Employment Opportunity

Senior Evidence Technician

Stockton Police Department, Stockton, California

Salary: $4,787.08 - $6,145.20 Monthly

Final Filing Date: July 27, 2018

The current vacancy exists in the City of Stockton's Police Department. Senior Evidence Technicians are responsible for resolution of day-to-day work issues and handling of the more complex or difficult assignments. The incumbent will work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: 7:30am - 5:30pm Monday through Thursday; 8:00am - 5:00pm Fridays, with every other Friday off.

This recruitment is being conducted as an Open/Promotional recruitment. Current full-time regular status, at time of application, City of Stockton employees may apply for this position as a promotional opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on a promotional list. All other candidates may apply for this position as an open competitive opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on an open list. The appointing authority will have the option of requesting names from the promotional list or a combination of both.

Under general supervision, performs complex work in the collection and processing of crime scene evidence; provides lead direction and review for assigned Evidence Technicians I/II; performs related work as assigned.

This is the lead-level class of the police civilian Evidence Technician series. Incumbents provide work assignment and direction, employee training and evaluation, and are responsible for resolution of day-to-day work issues and handling of the more complex or difficult assignments. Assignments are varied and allow for the exercise of judgment and independence in the performance of the work. This class is distinguished from the Supervising Evidence Technician in that the latter has full supervisory responsibilities for assigned evidence technical staff.

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  • Assigns, directs and reviews the work of Evidence Technicians I/II; resolves technical questions related to daily work.
  • Trains staff in work procedures and participates in the evaluation of work performance and the interviewing and selection of employment candidates.
  • Supervises evidence collection at major crime scenes and assists in conducting special investigations.
  • Examines crime scene for evidence such as blood, semen, hair samples, gunshot residue, and other trace evidence.
  • Records, analyzes, and preserves crime scene evidence and fingerprints.
  • Photographs crime scene, including traffic accidents, property damage, accident victims, shoe prints, autopsies, stolen property, and arsons; files photographs.
  • Performs dark room duties such as film development and the preparation of print negatives and photo enlargements.
  • Dusts crime scene for latent fingerprints using appropriate process to lift prints for comparison; performs gunshot residue tests on suspects.
  • Books and processes evidence for later court presentation.
  • Provides court testimony related to evidence as required.
  • Prepares detailed reports of crime scene evidence and maintains logs of calls handled.
  • Prepares crime scene sketches and enlargements for court presentation.
  • Operates and maintains equipment for lab, photographic, and field use.
  • Performs general office support duties, including typing and record keeping.


  • Possession of a high school diploma or GED
  • AND
  • Two (2) years of experience in evidence collection and control equivalent to the City's Evidence Technician II class.
Other Requirements:
  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License.
  • Must be willing to work shifts other than the normal work week.
  • Must be willing to handle firearms.
Knowledge of:
  • Basic supervisory principles and practices;
  • Basic law enforcement organization, activities, terminology, and regulations;
  • Procedures and techniques of evidence collection and processing, including maintenance of chain evidence;
  • The Henry Fingerprint System, including the classification and comparison of latent prints;
  • Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work; and
  • Operation of standard office equipment and basic principles of photographic equipment usage.
Skill in:
  • Planning, assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of assigned staff;
  • Instructing others in work procedures;
  • Collecting, processing, analyzing, identifying, and preserving crime scene evidence in accordance with established procedures;
  • Operating photographic and laboratory equipment in an effective manner;
  • Preparing, maintaining, filing, and indexing a variety of evidence reports and other written materials;
  • Communicating tactfully and effectively with those contacted in the course of the work;
  • Exercising independent judgment and decision making in daily work activities;
  • Handling dangerous substances and firearms in a safe manner; and
  • Presenting accurate and detailed information related to evidence in court cases.
Ability to:
  • Develop the skill to plot and interpret fingerprint minutiae using the CAL-ID System;
  • Develop the skill necessary to qualify as a court expert for fingerprint identification and comparison; and
  • Develop the skill to operate all photographic and video equipment in the photo lab (digital mug, MP4, multiplex, standard video, etc.).

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Posted: July 10, 2018

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