Department of Administrative Services

Assistant Director Of The State Forensic Science Laboratory (1834MP)

$51.35-$70.02 Hourly / $4,108.05-$5,601.69 BiWeekly /
$107,220.00-$146,204.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services, this class is accountable for assisting in the direction of the State Forensic Science Laboratory, which conducts complex tests and analyses to identify the properties of physical evidence resulting from criminal and civil actions in the state.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the Director Of The State Forensic Science Laboratory or other administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Assists in directing staff of the laboratory.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Assists in directing staff and operations of the laboratory;
  • Coordinates, plans and manages laboratory activities;
  • Formulates program goals and objectives;
  • Develops or assists in development of related policy;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
  • Evaluates staff;
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of laboratory budget;
  • Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of laboratory who might impact on program activities;
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates laboratory service and methods development programs for detection of evidence;
  • Coordinates crime scene investigation and reconstruction activities;
  • Examines, analyzes and identifies evidence in complex cases;
  • Prepares comprehensive technical reports and scientific and/or educational papers;
  • Oversees development and operation of AFIS computerized fingerprint identification system;
  • Implements section quality assurance program;
  • Trains laboratory staff, police and fire personnel in techniques utilized for gathering and analyzing evidence;
  • Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • Performs advanced scientific research;
  • Conducts investigatory conferences with staff;
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
    • principles and practices of forensic science and investigatory techniques;
    • principles of serology, immunology, analytical chemistry and related disciplines such as microscopy, spectrophotometry, spectrography and appropriate mathematical techniques;
    • physiological fluids and their detection, analysis and grouping for purposes of individualization;
    • principles relating to examination and application of document, imprint, firearms and specialized photography techniques;
    • examination and analytical procedures for evidentiary materials;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
    • skill in operation of a variety of analytical instrumentation and related photographic techniques.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Master's Degree in forensic science or closely related field and two (2) years of experience in the supervision of laboratory section activities consisting of several specialized units engaged in selecting and conducting highly complex tests to analyze physical evidence.

Note: For state employees supervisory experience is interpreted at the level of a Forensic Science Examiner 3.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Incumbents in this class may be required to work flexible hours.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and facts in the application, a thorough character investigation of each candidate may be conducted before names are certified for appointment. Candidates who do not have a good character or persons who have a criminal record or have been dishonorably discharged from any police department, fire department or from the armed forces of the U.S. are ineligible.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(17)-Laboratory/Scientific Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 68

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Assistant Director Of The State Police Forensic Science Laboratory in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective January 30, 2009. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007

EFFECTIVE DATE

04/22/2022

CLASS: 1834MP; EST: 2/18/1994; REV: 6/27/2022;