Civilian Employment

Position Information

Application Due By: January 2, 2015
Title: Director of Quality Assurance
Location: Forensic Investigation Center
Albany , NY 12226
Albany County
Grade: 27
Employment Type: Full Time
Union Representation: PS & T
Duties & Responsibilities: Develop and maintain quality assurance protocols for all laboratory sections.

Issue proficiency tests for all disciplines for existing laboratory protocols.

Recommend and approve corrective action when analytical discrepancies occur.

Coordinate laboratory audits and monitor compliance with policy and procedures within the laboratory system.

Supervise the quality assurance staff in the laboratory system, which includes responsibility for the system's safety coordinator, Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) administrator and the Forensic Investigation Center's clerical support.

Direct the system's Intern Program, which includes paid and unpaid interns assigned to the various laboratories within the system including candidate selection, development of individual internship programs within the laboratories disciplines, monitoring internship activity and reporting results to intern's colleges and universities.

Prepare the laboratory system for accreditation reviews, audits and inspections as mandated by Executive Law.

Maintain training records for all laboratory employees in accordance with applicable criteria.


Minimum and/or Preferred Qualifications: Have held the position of Forensic Scientist 3 for five years or comparable experience.

Preference will be given to those individuals who possess the following:

Experience as a certified inspector for a forensic laboratory accreditation or inspection body, such as ASCLD/LAB and DNA Advisory Board (DAB).

Formal training in Quality Assurance as well as relevant quality assurance experience and membership in a recognized quality assurance professional group.

An advanced degree in Business Management, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or related science.

Supervisory experience.
Additional Comments: Starting Salary: $83,493.00.

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 3, 2014.