Employment Opportunity

Police Evidence Technician

Florida State University Police Department, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Includes on-call pay and cellular allowance.

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

This is a critical position within the department responsible for the management of all property and evidence seized or obtained by the Florida State University Police Department.

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The duties of this position include the following responsibilities:
  • Processing of crime scene. This position assists with the management of incoming property and evidence submitted by law enforcement staff, to include classification, packing, filing, storage, and submission of property to laboratories
  • Collection of evidence. This position assists with processing of evidence both at crime scenes and at the police station, to include but not limited to fingerprinting, photography, diagramming, cast impression construction, seizure of trace evidence, seizure of large evidence, collection of serological evidence and preservation of biological evidence. Also includes the collection and preservation of other hazardous evidence to include drugs, firearms, and sharp instruments.
  • Management of records. This position assists with the management of records pertaining to impounded property and evidence. Also assists law enforcement officers and investigators with information concerning the proper processing and collection of evidence at crimes scenes. May conduct training and compile information for department related to proper handling of evidence.
  • Customer service. This position interacts with the public in the proper return of impounded property from arrests, recovered stolen property, found property, and final disposition of unclaimed property. Also assists in serving search warrants for subsequent evidence collection, testifies in court concerning the collection, management, and submission of forensic evidence.
  • Training. This position is will be required to complete the bloodborne pathogen training, evidence-handling and process class (FDLE or recognized law enforcement training facility) and crime-scene photography class. Assists and learn additional duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalency, plus four (4) years of experience; or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to four years.
  • Experience working in or with a law enforcement agency or have experience involving the collection of specimens.
  • Ability to adhere to ethical business practices and promote ethical behaviors, as well as demonstrate effective customer service skills. They must be able to convey technical information to technical and non-technical users.
  • Experience working in a professional office environment, have knowledge of basic compute applications, and be able to apply current knowledge to adapt to new systems.
  • Experience working in a diverse population, be able to deal with sensitive situations, and be able to differentiate between emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license, Class E, or the ability to obtain one prior to hire.
  • Candidates with experience in evidence and crime scene.

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Posted: October 18, 2021

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