CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

3H40
FORENSIC LABORATORY SUPERVISOR

Specialties
( Chemistry ) (Trace Evidence ) (DNA )

GENERAL DEFINITION

This is supervisory forensic laboratory work in a municipal law enforcement environment. Employees in this class assign and monitor the work of subordinate forensic scientists, technicians and clerical support staff engaged in the analysis and chain of custody of confiscated substances, organic or inorganic physical evidence, or DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in support of criminal investigations. Work includes planning and researching new or adapting existing forensic methodology, analyzing and interpreting data, developing and directing quality control programs, and preparing technical reports. Contact with law enforcement and court officials and providing expert testimony in court are significant aspects of the work. Work is performed under the general direction of a laboratory manager.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

All Specialties

Chemistry Specialty

Trace Evidence Specialty

DNA Specialty


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 01/04.)

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS


PAY RANGE: EP23

Class Established: 6/53

Revision and Consolidation with 3H46:
CSC: 07/99, Ad Board: 08/99

Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 10/03, Ad Board: 01/04

DS/sb


END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3H40