The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation seeks interested and qualified candidates for the following open positions.

DNA Collection Coordinator
CODIS Unit, TBI Headquarters (Nashville)
Forensic Services Division

Monthly Salary: $4,167 – $4,467

Job Duties:
This position is responsible for drafting and implementing a census of lawfully owed arrestee and convicted offender samples. Supervises an Administrative Assistant. Ensure all aspects of the lawfully owed data collection activities produce the most accurate information for census completion, and development of lawfully owed DNA collection strategies. Serves as the point of contact for all grant-related communication from TBI and outside law enforcement entities. Plans and coordinates the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Workgroup. Ensures on-going coordination and communication with law enforcement partners. Researches and oversees relevant training opportunities for all SAKI Workgroup members. Oversees the creation and implementation of procedures for collecting, sharing, analyzing, and reporting arrestee and convicted offender census data. Monitors law enforcement agencies’ adherence to protocol(s) related to victim notification. Works with the CODIS Unit to coordinate analyzing and uploading collected arrestee and convicted offender data. Completes all grant requirement reporting to include progress reports, data collection status, and analysis of project service barriers and/or gaps and successes.

NOTE: This vacancy is for a three (3) year grant-funded executive service position. Executive Service employees serve at the discretion of the Appointing Authority and do not have the ability to appeal a suspension, demotion, or dismissal.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human services, social work or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in planning and organizational management and experience working with law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and/or victim advocates is preferred.

For Additional Information Contact: TBI Human Resources Unit at TBI.HR@tn.gov.

To Apply:
Please visit the Tennessee Department of Human Resources website at www.tn.gov/hr. Apply on job opening 14657. This position will be posted on January 27 – February 2, 2021 for five business days.


TBI Victim Services Coordinator
Criminal Investigation Division
Knoxville Field Office

Monthly Salary: $4,167 – $4,417

Job Duties:
This position is responsible for identifying and assessing victims for needed support services. Educates victims of their rights and victim compensation. Provides case and court date updates, and death notifications. Acts as a liaison with victim services; safe house, mental health, hospital, emergency medical, fire, and mortuary services. Makes referrals to community service providers to support victims. Ensures on-going coordination and communication with community partners. Develops and maintains a resource directory of community service providers. Provides needed assistance to Special Agents at crime scenes. Ensures timely return of property and items of evidence. Ensures completion of both administration and direct service activities. Participates in planning and represents TBI at victim services events across the state. Compiles statistics and reports as required. This position maintains a 24 hour on call status and may require travel across Tennessee.

NOTE: This vacancy is for a three (3) year grant-funded interim appointment. Be advised, incumbent will be separated at the conclusion of the grant funding.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree; and three years of full-time experience in law enforcement, counseling, or social work. Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional graduate coursework from an accredited college or university may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.

Preferred Qualifications:
Spanish speaking proficiency; relevant knowledge of federal and state statutes regarding victims’ services; a master’s level degree in psychology, human services, or social work; and experience working directly with the public, victims, disabled, and mentally ill populations are preferred.

For Additional Information Contact: TBI Human Resources Unit at TBI.HR@tn.gov.

To Apply: Please visit the Tennessee Department of Human Resources website at www.tn.gov/hr. Apply on job opening 14602. This position will be posted on January 27 – February 2, 2021 for five business days.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.