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Criminalist II

Chief Medical Examiner, New York, New York

Salary: $70,349.00 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner investigates cases of persons who die within New York City from criminal violence, by accident, by suicide, suddenly when in apparent health, when unattended by a physician, in a correctional facility or in any suspicious or unusual manner or where an application is made pursuant to law for a permit to cremate a body of a person.

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Duties:

  • Locates, recognizes and describes accurately physical evidence, physiological material, and colorimetric tests during the examination of swabs, sexual assault kits and evidence items submitted to the Department of Forensic Biology in connection with investigation of cases.
  • Engages in administrative, technical reviews for casework.
  • Ensures integrity of evidence and chain-of-custody forms.
  • Maintains records and all examinations and analytical tests conducted.
  • Complies data and additional paperwork to create a case file.
  • Interprets DNA test results.
  • Prepares and signs reports which reflect the results of the scientific analyses.
  • Prepares, distributes, and/or files scientific results and/or documents to appropriate laboratory staff and/or locations.
  • Develop and searches LDIS and submits DNA profiles for database entry.
  • Performs technical and administrative review on written reports and case file records of administratively closed, negative serology, and negative DNA cases.
  • Testifies concerning the results of scientific investigations before grand juries, civil jurisdiction, and criminal jurisdictions.
  • Participates in competency testing and proficiency testing programs.
  • Participates in quality assurance and quality control programs as described in the manual of the Department of Forensic Biology.
  • Participates in all required training programs as determined by QA/QC, training and supervisory staff
  • Stays abreast of emerging technological advances in areas of expertise.
  • Performs special assignments/projects as directed.

Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, with specialization in criminalistics, forensic science, chemistry, biology, physics, molecular genetics, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, entomology, anthropology, ecology or a closely related scientific or engineering field.
  • For Assignment to Assignment Level I - B: In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements For All Assignment Levels" above, to be assigned to Assignment Level I-B individuals must have at least one year of satisfactory full-time experience in criminalistics, forensic science or analytic chemistry, or a satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements" above, to be assigned to Assignment Level II, individuals must have one of the following: One year of experience gained as a Criminalist at Assignment Level I-B; or 2. One additional year of qualifying experience in criminalistics or forensic science, for a total of two years of such experience; or 3. A satisfactory combination of education and experience totaling two years of experience as described above.
  • In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements" for Assignment Level I-B above, to be assigned to Assignment Level III, individuals must have one of the following: Two years of experience gained as a Criminalist at Assignment Level I-B and/or II; or 2. Two additional years of qualifying experience in criminalistics or forensic science, for a total of three years of such experience; or 3. A satisfactory combination of education and experience totaling three years of experience as described above.
  • For Assignment to Assignment Level IV: In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements" for Assignment Level I-B above, to be assigned to Assignment Level IV, individuals must have one of the following: Three years of experience gained as a Criminalist at Assignment Level I-B, II, and /or III; or 2. Three additional years of experience in criminalistics or forensic science, for a total of four years of such experience; or A satisfactory combination of education and experience totaling four years of experience, as described above.

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Posted: January 7, 2021

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