Employment Opportunity


Evidence Technician

Del Rio Police Department, Del Rio, Texas

Salary: $1,352.93 Biweekly

Final Filing Date: June 14, 2018

Under general supervision, responsible for processing of major crime scenes, as well as maintaining the integrity of evidence. Performs other related duties as required.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Collects and preserves evidence at crime scenes. Processes evidence and assists with other assigned efforts.
  • Collects, photographs, preserves, classifies, fingerprints, palm prints, and other types of body prints.
  • Performs crime scene photography, including film development and the operation of various pieces of camera equipment.
  • Tags, marks, packages, documents, accepts and stores property and evidence received. Maintains an accurate accounting of all items found or recovered for storage. Provides secure storage, safe handling and proper control of property. Maintain records indicating chain of custody. Establish a system to maintain the integrity of evidence.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information learned.
  • Sets up and operates portable lighting equipment.
  • Works in close proximity to dead bodies in various stages of putrefaction to recover and record evidence.
  • Gives court testimony when required.
  • Performs routine clerical and administrative work requiring considerable discretion.
  • Receives the public professionally and answers questions; responds to inquiries regarding department requirements, regulations, and procedures and refers, when necessary, to appropriate persons.
  • Uses all required safety and protective equipment.
  • Performs general administrative duties in support of the Police Department.
  • Subject to call-out as needed during non-working hours.
  • Must be able to successfully complete classroom training, field training, and other instruction designed to prepare the apprentice for assuming the duties and responsibilities of an Identification Technician.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Education and Experience:
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum five (5) years of demonstrated responsible experience required.
  • Prior law enforcement work preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations pertaining to collection of evidence and return of property.
  • Knowledge of state laws pertaining to rules of evidence.
  • Knowledge of inventories. Ability to organize property/evidence items and inventory in a comprehensive manner.
  • Ability to use safe and secure practices in the handling and storage of firearms, weapons, narcotics, drugs, money, and dangerous devices.
  • Skilled in the use of personal computer, general office equipment and 10-key calculator.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office programs; knowledge of computer operations including spreadsheet formulation.
  • Ability to interpret oral and written instructions and refers deviations, problems or unfamiliar situations to
  • supervisor for proper decisions and guidance.
  • Ability to write reports, memos, schedules and general correspondence.
  • Ability to maintain legible, complete, and accurate records.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in courteously and effectively working with the public.
  • Ability to manage daily workloads and meet deadlines in order to maintain efficiency within the department.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, other
  • departments and the general public.
  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish preferred but not required.
  • Skilled in safety regulations, work practices and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of specific instructions.
Other:
  • Valid Texas Drivers’ License
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • The principle duties of this position are performed in an office and crime scene environments.
  • Lifts and carries items weighing as much as 75 pounds while climbing ladders and stairs.
  • Lifts, carries and stores supplies or equipment into storage cabinets and shelves.
  • Sits, stands, stoops, kneels and/or crawls in locating and recovering items of evidence from under, behind larger items or in tight restrictive space.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must not pose a threat to the health or safety of self or others.
  • This person will be working in and around hazardous conditions at all times.
  • Works with evidence contaminated with body fluids, chemicals, flammables and other hazardous materials using protective equipment.
  • Exposed to chemicals used in processing evidence and photographs.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to conditions which include decomposing bodies, violent death situations, strong odors and other emotionally charged situations.
  • May be assigned to work overtime when needed. Must be willing to work during various weather conditions.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
  • Uses hand tools such as saws, pliers, electric drills, scissors, tweezers, and forceps in the recovery and processing of evidential items.
  • Uses measuring tapes, rulers, and roll-a-tape to measure and record the location of objects and proximity to other objects at a scene.
  • Loads and unloads equipment or impounded items in and out of a van-type vehicle.
ALCOHOL AND DRUG TESTING POLICY:
  • This position is subject to the City of Del Rio’s Alcohol and Drug Testing Policy which includes: Pre-employment testing, Post-Accident Testing, Random Testing, Reasonable Suspicion Testing, Return to Duty Testing, and Follow-Up Testing.
WORK CONTACTS:
  • Maintains good working relations with Prosecutors, Medical Examiner’s Office, and State Laboratory personnel.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
  • Receives general supervision from the Criminal Investigations Division Supervisory Staff.
  • Position has no formal assigned supervisory responsibility or authority.

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Posted: June 7, 2018



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