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    If you are interested in a career supervising a unit that performs a full range of forensic confirmation analyses to detect drug use and provides interpretation of data, drug pharmacokinetics and drug pharmacodynamics within a criminal justice setting, this job is for you!

    Bargaining Unit Status: Not Covered

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    As a Supervisory Chemist (Forensic) or Toxicologist (Forensic), you will:

    1. Supervise Toxicologists and Chemists who perform the full range of confirmation analysis including specialized experience in Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) and Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Monitor staff in interpreting results of testing, recording, and documenting control of samples, test procedures, results and other required information. Ensure compliance with standard forensic and office procedures. Responsible for operation, troubleshooting and basic maintenance of current state of the art GCMS and LC-MS/MS instruments and their software applications.

    2. Oversee staff court representation. Testify as an expert witness to explain highly complex scientific and forensic procedures that are used in drug testing as well as results and their implications for individual defendants. Provide expertise in the application of pharmacokinetic principles of various drugs in defendants.

    3. Create and develop methods for GCMS and LC-MS/MS instruments for the analyses of various drugs of abuse including emergent synthetic drugs. Evaluate daily laboratory operations. Identify areas where changes are needed to improve overall scientific and legal proficiency in drug detection as well as improvements in processes, costs or other areas. Recommend new approaches, revisions in policy or protocol, or other changes to management. Participate in the development of long and short-range plans for the OFTS.

    4. Responsible for the continuous monitoring of the scientific performance of the unit. Review all screening and confirmation data and monitor controls, performance and compliance with standards, protocols and procedures.

    5. Supervise assigned staff. Assign work and establish priorities. Administer personnel programs in leave and absence, awards, and recognition and programs in affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. Counsel employees on performance and administrative issues. Establish performance standards and evaluate employee performance. Identify and address staff training needs.

    6. Maintain current awareness of trends and developments relating to forensic drug testing. Review scientific and forensic professional literature to keep abreast of the latest instrumental procedures, pharmacokinetics and expert witness information.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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