New York State Police

Civilian Employment

Position Information

Application Due By: June 25, 2015
Title: Assistant Director of Biological Sciences
Location: Forensic Investigation Center
Albany , NY 12226
Albany County
Grade: 664
Employment Type: Full Time
Union Representation: MC
Duties & Responsibilities: Assists the section Director in the day-to-day direction and coordination of the Biological Science Section of the New York State Police Crime Laboratory.

Provides oversight of a staff of Associate Directors and DNA Supervisors performing various functions related to the operations of the Casework, DNA Databank and CODIS units within the Biological Science section. These functions may include oversight of training, validation, quality assurance, safety and proficiency testing.

Assist the section Director in the administration of the technical and scientific operations of the Biological Science Casework unit. Responsibilities may include case assignment, monitoring case progress, tracking productivity, supervision of procedures and reviewing forensic serology and DNA reports.

Assist the section Director in the administration of the technical operation of the DNA Databank, including managing specimen flow to obtain optimal productivity.

Will serve as a resource person for prosecutors, investigators, evidence technicians and other law enforcement personnel.

Shall stay abreast of developments within the field of forensic DNA analysis by reviewing current scientific literature, organizing or attending seminars, courses and professional meetings.
Minimum and/or Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree or equivalent training in a life science, forensic science, laboratory administration or other relevant discipline.


Possess at least two years of previous satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Supervisor of Forensic Services in the Biological Science section or its equivalent in another laboratory.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess a minimum of six (6) years of relevant problem solving or related analytical laboratory experience using the techniques of modern molecular biology.
Additional Comments: Starting Salary: $94,776.00.

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

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.

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, a resume and transcripts.

Web page posted June 15, 2015.