Occ Code 1854100

 

 

STATE POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN 1, GRADE 8

1854100

STATE POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN 2, GRADE 11

1854200

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

            Positions in this title series account for the proper packaging, handling, storage, and chain-of-custody of State Police evidence.  State Police Evidence Technicians are non-competitive positions responsible for the preparatory work involving evidential materials to be prepared for higher-level analysis by Forensic Scientists.  They also furnish Law Enforcement Personnel with training, advice, and support in the acquisition of evidence. Incumbents of these positions administer analytical techniques to differing types of evidence to ensure their legitimacy and authenticity in criminal proceedings.  Positions in this title series employ scientific equipment, procedures, techniques, and audits to ensure departmental compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, and policies regarding the handling of evidence. 

 

            These positions are classified only at the Division of State Police and are located at the State Police Forensic Investigation Center and regional offices.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

STATE POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN 1:  entry-level non-competitive technical position.  As directed by State Police Evidence Technicians 2, ensure proper storage of evidence by ascertaining what analyses are needed and knowing in what order they must be completed.  In performing said responsibilities, State Police Evidence Technicians 1 employ various scientific instruments, databases, and automated systems to ensure compliance with laboratory standards and protocols in order to preserve the chain of custody.

 

STATE POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN 2:  supervisory-level non-competitive technical position.  State Police Evidence Technicians 2 oversee daily operations of the Evidence Receiving Unit.  In addition to State Police Evidence Technician 1 duties, incumbents supervise and train State Police Evidence Technicians 1.  Incumbents conduct quality assurance audits to maintain conformity with laboratory standards and protocols.

 

RELATED CLASSES

 

Fingerprint Examiners 1 perform pattern assignment, pattern entry, and image quality assurance checks on both paper and digital fingerprint images that are submitted to the Division of Criminal Justice Services for criminal history background checks on prospective applicants for employment, licensing, or on those individuals that are arrested and incarcerated. 

 

Fingerprint Examiners 2 analyze, compare, verify, and validate paper and digital fingerprint images.  Fingerprint Examiners 2 work closely with Fingerprint Examiners 1 and other clerical positions in their assigned unit and organize and review the work of the unit.

 

Medical Laboratory Technicians 1 are technical positions, requiring specialized education and training that perform standard medical laboratory tests on specimens of human tissue and body fluids to provide basic data about physiological conditions to physicians and other health care professionals and scientists. They are classified at laboratory facilities operated by the Department of Health, the Offices of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, and the State University.

Laboratory Technicians are technical positions, requiring specialized education and training, that perform laboratory work in biological, chemical, or physical science programs by conducting testing, performing laboratory procedures and techniques, and assisting professional personnel in the technical phases of research. They may be assigned to general laboratory work or to laboratories or units that specialize in particular fields, such as biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, microbiology, or physiology.

Senior Laboratory Technicians supervise Laboratory Technicians and other staff assigned to a laboratory or unit; may be classified to perform laboratory work, requiring specialized training, of advanced difficulty in a particular specialty

State Police Security Screening Technicians are the full performance level.  Incumbents operate various types of screening equipment, such as walk-through and hand-held magnetometers, in order to screen individuals and objects entering State Government Buildings.  State Police Security Screening Technicians must be knowledgeable of laws associated with possible illegal activities on State property, and may be called upon to physically restrain persons creating an immediate risk to persons or property.

 

 

 

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

STATE POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN 1

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Dispenses information for external and internal stakeholders in regards to all evidence receiving, handling, safety, and storing protocols and best practices.

 

 

STATE POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN 2

 

In addition to the above, State Police Evidence Technicians 2 would perform the following duties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

STATE POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN 1

 

Completion of sixty credit hours of college coursework, with at least eighteen credit hours in biology, chemistry, health science, physics, or science technology.

 

 

STATE POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN 2

 

Promotion:  three years of experience as a State Police Evidence Technician 1.

 

Non-competitive:  completion of 120 credit hours of college coursework, with at least eighteen credit hours in biology, chemistry, health science, physics, or science technology and six additional credit hours in computer science, mathematics, or science.

 

Date:  3/12

 

NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination