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Police Evidence Specialist II

Maui County Department of Police, Wailuku, Hawaii

Salary: $3,911.00 Monthly

Final Filing Date: March 28, 2017

Independently searches for, recovers, preserves and marks physical evidence at crime scenes, prepares evidence reports and assembles evidence and exhibits for court presentation; assists in conducting tests and analysis within the police crime laboratory; and performs other related duties as required.

This class differs from the Police Evidence Specialist I in that the Police Evidence Specialist II independently performs the full range and difficulty of work relating to the search, recovery, preservation and marking of physical evidence; whereas the Police Evidence Specialist I performs moderately difficult tasks relating to the search, recovery, preservation and marking of physical evidence and assists more experienced specialists with the more difficult and complex aspects of the work.

This class differs from the Police Evidence Specialist III in that the Police Evidence Specialist II independently performs the full range and difficulty of work relating to the search, recovery, preservation and marking of physical evidence; whereas the Police Evidence Specialist Ill performs the most difficult and complex tasks relating to the search, recovery, preservation and marking of physical evidence, and supervises and participates in the work as required.

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Duties:

  • Searches for, recovers, preserves and marks physical and trace evidence at crime scenes.
  • Takes measurements and notes, and prepares detailed scaled sketches and drawings of crime scenes, including placement of physical evidence.
  • Searches for, dusts, lifts, and recovers latent fingerprints from various sources at crime scenes.
  • Makes casts of body impressions and objects.
  • Takes photographs of latent prints, evidence and crime scenes, and processes same as required.
  • Prepares evidence reports and assembles and organizes evidence and exhibits for court presentation.
  • Testifies in court.
  • Operates a mobile crime laboratory and all specialized equipment therein.
  • Assists, on a progressively difficult and independent basis, crime laboratory personnel in the examination, processing, and analyses of various physical evidence.
  • May assist in instructing and guiding the work of less experienced workers.

Requirements:

Training and Experience:
  • A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in the physical or biological sciences, and two years of progressively responsible laboratory, research, or analytical work experience involving the application of scientific principles and procedures in chemistry, biology, physics, or a related field, one of which must have been in conjunction with a Police Crime Laboratory.
Qualification for Firearms:
  • Must be qualified to carry and/or possess firearms or ammunition in accordance with state and federal laws, e.g., no misdemeanor or felony domestic violence conviction.
License Requirement:
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license (equivalent to State of Hawaii Type 3).
Knowledge of:
  • Crime scene characteristics and possible location of evidence and latent fingerprints; methods and procedures of recovering and preserving evidence; the rules of evidence; photographic techniques; procedures for assembling and organizing evidence and exhibits for court presentation; basic principles of the physical and biological sciences; laboratory procedures and equipment.
Ability to:
  • Visualize and locate sources of evidence and fingerprints at crime scenes; prepare detailed sketches of crime scenes and the placement of physical evidence; process latent fingerprints through chemical methods; take and develop photographs; prepare comprehensive reports of crime scene investigations; operate a mobile crime lab; assist with laboratory analyses and keep records of findings; work well with others; and follow oral and written instructions.
Health and Physical Condition:
  • Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Physical Effort Grouping:
  • Light
Special Working Conditions:
  • Irregular hours, shift and weekend work, and occasional exposure to obnoxious conditions as required.

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Posted: March 13, 2017



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