State Police Forensic Scientist 4 DNA

Grade 23

New York State has approximately 13 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 4 DNA:  participates in the training of Forensic Scientists 1 and in-service training of all other levels of Forensic Scientists.  They analyze evidence in exceptionally complex cases; must be an expert in their forensic field, and maintain technical proficiency in and awareness of the latest technical advances.

In addition, as a FORENSIC SCIENTIST 4:  Assigns cases to subordinate Forensic Scientists and will analyze and process evidence in exceptionally difficult cases.  Participates in the training of Forensic Scientists 1 and 2; conducting in-service training of other Forensic Scientists, and periodically conducting training in the latest technical advances in the field of forensics.

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 the Natural or Physical Sciences and a minimum of six years' satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist or its equivalent in another laboratory.   A Master's Degree in a Natural or Physical Science or Computer Science may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

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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