Employment Opportunity

Forensic Specialist

Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock, Texas

Salary: $39,093.60 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 9, 2018

Provide forensic services to the Lubbock Police Department. Photograph, measure and diagram crime scenes, collect and process evidence, provide expert testimony in court trails and review criminal cases.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Responds to crime scene calls and photographs, collects, processes and stores evidence
  • Photograph persons, injuries, property, vehicles and latent fingerprints
  • Fingerprint individuals as needed
  • Mix chemicals for laboratory and crime scene use, as needed
  • Operates Lubbock Police Department computers, which includes Microsoft Office
  • Measure, sketch and/or diagram crime sense
  • Able to develop latent fingerprint impressions
  • Ability to analyze and review unsolved cases to determine if current investigative techniques or procedures may be applied to evidence
  • Able to work under stress and use good judgment in emergency situations
  • Able to visually compare minute details during day and night time lighting
  • Deal with the general public courteously, firmly and tactfully
  • Compare latent fingerprints to known inked or digitally captured fingerprints; make identifications and testify in court to the identification; trace fingerprints
  • Assist in training other personnel
  • Operates a variety of tools and equipment including alternate light source, camera and flash, super glue chamber, fingerprint magnifier, fingerprint processing equipment, fume hood and Automate Fingerprint Identification System.


  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in forensic sciences, criminology or a related field.
  • At least three years experience in crime scene investigations involving evidence collection, preservation and documentation;
  • OR
  • Any combination of relevant education and experience which provides the following:
Knowledge and Abilities
  • Basic principles of chemistry and biology
  • Effective verbal and written communications sills necessary to prepare accurate and grammatically correct reports in the English language
  • Filing and general office related procedures
  • Basic photography skills, including the ability to work with digital photography software
  • Firearms and proper safety/ handling procedures
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Law enforcement procedures, methods and techniques
  • Prepare and maintain records and documentation.
  • Communicate effectively with others.
  • Work effectively under pressure and time constraints.
  • Identify and resolve problems.
  • Respond to crime scenes in a reasonable time in off duty call out situations
  • Be subject to twenty four hour callout, variable hours and able to work nights, weekends and holidays
  • Pass extensive background check and polygraph examination

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Posted: February 6, 2018

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