Employment Opportunity

Criminalist I-IV

New York City Police Department, NY

Salary: $45,728 - $109,234 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Criminalists perform work in the chemical and/or physical analyses of evidentiary materials such as hair, fibers, body fluids, fingerprints, gunshot residue, fire accelerants, questioned documents, controlled substances, soil, metals, polymers, glass, and other types of forensic trace evidence required in scientific criminal investigations.


  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with specialization in criminalistics, forensic science, chemistry, biology, physics, genetics and molecular genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, entomology, anthropology, ecology or a closely related scientific or engineering field.
  • For Appointment at Level 1A: Individuals must possess a Bachelor's degree in one of the above mentioned fields.
  • For Appointment at Level 1B: In addition to the Bachelor's degree, candidates must have 1 year of full time experience in criminalistics, forensic science or analytical chemistry, or a closely related scientific or engineering field. An approved internship in criminalistics or forensic science may be substituted for 1 year of experience. Individuals hired at level 1A can be upgraded to 1B after completing a year of satisfactory experience.
  • For Advancement to Levels II through IV: Each level requires an additional year of qualifying full time experience as listed above. A Master's degree in one of the qualifying areas may be substituted for up to 2 years of experience.

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How to apply: please forward your cover letter and resume to: empsec@nypd.org. Indicate Criminalist on the subject line of your email.

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Posted: November 30, 2013

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