Employment Opportunity

ID Criminologist Technician

Beaumont Police Department, Beaumont, Texas

Salary: $16.00 hour

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Photographs and processes crime scene for fingerprints and other evidence;
  • Photographs physiological evidence at autopsies;
  • Submits evidence to the property division and regional crime lab following detailed procedures;
  • Processes articles brought to the station for identification purposes;
  • Makes chemicals and processes photographs;
  • Maintains daily report of activities;
  • Fingerprints citizens, police, fire and liquor applicants;
  • Classifies and files fingerprint cards;
  • Lifts and identifies latent prints;
  • Presents testimony in court as expert witness for fingerprint identification and crime scene investigation;
  • Maintains identification vehicle and photographic equipment.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Essential Qualifications:
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of digital photography preferred.
  • Skills/Abilities: Ability to acquire knowledge and understanding of the F.B.I. fingerprint manual, Texas Penal Code, police general orders, rules and regulations, and Texas Code of Criminal Procedures; ability to lift latent fingerprints; ability to classify finger print cards; ability to read and write; ability to make mathematical computations; ability to successfully complete highly technical training courses; ability to operate camera and run basic computer programs; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Physical Requirements: Essential: Constantly sees and hears; vision must be correctable to 20/20; frequently sits, stands, walks, bends, drives vehicle, operates camera and computer, kneels, crouches, squats, stoops, climbs, and lifts and carries objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; infrequently pushes, pulls and drags objects weighing over 50 lbs.
  • Education/Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent supplemented by education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position; college courses and/or experience in criminology, criminal procedure or law enforcement and identification bureau/criminal investigation are highly preferred.
Working Conditions:
  • May be subject to bodily harm during crime scene investigations; also subject to coming in contact with blood and other body fluids. Works inside and outside in all kinds of weather; often exposed to chemical irritants, dirt, dust, fumes, and odors; frequently exposed to the sight of death and violent crime/accident scenes; subject to 24 hour call-out; must be available to work any shift.
  • Subject to same background investigation as police officer; including polygraph exam and psychological exam. Must posses a valid Class C driver's license with a good driving record. Other state valid Class C driver's license with a good driving record will be considered. Texas state law requires within 30 days of residency, you must possess a valid Texas driver's license. Applicant selected for hire shall be subject to polygraph, criminal history background check, and a drug/alcohol screen test.

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Posted: March 30, 2017

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