Employment Opportunity

Supervising Criminalist

San Diego Police Department, San Diego, California

Salary: $101,400.00 - $122,491.20 Annually

Final Filing Date: May 3, 2021

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Supervising Criminalist positions coordinate and supervise the physical and chemical analysis and evaluation of evidence in a crime laboratory; train, rate and evaluate the work performance of subordinates; evaluate new technical procedures; review analytical reports; prepare budget estimates and justifications; schedule, prioritize and assign work projects; function as a liaison with prosecuting agencies and other units of the Police Department; may testify in court; prepare reports and correspondence; and perform other duties as assigned.


  • You must be a United States citizen or have the current legal right to work in the United States.
  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university in Criminalistics, Forensic Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Digital Forensics, Computer Forensics, Computer Science, or a closely related physical or biological science.
  • Foreign degrees are acceptable if they have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from accredited institutions in the United States.
  • A Master's Degree in Criminalistics or Forensic Science may be substituted for a MAXIMUM of one year of the required experience. However, a Master's Degree in Criminalistics or Forensic Science without a qualifying Bachelor's Degree is NOT qualifying.
EXPERIENCE: Four years of full-time professional Criminalistics experience in ONE or more of the following areas:
  • Blood Alcohol Analysis
  • Computer Forensics
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • Digital Forensics
  • Firearms Identification
  • Forensic Biology
  • Narcotic Analysis
  • Toxicological Analysis
  • Trace Evidence Analysis
  • Experience performing comparative analysis of handwriting or latent prints ONLY is NOT considered qualifying.
  • City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.
  • A valid California Class C Driver License is required at time of hire.
  • Supervision/management training and/or classes, or experience.
  • Experience in preparing budget estimates.

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Posted: April 7, 2021

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