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Identification Technician/Senior Identification Technician

Visalia Police Department, Visalia, California

Salary: $4,719 - $6,420 per month

Final Filing Date: May 26, 2017

The Police Department is recruiting for the position of Identification Technician/Senior Identification Technician (depending on qualifications). Currently, there are two positions available and an eligibility list is being established.

Monthly Salary:
  • Identification Technician: $4,719-$5,933
  • Senior Identification Technician: $5,107-$6,420

Under direction, processes crime scenes and utilizes advanced methods of processing to develop latent prints. Performs related responsibilities as required.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Processes crime scenes for physical evidence, including collection and preservation.
  • Assumes responsibility for crime scene integrity in absence of a supervisor including crowd control, perimeter maintenance and coordination of resources.
  • Maintains fingerprint record system and supplies.
  • Provides technical photography of crime scenes and autopsies.
  • Assists investigators in preparing photographic line-ups.
  • Provides training in evidence processing for police personnel and a higher level of training as necessary.
  • Maintains and services crime lab equipment.
  • Processes property for physical and latent evidence, including advanced methods (such as nynhydrin and iodine-fuming methods) of print development.
  • Classifies submitted prints using the standard classification system.
  • Compares latent prints to suspect prints to eliminate or establish his/her involvement in the offense.
  • Manual comparison of latent print impressions with known finger and palm prints.
  • Performs friction ridge print submissions into the Local, State, and Federal AFIS databases.
  • Evaluates latent print impressions collected as evidence.
  • Provides expert witness testimony in court related to evidence analysis and friction ridge comparisons.
  • Refers/transports evidence to regional laboratory.
  • Assists in criminal case investigations.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Requirements:

Knowledge of:
  • Federal, state and local laws and Department policies and procedures relating to evidence retention, processing, return and disposal.
  • Federal, state and government agency laws and regulations pertaining to arrest laws.
  • Crime scene evidence, processing and preservation, principles and techniques of collection.
  • Advanced photography techniques, including processing and enlarging.
  • Advanced techniques for obtaining finger and palm print impressions, and latent print processing, and friction ridge print comparisons.
  • The Henry system of fingerprint classifications.
  • Fingerprint comparisons.
Skill in:
  • Public relations and contact.
  • Preparation and presentation of comprehensive reports.
  • Short-range planning.
Ability to:
  • Properly interpret and apply federal, state and local laws, ordinances and policies concerning the retention, return and disposal of evidence.
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Follow oral and written directions.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Operate radio equipment, emergency vehicles, video equipment and mini-computer.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skill and ability is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skill and ability would be:
  • Two (2) years experience with a law enforcement related agency including one (1) year of evidence or crime scene processing.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California Driver's License.
  • Superior or Federal Court qualification as an expert witness in fingerprint comparisons (required for Senior Identification Technician).
PHYSICAL STANDARDS:
  • Positions in this class are typically situated in a standard office environment resulting in little exposure to the weather and requiring no unusual physical abilities.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: May 9, 2017



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