Employment Opportunity

Crime Analyst Technician

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, Modesto, California

Salary: $42,910.40 - $52,145.60 Annually

Final Filing Date: May 21, 2018

This recruitment is being conducted to fill a vacancy for the Sheriff's Department and establish an eligible list to fill future full-time and part-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County.

The Crime Analyst Technician is a non-sworn civilian classification, which does not require Peace Officer status, training or responsibility. Individuals in this classification are uniformed members of the Sheriff's Department and are assigned to work field operation crime scenes and work under the supervision of the Property and Evidence/Identification Unit Manager. The Crime Analyst Technician is responsible for collecting, photographing, lifting and processing fingerprints, as well as many other crime scene related tasks. This position requires ongoing training and incumbents are expected to obtain certification through the International Association for Identification.

The individual assigned to field services operates at headquarters, in the field and at various custodial facilities. The incumbent is expected to collect and preserve evidence used in the prosecution of criminals; operate photographic equipment; identify persons through fingerprints; prepare and identify criminal identification records; be computer literate; and perform other duties as assigned. Incumbents will work outdoors in all types of weather and various terrains. The incumbent may work around decomposing bodies, biohazards and scenes where violent crimes have occurred. Incumbents may be assigned to work ten-hour shifts. This classification is subject to weekend, holiday, on-call, overtime, standby, callback and shift assignments.

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  • Collect, preserve, photograph, identify and record evidence;
  • Lift and process fingerprints, both latent and rolled;
  • Make latent fingerprint and palm print comparisons;
  • Develop and print photographic material;
  • Enter and retrieve data using computer terminals and printers;
  • Perform general clerical work, including typing, filing and answer the phone;
  • Classify fingerprint cards according to the NCIC systems;
  • Testify in court as a fingerprint expert;
  • Process crime scenes and collect and preserve evidence;
  • Videotape and/or photograph crime scenes;
  • Photograph autopsies;
  • Operate a police radio or digital terminal to transmit and receive messages from like equipped vehicles or stations;
  • Explain in understandable terms the policies and procedures of the Sheriff's Department;
  • Combine and put to use chemical compounds used in the locating, collecting and processing of evidence;
  • Operate special equipment designed to locate and collect evidence; and
  • Relieve sworn personnel by handling non-hazardous crime scene analysis (burglaries, etc.) where there are no suspects at the call location.


  • Speak and write clearly and effectively;
  • Learn and apply departmental policies and procedures;
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action;
  • Develop rapport and obtain cooperation from crime victims, witnesses and the general public;
  • Maintain accurate and concise records and reports;
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
  • Recognize and maintain confidential information;
  • Operate a police radio and mobile digital terminal;
  • Sketch charts, graphs and diagrams;
  • Type at a speed of 25 WPM (net corrected);
  • Lift objects weighing up to 30 pounds;
  • Learn to operate a computer terminal and printer; and
  • Testify in court as a fingerprint expert.
  • hotography and techniques of photo development and fingerprinting;
  • Basic organization and functions of a law enforcement agency;
  • General office practices, including the operation of standard office equipment and computer terminals;
  • Record keeping principles;
  • Correct English usage, spelling and punctuation;
  • Rules of evidence;
  • Basic interviewing methods and techniques;
  • Geography of Stanislaus County; and
  • Civil law and procedures.
  • High school graduate or GED equivalency;
  • AND
  • One (1) year of full-time work experience involving public contact in a law enforcement setting comparable to a Stanislaus County Community Services Officer.
  • A typing certification (within four years) from Workforce Development, a temporary staffing agency or a comparable institution is required to be attached to your application. Internet typing certificates are not accepted. The certificate must be a three (3) to five (5) minute timed test, net corrected of 25 words per minute (WPM). Typing certificates must be on agency letterhead, dated and signed by the issuing agency and have net words per minute listed. You may also fax to (209) 525-7020.
  • County employees who currently hold a position which required a typing certificate of 25 net WPM to qualify are not required to submit a typing certificate.
  • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and remain free from repeated preventable accidents.

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Posted: May 15, 2018

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