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Forensic Services Technician

Tempe Police Department, Tempe, Arizona

Salary: $26.02 - $35.13 per hour

Final Filing Date: First review of applications will occur on November 14, 2019

This recruitment is open until the position is filled or a sufficient number of applications have been reviewed to establish a qualified candidate pool. First review of applications will occur on November 14, 2019.

This is a journey level class within the Forensic Services Technician series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Forensic Service Technician series by the performance of the full range of duties assigned and identified under the essential functions. The position of a Forensic Services Technician+ with the City of Tempe is a hybrid position, requiring both field work and lab work.

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The duties of this position include responding to crime/accident scenes to forensically identify, photograph, document, collect, and preserve physical and biological evidence; applying various processing methods to locate and develop latent prints; performing latent print analyses, entering latent prints into state and federal automated fingerprint identification systems, and performing latent print comparisons; test-firing firearms and entering cartridge cases into the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); and producing detailed, accurate, and grammatically correct written reports using notes and photographs.


Work Experience:
  • Some experience in crime scene and/or accident photography, searching for and developing latent prints at crime scenes, and/or collection and preservation of evidence.
  • Preference for having training and experience in performing latent print analysis and comparisons and using the Arizona Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AZAFIS) and the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system.
  • Equivalent to an Associate’s Degree in a natural science, forensic science, criminalistics, or a closely-related field from an accredited educational institution.
Certifications, Licenses, and/or Registrations:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Possession of or required to obtain within six months from date of hire, an ACJIS Terminal Operator Certificate.
  • Possession of or required to obtain within two years from date of hire, certification as a Qualified NIBIN User.
  • Ability to obtain a Crime Scene Certification through the IAI within two years from date of hire.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: November 1, 2019

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