Employment Opportunity

Forensic Laboratory Technician

Denver Police Department, Denver, Colorado

Salary: $22.55 - $33.83 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Denver Police Department is seeking a Forensic Laboratory Technician to perform intermediate level technical work to prepare and/or analyze non-probative forensic-type samples in support of forensic research, training, and validation projects, and perform quality control or quality assurance checks on laboratory instruments and reagents to support forensic casework duties.

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  • Supports forensic research, training, and validation projects by preparing and/or analyzing non-probative samples, and maintains proper documentation of work product.
  • Operates necessary laboratory equipment to conduct quality control checks on instruments and equipment, identifies problems, and either performs the necessary adjustments or conducts or schedules maintenance.
  • Monitors equipment performance within established tolerance ranges and completes regular maintenance and performance checks on laboratory equipment.
  • Cleans and/or sterilizes glassware and other utensils within autoclave or cross-linker. Performs proper cleaning procedures within established guidelines.
  • Prepares reagents utilizing defined procedures for use by forensic scientists on casework.
  • Performs quality control/quality assurance checks on reagents utilizing defined procedures and maintains documentation.
  • Stocks all areas with adequate and proper supplies and orders necessary stock.
  • Ensures the laboratory is clean and sterile, which may include instruments, countertops, and other laboratory fixtures.
  • Maintains established department policies and procedures, quality improvement, safety, environmental, and infection standards.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Maintains laboratory records as required, including preparing and providing discoverable case files for court.


The ideal candidate will:
  • Be technically competent, trainable, and understand various scientific principles and methods.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, function well as team member, and complete tasks independently.
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and skills, solve complex problems, and make sound decisions.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Associate's Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field and two years of experience working in a lab.
Education/Experience Equivalency:
  • Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirement.
  • Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirement.
Condition of Employment:
  • It is a condition of employment that the Denver Police Forensics & Evidence Division form for consent for collection of a DNA sample be completed at the time of hire.

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Posted: August 24, 2021

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