Title: Forensic Quality Assurance Manager

Description: Please Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/charlestoncounty/jobs/4021044/forensic-quality-assurance-manager
The Forensic Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for the implementation, coordination, maintenance and compliance of the Center’s quality management system.

HIRING SALARY: $80,579 – $105,601 (Estimated Annual Salary)


Duties and Responsibilities
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Order of Essential Functions does not indicate importance of functions.)

Oversees, monitors, and maintains the quality assurance program to meet the appropriate international and supplemental accreditation requirements.
The incumbent will act as a liaison between management and the pertinent entities to enact accreditation compliance and respond to assessment findings while coordinating remediation initiatives.
Reviews policies, procedures, accreditation criteria, laboratory conformance, potential quality issues and non-conformances, standard operating procedures, current and proposed laboratory procedures, laboratory safety issues and other miscellaneous quality functions.
Ensures laboratory personnel, employee training, certification, technical and quality records are appropriately maintained.
Monitors laboratory practices to verify continuing compliance with policies and procedures.
Acts as lead assessor during internal audits of laboratory operations against accreditation standards as needed and performs annual review of the quality system.
Administers and maintains the proficiency testing program in the laboratory.
Implements and maintains the calibration program for all laboratory equipment.
Maintains casework competency, technically and administratively reviews casework to ensure that established laboratory procedures are used to form the basis for scientific conclusions.
Serves as alternate administrator for laboratory information and document management systems.
Performs other duties or assumes other responsibilities as apparent or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduate Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology or a Forensic Science related area preferred.
Undergraduate Degree or equivalent in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology or a Forensic Science related area required.
A minimum of five years of professional experience in an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accredited forensic science laboratory.
A minimum of one year experience in a lead capacity overseeing quality activities of professional forensic science laboratory personnel.
Coursework to meet the FBI Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) for an analyst preferred.
Training in ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation standards and completed internal/external assessor training preferred.
Successful completion the FBI QAS auditor training preferred.
Certification by the American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) preferred.
Membership in the Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers (AFQAM) preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a systematic approach to decision making; identify the important dimensions of a problem, determine potential causes, obtain relevant information and specify alternate solutions that result in effectiveness.
Demonstrate sound time-management skills by successfully organizing, prioritizing and completing multiple assignments in a timely manner while responding positively to a work environment that will change day-to-day.
Embrace change to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of all laboratory operations with positive and creative approaches.
Train, motivate and monitor the effective work of staff. Empower staff to think and act proactively to ensure the best possible outcome is provided.
Create positive energy in both individuals and groups to build high morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
Safeguard confidential information and use or disclose it only as expressly authorized or specifically required in the course of performing specific job duties.
Able to maintain favorable working relationship with co-workers, County officials, officials from other jurisdictions and the general public.
Utilize high level of conflict resolution skills with staff, community members, elected officials and stakeholders while exhibiting consistent treatment across all groups.
Analyze and interpret data and other information prior to preparation of reports.
Display awareness of upcoming changes in forensic laboratory accreditation and standards.
Seek and participate in opportunities for continuing education and professional growth.

Closing Date for position: 06/16/2023

Location of Position:, SC

Additional Information: PDF Description of Opportunity

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