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 directing the operations of Identification Services which is responsible for the firearms, latent prints and automated fingerprints identification system (AFIS), electronic and digital imaging, document and imprint and computer forensic units.
Receives administrative direction from the Director of the Division of Scientific Services or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs the staff and operations of the firearms, latent prints and automated fingerprints identification system (AFIS), electronic and digital imaging, document and imprint and computer forensic units.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the firearms, latent prints and automated fingerprints identification system (AFIS), electronic and digital imaging, document and imprint and computer forensic units; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assist in development of related policies and procedures of the section in conjunction with American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) International; interprets and administers pertinent laws; ensures all instruments and techniques are validated according to established standards; coordinates preparation for section external audits; oversees grant administration; researches new methodology and modifies existing technology; evaluates staff; prepares the section budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; serves as the liaison to the Connecticut Criminal Justice community on identification issues; ensures planning and maintanence of professional development and training requirements; provides expert testimony; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of identification techniques; considerable knowledge of procedures for the examination of firearms, latent prints and automated fingerprints identification system (AFIS), electronic and digital imaging, document and imprint and computer forensics; considerable knowledge of quality management principles and process improvement techniques; considerable knowledge of accreditation standards; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of forensic science; knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) computer software; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written skills; considerable ability to interpret findings and defend results.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Masters Degree in forensic science or a closely related field and nine (9) years of professional experience in forensic analysis of evidentiary material.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity guiding the activities of professional forensic science laboratory personnel.
Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Forensic Science Examiner 3.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to work flexible hours.
3. Incumbents in this class must be willing to periodically undergo tests or immunizations for communicable diseases.
In addition to the checking of references and facts in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be conducted before persons are certified for appointment.
Incumbents may be exposed to communicable diseases and hazardous substances.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators