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Job Title:   Assistant Director

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   188295

Agency Name:   Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    DEC 20, 2017

Job Description:

Division: Forensic Science Laboratory
Position Type: Temporary, Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Exempt, Benefits-Eligible
Position Location: Topeka, KS
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience, $80,000 – $90,000 Annually
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Laboratory Director.  This position is responsible for operating and maintaining the KBI forensic science laboratory quality assurance program, Evidence Control Center (ECC), Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and Qualtrax. This position reports to the Forensic Science Laboratory Director.
PRIMARY DUTIES
Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Monitor, evaluate and direct the quality assurance program to ensure that the quality of analytic work in the KBI forensic science laboratory meets the standards established by ANAB ISO/IEC 17025 International Accreditation program.
• Establish monitor, evaluate and direct the Qualtrax and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) program to ensure clear, complete and unambiguous documentation of the analytic work, administrative information and technical data is available for review.
• Establish and guide KBI forensic science laboratory interactions with the criminal justice community to ensure the laboratory is continually improving to meet the needs of this customer base. 
• Establish and guide the direction of teams in developing solutions to identify problems and to continually refine processes, activities and programs of the laboratories.
• Assist with the development of the forensic science laboratory program budgets; evaluate budget initiatives, approve justification and explanation of budget recommendations and monitor the fiscal responsibility of subordinate supervisors. 
• Develop and establish standards to evaluate the effectiveness of subordinate managers and clerical/support staff; designs initiatives to assist staff in developing and improving job skills.  Coach, counsel, and provide feedback and discipline, as necessary.
• Function as an advisor to the Laboratory Director and Agency Command Staff in legislative, public, media and/or other governmental agency contacts concerning the quality assurance, LIMS, Qualtrax and development programs of the forensic science laboratories.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES
Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to the position description at any time.  The position description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee(s) holding this position.  Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• A bachelor’s degree in forensic science, chemistry, biology, criminal justice, business or other related fields.
• Three (3) years of full time laboratory experience in an accredited forensic science laboratory or management of a major program.
• Clear understanding of the ethical, legal and operations facets of a forensic science laboratory.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Experience as an ASCLD/LAB Assessor
• Experience in one of the following areas; supervising personnel or programs or developing and implementing policies and procedures
• Experience with quality assurance measures
• Experience with grant management.
• Process improvement experience
• Proven record of achievement in leadership, team building and project management
MINIMUM COMPETENCIES
• Ability to establish effective working relationships with numerous external stakeholders and internal business units
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
• Demonstrated customer support commitment
• Demonstrated leadership, initiative and ability to work on complex tasks with limited supervision
• Demonstrated commitment to quality and knowledge of QA principles
• Demonstrated critical reasoning and problem solving skills
TRAVEL
• Regular in-state and limited out-of-state travel may be required.  A valid driver’s license is required when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State. Travels in-state to retrieve and/or deliver evidence or testify in hearings or trials; travels out-of-state for continuing training or conferences.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
• As a condition of employment, candidate(s) are subject to a pre-employment process to include a polygraph examination, fingerprint based records check, and comprehensive background investigation, including reference check of past and present employers.  The pre-employment process will be waived for current KBI personnel who have previously completed the screening requirements
HOW TO APPLY
The application process has 5 REQUIRED STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number or State ID.)
STEP 2: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. 
STEP 3: Complete the official State of Kansas Employment Application form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply
STEP 4: Submit your online application to Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI).
STEP 5: Submit resume, cover letter and Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate (required documents) via email to KBIEmployment@KBI.STATE.KS.US or postal mail to:
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
ATTN: Human Resources
1620 SW Tyler
Topeka, KS 66612
Required Documents:
• State of Kansas Employment Application form
• Resume, Cover Letter
• Current Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
• Academic transcripts are required to consider the application complete
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
Recruiter Contact Information:
Name:  Julie Kampsen     Phone: 785-296-8200  
Email: KBIEmployment@KBI.STATE.KS.US  Fax: 785-296-2011
What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application. 
Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.
         The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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