New York State Police

Civilian Employment

Position Information

Application Due By: December 27, 2018
Title:Forensic Scientist - Quality Assurance
Location:Forensic Investigation Center
Albany, NY 12226
Albany County
Employment Type:Full Time
Work Days: Monday-Friday
Union Representation:PS&T
Duties & Responsibilities:Forensic Scientist 1 - Quality Assurance

Will be familiar with and aware of work completed and analysis performed in the laboratory sections.

Will successfully complete quality assurance training under the guidance of the Director of Quality Assurance. Appropriate training will be completed before assuming duties within the Quality Assurance Office.

Will inform the appropriate supervisor of any unusual or unexpected developments that may occur during his/her work day


Forensic Scientist 2 - Quality Assurance

Will be proficient in all of the duties of a Forensic Scientist 1 - Quality Assurance.

Will be expected to perform appropriate analysis on quality assurance data which is technically of limited complexity utilizing standard established procedures. When standard procedures are not applicable, the Forensic Scientist 2 will discuss alternate or modified methodologies with the Director of Quality Assurance.

Will plan and execute a variety of quality assurance functions, including proficiency testing, retesting and maintenance of appropriate quality assurance records as necessary. Resulting data will be interpreted and findings reported for accreditation purposes.

Will inform the appropriate supervisor of any unusual or unexpected developments that may occur during his/her duties.

Will be expected to maintain and enhance his/her expertise and maintain technical proficiency in the field of quality assurance


Forensic Scientist 3 - Quality Assurance

Will be assigned tasks in the more complex quality assurance duties and will exercise considerable independent judgment in evaluating possible alternative methods of compliance with accreditation standards and modify existing methodology to fit each particular standard, subject to approval of the Director of Quality Assurance.

Will be proficient in all of the duties of a Forensic Scientist 2 - Quality Assurance.

Will interpret data and results derived from quality assurance tasks and report findings and conclusions.

Will work with little supervision and will inform the appropriate supervisor of any unusual or unexpected developments that may occur during his/her analysis.

Expected to perform troubleshooting tasks within the section.

May be required to assume the duties of the Forensic Scientist 4/Quality Assurance in his/her absence.
Minimum and/or Preferred Qualifications:Forensic Scientist 1 - Quality Assurance

Shall have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in the Natural, Physical Sciences or Forensic Science. No prior laboratory experience is required.


Forensic Scientist 2 - Quality Assurance

Shall have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in the Natural Science, Physical Sciences or Forensic Science.

AND

Have a minimum of 18 month's satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist 1 or its equivalent in another laboratory.

AND

If applicable, have gained experience in testimony as an expert witness and have established his/her credentials as an expert in various courts of record.


Forensic Scientist 3 - Quality Assurance

Shall have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in the Natural Science, Physical Sciences or Forensic Science.

AND

Have a minimum of four year's satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist or its equivalent in another laboratory.

AND

If applicable, have gained experience in testimony as an expert witness and have established his/her credentials as an expert in various courts of record.
Additional Comments:Salary:
Forensic Scientist 1 - Quality Assurance, SG-14 - $45,455.00.
Forensic Scientist 2 - Quality Assurance, SG-18 - $56,604.00.
Forensic Scientist 3 - Quality Assurance, SG-20 - $62,726.00.

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

Contact Information

Contact Name:Ms. MaryEllen Tedesco
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 December 6, 2018