Employment Opportunity

Identification Technician

Big Spring Police Department, Big Spring, Texas

Salary: $40,210.56 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

This position is responsible for recovering and storing evidence from crime scenes.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Essential duties and functions may include the following:
  • Conducts crime scene searches, examines scenes to detect clues and gather physical evidence.
  • Identifies, collects, marks, analyzes and preserves physical evidence; photographs crime scenes, lifts and classifies fingerprints, makes composites and transfers evidence to the state crime lab.
  • Compares and classifies fingerprints.
  • Develops leads for suspects in cases after analyzing physical evidence collected at crime scenes.
  • Remains on call after hours every third week.
  • Attends court sessions and testifies as required.
  • Attend autopsies as needed.
  • Write thorough and accurate case reports.
  • Log and process property/evidence.
  • Release property to owner or agency.
  • Fingerprint and take images of sex offenders.
  • Fingerprint and take images of applicants for alcohol and other licensing, as well as job applicants.
  • Release and/or destroy property/evidence.
  • Assist other agencies when requested.
  • Collect and prepare evidence, reports, or recordings for court purposes.
  • Attend continuing education classes.
  • Assist on-call tech when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum qualifications & Requirements
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Completion of a computer skills test PRIOR to submitting application. Applicants must submit results of Skills Testing with Application for Employment. Skills test can be taken at the Texas Workforce Commission located at Howard College, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Suite 106, Big Spring, Texas 79720 (next door to Howard Cottage day care).
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of Texas.
  • A polygraph exam will be conducted on all applicants under final consideration for this position.
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of techniques and methods for processing crime scenes and maintaining records of physical evidence.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, county ordinances, criminal and traffic laws.
  • Knowledge of city, departmental and safety policies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing and decision making.
  • Skill in maintaining records and preparing reports.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in the use of modern office equipment and crime scene equipment to include computer, and police software, digital camera, fingerprint powders and brushes, metal detector, and evidence vacuum.

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Posted: September 14, 2021

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