Occ. Code 6168800





New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard





The Latent Print Laboratory Director directs and manages the activities of the Latent Print Laboratory, has direct responsibly for daily operations, and ensures the lab remains in compliance with applicable accreditation and scientific standards and protocols. The one position class is classified at the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).




          One-position, non-competitive class; manages and directs the case management, comparison, evaluation, and verification of all latent print case evidence received by the Latent Print Laboratory of the Division of Criminal Justice Services, including supervision of  Latent Print Examiners; develops training materials; establishes latent print procedures and ensures participation by staff in the training given to SABIS users.




Latent Print Examiners are responsible for a variety of technical tasks associated with analyzing, searching, comparing, evaluating, and verifying developed latent print case evidence from crime scenes.  Often only a portion of a print is left at a crime scene and the quality of the print is poor, making for a more difficult examination.  Latent Print Examiners use specialized systems such as the NYS Statewide Automated Biometric Identification System (SABIS), the FBIs Next Generation Identification (NGI) and Universal Latent Workstation (ULW) for latent print comparisons and identifications.


          Supervisors Forensic Services, are non-competitive, technical, non-police positions that administer the technical and scientific operations of specialized forensic disciplines within the State Police crime laboratory.


             State Police Forensic Laboratories Quality Assurance Coordinator, is a non-competitive position that administers the quality control program for the State Police crime laboratory.    




          Implement, maintain, and improve policies, procedures and practices to ensure the lab is meeting accreditation standards, legislative and agency initiatives; manage workflow to ensure appropriate prioritization of requests and minimize backlogs; ensure needed staff development and training is completed; prepare and submit required management reports and proficiency test results; represent the lab before the New York Commission on Forensic Science();represent DCJS at)State and regional meetings; prepare budget requests; ensure staff adherence to health and safety policy and other safety requirements; and perform the full range of supervisory duties.



Non-Competitive: Bachelor's degree in criminalistics, forensic science, chemistry, biology, or physics, and at least five years of case work experience, defined as work examining scientific evidence in connection with legal proceedings, in an accredited forensic laboratory.  At least two of the five years of experience must have been in either a supervisory or a managerial capacity. 


Date:  12/17 



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.