New York State Police

Civilian Employment

Position Information

Application Due By: April 25, 2017
Title:Forensic Scientist - Drug Chemistry
Location:Forensic Investigation Center
Albany, NY 12226
Albany County
Employment Type:Full Time
Union Representation:PS & T
Duties & Responsibilities:Forensic Scientist 1 - Drug Chemistry

Will be familiar with and aware of work completed and analyses performed in other laboratory sections.

Will successfully complete drug chemistry training under the guidance of the Director - Drug Chemistry or Supervisor of Forensic Services - Technical Coordinator - Drug Chemistry. Appropriate training with competency and/or proficiency tests will be completed before assuming any casework.

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


Forensic Scientist 2 - Drug Chemistry

Will be proficient in all of the duties of a Forensic Scientist 1 - Drug Chemistry.

Will be expected to perform appropriate analysis on casework 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 - Drug Chemistry or Supervisor of Forensic Services - Technical Coordinator - Drug Chemistry or designated Forensic Scientist 3 prior to conducting analysis.

Will plan and execute analyses, including proper quality control procedures, using instrumentation and techniques as necessary. Results will be interpreted and findings reported for court purposes.

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

Will be expected to maintain and enhance his/her expertise and maintain technical proficiency in the field of forensic Drug Chemistry.


Forensic Scientist 3 - Drug Chemistry

Will be assigned analyses of complex cases and will exercise considerable independent judgment in evaluating possible alternative methods of analysis and modify existing methodology to fit each particular investigation, subject to approval of the Director - Drug Chemistry or Supervisor of Forensic Services - Technical Coordinator - Drug Chemistry.

Will be proficient in all of the duties of a Forensic Scientist 2 - Drug Chemistry.

Will interpret data and results derived from analyses 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 and maintenance tasks within the section.

May be required to assume the duties of the Supervisor of Forensic Services - Technical Coordinator - Drug Chemistry or Director - Drug Chemistry in his/her absence.
Minimum and/or Preferred Qualifications:Forensic Scientist 1 - Drug Chemistry

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


Forensic Scientist 2 - Drug Chemistry

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

AND

Have a minimum of eighteen months satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist 1 - Drug Chemistry 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 - Drug Chemistry

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

AND

Have a minimum of four years satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist - Drug Chemistry or its equivalent in another laboratory.

AND

If applicable, 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 - Drug Chemistry, SG-14 - $43,690.00.
Forensic Scientist 2 - Drug Chemistry, SG-18 - $54,406.00.
Forensic Scientist 3 - Drug Chemistry, SG-20 - $60,290.00.

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 info@goer.ny.gov.


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.



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