Employment Opportunity

Forensic Technician

Nebraska State Patrol, Lincoln, Nebraska

Salary: $15.28 Hourly

Final Filing Date: February 23, 2021

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Under general to limited supervision:
  • Verify correctness, determine acceptability of, and record all incoming and outgoing evidence held for judicial/criminal justice action, as received from law enforcement agencies/officials.
  • Record type, quantity, date and time evidence was checked in and name of submitting officer.
  • Maintain physical security of evidence to ensure no person has access to evidence without approval and that fact being documented.
  • Package evidence or property for return to submitting agencies.
  • Testify in court as custodian of evidence regarding "chain of evidence" integrity being maintained.
  • Communicate regularly with submitting agencies, county attorneys, and other law enforcement representatives.
  • Attend training as required.
  • Answer telephone and assist Administrative staff with routine support duties.
  • In-state travel may be required.


  • Post high school coursework, training, or experience in evidence preservation/collection/processing procedures and in basic automated database/spreadsheet software applications.
  • OR
  • Two years' experience in maintaining records related to stores keeping, materials handling, supplies delivery/inventory including experience in basic database/spreadsheet software applications.
  • OR
  • Associate's degree in criminal justice, natural/health/laboratory applied sciences, paralegal studies, or related disciplines.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, and possess a valid driver's license.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is expected.
  • Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to your applicant information. Failure to complete all areas of your employment application may result in your application being disqualified from our selection process. If selected for this position, you must meet the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services employment eligibility requirements by completing an EEV (I-9) Form. The agency does not sponsor H1-B Visa's. Must successfully complete an extensive background screening prior to being employed which includes completion of a Personal History Questionnaire. Applicants will be screened for a record of criminal activity and criminal history using a fingerprint-based check, and before unconditional employment is offered. Applicants must be free of felony convictions, and cannot maintain continuous association or dealings with persons, groups, or organizations that they know, or should know, are persons or groups or organizations under criminal investigation or indictment or who have a reputation for present, ongoing involvement in felonious or criminal behavior.
  • Selection process will include an interview.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of: agency policies, rules, and procedures pertinent to evidence handling, preservation, storage and transfer; basic criminal justice processes or court proceedings; English grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and pronunciation rules and usage; various computer software programs.
  • Skill in: operating computer terminals and office equipment; entering and retrieving information from agency computer databases. Ability to: interact with, listen to and respond appropriately to representatives of state, city, and county offices, co-workers, medical and other professionals, criminals, and the public under diverse and stressful circumstances; prioritize work flow; understand the importance of preserving evidence and how it can affect any types of criminal cases; communicate verbally and in writing information distinctly and concisely.

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Posted: February 8, 2021

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