Employment Opportunity


Forensic Technician

Fayetteville Police Department, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Salary: $17.58 Hourly

Final Filing Date: November 15, 2019

The City of Fayetteville is currently recruiting for a Forensic Technician to perform difficult technical work in the processing/investigation of crime scenes; processing may involve detailed documentation of bloodstain patterns and shooting incidents. Perform laboratory processing and documentation of evidence for fingerprints, biological/DNA evidence, hairs and fibers, and other evidence relating to the crime being investigated. Complete detailed and accurate reports and testify in a court of law regarding results of crime scene investigations, evidence processing and reports completed. Testimony is often significant in court proceedings. Work requires the exercise of independent judgment and initiative.

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Duties:

  • Respond to various types of crime and accident scenes; record detailed and accurate physical description of the scene; search for, collect and preserve evidence; photograph the scene and evidence; document evidence and scene, process as required.
  • Obtain account of events from relevant parties.
  • Examine surfaces and process for latent prints and other latent traces of evidence including hair, blood, paint, tool marks, and other items.
  • Conduct presumptive test for blood and other evidence.
  • Operate a variety of digital single-lens reflex (SLR) and video cameras with associated equipment.
  • Photograph persons arrested for crimes, decedents and other persons involved in criminal investigations.
  • Maintain all crime scene and evidence processing tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Provide information and guidance to police officers and detectives regarding cases and actions taken at scenes.
  • Complete requests for forensic services in reference to examining, analyzing, evaluating, and processing physical evidence gathered at crime scenes, to include vehicles. Photograph and document related information.
  • Prepare detailed and accurate reports of crime scene findings regarding observations and activities and results of requests for forensic services. Appropriately forward results for review.
  • Package, label and seal items to preserve for further scientific examination.
  • Ensure chain of custody for evidence is maintained.
  • Establish, maintain, and update a variety of databases, files and records relating to reports, evidence collection and preservation.
  • Cooperate with other law enforcement agencies regarding forensic mutual aid/assistance requests.
  • Prepare evidence for court presentation.
  • Maintain log inventory, assignments, and production and work sheets as required.
  • Testify in court as required
  • Operate a motor vehicle.
  • Stay abreast of trends and innovations in the fields of crime scene investigation, photography, fingerprint and evidence processing, and general forensic science.
  • Attend meetings, conferences and seminars.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Experience:
    • No experience needed.
    • One year experience as a crime scene investigator with a law enforcement agency or similar employment is preferred.
  • Education:
    • Equivalent to an Associate's Degree from an accredited college in Criminal Justice, Natural/Forensic Science or a related field.
    • Additional coursework in forensic science, crime scene and evidence, and crime scene photography is desirable.
    • Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor's Degree.
LICENSING & CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Required: Possession of an appropriate valid driver's license and ability to maintain insurability.
  • Preferred: International Association for Identification (IAI) and Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Certification.

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Posted: November 4, 2019

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