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.
Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Director of Identification Services or administrative official of higher grade.
Supervises 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
Assists with directing 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; 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 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; assists with researching new methodology and modifies existing technology; evaluates staff; assists with preparing the section budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; may serve as the liaison to the Connecticut Criminal Justice community on identification issues; ensures planning and maintenance of professional development and training requirements; may provides expert testimony; acts for the Deputy Director in his or her absence; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
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; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable 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 is interpreted at the level of Forensic Science Examiner 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. 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 required 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.
2. 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.
3. A Ph.D. in forensic science or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
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
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Assistant Director of Identification Services in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective October 30, 2015. (Revised to modify General Experience)