May 04 2022

Forensic Science Section Supervisor

Website City of Phoenix

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to supervise and manage the activities of the Police Department’s Laboratory Services Bureau and perform highly specialized forensic science evaluations. The Forensic Science Section Supervisor is the fifth classification in the Forensic Science class series. Incumbents plan, schedule, supervise, and evaluate work and activities of Laboratory Services Bureau Sections; assign cases and perform scientific analyses; prepare technical and management reports; provide expert testimony in court; provide technical advice and guidance to Section personnel and to members of the criminal justice system; approve scientific methodology and purchase of sophisticated scientific instrumentation; act as a liaison between assigned Section and other bureaus and agencies; and perform related work as requested.

This position will lead the 20 member Forensic DNA Section along with the DNA Technical Leader in the 5th largest city in the United States. The individual would be joining a team with numerous experienced DNA Analysts that have, over the past few years along with support from both DANY and SAKI grants, completed the processing of all unsubmitted sexual assault kits in the City of Phoenix.

Six years of progressively responsible experience in a forensic science laboratory, performing laboratory analyses, including two years at a supervisory, acting supervisory, or lead level, and a bachelor’s degree in a natural science, criminalistics, or a closely related field. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted.

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Salary: $73,382 – $111,696

The city provides a competitive benefits package beyond salary to include:

Employee Development Funds: $1000 a year for training and membership in professional organizations.

Tuition Reimbursement: up to $6500 a year for tuition reimbursement

Post Employment Health Plan: Each month the employee receives $150 were employees have a number of investment options to select from when making PEHP account investment decisions. Earning are withdrawn at the conclusion of employment with the City of Phoenix and can be used towards health care costs.

401(a) Defined compensation plan/457 Deferred Compensation plan: City contributes a defined percentage of your earnings without a matching requirement. Current contribution for this position is 6.5%.

Defined-Benefit Plan (Pension): Employment also includes participation in a pension plan. This is included along with the 401(a)/457 mentioned above. You have both the pension and 401(a)/457.

Additional benefits:

Three distinct health plans: Saver’s Choice Plan, HMO, and PPO
Three dental plans: Dental PPO, Dental PPO Plus, and a Dental HMO
Health Savings Account when enrolled in the Saver’s Choice medical plan
Flexible Spending Accounts
A generous Vision Plan
A wellness incentive that can add up to $60 per month
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with 12 free counseling visits per incident
Two Legal Insurance plans – value and full
Qualified domestic partner coverage
Long Term Disability benefits
Employee Loan Program
Pet Insurance


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