Employment Opportunity

Evidence Technician I

West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory, South Charleston, West Virginia

Salary: $24,912 – $46,092 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

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  • Process evidence and property; i.e. intake, security, storage, chain of custody.
  • Receives, examines and/or evaluates (by ensuring appropriate packaging for specific evidence), organizes, and inventories, screens evidence for its potential probative value and for compliance with established laboratory standards.
  • Collects, identifies and preserves evidence.
  • Performs under general supervision basic evidentiary examinations.
  • Prepares various records, forms and receipts; i.e., property receipts, loan forms, release forms, transfer forms.
  • Maintains files of all receipts and documents proceeded; performs archiving of outdated cases.
  • Provides courtroom testimony as necessary.
  • Assists analysts in the Biochemistry Section.
  • Subject to background and polygraph examination.


Training and/or Experience:
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field
  • OR
  • Four years of full-time paid experience as a certified law enforcement officer
  • OR
  • Completion of two years (60 semester hours) of study in an accredited four-year college or university and two years of experience in work related to the Examples of work as described in the job spec or to duties as described below
  • OR
  • A high school diploma, or its equivalent, and four years of experience in work related to the Examples of Work in the job spec or to duties as described below.
Related work experience for the position would include but is not limited to the following examples:
  • Experience with computerized information management systems; reviewing receipts or similar materials for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with standardized guideline; entering routine to complex data into and searching data contained in electronic information management systems; receiving, storing, and dispensing of materials for the purpose of inventory control; reconciling and documenting physical inventories; and screening mail, composing letters, and troubleshooting customer inquiries or complaints.
  • Candidates possessing a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, of forensic science along with undergraduate/graduate courses in genetics, biochemistry, and/or molecular biology are preferred.

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How to apply: Submit the application and transcripts by mail to:

    Personnel Section
    West Virginia State Police
    725 Jefferson Road
    South Charleston, WV 25309

Posted: May 2, 2017

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