Civilian Employment

Position Information

Application Due By: January 21, 2014
Title: Supervisor Forensic Services
Location: Western Regional Crime Laboratory
Olean , NY 12226
Cattaraugus County
Grade: 25
Employment Type: Full Time
Union Representation: PS&T
Duties & Responsibilities: The Supervisor Forensic Services assigned to the Western Regional Crime Laboratory (WRCL) is responsible for administration of the technical and scientific functions of all forensic analysis performed at the Western Regional Crime Laboratory, including supervision of testing procedures and reports of findings; technical problem solving and analytical methods; and for the oversight of training, quality assurance, safety, adherence to American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors - Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB) ISO Standards, Standards Established by the NYS Divisions of Criminal Justice Services and proficiency testing.


Responsible for the administration of the technical and scientific operations of all forensic analyses in the drug chemistry sections at WRCL and Southern-Tier Regional Crime Laboratory (STRCL), including supervision of a team of Drug Chemists in forensic laboratory procedures and the preparation of reports of forensic findings.

Responsible for technical problem solving of analytical methods and for the oversight of training, quality assurance, safety and proficiency testing at the WRCL.

Responsible for continuing education programs and serves as a resource person for criminal justice personnel.

Have administrative oversight of the Trace Evidence section at the WRCL.

Consult with the Director of Quality Assurance regarding laboratory quality issues and accreditation matters.

Perform other related duties as directed by the Director, Assistant Director or Laboratory Captains.
Minimum and/or Preferred Qualifications: A Master's Degree in a Natural or Physical Science, Administration (e.g. Public Administration, Business Administration or Criminal Justice) or Computer Science;


Have a minimum of four (4) years satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist or its equivalent in another laboratory.

Preference will be given to an individual with a technical background in forensic drug chemistry.
Additional Comments: Starting Salary: $73,768.00

Resumes will be evaluated to determine whether candidates will proceed to the interview phase of the process.

This position does not require that the candidate have taken and passed a NYS Civil Service examination, or currently hold a qualifying position within the NYS Civil Service System.

Contact Information

Contact Name: MaryEllen Tedesco, Assistant Director of Personnel
Contact Address: New York State Police
Building 22
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226
Contact Phone: 518/457-3840
Contact Fax: 518/485-2293
Additional Instructions: Kindly submit via U.S. Mail or FAX a letter of intent and complete resume.

Web page posted December 31, 2013.