CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

3H41
FORENSIC LABORATORY MANAGER


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is forensic laboratory work at the second supervisory level, directing the activities of one of the Police Department's forensic laboratory sections through subordinate forensic supervisors. Work includes planning, directing, coordinating and supervising of examination, qualitative and quantitative chemical, physical, biological and biochemical analyses by macroscopic, microscopic and instrumental techniques, of suspected controlled substances, chemicals, biological material, DNA, poisons, confiscated physical evidence and a wide variety of other organic and inorganic substances in support of criminal investigations, and providing expert testimony in court.

Development of new techniques and methods of analysis, and evaluation of new methods and techniques developed by others, are significant aspects of the work. Work also includes developing, modifying and establishing laboratory processes and procedures related to the work in the assigned laboratory section; developing and recommending departmental laboratory policies, and advising police units in evidence collection techniques and safe handling of drug equipment.

Work is performed under the general supervision of a technical superior.

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


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)


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 08/04.)

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS


PAY RANGE: EP25

Class Established: 9/85

Spec. Revision:
CSC: 4/99, Ad Board: 8/99

Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 06/04, Ad Board: 08/04

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3H41