Employment Opportunity

Supervising Evidence Technician

Riverside Police Department, Riverside, California

Salary: $57,360.00 - $69,732.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 19, 2017

The Supervising Evidence Technician plans, coordinates, supervises, and performs field and laboratory activities related to crime scene investigation including the collection, preservation, and processing of evidence and fingerprints, performs forensic photography work, other related work as required.

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  • Plan, coordinate, supervise, and review the work of staff engaged in field and laboratory activities related to crime scene investigation and evidence preparation.
  • Supervise and participate in crime scene investigations to recognize, search for, collect, and preserve all types of evidence; handle difficult and complex investigations and assist subordinates in specialized or difficult work; interview witnesses as to location of evidence; serve as field supervisor at scenes of major crime investigations and evidence gathering, as required.
  • Research, develop, and recommend policies and procedures related to evidence procedures, methods, and techniques.
  • Develop, coordinate, and conduct training programs related to crime scene investigation and evidence preparation.
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of the section budget.
  • Record or visualize physical or trace evidence using various photographic techniques and using a variety of photographic technologies.
  • Collect, photograph, preserve, classify, and identify fingerprints, palm prints, and other types of body prints; enter latent prints into CAL-ID computer system.
  • Preserve, compare, and attempt to identify evidence such as blood, hair, fibers, cloth, wood, paint, and glass fragments.
  • Attend post mortem examinations; collect pathological samples and evidence for later clinical examination; photograph results of autopsy for criminal investigation and prepare photos for court presentation.
  • Collect, photograph, preserve, identify, and perform basic analysis of blood, ballistics, narcotics, tool marks, and other types of physical evidence; perform physical match comparisons.
  • Take various types of photographs of persons and objects; develop prints; enlarge and mount color and black and white photographs.
  • Operate and maintain computerized booking system and related components.
  • Take and prepare physical impressions to attempt to connect evidence with suspects; prepare castings or moulages of tire impressions, foot impressions, hand impressions, tool and other type impressions; analyze and prepare conclusions of evidence for use in court testimony.
  • Operate a variety of cameras, video equipment, and computers in the collection and presentation of crime scene evidence.
  • Perform general analysis of handwriting and document samples, as assigned.
  • Oversee and participate in the preparation and maintenance of detailed reports and records; prepare in-depth reports and accompanying evidence for court presentation; reconstruct crime scenes.
  • Serve as a recognized expert in court in the presentation and verification of collected evidence such as bloodstain interpretation, projectile trajectory, fingerprints, photography, and diagramming.


  • High school graduation or satisfactory equivalent and the completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university in criminology, administration of justice, police science, forensic photography, or a closely related field. (Four years of additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).
  • At least three years of journey level experience, equivalent to an Senior Evidence Technician at the City of Riverside, performing duties including the collecting, preserving, and photographing of physical evidence at crime scenes including classification and comparison of fingerprint evidence.

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Posted: December 15, 2016

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