In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services this class is accountable for assisting in the direction of the Identification Services operations 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 Deputy Director of Identification Services or other administrative official of higher grade.
Assists with directing 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
Assists with directing 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;
Assists in coordinating, planning and managing division activities;
Assists in formulating program goals and objectives;
Develops or assist 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;
Assists with preparing section budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of division who might impact on program activities;
Ensures all instruments and techniques validated according to established standards;
Coordinates preparation for section external audits;
Oversees grant administration;
Assists with researching new methodology and modifies existing technology;
Ensures planning and maintenance of professional development and training requirements;
Acts for the Deputy Director in his or her absence;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May serve as the liaison to the Connecticut Criminal Justice community on identification issues;
May provide expert testimony;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
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;
and ability to apply management principles and techniques;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) computer software;
oral and written skills;
Considerable ability to interpret findings and defend results.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in forensic analysis of evidentiary material with expertise in at least one (1) of the following forensic disciplines:
Firearms and NIBIN (National Integrated Ballistic Information Network), electronic and digital imaging, latent prints and AFIS (Automated Fingerprints Identification System), questioned documents, footwear and tire track imprint and/or computer forensics.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a lead capacity guiding the activities of professional forensic science laboratory personnel.
NOTE: : For state employees, this experience is interpreted at the level of a Forensic Science Examiner 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in forensic science, criminalistics, applied genomics, biochemistry, genetics, molecular and cell biology or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in forensic science, criminalistics, applied genomics, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, molecular and cell biology or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
A Ph.D. in forensic science or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
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.
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 Assistant Director of Identification Services in Salary Group MP 68 approved
effective August 19, 2016. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content)
Final No. 22-007