Employment Opportunity

Forensic Supervisor

Aurora Police Department, Aurora, Colorado

Salary: $34.13 - $49.52 per hour

Final Filing Date: October 3, 2017

The Investigative Division of the Aurora Police Department is looking for a Forensic Supervisor to coordinate, supervise, and direct the work activities of the Crime Scene Investigations function in the Crime Lab of the department.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Supervises work activities of the crime scene investigations unit including photographing, sketching, videotaping and processing crime scenes and preserving evidence obtained
  • Schedules and coordinates work assignments
  • Resolves problems and conflicts arising during the course of work
  • Prepares a variety of technical and non-technical reports
  • Testifies in court or other legal proceedings, as required
  • Provides general and technical training for assigned employees
  • Provides instruction and training to outside groups on crime laboratory and evidence handling procedures
  • Makes recommendations for selection and disciplinary action
  • Evaluates the performance of assigned personnel
  • Establishes unit work standards and procedures
  • Determines material requirements and maintains appropriate inventory
  • Makes budget recommendations
  • Ensures compliance with operating policy and procedures
  • Assists the Lab Director in the operation of the Crime Laboratory
  • Performs additional duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminalistics, Physical/Natural Science, or directly related field
  • 4 years progressively responsible experience in forensics experience or police work
  • 1 year lead or supervisory experience
  • Crime Scene Investigation experience
  • 3rd level I.A.I. certification

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Work under stressful conditions
  • Work in any weather condition under adverse physical circumstances
  • Gather, correlate and analyze facts and devise solutions to administrative and technical problems
  • Train, evaluate and supervise other employees
  • Must have visual acuity correctable to 20/40 with no color impairment
Licenses and Certifications:
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands:
  • Light physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 30 pounds
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment
  • Vision for reading and interpreting reports and data analysis and preparation
  • Frequent speech communication, hearing and listening to maintain communication with employees and citizens
Work Environment:
  • Works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to dust and noise, and may encounter fumes from certain chemicals.
Equipment Used:
  • Frequently uses standard office equipment including computer, calculator, multi-line telephones, and copy/fax machines
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

To be employed by the Aurora Police Department you will need to successfully pass a thorough background check, polygraph test, and fingerprint screening, along with other conditions of employment; drug test and verification of employment. Because of this, there is a longer recruitment process, we thank you in advance for your patience.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: September 13, 2017

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