Employment Opportunity

Forensic Specialist II

Irvine Police Department, Irvine, California

Salary: $60,153.60 - $94,598.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: November 29, 2021

The City of Irvine seeks a Forensic Specialist II to perform advanced non-sworn crime scene investigations involving the identification, collection, and preservation of physical evidence.

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Your Impact
  • Locates, collects, protects, preserves and analyzes materials and substances as evidence at crime scenes and other locations using a variety of specialized equipment and techniques.
  • Develops and lifts latent prints; prepares and enters latent prints into CAL-ID computer system; compares latent prints. Collects and classifies other types of impression evidence.
  • Records or visualizes physical or trace evidence through photographic techniques such as macro, micro, infrared, ultraviolet and alternate light sources.
  • Prepares castings of tire, shoe, tool and other types of impressions.
  • Performs basic analysis of blood and other types of biological evidence.
  • Documents crime scenes with photographs, video recordings, diagrams, and reports; searches criminal and court records and files.
  • Takes various types of photographs of evidence, recovered property, and suspects, victims, arrestees, and other persons; may prepare chemicals for latent print development; develops prints; downloads and prints digital photographs.
  • Prepares evidence for courtroom presentation.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records, reports and files including those regarding the detection, protection, collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes.
  • Interviews victims and witnesses at crime scenes; may interview and process arrestees to gather evidence.
Best Fit
  • Experience conducting independent latent print comparisons.
  • Experience working with another police department/government agency.
  • Exemplary analytical skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Completion of a forensic academy or other crime scene investigation program.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Completion of an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology or related field with courses pertaining to Forensic Science or Crime Scene Investigation.
  • Four (4) years of paid experience working for a law enforcement agency independently processing major and minor crime scenes and conducting independent latent print comparisons. Proof of latent print certification or the successful completion of a latent print comparison training program is required.
  • Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities to independently process major crime scenes and conduct independent latent print comparisons.
  • Must possess a valid California driver license.
  • A certificate of completion from a crime scene investigation program or forensic academy is preferred.

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Posted: November 10, 2021

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