Employment Opportunity

Evidence Technician

University of Tennessee Forensic Center, Memphis, Tennessee

Salary: $15.00 - $15.50/Hourly

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under the supervision of the Director/Administrator, the Evidence Technician is responsible for maintaining high-level, confidential, and sensitive materials/information regarding the care, custody, and control of all property and evidence collected during postmortem examinations.

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  • Receives, preserves, marks, documents, logs, controls, stores, and ensures security and chain of custody of all property or evidence collected during postmortem examination.
  • Establishes relationships and proactively coordinates with law enforcement agencies, district attorneys, and families for release of evidence or property in a timely fashion.
  • Develops, performs, and maintains regular audits of evidence inventory, flagging any potential problems and reporting them to the director, as necessary.
  • Accesses and interprets police and death investigator reports, court orders, and other documents to respond appropriately to requests for information or materials.
  • Recommends and implements new procedures for collecting, handling, storing, and releasing evidence in accordance with applicable accreditation standards.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED. (Coursework in Forensic science; criminal justice; or related field preferred). (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
  • One (1) year of experience working with law enforcement or a medical examiner/coroner, preferably in the preservation and custody of evidence, or electronic inventory control;
  • OR
  • One (1) year of training and experience in property inventory control and record keeping in a warehouse environment, shipping and receiving, or office setting;
  • OR
  • One (1) year of training and experience in crime scene processing or crime lab operations. (Knowledge of death investigation operations preferred).
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures dealing with evidence control.
  • Knowledge of rules and laws of evidence and evidence handling procedures.
  • Knowledge of proper procedures for handling biohazardous materials.
  • Ability to physically move evidence items – large and small.
  • Ability to maintain inventory in a clean, logical, and organized manner.
  • Skills in communication with co-workers, law enforcement agencies, and other stake holders.
  • Skills in maintaining accurate inventories and chains of custody.
  • Skills in computer data entry.
  • Skills in using a DSLR camera and digital photography.
  • This position may be occasionally required to work frequent evenings and occasional weekends.
  • May require occasional overnight travel.

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Posted: March 15, 2021

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