New York State Police

Civilian Employment

Position Information

Application Due By: June 12, 2018
Title:Forensic Scientist 4 (DNA)
Location:Forensic Investigation Center
Albany, NY 12226
Albany County
Employment Type:Full Time
Union Representation:PS&T
Duties & Responsibilities:Coordinates training of new forensic scientists, staff participating in new or modified methodologies and staff in need of remedial training.

Recognized as an expert in Forensic DNA. Maintains technical proficiency and awareness of the latest technical advances, section protocols and analyses.

Coordinates the development, validation and implementation of new methodologies and/or programs.

Provides monitoring of technical QA programs within laboratory system.

Assumes the duties of the Supervisor of Forensic Services (DNA) in their absence.

Performs any other reasonable assignments or duties as directed by a supervisor.
Minimum and/or Preferred Qualifications:A Bachelor's Degree in areas related to biology, chemistry, forensic science or computer science.


Must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in a combination of graduate and undergraduate course work covering the subject areas of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, as well as statistics and/or population genetics as it applies to forensic DNA analysis.


A minimum of six years satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist or its equivalent in another forensic laboratory.


A Master's Degree in areas related to biology, chemistry, forensic science or computer science may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Additional Comments:Starting Salary: $73,284.00.

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

Contact Information

Contact Name:MaryEllen Tedesco, 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 May 22, 2018