Criminalist Supervisor

  • Solano County, CA
  • Fairfield, California
  • May 28, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Public Safety
  • Salary: $54.47 - $66.21/hour; $9,441.25 - $11,475.90/month USD

Job Description


Solano County is recruiting to fill our Criminalist Supervisor position in the District Attorney's Forensic Laboratory.The Supervisorassigns, reviews andcoordinates the daily operations of theLab andthe work activities of professional, technical, and support staff that conduct forensic laboratory analyses of physical evidence; performs the more complex collection, preservation, and scientific analysis procedures; and testifies in court as an expert witness.

The Criminalist Supervisor reports directly to the Forensic Laboratory Director.

The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur throughout the County.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in chemistry, forensic chemistry/science, biochemistry, toxicology, criminalistics, or a closely related physical or natural science field that included 20 semester / 30 quarter units of general chemistry, organic chemistry (two courses), quantitative techniques, and laboratory sections;


Four years of directly related crime laboratory analyst experience in a class comparable to, or higher than, Solano County’s Criminalist (Senior). Experience must have included qualifications as an expert witness in the respective disciplines.

Note: Master’s degree or higher in one of the scientific fields noted above is desirable and may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:

  • Employees conducting forensic alcohol analyses must be eligible to conduct such work as specified by the State of California at the time of appointment
  • California Driver’s License, Class C
  • May require the successful completion of the annual proficiency testing as required by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB)

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have experience in a forensic laboratory in the following areas (any or all):
  • Blood Alcohol Analysis
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Controlled Substance/Seized Drug Analysis

Additionally, the new Supervisor will be assigned the role of Quality Assurance Manager for the Lab. The ideal candidate will have experience with laboratory accreditation utilizing ISO 17025:2017 criteria as well as general forensic laboratory quality assurance experience, including:

  • Internal auditing
  • External Auditing utilizing ISO 17025 criteria
  • Nonconformity resolution
  • Corrective Action
  • Document Control

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Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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