State Police Forensic Scientist 3 DNA

Grade 20

New York State has approximately 69 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in State Police, Division 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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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. State Police Forensic Scientist 1

    Grade 14

  2. State Police Forensic Scientist 2

    Grade 18

  3. State Police Forensic Scientist 3

    Grade 20

  4. State Police Forensic Scientist 3 DNA

    Grade 20

  5. State Police Forensic Scientist 4

    Grade 23

  6. State Police Forensic Scientist 4 DNA

    Grade 23

Summary of Job Description

STATE POLICE FORENSIC SCIENTIST 3 DNA, in general, is proficient in the use of assigned scientific techniques and instrumentation available; performs analysis of complex cases exercising considerable independent judgment; reviews casework of other examiners for peer review; interprets data and results for court purposes.  They provide training for Forensic Scientists 1.

Performs analysis on more complex cases and works with little direct supervision.  They refer any unusual or unexpected developments that may occur during the analysis to the Supervisor Forensic Services or the Regional Laboratory Director.  In addition, the Forensic Scientist 3 may be required to assume the duties of the Supervisor Forensic Services in their absence.

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

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

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.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree in a Natural or Physical Science and a minimum of four years' satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist 1 and/or 2 or its equivalent in another laboratory.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

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. For additional information or clarification, 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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