Employment Opportunity


Adams County Sheriff, Commerce City, Colorado

Salary: $72,966.40 - $102,148.80 Annually

Final Filing Date: March 30, 2023

The Criminalist assigned to the Laboratory Unit is responsible for responding to crime scenes to collect, preserve, and document evidence and to evaluate, examine, analyze, and identify the evidence collected. (Physical evidence, photographs, video, sketches, documentation).

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

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Examples of Duties for Success
  • Adhere to policy, procedures, and post orders.
  • Duties include but not limited to: complete appropriate and required paperwork; testify in court; complete required training; communicate clearly with citizens and other law enforcement professionals; dispense information to those who need it
  • Prepare variety of reports.
  • Safely operate county vehicles.
  • Respond to crime scenes to collect, preserve, and document evidence.
  • Evaluate, examine, analyze and identify evidence collected. (Physical evidence, photographs, video, sketches, documentation)
  • Use of AFIS for fingerprint comparison.
  • Respond to crime scenes that maybe of graphic and violent nature.
  • Tolerate noxious odors, handling of deceased persons, and body odors.
  • Prepare cases, ensuring completeness for filing with the district attorney’s office.
  • Conduct follow-up investigation on assigned cases.
  • Prepare Court exhibits, enlarged and mounted photographs, sketches, and other exhibits.
  • Obtain and Execute search and arrest warrants
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of Department policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with members of the legal community (district attorneys, defense attorneys, civil lawyers, judges, court personnel, and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Provide training and guidance to other members of the Sheriff’s Office, Community, Academy Cadets, and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Perform other duties that are assigned

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Qualifications for Success
  • Must have High School Diploma or GED; Bachelor of Arts or Science in related field, is preferred
  • A valid Colorado Driver’s License
  • 2 years of experience related to crime scene processing
  • Certifications in the following areas/disciplines are preferred: Basic Crime Scene processing from the FBI or CBI; latent fingerprints/palm prints and identifications; crime scene digital photography; death scene investigations, blood-stain pattern analysis; firearms; ballistics.
  • Membership from any crime scene processing association such as ICSIA, IAI, RMDIAI, ACSR, RS & A is preferred
More Qualifications for Success
  • Knowledge of computer systems
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to Multitask
  • Working knowledge of Federal, State, and Local Laws
  • Be available 24 hours/day & respond in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral)
  • Ability to maintain level of confidentiality
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups/ individuals
  • Ability to be a good decision maker and problem solver

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Posted: March 17, 2023

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