Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Laboratory Technician II

County:   Sedgwick

Req. No:   188336

Agency Name:   Kansas Bureau of Investigation

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

Applications accepted through:    DEC 12, 2017

Job Description:

Division: Field Investigations Division- Agent Evidence
Position Type: Classified, Full-Time, Nonexempt, Benefits-Eligible
Position Location: Wichita, Kansas
Compensation: $15.03 Hourly
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is accepting applications to fill a Laboratory Technician II position in the Field Investigations Division- Agent Evidence in Wichita, KS.
Establishes the status of the evidence at the time of submission, for example:  may determine the types of forensic examinations necessary, help determine the priority of the forensic examinations, and identifies the evidence requiring refrigeration.  Determines if submitted evidence is within acceptable limits, for example:  determines whether or not firearms and ammunition are in a safe condition; determines whether or not drug cases have syringe needles or other hazardous items; and determines the presence of toxic chemicals.  Each item of evidence requires a decision-making process to insure safety within the Agent Evidence holding facility.
Performs and maintains established quality assurance procedures, for example:  determines that evidence is packaged, sealed, and labeled in compliance KBI Forensic Laboratory standards, and conducts regular-scheduled audits throughout the year.  This will include regular-scheduled audits of each agent evidence storage location in the regional offices.
Performs general administrative functions for the Field Investigations Division (FID) and Special Operations Division (SOD). Performs other general administrative assistance to the FID and SOD by cross training in other support functions.
Coordinates and assists with acquiring disposal orders for agent evidence.  Provides written responses to agents for evidence audits conducted at the time of case closure.  Coordinates the disposal of agent evidence and firearms.  Manages evidence disposal locations, vendors, and processes.
Monitors equipment and completes required documentation, for example:  insures, through a daily audit, that all refrigerated appliances are in working condition and are functioning properly within acceptable temperature ranges; audits evidence secured in the valuable safe on a monthly basis; and insures safety equipment is current.
Records relevant evidence data by managing the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), for example: daily entry of evidence; assigns a KBI case number and correlates that number with the barcode data; scans the evidence into a newly-created case file; verifies the quantity of evidence returned to submitting agencies; and maintains a daily security log to reflect access to the Evidence Control Center.
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.
High school diploma or equivalent
Experience in inventory control and management.
Prior experience working for a law enforcement agency or in a position regularly interacting with law enforcement.
Prior experience working for a state agency in Kansas.
Associate degree
Exceptional organizational skills.
Ability to handle sensitive situations and keep confidential information strictly confidential.
Adaptability and ability to multitask and prioritize daily activities.
Ability to operate office equipment, personal computers, and communication systems.
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions; read and comprehend written materials.
Ability to record, file and transmit information.
Ability to project a professional image when interacting with KBI staff members of all levels
• 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
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 may be required at time of interview
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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Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
C F 021 $15.03 Hourly

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