Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician Trainee

Louisville Metro Police, Louisville, Kentucky

Salary: $20.60 Hourly

Final Filing Date: October 8, 2023

The Crime Scene Tech Trainee learns the techniques, procedures, tools, equipment and materials used in the collection, preservation, processing and presentation of physical evidence.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Under close supervision...
  • Transports evidence to and from laboratories
  • Places evidence in property room
  • Assigns evidence an exhibit number and ETU case file number
  • Learns to testify in court
  • Assists in collecting, preserving and processing physical evidence
  • Assists in processing and developing latent fingerprints from living and deceased individuals
  • Assists in photographing physical evidence and the crime scene
  • Assists in performing field tests on chemicals, body fluids and foreign substances found at crime scenes
  • Assists in preparing reports
  • Enters data and sends email via computer
  • Writes clear and concise reports and diagrams crime scenes
  • Attends autopsies for collection of evidence and to take photographs
  • Performs related work

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


Minimum Requirements
  • Associate's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or a related field
  • OR
  • High school diploma or the equivalent AND two years of experience processing crime scene evidence
Other Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be of good moral character, with no criminal or felony record inconsistent with the provisions of this paragraph. Unacceptable will be persons who have been convicted of a felony, or who have any criminal action pending against them
  • An applicant may be disqualified for multiple misdemeanors, an unacceptable criminal record, or multiple traffic violations
  • Applicants who have bought, sold, or used marijuana within one year of application, or have bought, sold or used any controlled substance or narcotic drug without a prescription within six years of application will be disqualified
  • Must submit to a pre-employment drug screening
  • Must submit to a pre-employment polygraph test
  • Must pass a medical examination
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical agility test
  • Must wear personal protective and safety equipment as mandated by OSHA
  • Must be vaccinated for hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment
  • Must work a varied schedule
  • Must differentiate various colors of color coded buttons and lights
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
  • Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work
  • Lifts and carries items weighing up to 100 pounds in a team setting
  • Works at crime scene locations that may be limited or difficult to access
  • Climbs a ladder at least 6 feet tall
  • Drives a small truck/van
  • Handles loaded firearms
  • Operates manual and power tools

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Posted: September 15, 2023

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