Employment Opportunity

Forensic Unit Supervisor

Spokane County Sheriff, Spokane, Washington

Salary: $56,793.12 - $76,633.92 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

The Forensic Unit Supervisor is responsible for supervisory functions of the Forensic Unit. This includes supervision, task assignments, and evaluation of employees assigned to the Spokane County-City Forensic Unit.

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  • Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Supervise the training of personnel in coordination with Forensic Lead Specialists.
  • Schedule, approve and deny leave requests.
  • Develop and update yearly on-call schedule.
  • Required to be available to assign personnel and/or respond for call outs to crime scenes.
  • Ensure that Forensic Unit staff are taking proper safety precautions and using appropriate protective equipment to limit the risk of exposure to infectious diseases and chemical exposure.
  • Perform friction ridge examinations.
  • Review and approve Forensic Unit records and reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Prepare formal performance evaluations on personnel. Document performance issues and work with Forensic Unit Lieutenant to develop and evaluate Corrective Action Reviews.
  • Proctoring and overseeing proficiency testing for the Forensic Unit.
  • Keep current on developments with National Commission on Forensic Science.
  • Research new developments in the forensic field and facilitate training on these developments.
  • Develop, update and archive policies and procedures as assigned by the Forensic Unit Lieutenant.
  • Perform related duties as required.


  • Age 21 and a citizen of the United States who can read and write the English language. Vision correctable to 20/20 with normal color vision and hearing correctable to normal ranges. Must possess and retain a valid motor vehicle operator's license at hire and throughout employment.
  • Combined five (5) years' experience in friction ridge examinations and crime scenes investigation.
  • Must have expert witness testimony experience in a court of law.
  • Must be an International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Latent Print Examiner OR an International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Crime Scene Investigator. Successful candidate must be able to obtain the additional certification within two (2) years of employment.
  • Successful completion of Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major studies in forensic science, criminal justice or other areas having close bearing on police supervision. This degree requirement is not intended to apply to friction ridge examiners and crime scene investigators who are already trained to competency.

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Posted: October 4, 2017

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