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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/15/19

Applications Due08/30/19

Vacancy ID73055

AgencyCriminal Justice Services, Division of

TitleLaboratory Accreditation Specialist 1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 PM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 80 South Swan Street

Alfred E. Smith Building

City Albany


Zip Code12210

Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor’s degree in a natural science, and two years of appropriate experience either in an accredited forensic laboratory, a medical/health laboratory, or an office of forensic services.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience conducting internal and/or external audits/assessments and specific experience with FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standard audits, as well as American Board of Forensic Toxicology and/or ANSI National Accreditation Board ISO 17025 Forensic Testing program is preferred.

Duties Description The Laboratory Accreditation Specialist (LAS) 1 will report to the Laboratory Accreditation Specialist 2 and will provide support to the Office of Forensic Services (OFS) and the State Commission on Forensic Science. The duties of the LAS 1 will include assisting the LAS 2 in the review of accreditation documentation submitted by forensic laboratories; resolving issues with non-conforming work submitted by laboratories; promoting uniform methodologies by preparing summaries and spreadsheets using data from proficiency test providers; collecting and organizing documentation of proficiency test participation by laboratories to verify compliance; assisting in coordination of work group meetings; identifying host sites for training activities and organizing specialized forensic training courses across the State; and assisting in the development and administration of web based specialized forensic training.

The LAS 1 will also assure that pertinent information on accreditation maintenance and proficiency testing is gathered and disseminated to members of the Commission on Forensic Science and DNA Subcommittee, develop and administer annual workload surveys to assess laboratory productivity; assist the LAS 2 with Requests for Proposals, Requests for Applications and Federal Grant Applications; and prepare summary reports and other presentation materials for use by the Commission on Forensic Science and the DNA subcommittee to fulfill their accreditation responsibilities.

Additional Comments Appointment is subject to Division of Budget waiver approval.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Sheryl Kretzler, Associate Director of Human Resources at (518) 485-1704.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Dan Fitzgerald

Telephone 518-485-7740

Fax 518-457-4000

Email Address


Street 80 South Swan Street

Alfred E. Smith Building

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12210


Notes on ApplyingPlease send a cover letter and resume to the email/address above. Please reference posting #73055 on your cover letter.

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