Employment Opportunity

Senior Photographic Laboratory Technician

Anne Arundel County Police Department, Millersville, Maryland

Salary: $45,704.00 - $77,672.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: July 15, 2019

This posting will be used to fill a full-time, permanent, and safety sensitive Senior Photographic Laboratory Technician position within the Anne Arundel County Police Department. This is the lead level of forensic photography work performed in the photography laboratory.

Work includes leading other Photographic Laboratory Technician(s) in the operation and maintenance of highly technical and specialized photography equipment used in the developing and reproducing of print photographs to include digital print processing.

The Senior Photographic Laboratory Technician is responsible for ensuring that the photography laboratory has the photography supplies and equipment necessary to meet the needs of the County Police department. Employees in this class performs minor repairs on the camera equipment or makes arrangements for equipment repair, and ensures that the laboratory is maintained and kept clean, orderly, and operational at all times.

This position may require shift work and overtime. This work involves exposure to hazardous biological materials, blood borne pathogens and infrequently to body fluids. Employees process a variety of types of images in the County photography laboratory located in the Police Department. Work of this class involves standing, climbing, reaching, accessing confined spaces, stooping, and lifting heavy items weighing up to fifty pounds or more. Some travel to work sites including flying is required. Employees may be required to work overtime, holidays, weekends and standby duty.

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  • Leads other laboratory photographers by assigning, reviewing and approving photography assignments and the reproduction of prints for use in accident or criminal investigations and court proceedings. Makes performance standard recommendations of workers assigned to the Police Department's photographic laboratory.
  • Processes images from digital discs and videotapes for use in court and record storage in the police department storage facilities.
  • Operates and maintains laboratory photographic equipment.
  • Operates and maintains digital photography equipment. Operates and maintains digital imaging equipment, software, scanners and printers. Meets with system representatives and vendors from the photography field to remain informed on the technological advances in the photography field.
  • May respond to crime scene to videotape or take photographs of accident or crime scene to examine and record images of physical evidence.
  • Trains uniform police officers and civilians in the use, care and operation of photographic equipment.
  • Provides instruction on forensic photography techniques at police academy and other police department facilities.


  • Knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies, procedures and law governing the proper recording, handling and chain of custody of photographic evidence.
  • Knowledge of still and forensic photography, techniques, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of techniques used in digital imaging processing equipment.
  • Skill in operating a variety of camera equipment.
  • Skill in providing expert testimony in courts of law.
  • Skill in leading and instructing others.
  • Skill in performing digital image processing and enhancements.
  • Skill in handling, recording and processing photographic evidence.
  • Ability to maintain an inventory of equipment and supplies for the photography laboratory.
  • Ability to recommend a budget for the photography laboratory.


  • Graduation from high school; four (4) or more years of work experience in forensic photography, digital image processing and enhancement, and dark room techniques; and a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator's license.

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Posted: June 26, 2019

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