Department of Administrative Services

Assistant Director of Identification Services (6403MP)

$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 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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Director of Identification Services or other administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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;
  • Evaluates staff;
  • 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
    • 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;
    • accreditation standards;
    • principles and practices of forensic science;
  • Knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and techniques;
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) computer software;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

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

Classified/Competitive

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

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 Identification Services in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective August 19, 2016. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007

EFFECTIVE DATE

04/22/2022

CLASS: 6403MP; EST: 2/20/2015; REV: 6/2/2022;