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Job Title:   Forensic Scientist IV

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   188358

Agency Name:   Kansas Bureau of Investigation

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

Applications accepted through:    DEC 14, 2017

Job Description:

Division: Toxicology
Position Type: Unclassified (At-Will), Full-Time, Exempt, Benefits-Eligible
Position Location: Topeka, Kansas
Compensation: $87,000.00 Annually
 
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is accepting applications to fill a Forensic Scientist IV- Supervisor position in the Toxicology Section.  The KBI toxicology laboratory performs alcohol and drug testing on biological samples in criminal cases and testifies in court throughout the state.
 
PRIMARY DUTIES
Supervise toxicology scientists, train new scientists, perform instrument and method validations, and develop policies and methods to maintain accreditation criteria, perform alcohol and drug testing on biological samples, report results and testify in court as an expert in the field.
 
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 REQUIREMENT(S)
Bachelor of Science Degree with emphasis in chemistry, and 5 years of experience in the discipline.
 
PREFERRED REQUIREMENT(S)
Experience in managing staff or programs in a professional setting.  Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to work on a team.  Experience with validations and/or policy and method development in an accredited forensic science laboratory.
 
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, all post-secondary education transcripts (legible copies of are acceptable) 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
• Postsecondary academic transcripts (legible copies are acceptable)

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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