Employment Opportunity

Evidence Collection Technician

New York City Department of Correction, New York, New York

Salary: $ 61,302.00 - $ 70,497.00 per year

Final Filing Date: May 31, 2023

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


The Evidence Technicians will:
  • Respond to, secure, document, and process crime scenes, including but not limited to incidents involving deaths, assaults on staff, inmate on inmate assaults, destruction of property, fires, contraband recoveries, and escapes.
  • Coordinate with Investigators from the Correction Intelligence Bureau, assisting with the collection, analysis, and preservation of physical evidence related to ongoing criminal investigations.
  • Oversee the Evidence Control Section, where all evidence, found items, and contraband seizures are invoiced and housed. In addition, the Evidence Technicians routinely conduct tours to all the DOC facilities, meeting with facility management to obtain evidence or take custody of impermissible items that have either been seized or turned in.
  • Liaise with vendors, independent labs, and other city law enforcement entities as required.
  • Prepare written reports on all evaluations and analyses.
  • Assist the department in training staff in proper evidence collection protocols and are often required to provide testimony in criminal or other legal proceedings.

 Earn a Degree in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics or Forensic Psychology


Minimum Qual Requirements
  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and two years of full-time paid experience in correction, social work, psychology, law, public administration or related field providing direct services to an inmate or detention population within a correctional or related facility; or
  2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and four years of full-time paid experience as described in “1” above; or
  3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. Service as an inmate in a correctional or related facility may be substituted for a portion of the required experience up to a maximum of two years on a year for year basis. A graduate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social work, psychology, law, criminal justice or public administration which includes a field placement performing duties as described above may be substituted for up to one year of full-time paid experience as described above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of full-time paid experience as described in "1" above.
Preferred Skills
  • Evidence Technicians should have a strong investigative background, with excellent communication skills, strong analytical and report writing abilities.
  • Extensive knowledge of accepted methods of crime scene processing, evidence handling, and evidence processing is desired.
  • The successful candidate must clear a background investigation and have a valid driver’s license.

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Posted: May 19, 2023

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