Employment Opportunity

Forensic Technician

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Shelby County, Tennessee

Salary: $2,637.00 per month

Final Filing Date: February 13, 2018

Under general supervision, is responsible for forensic technical work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • An employee in this class is assigned to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation crime laboratory and either receives, processes and tracks evidence, or assists scientists in conducting forensic tests on evidence submitted to the agency for analysis.
  • Employees are also required to serve, on a rotating basis, on a Violent Crime Response Team to collect evidence at the sites where violent crimes have been committed.
  • This class differs from Forensic Technician Supervisor in that the incumbent of the latter plans, supervises, and coordinates the work of forensic technicians assigned to the crime laboratory and conducts audits of the crime labs to ensure compliance with accreditation standards.


Education and Experience:
  • Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school and two years of full-time experience in one or a combination of the following areas: (1) any professional laboratory work or; (2) non-professional laboratory work receiving and classifying evidence or; (3) any professional law enforcement work or; (4) non-professional law enforcement work receiving and classifying evidence.
  • OR
  • Substitution of Education for Experience: Course work credit received from an accredited college or university may substitute for the required experience on a month-for-month basis to a maximum of two years (e.g. 45 quarter hours may substitute for one year of the required experience).
Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
  • supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
  • agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
  • complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
  • have good moral character as determined by investigation;
  • have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces;
  • participate in pre-employment, random and for cause drug and substance abuse testing as required by departmental policies and procedures.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Problem Solving
  • Organizing
  • Time Management
  • Standing Alone
  • Perseverance
  • Written Communications
  • Approachability
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Patience
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Public Safety and Security
  • General Clerical Knowledge
  • Basic Office Software Knowledge
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science
  • Speaking
  • Basic Writing Skills
  • Coordination with Others
  • Basic Negotiation Skills
  • Complex Problem Solving Skills
  • Basic Customer Service Skills
  • Personal Time Management Skills
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Basic Persuasion
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Conscientiousness
  • Determination
  • Stamina
  • Speech Clarity
  • Compassionate
  • Written Comprehension
  • Speech Recognition
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Written Expression
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Selective Attention
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Bravery
  • Time Sharing
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Dynamic Flexibility
  • Dynamic Strength
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Near Vision
  • Gross Body Equilibrium
  • Auditory Attention
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Trunk Strength
  • Visualization
  • Depth Perception
  • Night Vision
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Far Vision

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Posted: February 8, 2018

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