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Forensic Services Technician

Peoria Police Department, Peoria, Arizona

Salary: $25.61 to $34.44 per hour

Final Filing Date: April 11, 2021

The purpose of this position is to provide technical and forensic support in analyzing, photographing, collecting, preserving, and presenting physical evidence. Work is performed in the field, including crime scenes, in-house/workstation processing to include at other agencies, autopsies and in a lab environment. Duties include documenting, collecting, and processing crime scenes and evidence for the Police Department, and maintaining the department AFIS system. Classify, search, compare and verify fingerprints. Other duties may include completing related tasks as assigned.

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Duties:

View the complete job description including the essential functions of the job.

Requirements:

Experience
  • 1-2 years experience. Moderate previous experience required in the same or similar previous positions.
  • The job requires a good working knowledge of common and uncommon techniques, methods, practices, procedures, use of forms, routines, etc., of a moderate to complex nature.
Education
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent in Forensic Science or related field.
Technical Skill
  • Skilled technical skills. Work requires predominately routine and some non-routine technical skills.
  • Requiring practical knowledge of a technical field with use of judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment to the organization.
Physical Demands
  • Work requires moderate physical exertion.
  • Forces exerted are equivalent to lifting between 10 and 25 pounds.
  • Job requirements for manual dexterity or physical manipulation are also moderate.
  • The need for physical stamina and endurance is of some significance.
  • The degree of physical strain produced on the job
  • is moderately taxing, and is fatiguing.
  • Work could involve a considerable amount of walking, standing, a confining or tiring work position, or constant periods of sitting in one position where the freedom does not
  • exist to walk about.
Contacts
  • Contacts are necessary to perform the job as work involves internal and external contacts for the purpose of providing guidance, instruction or technical advice or for the purpose of explaining business matters by interpreting organizational policy.
  • Improper handling would cause problems in relationships.
  • Work involves occasional contact with people who are upset, uncooperative or have difficulty communicating their requirements and/or an occasional requirement to communicate information that people do not want to hear or may find upsetting.
Responsibility
  • May show another employee how to perform a task or may have some lead authority over one or more people for a short period through the year.
  • May train replacement and/or co-worker in own job functions.
Accountability
  • Decision/action situations have a major impact on the organization in terms of costs, delays or attainment of organizational goals.
  • Errors are often irreversible resulting in financial or public image losses extending over long periods.
Environment
  • Exposure to physical hazards, health and safety risks, adverse or otherwise undesirable characteristics in the environment such as laboratory or warehouse, machinery vibration and noise, and hazardous chemicals.
  • Personal risks require use of safety equipment or following precautions closely.
Safety
  • Responsibility for personal performance as a source of minor safety risk.
  • Work involves intermittent but daily use of equipment, tools or materials or defusing of potentially volatile situations.
Reading
  • Advanced - Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Math
  • Intermediate - Ability to deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Writing
  • Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Certifications & Other Requirements
  • Valid Arizona Class “D” Drivers License required upon hire.
  • Arizona Criminal Justice Information System Terminal Operator Certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Automated Fingerprint Information System 10 Print Certification & Automated Fingerprint Information System Latent Print Certification within one year of hire.
  • Full Police Department background check required, including polygraph.
  • NIBIN entry and correlation certification within 18 months of hire.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a rotational 24-hour on-call status.

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