Employment Opportunity


Criminalist

Hays County Sheriff's Office, San Marcos, Texas

Salary: Starts at $3,124.99 per month

Final Filing Date: June 15, 2018

Under general supervision, responds as directed to potential crime scenes following standardized principles, practices and procedures to include but not limited to collecting, storing, recording, documenting, processing and/or releasing evidence/property. The work environment will be indoors as well as outdoors.

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Duties:

  • Prepare, collect, document, process, maintain and dispose of evidence in accordance with Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and/or ordered directive
  • Prepare reports and other written documentation as needed
  • Provide internal and external customer service
  • Testify in court as a witness as required
  • Develop evidence/property statistics and reports
  • Research, locate, and return property to appropriate owner/custodian using established procedures
  • Research, update, and modify law enforcement database information appropriately
  • Preserve, collect and record impressions, including tool marks, footprints, tire marks, bite marks, and fingerprints
  • Available to respond after normal work hours to any active crime scene when requested

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree in natural or forensic science, or related field, preferred
  • One year in crime scene related activities, preferred
  • Two to three years of work experience in a police evidence room or other law enforcement work, preferred
  • Three to five years experience in Evidence/Property Room Management, preferred
  • Three to five years experience Forensic Photographer, preferred
  • Three to five years experience with death and sexual assault crime scene processing, preferred
Other Qualifications, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Current Class C Texas Driver’s License
  • Expert Witness, preferred
Required Skills
  • General knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of recordkeeping and evidence/property management
  • General knowledge of the processing, storage and disposal of evidence
  • General knowledge of various fingerprint processing techniques
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication
  • Ability to resolve, Evidence and Property problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgment
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other county employees, outside agencies, and the public
  • Ability to properly document a crime scene
  • Ability to analyze, collect, process, preserve and transport evidence without compromise
  • Ability to deploy proper methods and techniques for evidence recovery
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background checks, including reference checks, criminal history, and driver’s license checks and driving history.

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Posted: June 7, 2018



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