Employment Opportunity

Forensic Specialist

Inglewood Police Department, Inglewood, California

Salary: $3,806 - $5,392 per month

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

There is currently one full-time vacancy within the Criminal Investigation Division. Candidates in this classification shall be subject to a complete Police Background Investigation as part of the Examination Process.

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  • Collects and documents evidence at crime scenes and processes and preserves evidence for use in possible criminal prosecution;
  • Maintains chain of custody for evidence collected at crime scenes;
  • Collects fingerprints, takes photographs and makes video records of possible evidence at crime scenes;
  • Gathers and preserves biological samples and conducts splatter analysis at crime scenes;
  • Prepares reports of evidence collected and records crime scene observations and details;
  • Records fingerprint information into state identification system;
  • Works closely with and takes direction from sworn personnel;
  • Testifies in criminal trials as an expert witness.


  • Associates degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science or closely related field,
  • AND
  • One year experience as a paid or volunteer intern in crime scene investigation and/or crime scene analysis.
  • Must possess at the time of application and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Knowledgeable of crime scene analysis and evidence chain of custody procedures, fingerprinting and biological sample collection techniques, and of splatter analysis procedures;
  • Skilled in collecting, documenting, and processing evidence at crime scenes for possible use in criminal prosecution, analyzing, preserving, storing and safely securing forensic evidence and property, and analyzing and comparing latent prints;
  • Ability to perform assignments independently and exercise good judgment, follow and provide oral and written instructions, to establish and maintain productive to effective working relationships; to work on-call 24 hours a day on a rotating basis, and to be called out on nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Proficient in the using MS-Office software package and various job specific computer software required to complete job assignments.
  • Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Work may require frequent standing, walking, bending, and lifting up to 20 pounds.
  • Incumbents may be exposed to repetitive motion, vision to monitor, extreme temperatures and weather, moving traffic, hazardous chemicals and toxic fumes, infectious diseases and air, water and blood borne pathogens.

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Posted: May 30, 2017

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