Employment Opportunity

Forensic Technician I - Evidence Control

South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division, Richland County, South Carolina

Salary: $28,000 - $41,046 annually

Final Filing Date: April 19, 2018

Under limited supervision, serve as a Forensic Technician I in the Evidence Control Department. Assist law enforcement officers throughout the state with the submission of physical evidence involved in criminal investigations. Assist in the appropriate selection of exam requests and determine the proper packaging and routing of the evidence for analysis. Assist with Evidence Custodian duties operating the Evidence Room.

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  • Greet and assist incoming officers, display professional communication skills by phone; assist in paperwork preparation; search computer for case information such as status, analysts assigned or additional submissions; review all forms to determine if vital information is correct; make notations for analysts of pertinent information; record important case information accurately in narrative section; scan all forms; enter data in LIMS.
  • Assess and critique evidence to determine which laboratory department is to perform the analysis and in which order it should be routed; package evidence according to size and type; determine proper handling procedure on case by case basis; mark or label items appropriately; maintain integrity of evidence; determine appropriate storage for all cases.
  • Take authorized possession of evidence coming into laboratory; stock evidence appropriately; disburse new evidence to analysts and return back to originating agency upon completion of analysis; coordinate proper destruction of evidence as needed and authorized; utilize LIMS to perform associated tasks; provide testimony in court when requested.
  • Successfully participate in and complete all required safety, educational and training requirements.


  • High School diploma and a working knowledge of computerized information systems and/or laboratory experience. Or a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Must have skills to accurately input data into an information management system (such as LIMS)
  • The ability to effectively communicate with law enforcement officials from various types of agencies and must be able to testify as a witness in a court of law.
  • Position requires periodic 24-hour call duty. Position may require some overnight travel for court and/or training; and may occasionally require irregular work hours.
  • Must have the ability to lift items of evidence up to 25 pounds.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Basic knowledge of evidence control procedures.

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Posted: April 12, 2018

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