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 staff 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 assists in development of related policies and procedures of section in conjunction with American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) International;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Prepares the section budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact program activities;
Ensures all instruments and techniques validated according to established standards;
Coordinates preparation for section external audits;
Oversees grant administration;
Researches new methodology and modifies existing technology;
Serves as liaison to Connecticut Criminal Justice community on identification issues;
Ensures planning and maintenance of professional development and training requirements;
Provides expert testimony;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
of identification techniques;
procedures for examination of firearms, latent prints and automated fingerprints identification system (AFIS), electronic and digital imaging, document and imprint and computer forensics;
quality management principles and process improvement techniques;
principles and practices of forensic science;
Knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) computer software;
oral and written skills;
Considerable ability to interpret findings and defend results.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master’s 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 overseeing activities of professional forensic science laboratory personnel.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Forensic Science Examiner 3.
Incumbents in this class must be willing to periodically undergo tests or immunizations for communicable diseases.
Incumbents in this class may be required to work flexible hours.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.
Compensation shall be based upon the duties and responsibilities assigned to each individual position. For compensation calculation purposes this class will be benchmarked at MP 70.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
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.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Deputy Director of Identification Services in Salary Group VR 99 approved effective April 1, 2022. (Revised to add Compensation Guidelines) Final No. 22-042