Employment Opportunity

Digital Forensic Scientist

Durham Police Department, Durham, North Carolina

Salary: $39,799.50 - $61,249.50 Annually

Final Filing Date: May 6, 2021

Responsible for processing crime scenes, collecting and analyzing evidence and/or data, maintaining laboratory and other analyses tools; preparing reports; and providing expert testimony.

This position is devoted to providing support functions for law enforcement activities and staff including investigatory assistance, evidence processing and retention, crime analysis, victim assistance and forensic science. Performs a broad range of work involving processing complex transactions and handling escalated customer service requests requiring advanced knowledge and experience, using independent initiative to organize and maintain management support systems and office information including budgetary and financial information. May assist in training staff and serve as a second level of check for accuracy or supervise/lead lower level staff. Decision-making includes how and when tasks are carried out within an operational process but limited by the selection of the process and establishment of deadlines and outcomes.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Performing entry-level work in the investigation of crimes using laboratory analysis on physical evidence.
  • Applying the physical sciences to digital, firearms, and latent print analysis.
  • Responding to crime scenes to collect evidence.
  • Maintaining laboratory and associated equipment.
  • Preparing reports and findings.
  • Providing expert testimony.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience
  • Associate‚Äôs degree in forensics, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, or a related field
  • Two years of related law enforcement experience
  • Valid, unrestricted, North Carolina driver's license "or" if you currently have another states driver's license, must be willing and able to obtain a valid NC driver's license within 60 days of hire

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Posted: April 23, 2021

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