Employment Opportunity

Forensic Specialist (Crime Scene)

Montgomery County Police Department, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Salary: $52,459 - $86,669 per year

Final Filing Date: May 19, 2021

Employee will be responsible for work involving the detection, collection, handling testing and preservation of crime scene physical evidence and latent prints from crime scenes.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Duties include, but not limited to:
  • Responding to crime scenes;
  • Collecting, processing, and preserving physical evidence;
  • Measuring and diagramming crime scenes;
  • Photographing crime and accident scenes;
  • Writing reports concerning actions taken; and
  • Maintaining accurate notes and records
The Ideal candidate will have:
  • Demonstrated experience and technical competence in processing a variety of crime scenes, including property crimes, motor vehicle, and major crimes scenes, which includes advanced crime scene analysis such as chemical processing, shooting reconstruction, creating scene diagrams, 3D Measurement, Imaging and Realization Technology and bloodstain pattern analysis;
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills that demonstrate collaboration with customers, peers, and employees;
  • Problem solving skills to use sound reasoning, to find alternative solutions to complex problems, and to make logical judgement; and
  • Knowledge and experience working in a regulated environment under ISO accreditation (ANSI National Accreditation Board)
  • Employee will be required to work 10hr days, rotating shifts and weekends and will be subject to on-call status.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience: One (1) year of full time experience involving the detection, collection, testing/analysis and maintenance of the chain of custody and either security of crime scene physical evidence and latent prints or experience in laboratory support.
  • Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Biology, Biochemistry, chemistry, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • LICENSE: Possession and maintenance at all times of a valid Class "C" (or equivalent) driver's license from the applicant's State of residence.
Preferred Criteria
  • Experience collecting and processing crime scene evidence.
  • Experience collecting and processing latent prints.
  • Experience photographing crime scenes.

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Posted: April 22, 2021

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