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Forensic Evidence Manager

Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, Texas

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Final Filing Date: January 27, 2020

Under the direction of the Crime Laboratory Director, the employee will supervise and direct the work of the Evidence Section. The position will require routine external contacts with law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys, educators and peers during professional training or participation in accreditation or certification visits. The employee must follow all established protocols and procedures and may be assigned other tasks as deemed necessary by the Crime Laboratory Director.

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  • Works closely with agencies and Institute staff members to ensure proper receipt and release of evidence.
  • Trains, directs and provides specific assistance to Evidence Section staff.
  • Analyzes, develops, recommends and determines improvements to ensure the continuing operation of the evidence section and its effectiveness.
  • Participates in testing and implementation of electronic evidence tracking software program.
  • Develops, administers, and monitors the expansion of the Evidence Section to include responsibility for the care, custody, and control of Morgue-originating and Investigations-originating evidence and valuables held for safe-keeping.
  • Develops, administers, and monitors the Evidence Section budget.
  • Evaluates and analyzes expenditures and justify budget needs.
  • Evaluates subordinates' performance, monitors and conducts performance evaluations.
  • Develops and/or implements evidence handling procedures consistent with accreditations requirements and state laws.
  • Ensures the Evidence Section remains in compliance with the ANAB, ABFT, NAME and other applicable accreditation standards.
  • Follows all established protocols and procedures; maintains safe and orderly work areas.
  • Must be accessible 24 hours per day, seven days per week for urgent matters; must carry and respond to a County-supplied electronic device for this purpose.
  • Performa any other related duties as directed by the Crime Laboratory Director.
  • Position may require incumbent to be occasionally indirectly exposed to biological samples and laboratory chemical fumes.


  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Three (3) years of experience involving the receipt and handling of evidence.
  • Intermediate proficiency in the use of an evidence tracking database such as JusticeTrax.
  • Must have computer literacy in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must have knowledge in the chain of custody procedures and methods used in packaging, securing, and storing evidence.
  • Good communication, organizational, and writing skills.
  • A valid driver's license (Texas upon hire) and the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Previous supervisory experience
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Stooping, bending, and reaching may be periodically required.

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Posted: January 2, 2020

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