Sedgwick County* Biology/DNA Laboratory Manager in Wichita, Kansas
This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11294344 Company: Sedgwick CountyDepartment: FSC Pay: $54,758.00 annually Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Responsible for the direction and coordination of activities within the Biology/DNA laboratory. Serves as DNA Technical Leader in accordance with the FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories and is responsible for recruitment, training, and supervision of scientists. Evaluates existing practices and oversees the validation of new techniques, methods, and equipment and assures compliance quality assurance standards (QAS). Is qualified (or previously qualified) as a DNA analyst and provides oversight for the collection and analysis of biological evidence, preparation of reports, and courtroom testimony regarding findings.Biology/DNA Technical Leader:Manages the technical operations of the laboratory and evaluates all methods used by the laboratory.Proposes and approves new or modified analytical procedures to be used by the examiners.Oversees validation studies and/or research.Performs technical problem solving of analytical methods and instrumentation.Oversees the instruction and training of analysts.Coordinates quality assurance and safety in the DNA section.Responsible for the proficiency testing program in the DNA Section.Develops and maintains standard operating procedures for the DNA section.Resolves technical casework questions.Biology/DNA Laboratory Supervision:Provide administrative and technical oversight and direction to scientists performing casework analyses.Coordinates inventory and quality control of DNA equipment, supplies and chemicals.Directs and coordinates activities of analysts/interns in the laboratory.Conducts performance evaluations in accordance with Sedgwick County policy and procedure.Assigns casework.DNA Casework:Documents, collects, and preserves physical evidence from forensic investigations of violent crimes.Examine, test, and analyze evidence/samples according to established laboratory protocols.Interprets complex data and prepares/ reviews reports that accurately reflect findings and conclusions.Presents laboratory findings as expert witness in court (as required).Consults with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors pertaining to the interpretation of findings and conclusions.Participates in proficiency test program.Provides training for professional staff, law enforcement, and public interest groups.Attends professional meetings, seminars, conferences, and continuing education to maintain knowledgeable proficiency of techniques and developments in forensic science.Perform technical and administrative reviews of case files.Minimum Qualifications: MS or MA degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or a forensic science-related field. Must have acquired a minimum of 12 semester hours (or equivalent) of undergraduate and/or graduate coursework, covering the areas of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and statistics, and/or population genetics. Years of Experience: Must meet the criteria set forth by the FBI QAS (current version); this includes three years of experience working in a forensic DNA casework laboratory. Must possess a valid State of Kansas driver's license or must obtain such a license within 90 days of employment. Must have completed DNA auditor training. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or a forensic science-related field. Five years of experience working in a forensic DNA casework laboratory. Certification in molecular biology from an approved certification body such as FEPAC or ABC.It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general pub lic, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.