required to operate lab assigned vehicles.
Certified as an expert witness by the Missouri court system or able to be certified on-the-job.
Type II Supervisor or able to be certified on-the-job.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.
Knowledge of electronic components and testing/troubleshooting equipment to check circuits.
Knowledge of breath testing legal issues preferred.

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Lifting (weight) - 80 lbs

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:
Travel required., Irregular work hours., Professional appearance.

Other Special Working Conditions

Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

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