Employment Opportunity

Forensics Specialist

Goodyear Police Department, Goodyear, Arizona

Salary: $43,429.27 - $64,470.71 Annually

Final Filing Date: June 21, 2019

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The Forensic Specialist position provides technical work in analyzing, photographing, collecting preserving, and presenting physical evidence. Work is performed in the field, including crime scenes and autopsies, and in the laboratory and includes various crimes and traffic accidents. Evidence includes fingerprints, firearms, drugs, tire prints, shoe prints, tool mark impressions, and biological evidence. Incumbents photograph and record crime scenes showing correlation between the evidence and scene, and perform various chemical and photographic processes in the field or laboratory to analyze, develop, and preserve evidence.


Position requires one year of experience in law enforcement, crime scene investigation, forensics or a related field to include the collection and preservation of criminal evidence photographic and /or fingerprint analysis skill. Two years of advanced study equivalent to an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, Crime Scene Investigation, Forensics or a related filed. Years of experience may be substituted for required education. Ability to obtain Crime Scene Investigator certification through the International Association for Identification within 18 month of hire date. Position also requires a valid driver's license. Candidates possessing the 40 hour certification of completion for Fingerprint Identification and Classification preferred.

The ideal candidate Forensic Specialist should be a proven team player with excellent oral and written communications skills, and a fine attention to detail. He/she should also be a self-starter, capable of working on projects independently, if required. Candidate must have analytical skills and the ability to survey a crime scene, formulate theories on how the different pieces of evidence work together and follow-up on key details. Effective oral and written communications skills are a must and frequent interaction with other governmental clients is required. Candidate must have a good understanding of the functions of a digital camera and possess computer skills. Candidate must be able to respond to scenes outside of their normal works hours to include weekends, nights and holidays if needed.

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Posted: June 4, 2019

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