|POLICE FORENSIC SERVICES SECTION MANAGER
Pay Grade: 28 FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Group: Managerial (M) Class Code: P107
Effective Date: 10/04 Revision Date: 10/07, 8/10
The primary function of an employee in this class is to administer and supervise the support services section of the forensic laboratory.
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Plans, develops, implements and manages the forensic laboratory functions of the Police Department;
Analyzes and evaluates operations and problems within area of responsibility to improve efficiency and productivity;
Prepares, administers, recommends and monitors the budget for assigned areas;
Reviews statistical data to determine effectiveness of methods and procedures;
Evaluates program effectiveness against pre-determined objectives;
Prepares and supervises the preparation of necessary records and reports relating to activities and reviews reports prepared and submitted by staff;
Coordinates activities with other supervisory personnel and Police Department staff to ensure that work being performed is providing for the needs of the department:
Ensures the security of computers, applications and automated information for the Police Department;
Plans, directs and evaluates the work of assigned staff;
Maintains liaison with municipal court personnel, other law enforcement agencies and other city department;
Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Current procedures, practices and methods of modern police organizations and administration;
Modern criminal investigation and identification techniques and procedures;
Laws pertaining to the collection, preservation, analysis and presentation of physical evidence;
Operation of gas chromatagraph, mass spectrometer, fume hoods, other standard lab equipment;
ASCLD accreditation standards and methodologies;
Operation of a personal computer and related software.
Assign, direct and supervise subordinates;
Deal effectively with other city staff and the general public;
Plan, implement and monitor security procedures for records and evidence;
Comprehend and apply federal and state laws and city ordinances;
Communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing;
Learn and apply rules of evidence, criminal procedure, crime scene procedures, state and federal statutes and case law covering drugs and the use of physical evidence in court;
Produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper grammar;
Enter data or information using a personal computer or other keyboard device;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, assigned staff, co-workers, outside agency personnel and the general public.
The work is performed under the supervision of an Assistant Police Chief.
This position supervises the professional, technical and support staff of the forensic laboratory.
Bachelor's Degree in Forensics, Criminalistics, Chemistry or related field; and
Five (5) to seven (7) years administrative experience involving management of a forensic services function of a law enforcement agency; and
Valid Arizona Driver's License; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
The primary duties of the position are performed in a general office environment.
Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to implement and monitor security processes for evidence and records, and to oversee the forensic laboratory;
Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a personal computer;
Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office environment and to intervene in a prisoner holding facility if needed for security purposes.