Employment Opportunity


Evidence Technician

North Carolina Department of Justice, Western Regional Laboratory, Henderson County, North Carolina

Salary: $32,703.00 - $51,904.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: August 14, 2019

THE STARTING SALARY FOR A NEW HIRE TO THIS POSITION IS LIMITED TO THE RECRUITMENT RANGE OF $32,703 to $43,253. Salary offers are based upon the candidate's education and experience related to the position, as well as departmental budget and equity considerations.

The primary purpose of the Evidence Control and Administrative Services Section is to receive evidence from law enforcement agencies; distribute the evidence to the assigned forensic analyst; and upon completion of the examination by the analyst, return the evidence to the submitting department. The Unit is responsible for the timely flow and tracking of each case ensuring integrity and accountability of each piece of evidence. Testimony to the chain of custody is rendered in court proceedings when needed.

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Duties:

The primary purposes of this position include:
  • Evaluating, inventorying, and receiving incoming evidence submissions
  • Ensuring the proper identification, barcoding, and remediation of items of evidence
  • Proper storage placement of evidence and record of chain of custody
  • Delivery and pick up of evidence to/from assigned sections
  • Displaying knowledge of the correct disposition of evidence upon completion of analysis
  • Assisting law enforcement officers with evidence submissions and laboratories' capabilities
  • Providing professional testimony to chain of custody in court proceedings

Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
  • Knowledge of evidence handling rules and/or experience in forensic laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge of chain of custody rules.
  • Ability to establish and maintain favorable working relationships with other law enforcement agencies and officers.
  • Ability to plan and organize a work area.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, a variety of law enforcementofficers and court officials.
  • Ability to communicate observations and recommendations effectively in written and oral form.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and three years of experience in law enforcement support activities which includes evidence and handling protocols, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Posted: August 8, 2019


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