New York State Police

Civilian Employment

Position Information

Application Due By: February 20, 2015
Title: Director of Biological Sciences, SG-M8
Location: Forensic Investigation Center
Albany , NY 12226
Albany County
Employment Type: Full Time
Work Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Union Representation: Management/Confidential
Duties & Responsibilities: Supervise forensic staff to provide the benefits of forensic DNA identity testing to active criminal investigations conducted by the New York State Police or other municipal and county law enforcement agencies.

Supervise staff to develop DNA identity profiles from New York State convicted offenders' blood specimens that are submitted by state correctional facilities and by county sheriff's departments for entry into the New York State DNA Identification Index.

Supervise the maintenance and day-to-day operation of a repository of DNA records generated by state DNA case work laboratories and by the New York State DNA Data Bank.

Ensure that all policies and the operation of the State DNA index, including security and access, meet approval by the Division of Criminal Justice Services and the NYS Commission on Forensic Sciences as well as conform to National DNA Index System Guidelines.

Supervise performance of the Coordinator of Serology, who, in turn, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Violent Evidence Crime Processing Component. The VICE program is responsible for ensuring appropriate handling, preservation and preliminary analysis of evidence submitted in conjunction with rapes and homicides.

Provide training to law enforcement personnel in the topics of recognition, collection and preservation of DNA evidence, as well as the appropriate use of DNA evidence in major crimes and effective courtroom presentation.

Minimum and/or Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral Degree in Biological or Forensic Science.


At least five years' experience as a supervisor or technical leader/manager in an accredited forensic DNA identification laboratory.


A Masters Degree in Biological or Forensic Science.


At least fifteen years' total experience in an accredited forensic DNA identification laboratory


At least five years' experience as a supervisor or technical leader/manager in that setting.

Additional Comments: Starting Salary: $106,164.00.

This position does not require that the candidate have taken and passed a NYS Civil Service examination, or currently hold a qualifying position within the NYS Civil Service System.

Resumes will be evaluated to determine whether candidates will proceed to the interview phase of the process.

Contact Information

Contact Name: MaryEllen Tedesco, Assistant Director of Personnel
Contact Address: New York State Police
Building 22
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226
Contact Phone: 518/457-3840
Contact Fax: 518/485-2293
Additional Instructions: Kindly submit via U.S. Mail or FAX a letter of intent and complete resume.

Web page posted January 21, 2015.