Employment Opportunity

Field Evidence Technician I/II/III

Tulare County Sheriff's Department, Tulare, California

Salary: $44,113.00 - $67,740.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 25, 2021

Current vacancy with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department located in Tulare. This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill current and future vacancies in Tulare County. The expected life of this list is six months.

Work Schedule: Subject to standby and call outs.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Duties may include, but are not necessarily limited to:
  • Process crime scenes for physical evidence, including collection and preservation of evidence;
  • Assumes responsibility for integrity of the crime scene in absence of a supervisor:
  • Manual comparison of latent print impressions with known finger and palm prints;
  • Evaluates latent print impressions collected as evidence;
  • Testifies as an expert witness in fingerprint identification;
  • Provides technical photography of crime scenes and autopsies;
  • Assists investigators in preparing photographic line ups;
  • Provides training in evidence processing for Sheriff Personnel;
  • Process property for physical evidence;
  • Provides expert court testimony as lab tests are performed or comparisons made on evidence;
  • Assists in criminal case investigations;
  • Photograph and diagram crime scenes;
  • May be subject to call-out, or be placed on stand-by;
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Level I: Equivalent to an Associate’s degree or completion of 60 college units in criminal justice or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Level II: Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or closely related field from an accredited college or university And two (2) years of experience processing criminal records or evidence.
  • Level III: Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or closely related field from an accredited college or university And four (4) years of experience processing criminal records or evidence.
Knowledge of:
  • Crime scene evidence, processing and preservation, principles and techniques of collection;
  • Basic photography techniques;
  • Techniques of fingerprinting and latent print processing.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Interpret laws, ordinances, policies and procedures;
  • Compose and write clear and accurate reports for evaluation and criminal prosecution;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other agencies, and the general public;
  • Operate radio equipment, emergency vehicles and video equipment;
  • Work independently;
  • Operate computer terminal, utilizing word processing and other software programs.
  • Possession of an International Association for Identification (IAI) or equivalent certification in Shoe tracks and Fingerprints.
  • Applicant should possess a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: February 8, 2021

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