Employment Opportunity


Evidence Technician

Killeen Police Department, Killeen, Texas

Salary: $12.80 Hourly

Final Filing Date: January 16, 2019

Manages the day to day activities of the Evidence Processing Unit in accordance with department policies and procedures. Performs a variety of complex forensic and technical work including analyzing and identifying evidence obtained from a crime scene.

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Duties:

  • Identifies and analyzes evidence obtained from a crime scene; reports conclusions.
  • Presents expert testimony in courts.
  • Plans and implements programs essential to the ongoing operational efficiency of the Unit.
  • Attends conferences/meetings and maintains membership in professional organizations to keep abreast of advances and trends in the forensics field.
  • Provides instruction to police staff relating to forensic identification.
  • Uses photography equipment to process crime scenes and evidence.
  • Enters fingerprint data into Department fingerprint database for comparison and analysis.
  • Documents and oversees destruction or release of evidentiary items.
  • Coordinates with other Law Enforcement agencies in evidentiary matters.
  • Operates a personal computer and associated equipment and procedures to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Disposes of all evidence at the completion of legal proceedings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • May serve as a member of various employee committees.

Requirements:

Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Two-years college degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related field; or
  • Two years experience in evidence collection and preservation; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and Windows Operating systems;
  • Working knowledge of 35mm and digital cameras;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation and complete a polygraph examination.
  • Must have a valid driver's license by date of hire. Must obtain and maintain a Texas Driver's License within 60 days of hire
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
  • Office machines, computers, police radios, forensic laboratory tools and instruments, 35mm and digital cameras, and motor vehicles.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 75 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, true color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Bio-hazardous material must sometimes be handled using accepted safety practices and tools.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Posted: January 2, 2019


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