Public Consulting Group

Supervisor - Seized Drug Lab

Job Locations US-ME-Augusta
Posted Date 4 days ago(2/20/2024 9:03 AM)
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Information Technology
Regular Full-Time
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Staffing Solutions Organization


Supervisor - Forensic Seized Drug Laboratory - Maine CDC in Augusta, ME

7 positions available


This role must be located in the State of Maine.


Staffing Solutions Organization LLC (SSO), an affiliate of Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG), is focused on delighting clients with world-class managed staffing and talent consulting services. SSO is committed to a diverse workforce, which is a reflection of our clients and the people they serve.




  1. Overview

An overview of the work, briefly summarizing the job, the main purpose, the objectives, and the results expected.

This position will supervise the seized drug testing section of within the Forensic section of HETL. Primary responsibilities include: overseeing daily operations, ensuring cases are completed efficiently and on schedule, communicating with customers to prioritize rush cases and assist with scheduling analysts for court dates, become trained and competent in all methods to assist with performing seized drug testing as needed, participate in proficiency testing, technically review seized drug cases, testify to results of seized drug cases as needed, train new analysts, participate in annual internal audits, ensuring analysts are performing in continuing education, and leading validations of new instruments and methods.


  1. Duties and Deliverable (Outline of specific job duties)

Specific duties required of the resource, as well as any expected deliverables, including necessary travel expectations.

This position will supervise analysts performing complex analytical procedures to determine the presence of suspected controlled substances from evidence submitted by law enforcement. The position will be required to provide guidance and training to analysts and supervise daily operations in the lab. The position will also be trained to perform the analysis and is expected to interpret and evaluate analytical results for reporting purposes, review and evaluate case contents, to ensure work is scientifically valid and meets all laboratory requirements, and prepare written reports and testify as an expert witness in legal proceedings as needed. Additionally, the position will assist with maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing specialized instrumentation including GC/MS, FTIR, LC, and LC-QTOF. The position will also assist with validations of new methods and instrumentation, ensure QA tasks including weekly and monthly maintenance on instruments are being performed, ensure inventory of chemicals and standards is being performed, participate in internal audits, and assist with document and procedure review, safety risk evaluations, and scheduling instruments for service.


  1. Schedule

Summary of work schedule, including normal working hours, on-call expectations, allowed time off (which is non-billable), ability to work remote.

This job is scheduled for 40 hours per week.  Normal working hours are between 8 am and 5 pm, weekdays.  There is currently no, or limited, ability to work remotely.



  1. Knowledge, Skills and Certifications

Specific qualifications needed to perform the job including, necessary licenses, knowledge, skills, education, experience, training, and technical skills.

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or Forensic Science with at least six years experience in an analytical laboratory
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • At least 24 semester hours of Chemistry, which includes at least 8 semester hours of Analytical Chemistry
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of internal and external partners
  • Previous experience examining evidence in a forensic lab for the presence of controlled substances and testifying in a court of law
  • Previous experience signing / issuing final case reports
  • Experience working in an ISO 17025 Accredited laboratory
  • Experience working with Quality Assurance and Control practices and procedures
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Experience performing validations
  • Experience using advanced analytical instrumentation, including GC/MS, FTIR and LC-MS/MS
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, a LIMS system, and instrumentation software
  1. Other Special Requirements (Malpractice Insurance, etc.)

Candidate must be qualified to handle controlled substances under federal regulations 21 CFR §


Compensation for roles at Staffing Solutions Organization LLC (SSO) varies depending on a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by applicable law, SSO provides the following reasonable of compensation for this role: $37.66 per hour. In addition, SSO provides a range of benefits for this role.

EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


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