Employment Opportunity

Identification Tech

Midland Police Department, Midland, Texas

Salary: $48,216.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Provides identification services to the Police Department, processes crime scenes and evidence, and acts as liaison between crime labs.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Essential Job Duties
  • Responds to crime scene calls and photographs, collects, processes and stores evidence
  • Takes photographs of persons, injuries, property and latent fingerprints
  • Fingerprints individuals
  • Files and searches rolled fingerprint cards
  • Establishes identities by making fingerprint comparisons and acts as a liaison for shoeprint comparisons
  • Photographs crime scenes
  • Mix chemicals for lab and crime scene use, as needed
  • Operates AFIS computer and Midland Police Department Computer
  • Takes measurements and draws diagrams as required
  • Collects and tags evidence
  • Writes reports and correspondence relative to case work
  • Testifies in court as necessary
  • Meets with investigating officers to discuss assigned cases as needed
  • Works under stress and uses good judgment in emergency situations
  • Must maintain physical fitness to perform job duties
  • Assists other employees in conducting assigned duties and responsibilities as necessary
  • Provides training in crime scene search, preservation and evidence collection
  • Prepares a variety of statistical and narrative reports regarding special assignments, events and functions
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
  • Automated Fingerprint Identification System
  • MPD Computer
  • Digital Lab Evidence Camera
  • Instruments used in collection of evidence, such as, metal detectors, electrostatic dust print lifters, etc
  • Polight forensic light source
  • Safety equipment such as respirators and self contained breathing apparatus
Physical and Environmental Conditions
  • Works under unfavorable conditions including exposure to harsh weather, poor or no lighting, exposure to hazardous chemicals and smoke, extremes in temperature, all types of weather conditions, electrical hazards, communicable diseases, etc- following local, state and federal guideline
  • Works irregular hours including weekends, holidays and extended hours in emergency, disaster or other situations influenced by workload, staffing difficulties or equipment related repair problems


Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Administrative Directives of both the City of Midland and the Police Department
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations; interprets and applies as necessary
  • Knowledge of technical aspects of law enforcement including investigation, identification, records management, and care and custody of property
  • Knowledge of geography of the city and the surrounding vicinity
  • Knowledge of law enforcement and criminal justice system principles
  • Skill in communicating clearly and concisely, both oral and written
  • Skill to plan, organize and manage time effectively
  • Works independently in the absence of supervision
  • Knowledge of basic report preparation
  • Knowledge of safety procedures in relation to chemicals in use in the ID lab and communicable diseases
  • Associate's degree or 65 college hours
  • Minimum of two years of imaging experience
  • Must be a resident of Midland County at the time of employment
  • Must possess a valid Texas Class 'C' driver's license
  • No felony convictions, history of criminal or improper conduct, or poor driving record which may affect suitability for law enforcement work
  • If prior military service, must have an honorable discharge
  • Must be proficient in both spoken and written English
  • Subject to being on 24 hour call for responding to crime scenes on a rotating basis
  • Must be certified as a Crime Scene Technician under the International Association for Identification Certification program within 24 months of hire date
  • Must meet or exceed job performance expectations and substantially meet all standards of performance under broad banding plan
  • Must maintain necessary physical condition to carry out all essential functions of rank/assignment
  • Must maintain a valid Texas Class 'C' driver's license

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Posted: July 23, 2021

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