New York State Police

Civilian Employment

Position Information

Application Due By: April 25, 2017
Title:Forensic Scientist 4 - Quality Assurance Office
Location:Forensic Investigation Center
Albany, NY 12226
Albany County
Employment Type:Full Time
Union Representation:PS&T
Duties & Responsibilities:The Forensic Scientist 4, SG-23, assigned to the Quality Assurance Office at the Forensic Investigation Center is responsible for the administration of quality assurance program activities for the technical and scientific functions of the laboratory system. This position will include supervision of the laboratory accreditation program including internal audits, control of nonconforming work and corrective actions, proficiency testing, as well as assuring the quality of test results procedures.


Responsible for the administration of quality assurance program activities as they relate to the technical and scientific operations of forensic analysis in the New York State Police Crime Laboratory System.

Responsible for the preparation of necessary reports and other accreditation-related communications.

Responsible for the oversight of training programs, internal audits, control of nonconforming work and corrective actions and proficiency testing in each of the forensic disciplines in the laboratory system.

Provide support to laboratory discipline supervisors to ensure quality control activities are implemented and the results monitored to ensure the quality of test results.

Assist the Director of Quality Assurance in matters related to laboratory accreditation.

Minimum and/or Preferred Qualifications:Possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in natural science or physical science or computer science.


Six (6) years' experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist or its equivalent in another laboratory.


A Master's Degree in a Natural or Physical Science or Computer Science may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Additional Comments:Starting Salary: $70,438.00.

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.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Please be advised that authorization to fill this position is pending Division of Budget approval.

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, complete resume and transcripts.

Web page posted April 4, 2017