Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Technician

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience and begins at $16.15

Final Filing Date: January 18, 2019

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Collects, processes and maintains the chain of custody for all evidence related to crimes.
  • Responsible for collecting, inventory, processing, safeguarding, and presenting evidence, preparing reports, and other administrative duties.
  • Works within a general outline of work to be performed; develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.
  • Provides services at times during night or day hours, and may include rotating schedules, including weekends and holidays when required by operational necessity.


Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Completion of specialized training in the following areas: Crime Scene Search and Procedures, Crime Scene Photography, Evidence Packaging and Handling, Latent Processes/Fingerprinting and Impression Evidence Recovery.
  • A record of professionalism in the identification, collection, preservation, documentation, and maintenance of evidence.
Special licenses, registration or certification
  • Requires a valid Virginia driver’s license.
  • Special skills or equipment certification may be required.
Education or training
  • High school diploma or GED and any combination of education and experience equivalent to satisfactory completion of one year of college education in forensic science or a closely related field.
Level and type of experience
  • Some knowledge of law and civil processes.
Preferred knowledge, skills, abilities, education, experience, licensure, certification
  • An associate’s degree or any equivalent combination of education and experience in forensic science or a closely related field.
Conditions of Employment
  • Must work a rotating shift schedule which includes days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Some overtime required.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background investigation.
  • Considered “essential personnel” for emergency conditions/inclement weather and expected to report to duty during those conditions.
  • Hourly (wage) employees are restricted to working 29 hours per week on average or 1500 hours in total in the May 1 – April 30 period.
  • This position does not have health insurance, retirement, or leave.

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Posted: December 22, 2018

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