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Evidence Specialist I

County of Hawaii Police Department, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Salary: $52,068.00 Annually

Final Filing Date:

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Assists in searching for, recovering, preserving, and marking physical evidence at crime scenes, assists in preparing evidence reports and exhibits for court presentation; assists in conducting tests and analyses within the police crime laboratory; and performs other related duties as required.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Examples of Duties
  • Assists in searching for, recovering, preserving, and marking physical and trace evidence at crime scenes.
  • Takes measurements and notes; prepares simple sketches and diagrams of crime scenes and major traffic accidents, including placement of physical evidence.
  • Develops and recovers latent fingerprints at crime scenes and major traffic accidents.
  • Assists in preparing casts of impressions found at crime scenes and major traffic accidents.
  • Takes photographs of latent prints, evidence, and crime scenes; processes same as required.
  • Assists in preparing evidence reports and in assembling evidence and exhibits for court presentation.
  • Assists in conducting tests and analyses of recovered physical evidence to include processing of latent prints through various methods; screening for and collecting of biological fluids; preparing chemical reagents, etc.
  • Receives on-the-job instruction on the more complex and sophisticated methods, procedures, and techniques of crime scene investigations.
  • Attends in-service and other classes pertinent to the field; participates in the conduct of in-service training for uniformed personnel.
  • As required, operates a mobile crime scene vehicle and the specialized equipment therein.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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


A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to:
  • graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree in the physical, biological, or forensic sciences (scan and attach a copy of your official college transcript to your application), and
  • one (1) year of laboratory, research, or analytical work experience involving the application of scientific principles and procedures in chemistry, biology, physics, forensic sciences, or related fields, and
  • must be qualified to carry and/or possess firearm or ammunition in accordance with state and federal laws, e.g., no misdemeanor or felony domestic violence conviction, and
  • possession of a valid State of Hawai`i driver's license (Class 3) or any other valid comparable driver's license at time of filing. (You will be required to submit your valid driver's license at time of hire).

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Posted: June 10, 2024

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