Civil Service Title: Criminalist Level: II Title Code No: 21849 Salary: $59,589 Office Title: Identification Investigator Work Location: Citywide Division/Work Unit: Forensic Investigations / ID Unit Number of Positions: 4 Hours/Shift: Varying hours and will include weekends and holidays The Office of Chief Medical Examiner investigates cases of persons who die within New York City from criminal violence, by accident, by suicide, suddenly when in apparent health, when unattended by a physician, in a correctional facility or in any suspicious or unusual manner or where an application is made pursuant to law for a permit to cremate a body of a person. We exist to provide answers in support of families, victims and community during times of profound need. JOB DESCRIPTION The core values of the OCME are to put the mission of the agency first, to be truly dedicated and to have integrity in every aspect of our professional life. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director of Forensic Investigations / ID Unit and with latitude for independent initiative and judgment, the Identification Specialist will provide third level review to prevent misidentifications and incorrect body releases. Typical tasks include but are not limited to the following: â€¢ Review identifications for quality assurance purposes, particularly when based on scientific modalities (e.g. DNA, fingerprints). â€¢ Manage daily case list, ensuring that all scientific analyses are completed as appropriate. â€¢ Investigate missing person inquiries submitted to the agency. â€¢ Assist families and Medical Examiners with the decedent identification process and complete identifications using the agencyâ€™s case management system. â€¢ Performs and administers difficult analytic work in the preparation and distribution of complex reports â€¢ Will be required to work in all five borough offices as needed. â€¢ May supervise lower level staff â€¢ Perform other investigative duties as assigned. SPECIAL NOTE 1. Selected candidates will be required to provide a DNA sample by swabbing. 2. This position has been identified as â€œessential.â€ During ALL weather & emergency events, â€œessentialâ€ positions may require 24-hour availability.