Forensic Tests for Alcohol Field Technician
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - North Carolina

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Internal only to State Employees or layoff candidates with the State of North Carolina eligible for RIF priority reemployment consideration as described by GS 126.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in collaboration with its partners, protects the health and safety of all North Carolinians and provides essential human services.

As a part of DHHS, the Division of Public Health is made of a several sections servicing the citizens of North Carolina. The Forensic Tests for Alcohol Branch is housed within the Chronic Disease & Injury Section and seeks to reduce the incidence of impaired driving by providing comprehensive training programs to law enforcement personnel in the detection and apprehension of the impaired driver.

The maximum salary that can be paid for this position will be $41,593

Qualified applicants must meet and reflect on their application training and experience and all knowledge, skills, abilities and any experience specified in the supplemental question to be considered.

Must reside in assigned region and this is a home based position.

Inspect breath alcohol testing instruments in assigned region consisting of 13 counties: Randolph, Chatham, Lee, Harnett, Johnston, Cumberland, Robeson, Scotland, Richmond, Anson, Montgomery, Moore and Hoke.

To assist the Forensic Tests for Alcohol Branch Training Specialist in training and certifying law enforcement personnel as chemical analysts, enabling them to administer breath alcohol tests on drivers charged with Driving While Impaired offenses Trouble-shoot, service and maintain electronic instruments and equipment utilized in breath alcohol testing. Serve as an expert witness for the state concerning operation and maintenance of breath alcohol testing instruments, science of alcohol, laws, procedures, and rules and regulations. Work requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and effectively communicate with law enforcement officers and employees on a daily basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Knowledge and skills in traffic law enforcement; experience as a public speaker, trainer or in a law enforcement agency sworn leadership role.

Management prefers: Instructor experience in law enforcement agency in-service training or certification as a North Carolina General Instructor or equivalent certification or experience; experience in providing courtroom testimony; experience in the science of breath/blood alcohol testing; experience in the operation of breath alcohol testing instruments.

Required license or certification: DHHS Permit to Perform Chemical Analysis of Breath (within 30 days of hire); North Carolina Driver’s License (within seven days of hire); Forensic Tests for Alcohol Maintenance Permit (within 6 months of hire); ability to lift and carry equipment weighing 50 lbs.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from high school and four years of progressively responsible experience in clerical or administrative work, or as a practitioner in a specialty area; must have at least two years of experience as a technical assistant in staff development and training; or graduation from a four-year college or university; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

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Application must be received by 5:00 pm on the closing date.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Pre-Employment criminal background checks are required for some positions.
The Division of Public Health uses Merit-Based Recruitment to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions Subject to the Personnel Act.

Computer literacy is an important component of all DHHS-DPH jobs; we encourage you to apply electronically. All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the new NEOGOV Online Job Application System ( ) for the State of North Carolina.
Division of Public
Human Resources Office
Shari Emery
5605 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-707-5450

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