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Forensic Specialist Intern

Orange County Sheriff's Department, Santa Ana, California

Salary: Unpaid Intern

Final Filing Date: January 15, 2022

Duties vary, depending on current project needs. Duties may include responding with CSI Specialists to crime scenes, data entry, digital imaging, clerical tasks, maintaining equipment and supplies, and assisting staff with the routine daily operations of the Identification Bureau.

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Duties:

Assignments may provide observational experience related to the following activities:
  • Identification and collection of DNA, fingerprints and physical evidence
  • Documentation and collection of firearms and toolmarks
  • Development and collection of latent prints
  • Crime scene photography
  • Sketching and computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Latent print comparison
  • Documentation, collection, examination of footwear and tire track evidence

Requirements:

The OC Crime Lab is seeking applicants with the following qualifications:
  • Highly organized and dependable
  • Eager to gain professional experience
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with Microsoft office suite, including, Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Good communication skills
  • Professional appearance and appropriate dress required
  • Able to complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Ability to pass a thorough background check
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Those applying for an internship with the crime laboratory are expected to have completed their third year at an accredited college or university prior to the start date of the internship and must be pursuing or have recently completed a bachelor's degree in forensic science, criminal justice, or photography.
TIME COMMITMENT
  • Internships are offered primarily during the late summer/early fall months and require 10 or more hours per week for a minimum of 2 months Internships may be extended depending on the needs of the department and the availability of the intern candidate. If selected, interns work, one 10-hour shift per week, Monday through Friday only. There are two shifts available: day shift 0600-1630 and swing shift 1500-0130.

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Posted: November 4, 2021


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