Employment Opportunity


Forensic Technician

Spokane County Sheriff, Spokane, Washington

Salary: $36,468.96 - $49,209.84 Annually

Final Filing Date: July 27, 2018

The Forensic Technician is an entry-level technical, criminal identification position in the Spokane County Sheriff's Office responsible for latent print processing and crime scene investigation.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Process and document crime scenes with or without the assistance of additional Forensic staff by taking all necessary photographs and/or video, searching for latent fingerprints, collecting items of evidence and preserving them for further analysis.
  • Recognize evidence and have a working knowledge of the potential evidentiary value of ballistics, soils, blood, DNA, poisons, fibers, document examinations, etc.
  • Process evidence for latent fingerprints using techniques such as powders, chemicals, various light sources, and photography.
  • Photograph individuals to document injuries and appearance.
  • Attend autopsies and photograph various phases for court purposes.
  • Perform employee portrait and public relations photography.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and generate reports of findings.
  • Provide expert testimony in court.
  • Required to be available for callouts on evenings and weekends.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:
  • Age 21 and must be a citizen of the United States of America or a lawful permanent resident who can read and write the English language.
  • Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major studies in forensic science, criminal justice or other areas having a close bearing on forensics. This degree requirement is not intended to disqualify friction ridge examiners and crime scene investigators who are already trained to competency.
  • 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.

Selection Factors:

Knowledge of:
  • Friction ridge skin - pattern types and the use of fingerprints for identification
  • Processing and documentation of latent fingerprints
  • Crime scene processing and documentation to include photography
Skilled in:
  • Exercising independent judgment and thinking on your feet
  • Working as a team and performing duties in concert with other investigators
Ability to:
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Operate computer using specialized programs such as Adobe Photoshop or other photographic reproduction systems
  • Become Crime Scene Certified through International Association for Identification

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: June 29, 2018



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