The primary mission of the Department of Public Safety is to provide a safe environment for the citizens of Colorado by maintaining, promoting and enhancing public safety through law enforcement, criminal investigations, fire and crime prevention, recidivism reduction and victim advocacy. Currently, there are four divisions within the Colorado Department of Public Safety: The Colorado State Patrol, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Homeland Security. The Executive Director’s Office (EDO) within the Department provides administrative support to human resources, financial and budgeting functions, and analytical service to the Department’s operative divisions. The EDO also oversees the supervision and management of the Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information System and the Colorado School Safety Resource Center. This position is with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). CBI is Colorado's premier criminal justice agency, providing excellence in leadership, service, and support to Colorado's citizens and communities. Description of Job: Duties: · From the physical evidence submitted to the forensic laboratory, identifies specific exhibits/items to be preserved and analyzed using the policies and procedures detailed in the Quality Manual, discipline/sub-discipline operations manual(s), the Training Manual and the Evidence Manual. · Casework must be executed judiciously; casework must be complete, accurate, timely and performed at the highest level of quality ensuring compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 guidelines. · Treats internal and external customers with dignity and respect, using consistent, appropriate language and behavior. · Manages time appropriately; assists others as needed; maintains productivity. · Written and verbal communication is timely, clear, concise and easily understood. · Utilizing the Laboratory Information Management System, writes accurate, complete and timely case documentation and laboratory reports that may be introduced as evidence into a court of law. · Demonstrates the utmost professionalism while providing expert testimony in court; as needed, serves in an advisory capacity during criminal and civil cases in various municipal, county, district, military or federal courts in Colorado. · Updates skill sets through active participation in professional groups, trainings, seminars and conferences. Readily keeps up-to-date technologically by reading forensic literature, journals and websites. · Willingly performs other duties as assigned. This may include but is not limited to validating instrumentation, writing technical procedures, procuring supplies, assisting the Agent-in-Charge as needed. Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions and Conditions of Employment: Education Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, forensic science or another natural science field. A copy of your college or university transcripts must be provided at the time of application. AND Experience One year full-time forensic (law enforcement agency) latent print casework experience is required, excluding trainings and/or internships. Preferred applicants will have current IAI certification. Please provide a copy of your certification as an attachment to your application. Substitution A master's or doctorate degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, forensic science or another natural science field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the bachelor's degree. A copy of your college or university transcripts must be provided at the time of application. There is NO substitution for the one year full-time latent print casework experience. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Applicants must be willing to be fingerprinted and must be able to pass an extensive background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological exam, and drug test. If you have used any illegal drugs in the past three years, or have been convicted of a felony, you will be disqualified and will not be hired. Supplemental Information: Exam Plan - Save the Dates The first step in the comparative analysis for this position will be a written exam to be distributed to qualified applicants on April 19, 2013. The top group from the written exam may be invited to an oral exam, located at CBI headquarters at 690 Kipling, Denver CO 80215. Please note: the dates of the oral exam, pre-employment testing, and the Executive Interview are tentatively swcheduled for the week of May 13, 2013. The selection process for this position is expected to be completed within 90 days from the date of this announcement through the conclusion of the necessary background investigations for applicants who receive a job offer. Applicants must pay all travel expenses which are not reimbursable. The State of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer Notice of Appeal rights A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 633 17th Street, Suite 1320, Denver, CO 80202-3604. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination. If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the comparative analysis process, including conduct or content of an examination, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice of elimination from consideration or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Scores and ranks are NOT appealable. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

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