Forensic Scientist

Laboratory Name: 
New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center
City: 
Albany
State: 
New York
Job Description: 

Forensic Scientist 1 - Toxicology

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

Will successfully complete toxicology training under the guidance of the Director or designee. 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 - Toxicology

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

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 or designee 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 Toxicology.

Forensic Scientist 3 - Toxicology

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 or designee.

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

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 Forensic Scientist 4 - Toxicology Technical Coordinator, Supervisor of Forensic Services - Toxicology or Director in his/her absence.

Contact Info
Contact: 
MaryEllen Tedesco, Director of Personnel