Forensic Scientist Supervisor - Digital/...
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Wake County, NC

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This position is available to Current Department of Justice Employees Only.

This is a supervisory position in the Digital and Latent Evidence Laboratory. This position is subject to the Fair labor Standards Act. Overtime and on call are required in this position.
The Forensic Scientist Supervisor assists the Section Forensic Scientist Manager by supervising a team of Forensic Scientists and may also supervise support staff as needed. As a working supervisor, this employee is responsible for overseeing complex level analysis of forensic evidence in a crime laboratory setting to determine if the evidence could support a criminal prosecution. Employees examine evidence from moderate to complex casework, make judgments and testify in court as necessary to explain and defend their findings. Employees operate with considerable technical independence and are recognized as experts in their respective disciplines of forensic science. Work includes reviewing the work of laboratory analysts and assistants; providing technical direction to less experienced analysts; coordinating the training of new analysts; purchasing new equipment, validating new techniques and methods and writing procedures for their implementation; monitoring the quality of the work done in the section on a day to day basis; conducting consultations and participating the pretrial conferences with prosecutors and defense attorneys; and training and advising agents and other law enforcement officers. Employees handle and document all evidence under stringent chain of custody rules, and may often work with issues and factors that are largely undefined and require extensive analysis and frequent development of approaches and techniques. Employees may be required to perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Applications will be accepted from Sworn applicants.

Sworn status of this position will be maintained if the selected applicant is being promoted and currently is a sworn agent who has been employed by the SBI prior to July 1, 2007.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Employees must have an advanced knowledge of the principles, concepts theories, reference sources and laboratory practices involved with the forensic examination of evidence. Employees must have an advanced knowledge of criminal law and of the rules and regulations regarding evidence gathering and handling; Employees must have an advanced knowledge of scientific methodology and of laboratory safety practices. Ability to perform and record complex standardized and non-standardized laboratory tests and procedures. Ability to analyze results, and interpret methodology and to understand and solve theoretical problems; Ability to express technical information clearly both orally and in writing when reporting results; testifying or explaining procedures to others. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions. Ability to perceive colors normally and make olfactory distinctions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Applicants for this position in Digital and Latent Evidence will be considered qualified under either of the T & E requirements listed below:

Minimum Education and Experience – Latent Evidence Bachelor's degree with a major in forensic science, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physical science or closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and seven years of experience performing bench level analysis in latent evidence; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum Education and Experience – Digital Evidence Bachelor's degree with a major in computer science, digital forensics, networking, information technology, criminal justice or closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution including coursework in science and seven years of experience performing bench level analysis in digital evidence; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Management prefers applicants that have a minimum of seven years experience as a Forensic Scientist to include being qualified in court as an expert in their forensic discipline and a minimum of two years progressive management experience. The two years progressive management experience can be inclusive of the five years conducting forensic analysis.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
Computer literacy is an important component of all DOJ 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. To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information not included on the application form cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Any licenses or certificates must be included in the appropriate section of the application form. Attached or incorporated resumes will be accepted, but will not be used for qualifying credit. Other attachments will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit. Applicants are required to attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference.
The NC Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The NC Department of Justice uses Merit-Based Recruitment to select from among the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act. Applicants are asked to document competencies related to the position for which you apply on the State application. A competency is defined as a set of behaviors or duties that reflect skills, knowledge and abilities.
Once the position has been filled, all on-line applicants will be notified via the e-mail provided at the time of application.

NC Department of Justice
Human Resources Management Office
Lisa Sasser, Recruitment Specialist
114 W. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

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