Employment Opportunity


Forensic Evidence Technician

Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Crime Laboratory, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Salary: $2,962.00 - $3,702.00 Monthly

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

For the Division of Criminal Investigation, perform a variety of physical evidence and administrative duties associated with evidence in support of a supervisor and for other staff members which requires considerable judgment; receive, log, store and dispose of forensic evidence submitted by division, local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to the DCI for either internal storage or laboratory analysis.

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Duties:

  • Receive, log, store and dispose of forensic evidence
  • Data entry of forensic samples
  • Maintain and control all items of evidence received by the crime laboratory
  • Conduct POST training classes to state and local law enforcement agencies in the areas of evidence packaging, laboratory submittal procedures and requirements for known reference samples
  • Conduct evidence destruction in accordance with Orders of Disposition/Destruction
  • Coordinate with and assist local agencies for destruction of contraband materials upon request
  • Respond to requests for transfer of evidence to court proceedings; return evidence to agents/officers for disposition maintaining the chain of custody
  • Perform a variety of tasks in the collection of evidence found at crime scenes
  • Compile and type reports
  • Summarize information
  • Testify as an official witness in legal proceedings
  • Respond to inquiries and other duties as assigned
  • Inventory specialized supplies and general supplies used by technicians and forensic analysts
  • Prepare for subpoena to give testimony regarding handling and security of evidence

Requirements:

KNOWLEDGE:
  • Knowledge of general evidence collection and examination procedures using a variety of technical equipment, materials, and processes
  • Knowledge of federal/state laws regarding search and seizure of physical evidence
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations concerning the handling of criminal evidence
  • Knowledge of courtroom procedures
  • Knowledge of criminal justice system, in particular, knowledge of the legal requirements for the chain of custody of evidence
  • Knowledge of office organization; skill in office management
  • Skill in handling, maintaining and controlling all items of evidence received
  • Skill in communicating clearly both oral and written to explain functions and tasks to others, including court proceedings
  • Skill in developing and maintaining working relationships with agency personnel, other law enforcement and government agencies, crime labs and district and county attorney's offices
  • Ability to give advice, train, and/or present about evidence collection, handling and examination to law enforcement, investigators and attorneys
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to attend various training schools and pass/maintain required certifications
  • Ability to use computers and computer aided technology (Software/hardware/peripheral items)
  • Ability to learn job-related material through structural lecture and reading
  • Ability to prepare accurate and complete reports
  • Ability to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar
  • Ability to handle tedious, repetitious and detail-oriented tasks
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of investigations and corresponding involved evidence
  • Ability to work overtime when necessary
  • Knowledge of legal evidence collection, examination, legal chain of custody and laboratory procedure
  • Knowledge of courtroom procedures
  • Knowledge of general evidence collection and examination procedures using a variety of technical equipment, materials and processes
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education: Associate's Degree (typically in Science)
  • Experience: 0-2 years of progressive work experience in (Forensic Crime)
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Driver's License
  • OR
  • Education & Experience Substitution: 2-4 years of progressive work experience in (Forensic Crime)
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Driver's License
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Ability to lift 20 to 25 pounds daily.
  • Subject to being on-call 24/7 for response to field crime scenes.
  • Ability to move objects weighing less than 50 lbs. short and long distances

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: August 19, 2016



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