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Evidence Technician II

Illinois State Police, Chicago, Illinois

Salary: $3,846 - $5,454 per month

Final Filing Date: September 27, 2021

Under direct supervision, receives physical evidence in biochemistry cases; enters data into a computerized case tracking system; provides assistance in performing preliminary and simple routine analytical procedures; maintains case records and files; provides assistance in the preparation of reagents and equipment used in forensic analysis; cleans/calibrates/maintains instruments. Purchases and maintains invenory of laboratory equipment and supplies. Performs evidence handling processes, such as: receiving, storing, distributing, collection, packaging, and return evidence to user agencies; testifies in court as to chain of custody and/or preliminary testing results.

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Duties:

Job Responsibilities
  • 40% Performs preliminary and simple routine analytical samples for processing, including the hybridization of DNA samples as directed by forensic scientists; performs data entry into a case tracking system; prepares specific analytical reagents; maintains freezer temperature logs; assists in the maintenance of equipment and instrumentations; performs data entry into a case tracking system and maintains logs; purchases and maintains inventories of the biochemistry unit's equipment and supplies; records results of all activities according to established command procedures; and testifies in criminal trials.
  • 25% Performs assigned duties involving the receiving of physical evidence from user agencies; prepares and reviews chain of custody administrative records; establishes appropriate case numbers; receives the evidence, stores the evidence in the laboratory vaults; distributes evidence of forensic scientists at appropriate times for analysis, re-obtains evidence from forensic scientist upon conclusion of analysis, stores evidence and returns to the submitting agency. Utilizes the command/laboratory protocol and enters appropriate data into the case tracking computer system reflecting the activity, tests employed, and results associated with the analysis of the physical evidence.
  • 10% Cleans instruments, glassware, analytical areas and related case processing equipment; performs selected calibration procedures on various analytical instruments, maintains charts and records in an inspection read status; as directed by forensic scientists, prepares general reagents used in analysis of physical evidence.
  • 10% Develops good rapport with user agencies; ensures smooth transfer of physical evidence and information to and from the Forensic Science Center at Chicago; responds to inquiries from user agencies concerning the status of cases and anticipated completion date of analytical examinations.
  • 10% Prepares evidence for presentation in court proceedings; maintains case files as appropriate for the establishment of chain of custody information; receives and distributes case records and files for the forensic scientist, prepares physical evidence for transmitting to other forensic laboratories; ensures evidence is transported properly, assists in instructing user agencies in the proper procedures for submissions of physical evidence, sends out analytical reports and testifies in court in the chain of evidence.
  • 5% Performs other duties as required or assigned whtich are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements
  • Requires knowledge, skills and mental development equivalent to the completion of two years of college, preferably in one of the physical/biological sciences, supplemented with one (1) year experience in related evidence and/or tracking process, or the completion of three years of college, preferably in one of the physical/biological sciences.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of physical evidence processes such as can be obtained in introductory courses to law enforcement or through exposure to evidence processes by working in a forensic science laboratory in other support roles
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively in oral and written form
  • Ability to use computer software programs and various types of hardware
  • Ability to construct court exhibits and demonstration charts
Employment Conditions
  • Successfully pass an agency background check.
  • Successfully pass a drug screen.
  • Possess a valid and current driver's license.

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Posted: September 14, 2021


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