Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Specialist I

County of Kaua‘i Police Department, Kauai, Hawaii

Salary: $44,292.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Eligible lists may be used for temporary and permanent vacancies for the class of work during the life of the eligible list. Temporary appointments may lead to conversion to permanent employment.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Assists in searching for, recovering, preserving and marking physical evidence at crime and traffic accident scenes; assists in preparing detailed evidence reports and exhibits for court presentation; assists in conducting routine tests and analyses within the police crime laboratory; and performs other related duties as required.


Training and Experience:
  • A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in the physical, biological, or forensic sciences, and one year of laboratory, research, or analytical experience involving the application of scientific principles and procedures in chemistry, biology, physics, forensic sciences, or related fields.
Firearm Requirement:
  • Must be qualified to carry and/or possess firearms or ammunition in accordance with State and federal laws, e.g., no misdemeanor or felony domestic violence conviction.
License Requirement:
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
Knowledge of:
  • basic principles of the physical and biological sciences;
  • standard laboratory procedures and equipment;
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation;
  • office procedures, filing methods and systems;
  • purposes and uses of standard office equipment.
Ability to:
  • learn crime scene characteristics and evidence recovery procedures;
  • learn and apply the rules of evidence;
  • learn and apply investigative methods and techniques;
  • learn methods and techniques of photography;
  • operate a variety of crime scene investigative equipment in a safe and effective manner;
  • learn special lighting techniques and equipment;
  • common laboratory instruments and equipment;
  • assist with routine laboratory analyses and keep records of findings;
  • prepare clear and concise reports and diagrams;
  • interpret and understand laws, rules, regulations and departmental policies;
  • operate office and computer equipment;
  • communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • work independently in the absence of supervision;
  • work well with others;
  • follow oral and written instructions.
Health and Physical Condition Standards:
  • Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties.
Special Working Conditions:
  • Irregular hours, shift and weekend work and occasional exposure to obnoxious conditions as required.

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Posted: July 14, 2017

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