Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician

Lynchburg Police Department, Lynchburg, Virginia

Salary: $38,001.60 - $50,689.60 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Lynchburg Police Department is seeking a non sworn Crime Scene Technician to perform technical work in the collection, identification, classification, packaging, preservation, transportation and documentation of physical evidence gathered from crime scenes. This position may require working more than 40 hours in a workweek including nights, weekends and holidays. Applicant must be in a position to work and maintain an on-call status on a regular basis, and be able to return to the City of Lynchburg limits within 30 minutes in a call-out situation.

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Essential Duties
  • Analyzes crime scenes and gathers evidence to be used in identifying, apprehending and prosecuting persons suspected of committing crimes,
  • Should have a general knowledge of approved principles, practices and procedures of police forensic work and equipment and technology relating to the forensic sciences,
  • Should have a strong work ethic and understanding of the fundamentals of a crime scene, identification, evidence collection, preservation, processing, and documentation of physical evidence, digital phones, video footage, computers, mobile and other electronic devices, collects latent fingerprints, photographs and sketches complex crime scenes, transports evidence to and from the crime lab, coordinates with other criminal justice professionals and relevant parties.
  • Should have a thorough knowledge of the rules of evidence and laws of search and seizure,
  • Must maintain confidentiality and follow proper procedures to preserve evidence and ensure the chain of custody,
  • Must be able to prepare clear and concise reports,
  • Must be able to provide credible court testimony,
  • Must be able to effectively work with other law enforcement agencies,
  • Will be required to attend in service training and keep abreast of new techniques and best practices in the field,
  • Must have enthusiasm for new tasks and a willingness to work efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision when necessary,
  • Must be a team player and have a willingness to contribute to group objectives,
  • Must be able to get along with all types of people and be sensitive to the nature of the work,
  • Must have the ability to use logic and reasoning to understand, analyze and evaluate situations and exercise good judgement to make appropriate decisions,
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Minimum Education and Experience Required
  • Graduation from High School or a GED required.
  • A minimum of two years related additional education or experience with a background in law enforcement preferred.
  • Requires working in all weather conditions and often under unpleasant circumstances.
  • Must have a valid driver license that meets the City of Lynchburg driving policy.
  • Must attend and successfully complete extensive training in forensic sciences, which will include either the University of Tennessee National Forensic Academy or the Virginia DFS Forensic Science Academy within one year of employment.

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Posted: October 20, 2021

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