Identification Examiner 1

Grade 08

New York State has approximately 3 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Criminal Justice Services, Div of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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  1. Identification Examiner 1

    Grade 08

  2. Identification Examiner 2

    Grade 11

Summary of Job Description

Identification Examiners are responsible for a variety of technical and clerical tasks associated with fingerprints, palm prints and other biometric modalities, primarily in the service of performing criminal history background checks for various purposes.  Positions in this class are classified at the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), Office of Criminal Justice Operations (Justice Operations).

Performs first level image quality assurance using SABIS and/or other systems to ensure the integrity of the data used in the fingerprint and other biometric identification search routines as well as the records that will be updated as a result of these processes.

Initiates contact with various law enforcement and criminal justice agencies to request arrest fingerprint cards or other identification records.

Corrects data on criminal, civil, and disposition information of the criminal history, obtaining clarification as needed.

Checks on the accuracy of sex, terror, hate crimes, and arrest charges.

Contacts law enforcement, criminal justice, and related agencies regarding arrest notifications.

Processes incarceration exceptions and law enforcement and criminal justice agencies exceptions.

Handles diagnostic errors.

Updates records for hit notices and validation notices.

Communicates with contributor agencies to request information or follow up action in relation to fingerprint submissions and other data that is updated into the DCJS criminal history and fingerprint files.

Reviews fingerprint images, other biometric images, criminal histories, and other data within DCJS and federal law enforcement files to ensure data held at the state and federal levels are aligned.

Reviews fingerprint images, other biometric images, criminal histories, and other data within DCJS files to ensure accuracy, modifying such data when necessary.

Updates and modifies DCJS file information to ensure that data is accurate and is being maintained consistent with agency policies, procedures, and standards.

Aids in special projects as requested by supervisors.

Serves as a resource to lower-level staff performing clerical functions associated with the biometric identification process and maintenance of DCJS criminal history files.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination to be considered for this position.

One year of permanent competitive service as a Grade 6 or higher.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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