Wisconsin Department of Transportation/ Division of State Patrol
July 31, 2018
20.00-24.00 per hour
Full Time - Entry Level
Law, Research, Safety & Human Factors
Use your experience with chemistry to calibrate and maintain evidential chemical testing equipment as a Breath Alcohol Program Specialist! This position is part of our Chemical Testing Section and works closely with regional law enforcement agencies to approve and maintain qualitative and quantitative breath alcohol testing equipment for use in Wisconsin. The position also provides comprehensive instrument use training and education for all law enforcement agencies.
Candidates with a background in analytical sciences are highly encouraged to apply!
Breath Alcohol Program Specialists maintain and certify evidential breath alcohol testing instruments in their assigned region, train and certify instrument operators, instruct law enforcement personnel in the proper use of the instruments, and provide expert testimony in court on breath alcohol and instrumentation issues. Breath alcohol testing instruments support the prosecution of drunk drivers through providing a systematic and standardized method of measuring the breath alcohol content of impaired motorists.
This position will independently manage and coordinate Chemical Test Program functions within their assigned region. The southwest region is comprised of six counties (Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, and Sauk), with 36 instrument sites.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of analytical chemistry, biology, toxicology, modern chemical laboratory methods, procedures, materials, and instrumentation
Knowledge of the pharmacology and physiology of alcohol
Knowledge of complex test instrumentation, calibration instrumentation and the techniques for their use
Knowledge of the principles and practices of adult learning
Ability and skill with public speaking as well as verbal and written communication
Ability to plan and organize work activities independently
A minimally qualified applicant will have training or experience applying principles of analytical chemistry and modern chemical laboratory methods, materials, and instrumentation; training or experience in the presentation of technical material; and experience implementing program or project goals or objectives.
A well-qualified applicant will have experience working with complex testing instruments such as those used in forensic or medical laboratories; experience developing and presenting technical training materials; and experience independently managing a program or project.
Additional Salary Information: This position is in schedule-range 06-64 with a salary of $41,600-$49,920 annually, depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. A twelve month probationary period is required.