Employment Opportunity


Forensic Evidence Technician

Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, Texas

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Final Filing Date: April 17, 2021

Under general supervision the Forensic Evidence Technician Receive and release evidence from and to law enforcement and criminal justice system agencies using the approved protocols to preserve chain of custody.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Receives evidence from the drop-box.
  • Receives evidence from the morgue and release the evidence to the proper agencies.
  • Logs receipt of morgue evidence into an Access database.
  • Logs receipt of evidence samples from law enforcement agencies into JusticeTrax LIMS database and produce a case number and case folder.
  • Distributes evidence to the various forensic laboratory sections for testing and analysis, maintaining proper seals and chain of custody.
  • Assists in ensuring the laboratory remains in compliance with the ASCLD\LAB accreditation guidelines.
  • Follows rigorously all Safety, Method Manual, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control protocols.
  • Occasionally may be indirectly exposed to biological samples and unpleasant odors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Forensic Evidence Manager or Crime Laboratory Director.
  • Reports to: Forensic Evidence Manager
  • Routine External Contacts: Contact with law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.

Requirements:

Requirements
  • 60 college credit hours.
  • One year prior work experience inventory control, warehouse environment, law enforcement, shipping and receiving, or an office setting.
  • Experience with computer applications such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, or Access.
  • Ability to lift and handle large and heavy items of physical evidence weighing up to fifty (50) pounds in the routine performance of duties.
  • Maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License and the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Additional Requirements:
  • The incumbent will go through an initial training program according to established training procedures, which lasts at least 3 months. The incumbent is also required to participate in continuing education programs attending a minimum of 5 hours instruction in relevant areas annually. This can be accomplished by attending in-house seminars or lectures, professional organization meeting, and/or technical training courses.
Preferences
  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Coursework in business or office management software.
  • One year of experience in a forensic laboratory environment or inventory control.
  • Membership in Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians (T.A.P.E.I.T.).
  • Experience using evidence-tracking software such as JusticeTrax LIMS and bar code systems.

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Posted: March 17, 2021

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