Employment Opportunity

Quality Assurance Manager, Latent Print Section

New York City Police Department, New York, New York

Salary: $60,435.00 - $161,497.00 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The duties and responsibilities of this position include directing and overseeing a staff of highly skilled scientific professionals responsible for implementing the Latent Print Section’s Quality Assurance Program and evaluating and monitoring the results.

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  • Specific duties include: coordinating the Latent Print Section’s ASCLD/LAB accreditation efforts; reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes to ensure ongoing compliance with ASCLD/LAB accreditation requirements; administering the Proficiency testing on an annual and/or semi-annual basis; and overseeing the procurement of tests from outside vendors and the design of in-house proficiency tests, and evaluating the results. The results of these proficiency tests will be reported to the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) and the New York State Commission on Forensic Science to ensure compliance with NYPD standard operating procedures, ASCLD/LAB and NYSCOFS accreditation standards, once accreditation is achieved.
  • This position will also be responsible for selecting, training and evaluating system auditors who perform monthly and annual audits within the Latent Print Section, and ensuring that the auditors are trained in all aspects of the scientific procedures and documentation requirements to maintain accreditation; scheduling, coordinating, and conducting periodic audits to ensure and verify scientific quality; monitoring laboratory practices to verify continuing compliance with policies and procedures and evaluating casework audits performed monthly to ensure proper documentation, report accuracy, and compliance with standard operating procedures and policies; and planning, coordinating and implementing corrective actions when discrepancies occur.
  • This position will also be responsible for overseeing the maintenance of training, certification, and examination records of the Latent Print Section’s personnel and ensuring that they meet ASCLD/LAB standards for curriculum, competency, and proficiency; assessing the Latent Print Section activities, policies and goals to determine compliance with ASCLD/LAB guidelines; developing proofs of compliance for applicable standards and assembling forms and proofs in a manner that will facilitate a review by accreditation assessors; and ensuring quality control activities are implemented. Additional duties include providing recommendations to the Commanding Officer, Forensic Investigations Division and the Commanding Officer, Latent Print Section regarding the development, formulation and implementation of programs, policies and procedures to improve the quality of training and enhance the skills of Latent Print Section personnel.


Minimum Qual Requirements
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, with specialization in criminalistics, forensic science, chemistry, biology, physics, molecular genetics, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, entomology, anthropology, ecology or a closely related scientific or engineering field.
Preferred Skills
  • For Assignment to Assignment Level IV - In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements" for Criminalist, to be assigned to Assignment Level IV, individuals must have one of the following:
    • Three years of experience gained as a Criminalist at Assignment Level I-B, II, and /or III; or
    • Three additional years of experience in criminalistics or forensic science, for a total of four years of such experience; or
    • A satisfactory combination of education and experience totaling four years of experience, as described above.
  • Successful completion of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) International Organization of Standardization and International Electro-technical Commission (ISA/IEC) 17025 assessors training is preferred.
  • Three (3) years of experience in a managerial, supervisory, or administrative capacity performing significant managerial or supervisory duties in an ASCLD/LAB ISO accredited Crime Scene Unit.
  • Selected candidate must have six (6) years of full-time professional experience working in the field of forensic science performing quality assurance duties.
Additional Information
  • Salary commensurate with experience and salary history.

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Posted: December 1, 2016

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