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CSI Evidence Custodian

Junction City Police Department, Junction City, Kansas

Salary: $15.00 - $20.00 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under the supervision of the Investigations Lieutenant, performs a variety of complex duties including crime scene processing, evidence collection and lab duties. The Crime Scene Investigator / Laboratory Technician (CSI LT) is responsible for the daily operation of the Junction City Police Department evidence lab. Personal conduct and behavior (on-duty as well as off-duty) must be such that it does not bring disrepute or unnecessarily endanger the public’s trust or confidence in the agency or its members.

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  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, officials, courts, other agencies and staff, various laboratories staff and scientists and the public.(Daily)
  • Maintain effective and professional communication with attorneys and Department Divisions.(Daily)
  • Respond to crime scenes to locate, process and collect physical evidence such as drugs, paraphernalia, latent fingerprints, tool marks, shoe and tire impressions, blood samples, trace evidence, bullet trajectory, enhancement chemicals, arson evidence and plaster casts, using specialized equipment or techniques.(Daily)
  • Effectively use various types of complex photographic equipment.
  • Photograph and collect evidence at autopsies.(As Needed)
  • Process evidence in the laboratory, using manual and chemical processes to develop latent fingerprint impressions, trace, DNA evidence and serial number restoration.(Daily)
  • Remain knowledgeable of the latest techniques of evidence enhancement or collection and maintains documented education and skills.(Daily)
  • Provide expert courtroom testimony in areas of crime scene. investigations and reconstruction.(Weekly)
  • Intake, process, and maintain evidence submissions to the Evidence Room. (Daily)
  • Data Entry and Tracking of Evidence in computerized Records Management System.
  • Proficient with operating and maintaining various pieces of technology to include but not limited to digital cameras, digital video recorders, evidence tracking software, and CD/DVD copying equipment.
  • May be required to testify in court proceedings relating to crime scene processing.
  • Train officers in crime scene processing and evidence collection.
  • Understand, interpret and explain laws, regulations, and policies regarding the gathering and preserving of evidence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Scope -
  • Responds to major crime scenes to locate, process, analyze and collect physical evidence.
  • Preserves and documents crime scenes and evidence through photography, measuring and scale drawings.
  • Processes evidence in the lab.
  • Prepares detailed written reports.
  • Maintains and ensures the response readiness of various evidence kits, crime scene vehicles, equipment and evidence processing areas.
  • Maintains and logs information and evidence into a computerized Records Management System
  • Available for call outs on a 24 hour basis (including nights, weekends, and holidays).


  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in a crime scene processing unit with a law enforcement agency.
  • Post high school course work in related field of study
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in evidence or property room management
  • Completion of Property Room Management school or Advanced Crime Scene Investigation class
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • U. S. Citizen
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • 21 Years of Age or Older
  • Must have attended or be able to attend a basic crime scene processing school(s) within the first year of employment as the CSI Evidence Custodian.
  • Basic computer skills with the knowledge of database programs related to a records management system, photographic and video programs.
  • Meet the residency requirements in accordance with department policy.
  • Valid State Drivers License
Physical Demands
  • The physical demands may involve the collection of evidence at crime scenes, work only in a laboratory analyzing evidence collected at the crime scene or perform both duties.
  • There may be occasional moderate to heavy lifting and frequent stooping, bending, reaching (overhead as well as horizontal).
  • After examining evidence, crime lab technicians write reports on their findings and often present them during testimony at criminal trials.

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Posted: March 20, 2020

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