Chief of Identification Operations - Grade 62

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This title exists in Criminal Justice Services, Div of and has approximately 5 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Identification Specialist 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Identification Specialist 1 14 $52,198 $66,634
Identification Specialist 2 18 $65,001 $82,656
Identification Specialist 3 23 $84,156 $106,454
Identification Specialist 4 25 $93,530 $117,875
Chief of Identification Operations 62 $100,845 $127,474

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Job Duties

Chiefs of Identification Operations manage, direct, and supervise assigned areas within the Division of Criminal Justice Service’s identification operation. Specific duties will vary depending on assigned units.

• Serve as manager of one or more areas or units encompassing a large set of related functions within DCJS’s identification operation.

• Supervise, direct, and coordinate operations within assigned areas or units, assessing workload and providing advisory assistance to staff.

• Supervise, direct, oversee, and coordinate all aspects of operations in all aspects of the covered areas, unit, or units, assessing workload and providing advisory assistance to staff responsible for various functions.

• Perform tasks associated with implementation and management of contracts and grants related to identification processing.

• Ensure compliance with DCJS and federal policies and practices as needed, including interpreting local, state, and federal laws.

• Serve as liaison to local, county, state, and federal agencies. Coordinate with those agencies efforts to implement new and amended legislation related to identification processing. Provide technical and procedural information and assistance to those agencies as needed.

• Establish and enforce standards and procedures.

• Investigate and evaluate new identification technology and products to determine if they will enhance identification operations.

• Evaluate system indicators and performance measurement data to attain critical established agency objectives.

• Design and present materials as necessary within covered areas, including: designing DCJS publications and forms; providing internal trainings; preparing and presenting written and statistical reports; providing briefings to superiors at DCJS; and giving formal presentations at professional conferences.

• Prepare staffing and fiscal impact analysis in relation to changes in law.

• Provide assistance to Agency Counsel in terms of interpreting laws and assessing the impact of new or altered law on identification operations.

• Develop the annual budget proposal for the covered unit or units.

• Serve on committees as requested.

• As needed participate in special projects and supervise staff participating in special projects.

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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.

Qualifications for Promotion exam: One year of permanent service as an Identification Specialist 4 or Latent Print Examiner 4.

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.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

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Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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