Quality Assurance/Control Manager

State Of Montana Missoula , MT 59801

Posted 3 weeks ago

Mission: Every day at the Montana Department of Justice, our employees are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and rights of the people of our great state. At the Department of Justice we do the right thing for the right reason. If you're looking for an opportunity to be part of a team that builds a culture of character and excellence, demonstrates collaboration and selfless public service, and upholds the law and pursues public safety, the Department of Justice may just be the career for you.

Please take a moment and watch the linked video to learn how the Department of Justice serves the citizens of Montana.

At the Forensic Science Division (FSD), law enforcement agencies from across the great state of Montana send crime scene evidence of all varieties to our internationally accredited Montana State Crime Lab. Our Mission is to provide accurate, objective and timely forensic analysis in support of the Montana criminal justice community. We have over 35 forensic analysts who do amazing work, such as identifying mysterious powders or pills, pin-point quantities of various drugs in a person's body, extract DNA from a blood stain, match fired bullets to guns, and find fingerprints on ATM machines, to name a few. The Crime Lab is also home to the State Medical Examiner's office, where over 600 autopsies a year are performed in Missoula and Billings to determine cause and manner of death in unattended or suspicious circumstances. The Montana State Crime Lab proudly serves the criminal justice community and the people of Montana.

Job Overview:

The Quality Assurance (QA) Manager has the responsibility and authority to develop, implement, monitor, and review all quality activities within FSD. This includes partnering with and leading management and scientists in ensuring that the management system related to quality is implemented and followed at all times. The position is responsible for developing methods, policies, and approaches for ensuring division-wide compliance with ISO 17025, ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Supplemental Requirements, and Division policies. The QA Manager reports directly to the Division Administrator, is a member of the Division Management Team and works cooperatively with them and all staff to improve the quality system.

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience):

  • Requires a BS/BA degree in a biological, chemical, forensic science or related field.

  • Must have five years' related experience including experience in a forensic laboratory or a 17025 accredited facility.

  • Experience and knowledge of quality systems, ISO 17025 compliance, and document control is preferred.

  • Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Special Instructions: The selection procedures to be used in evaluating the applicant's qualification may include, but not limited to, an evaluation of the resume and cover letter, a structured interview, performance test, reference/background checks and fingerprint checks.

Selected candidates must be fingerprinted, undergo a pre-employment drug test, and pass a security background check prior to beginning employment. The candidate is also required to serve a one-year probationary period.

  • Additional materials, references or information submitted by the applicant, but not requested, will not be considered.

Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:

  • Intensive Background Check

  • Drug Testing

  • Criminal History Fingerprint Check

HOW TO APPLY:

You are REQUIRED to attach a cover letter and resume at the time of application.

In your cover letter please address the following question:

  • How do your qualifications and experience directly correlate to the duties of this position and why would you be the best candidate for the job?

In your resume, include all work experience you have held that would help you qualify for this position, including duties and dates of employment (month & year - start & end), including reason for leaving.

A complete state application is not required; however, you will need to initiate the application and attach the cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. Failure to attach the cover letter and resume will result in your application being incomplete and will not be considered further.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.

All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.

If you need an accommodation with the application process please contact the HR office.

This Organization Participates in E-Verify.

Minorities are under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply.

This position is/may be covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association). For more information regarding VEBA go to http://montanaveba.org/.


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