Salary: $35,224.80 - $52,278.00 per year
Final Filing Date: May 22, 2017
The Virginia Beach Police Department's Forensic Unit is the largest unit within the Detective Bureau, employing twenty-one civilian and ancillary employees in three distinct sections (crime scene investigation, fingerprint identification and civil identification). The unit responds to approximately 5000 crime scenes annually, including vehicle accidents, fires, property crimes and violent crimes.
Forensic Services Technician is the entry level position. Applicants selected for the Forensic Services Technician position will be eligible for career progression to the Forensic Specialist I position classification (10% pay increase) upon demonstrating competency and proficiency in processing crime scenes independently (typically in about two years). There is an additional career progression opportunity to Forensic Specialist II for those employees who continue their study and training in a specific discipline (bloodstain pattern analysis, digital image enhancement, ballistics, etc.) and are recognized by the court as an expert witness in that discipline.
Forensic Services Technicians (Crime Scene) perform work in the recognition, collection, documentation, preservation and processing of physical evidence associated with criminal activity under investigation; act as a principal assistant at major crime scenes; process minor crime scenes independently; develop latent finger and palm prints; identify and recover all forms of evidence; document crime scenes, using sketching, measurements, photography and videotaping; prepare reports; and testify in court.
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Posted: May 8, 2017
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