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Employment Opportunity


Evidence Technician I

Wyoming Police Department, Wyoming, Michigan

Salary: $20.00-$24.75 per hour

Final Filing Date: June 9, 2017

Performs detailed and technical identification work required to ensure the proper collection and preservation of evidence. This position is responsible for fingerprinting, photography, computer mapping/graphics, crime scene search/documentation, preservation of evidence, preparing court exhibits, records and reports, and performing related work as required.

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Duties:

  • Operates a mobile crime laboratory vehicle.
  • Operates various types of equipment including computers, photography equipment, surveillance and DVD equipment, survey/mapping equipment, and other types of equipment as required.
  • Searches crime scenes to locate physical evidence, gathers and processes evidence.
  • Prepares evidence specimens for various crime laboratories for analysis.
  • Makes plaster and silicone casting impressions for laboratory examination and court presentation using proper methods for preserving and storing evidence.
  • Takes computerized and/or inked fingerprint and palmprint impressions of employees, victims, and suspects as required.
  • Photographs criminals, evidence, crime, and accident scenes.
  • Maintains the chain of custody for physical evidence. Receives, catalogs, labels, and packages evidence and property and places evidence in secure storage and makes final disposition of property.
  • Completes detailed diagrams of crime and accident scenes and prepares scale drawings using computer generated drawing software and/or conventional architectural drawing procedures and equipment.
  • Operates specialized photographic equipment in the digital dark room.
  • Operates conventional, strobe, ultraviolet, and/or alternate illumination lighting sources.
  • Prepares information for records and reports including documentation of activities.
  • Provides testimony in court with respect to crime scenes, evidence collection, and custody of evidence.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies with the division.
  • Performs related work as required.

Requirements:

  • An associate’s degree in forensic science or related degree, preferably a bachelor’s degree in forensic science or related field and specialized training in forensic identification techniques, photography and fingerprinting required. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for the degree requirement.
  • Must have responsible work experience in the field of forensic sciences, fingerprinting, and photography.
  • Ability to acquire, within a short training period, a knowledge of modern approved principles, practices, and procedures of identification work and the geography of the City.
  • Possess good powers of observation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and present ideas orally and in writing for varied audiences.
  • Skill in the use of office and forensic equipment and technology, including computers, software, photography equipment surveillance and DVD equipment, survey/mapping equipment, and other equipment as required.
  • Ability to assemble and present accurate records and reports.
  • Ability to work any or all shifts and schedules as necessary, including call-in/stand-by duty, to provide proper coverage for all incidents.
  • Ability to work as a team and with minimum supervision. Possess self supervising attributes.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on police investigations and evidentiary matters.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment and resourcefulness when working with staff, volunteer workers, other governmental agencies, and the public.
  • Possess a valid, unrestricted Michigan motor vehicle operator’s permit.
  • This position is a non-sworn, civilian classification. Employees in this classification have no arrest powers.

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Posted: May 15, 2017



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