Employment Opportunity

Forensic Specialist IV, Digital Evidence

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas City, Missouri

Salary: $3,694 per month

Final Filing Date: May 30, 2019

To examine, identify, and analyze various types of evidence and produce written reports of findings. To testify as an expert witness in court.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Carry out the technical recovery of video in and around crime scenes. Carry out scientific examination, comparison and/or evaluation of video in a legally accepted manner.
  • Comprehend training and satisfactorily complete competence testing and maintain proficiency.
  • Prepare written reports on the results of examinations, perform reviews of casework and render credible expert witness testimony in depositions and in a court of law.
  • Possess strong communication, time management, writing, analytical and decision-making skills. Incumbent is required to consistently exercise discretion, sound judgment, and must comply with all accreditation mandates to assure quality of results and analysis. Failure of any quality assurance mandates must be reported, whether it is of their own or another analyst.
  • Maintain and perform operational checks on equipment; oversee inventory supplies.
  • Provide information, training, and assistance to law enforcement, attorneys, and the community concerning forensic science topics.
  • Provide training and mentoring to less experienced examiners.
  • Participate and/or design validation studies and research projects.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is essential and must have the ability to work mandatory overtime, flexible hours, nights, and weekends and/or holidays when necessary.
  • Must have the ability to work outside in all types of weather conditions. Assist in crime scene investigations where appropriate.
  • Continue advancing skills through research, attendance to educational conferences and relevant courses or workshops.
  • Perform related duties as required.


The incumbent is required to have:
  • a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a computing, imaging or sciencerelated field;
  • knowledge of computer-based software for imaging and processing is required;
  • certification as Forensic Video Technician;
  • three years of forensic laboratory experience;
  • close attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy; and
  • a valid driver’s license.
  • Required to submit a DNA standard for quality control purposes.
Physical Requirements:
  • Incumbent must be able to perform moderate lifting (up to 50 pounds) and extended periods of sedentary work.
  • Must have the ability to differentiate colors.
  • Exposure to hazardous materials, noise levels, and working conditions exist.
  • Work may involve decomposing corpses, body fluids, exposure to contagious diseases, and potentially lethal unknown materials such as fentanyl.

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How to apply: Outside applicants interested in being considered for the position must submit a cover letter and resume to Mindy.Davis@kcpd.org be received no later than MAY 30, 2019.

Posted: April 25, 2019

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