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The DC Code: § 5-1501.03 Director; appointment, qualifications, compensation, term.

Index5 Police, Firefighters, Medical Examiner, and Forensic Sciences. (Refs & Annos)
The Department shall be headed by a Director who shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, pursuant to § 1- 523.01(a).
The Director shall be knowledgeable about forensic science services and experienced in the rigors of scientific analysis. The Director shall have:
Graduated from an accredited college or university with a masters or doctoral degree in an applicable area of science;
Demonstrated training and experience in scientific research and methodology;
Demonstrated management and administrative skills;
Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of forensic sciences;
A minimum of 6 years experience in scientific research, forensic sciences, or a combination thereof; and
A minimum of 4 years experience in directing or supervising both scientific and administrative staff in a forensic science, medical, or research setting.
The Mayor shall fix the compensation of the Director pursuant to subchapter X-A of Chapter 6 of Title 1.
The Director shall be appointed for a 4-year term.
If a vacancy in the position of the Director occurs as a consequence of any reason, the Mayor shall appoint a successor for a new term, in the same manner provided by this chapter.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For history of Law 19-18, see notes under § 5-1501.01. DC CODE § 5-1501.03 Current through December 11, 2012


(Aug. 17, 2011, D.C. Law 19-18, § 4, 58 DCR 5403.)