Employment Opportunity

Forensic Science Technician

Charles County Sheriff's Office, La Plata, Maryland

Salary: $48,116 per year

Final Filing Date: March 19, 2018

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This critical position involves work relative to a variety of technical duties, to include documenting investigations, recovering physical evidence, photographing crime scenes, attending autopsies, transporting forensic evidence to various laboratories, and testifying in court. The employee receives supervision from, and reports directly to, the Supervisor, Forensic Science Unit.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Forensics, and sufficient experience as a criminal investigator from previous sworn law enforcement work, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Completion of an accredited Crime Scene Technical School and completion of certified photography classes.
  • Knowledge of techniques for recovering and preserving physical evidence to include understanding the proper collection, processing and preservation procedures for "touch" DNA evidence and wet DNA evidence.
  • Ability to document investigations, including the recovery of physical evidence.
  • Skill in the use of a camera, printing enlargements, and digital and video photography.
  • Ability to safely lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be available for call outs after normal work hours.
  • May be required to work days, evenings, and midnights to include weekends.
  • Ability to utilize a high level of discretion, good judgment, and confidentiality.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Ability to pass random drug testing

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Posted: March 6, 2018

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