Employment Opportunity


Forensic Laboratory Technician

Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Pontiac, Michigan

Salary: $47,530.08 - $61,870.64 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The purpose of this examination is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present or possible future vacancies in this classification. For each vacancy, a Department Director/Division Manager has the choice of the applicants in the top group. This list will remain in effect for six months, unless exhausted, superseded by a new eligible list or extended for another six months by the Human Resources Committee.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

Under general supervision
  • Conducts limited scientific testing of evidence by utilizing established laboratory procedures.
  • Evaluates test results, prepares written reports regarding test results, and testifies as an expert witness in a court of law.
  • May be assigned to a day, afternoon or midnight shift, including some weekend work and may be assigned for specific periods to on-call duty for emergencies occurring during a non-duty shift.
  • Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

Requirements:

At the time of application, applicants must:
  • Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university including a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours in science, forensic science, criminal justice, chemistry, anatomy, computer technology or closely related field;
  • OR
  • Possess an Associate's degree or sixty (60) semester credit hours from an accredited college or university including a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours in science, forensic science, criminal justice, chemistry, anatomy, computer technology or closely related field; AND have had two (2) years of full-time work experience using Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) or Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) in a forensic laboratory or law enforcement setting;
  • OR
  • Be a high school graduate or have a certificate of successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) Test; AND have had four (4) years of full-time work experience using Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) or Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) in a forensic laboratory or law enforcement setting.

  • NOTE: Applicants possessing transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States will be required to provide documentation of degree equivalency from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://naces.org/members.html). The degree evaluation will be required for application processing.

  • Must have normal or corrected 20/20 vision.
  • Have not been convicted of a violation of criminal law.(Criminal law generally includes all offenses except traffic law, conservation law and liquor law. Generally, conviction for a violation of criminal law is automatically disqualifying).
  • Have a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license. Out of Country driver's license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver's license before the hire date.
  • Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical established for this classification.
  • Successfully complete the six month probationary period.
Special Requirements
  • Must maintain a valid United States motor vehicle operator's license.
  • A field investigation will be conducted covering an evaluation of employment, school, home, criminal, military, or other personal records.Any conviction or convictions for moving traffic violations, accidents, non-moving traffic violations, or violations of other laws will be reviewed by the Sheriff's Office before an applicant can be appointed.Information obtained during the background investigation will be considered in the hiring decision.
  • Shall submit a DNA sample for inclusion into the DNA Staff Index.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: August 22, 2019


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