Employment Opportunity

Forensic Technician

Nebraska State Patrol, Lincoln, Nebraska

Salary: $15.28 Hourly

Final Filing Date: June 15, 2021

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Examples of Work
  • The Forensic Technician performs a wide range of duties in the crime lab, including: the receiving, storing, releasing, and maintaining security of a wide variety of evidence.
  • A major responsibility of the position is to safeguard and maintain the integrity of all evidence and the chain of custody in accordance with state laws, departmental policies and procedures and testify in court as the custodian of evidence.
  • Additional duties include, but are not limited to: assisting internal and external customers via the telephone, email and face-to-face contact; maintaining lab files and distributing lab reports.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, organization and accountability are critical skills required and expected of a Forensic Technician.
  • In-state travel may be required.


  • Post high school coursework, training, or experience in evidence preservation/collection/processing procedures and in basic automated database/spreadsheet software applications. OR Two years' experience in maintaining records related to stores keeping, materials handling, supplies delivery/inventory including experience in basic database/spreadsheet software applications. OR Associate's degree in criminal justice, natural/health/laboratory applied sciences, paralegal studies, or related disciplines. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to your applicant information. Failure to complete all areas of your employment application may result in your application being disqualified from our selection process.
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in criminal justice, natural sciences or related disciplines OR experience in law enforcement.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, and possess a valid driver's license. Regular and reliable attendance is expected. If selected for this position, you must meet the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services employment eligibility requirements by completing an EEV (I-9) Form. The agency does not sponsor H1-B Visa's. Must successfully complete an extensive background screening prior to being employed which includes completion of a Personal History Questionnaire. Applicants will be screened for a record of criminal activity and criminal history using a fingerprint-based check, and before unconditional employment is offered. Applicants must be free of felony convictions, and cannot maintain continuous association or dealings with persons, groups, or organizations that they know, or should know, are persons or groups or organizations under criminal investigation or indictment or who have a reputation for present, ongoing involvement in felonious or criminal behavior. Selection process will include an interview.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of: agency policies, rules, and procedures pertinent to evidence handling, preservation, storage and transfer; basic criminal justice processes or court proceedings; English grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and pronunciation rules and usage; various computer software programs.
  • Skill in: operating computer terminals and office equipment; entering and retrieving information from agency computer databases.
  • Ability to: interact with, listen to and respond appropriately to representatives of state, city, and county offices, co-workers, medical and other professionals, criminals, and the public under diverse and stressful circumstances; prioritize work flow; understand the importance of preserving evidence and how it can affect any types of criminal cases; communicate verbally and in writing information distinctly and concisely.

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Posted: June 2, 2021

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