Employment Opportunity

Forensic Technician II

Riverside County District Attorney, Indio, California

Salary: $24.46 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Posting may close at any time without notice.

Temporary position.

Incumbents in this class serve as journey-level Forensic Technicians within the Forensic Services and Coroner's Bureau Divisions of the Sheriff's Department, and within the Bureau of Investigation of the District Attorney's Office. This class differs from Supervising Forensic Technician in that incumbents in the latter class function as working supervisors.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Under general supervision, to perform technical forensic work identifying, collecting, preserving, photographing, interpreting, and comparing fingerprints and other physical evidence at crime scenes, autopsy examinations, and during criminal trials; to perform other duties as required.


  • 32 hours of P.O.S.T. approved training in fingerprint science and/or 40 hours of Basic Fingerprint Techniques or the equivalent.
  • One year of experience collecting, preserving, and photographing physical evidence at crime scenes, and comparison of fingerprint evidence.
Knowledge of:
  • The techniques of collection, identification, and comparison of physical evidence; modern principles, practices, and techniques of traditional photography and digital imaging; current methods of fingerprint collection, identification and analysis and comparison; technological developments relative to the forensic function.
Ability to:
  • Coordinate information obtained from a variety of sources; interpret such information; find relationships, and draw logical conclusions; apply modern fingerprinting methods to the task of identification; take, develop, and print clear photographs; follow oral and written instructions; maintain effective working relationships; write clear, concise reports; stand, stoop, bend, stretch, reach and extend arms above shoulder, stand for prolonged periods of time and lift and carry camera and evidence collection equipment. This position also requires the incumbent to work around offensive sights and smells.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: January 10, 2018

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