Employment Opportunity

Crime Lab Forensic Technician

Metro Nashville Police Department, Nashville, Tennessee

Salary: $45,547.49 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The Crime Lab Forensic Technician is responsible for laboratory analyses support and related duties under extensive supervision. This position may be in the Forensic Biology Unit, Latent Prints Unit, or Firearms and Tool Mark Identification Unit as vacancies occur. *Must be willing and able to work overtime, holidays, and weekends as needed.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Typical Duties
  • Successfully completes discipline specific training program.
  • Cleans and sterilizes laboratory utensils, equipment, and facilities.
  • May perform limited casework.
  • Participates in quality assurance/quality control measures.
  • Performs administrative duties.
  • Performs inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Participates in professional development.
  • Interacts with the judicial system.
  • May facilitate internal training program.
  • May testify in court.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Any combination of education and experience that would prepare the incumbent to perform the duties of the position at the appropriate level. Employees would typical have a Bachelor’s Degree in a natural science, forensic science, criminalistics, or closely related field.
  • Valid Driver License
  • Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.
  • Per Metro Ordinance No. S094-1078, All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of related laboratory instrumentation, computer software, calibration, validation, quality control, safety, accreditation, proficiency testing, and training.
  • Knowledge of international forensic laboratory accreditation standards.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Experience with Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), Digital Image Management System (DIMS) or a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

Do you have the Education Required? See available on-line and campus-based degree programs now!

How to apply: Apply online

″As I have found a job (through this newsletter!) working in the field of forensics, I no longer need a job newsletter. Thank you!” — Amber Click to receive job posting alerts

Posted: September 8, 2021

Search for Jobs

NOTE: The crime-scene-investigator.net is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions in employment notices on this web site. Often, employers change final filing dates, change duties and/or requirements, or close employment openings without notice. If you are interested in a job posted on this site be sure to contact the employer to see if changes in the filing date or job announcement have been made. Employers can also provide more information about open positions that does not appear in the announcements on these pages.