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Evidence & Forensic Specialist

Seguin Police Department, Seguin, Texas

Salary: $33,000 - $48,000 a year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under the general supervision of the Evidence Forensic Specialist Supervisor, the Evidence Forensic Specialist uses independent judgement and knowledge in following standardized principles, practices, and procedures in collecting, receiving, storing and releasing evidence. The specialist must also follow standardized procedures and practices in legally disposing items of evidence and property.

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Duties:

  • Store and retrieve all property and evidence collected, seized, or kept by the Police Department assuring a continuous chain of custody;
  • Maintain all records related to property and evidence;
  • Manage the delivery of evidence to and from court, laboratories, prosecutor’s offices and other locations;
  • Purges inventory of property/evidence for destruction, conversion, or auction;
  • Maintain knowledge of the law and policies regarding the management, including the process for final disposition of evidence and property;
  • Respond to crime scenes, gather and process physical evidence, photograph and sketch crime scene and physical evidence. Ensure that evidence is collected and stored according to policy;
  • Utilizes special processes, methods and equipment for the detection and collection of evidence;
  • Assists officers in packaging of property/evidence and verify packaging procedures are followed daily;
  • Write reports regarding the collection and processing of evidence;
  • Observes all safety rules and procedures; and
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge: Must have up-to-date knowledge of laws, rules and regulations related to property and evidence collection, storage, and maintenance; customer service methods and delivery; computers and related equipment, hardware and software for multiple database entry, storage, retrieval, research and statistical information.
  • Physical ability to: Work in both the field and office environment; subject to adverse outdoor weather conditions; bend, reach, kneel, and lift up to 25 pounds (records of files or boxes of files).
  • Ability to: Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; work with the general public; keep accurate records; operate a computer; work with confidential data and maintain such confidence; prioritize work assignments; maintain an effective working relationship with other municipal employees, departmental officials, other police agencies, and the general public; plan and implement departmental procedures and objectives; and identify, collect and preserve evidence to be used in criminal proceedings.

Requirements:

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
  • High school graduation or GED; and at least two years of related experience in criminal justice, evidence room, forensics, and/or law enforcement related experience or a minimum of 60 college hours from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science or other related field or equivalent combination of these requirements.
  • Bachelor’s degree with classes related to forensics preferred.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Must possess a current driver’s license.
  • Must obtain basic certification from T.A.P.E.I.T. (Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians) OR basic certification from I.A.P.E. (International Association of Property and Evidence) within two (2) years of hire.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: November 6, 2019

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