Employment Opportunity


Evidence Technician I/II

Vacaville Police Department, Vacaville, California

Salary: Evidence Technician I: $4,681.27 - $5,690.09 per month; Evidence Technician II: $5,149.39 - $6,259.14 per month

Final Filing Date: September 17, 2018

The City of Vacaville is currently recruiting to fill one (1), Full-Time, 6 Month Limited Term position for Evidence Technician I/II in the Police Department. This position can be filled at either level depending on the qualifications of the candidates. This recruitment will also serve to establish an eligibility list for possible future use over the next 12 month period, including full-time permanent vacancies.

Evidence Technicians process crime scenes including the collection, identification, and preservation of evidence.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

Typical duties in this role include, but are not limited to:
  • Photographing, videotaping, sketching, and diagramming crime scenes.
  • Processing evidence for latent and known fingerprints.
  • Use of chemicals and lighting to enhance visibility; compares finger and palm prints with records on file; traces, photographs, and enters unknown fingerprints in the automated fingerprint system.
  • Locating and documenting found evidence.
  • Preparing detailed reports, and researching criminal/property records using a computer.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills in order to work with all City Departments and all levels of employees and members of the public. Desirable abilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Effectively and professionally communicate and deescalate situations with a variety of customer types
  • Multitask, maintain accuracy and possess an extreme level of detail and organization
  • Think critically, creatively and effectively problem solve
  • Follow directions and stay on task with or without supervision
  • View and navigate graphic and potentially upsetting images and crime scenes, which may include deceased individuals
  • Learn to use a variety of technical crime scene/forensic equipment and subsequently use independently
  • Work with all personality types

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Evidence Technician I:
  • Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or high school equivalency certificate. Some college level course work in a related field preferred.
  • Experience: Two years of work experience including public contact, and preferably including experience in a law enforcement agency, laboratory environment, or related field.
  • License or Certificate Requirements: Must possess a current, valid California Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
Evidence Technician II:
  • Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or high school equivalency certificate. Some college level course work in a related field preferred; AA/AS as Criminal Justice or closely related field is desirable.
  • Experience: Two (2) years of experience performing a variety of increasingly responsible, non-hazardous law enforcement duties equivalent to that of an Evidence Technician I.
  • License or Certificate Requirements: Must possess a current, valid California Class C Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
  • Proof of successful completion of the 80-hour POST Field Evidence Technician course is required.
  • POST/IAPE certificates in Advanced Latent Fingerprint Comparison, Firearms Safety, Property and Evidence Management are desirable.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: September 11, 2018



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