FDLE Jacksonville has an opening for a Crime Laboratory Analyst – Crime Scene

Agency: Florida Department of Law Enforcement – Jacksonville

Working Title: FDLE-CRIME LABORATORY ANALYST- Crime Scene

Salary:  $50,948.00 

The salary listed is the starting salary.  This salary may be negotiable dependent upon qualifications.

Posting Closing Date: 02/14/2019 

To be considered as a potential candidate, you must meet the minimum requirement(s) listed below. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants will be considered trainees unless they have relevant forensic experience and an assessment by FDLE is satisfactorily completed.

** While the position is assigned to the Jacksonville laboratory, the first 12-14 months of training could take place in any of our following FDLE laboratories: Fort Myers, Pensacola, Tallahassee or Jacksonville.  The moving and living costs of training in the Fort Myers, Pensacola or Tallahassee laboratories and eventual relocation costs to Jacksonville will be incurred by you. These costs will not be covered by FDLE **

Minimum Qualifications: (1) A bachelor’s or advanced degree in physical, biological or forensic science from an accredited college or university with completion of at least 20 credit hours in physical or biological science related coursework graded at a “C” or better; or (2) a non-science degree with the completion of at least 12 credit hours in physical or biological science related coursework graded at a “C” or better and a minimum of two years professional experience in an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency in the specific discipline being advertised. (3) International Association for Identification (IAI) certification or professional experience in either an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency in the specific discipline being advertised may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

An official transcript is needed to confirm your qualifications for this position. If applying for multiple forensic laboratory positions, only one set of official, sealed transcripts is required. TRANSCRIPTS MUST STATE THAT THE DEGREE HAS BEEN AWARDED. OFFICIAL, SEALED TRANSCRIPTS FROM ALL UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED MUST BE PROVIDED BEFORE APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Your application will be processed after all materials are received. Please notify us if your last name has changed from what is on the transcript. Transcripts should be mailed to: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Attention: Office of Human Resources-Lab Applicant, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee FL 32302-1489.

Current FDLE members not in the internal pool must notify the Office of Human Resources when applying by sending an email to Jobs@fdle.state.fl.us.

Please contact Crime Scene Supervisor Bill Spannhake if interested in applying: 904-360-7180; williamspannhake@fdle.state.fl.us. If possible, please email a resume with your interest.

Duties: This is professional work conducting technical and scientific examinations, gathering instrumental data and documenting results. Analysts utilize highly technical procedures and processes in the recognition, identification and collection of various types of physical evidence.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques used in the analysis of physical evidence as it applies to the forensic laboratory; knowledge of the correct procedures for providing expert testimony in court; knowledge of the procedures for packaging, handling and preserving evidence; knowledge of what constitutes physical evidence; knowledge of the scientific method of conducting research; skill in the use of scientific laboratory equipment; skill in calibrating and maintaining laboratory equipment; ability to conduct forensic science experiments, analyze results, formulate conclusions and present findings verbally and in writing; ability to give sworn testimony as an expert witness in court; ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Notes: Applicants being considered for employment with FDLE will be required to submit to drug testing and a background investigation, which includes a financial credit check. Responses to qualifying questions will be credited only if verifiable by skills and/or experience listed on the employment application. The elements of the selection process may include a work sample and/or oral interview. Applicants may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated time frame may exclude the applicant from further consideration. Starting salary will be at the minimum of the class pay range unless otherwise dictated by FDLE’s pay policy guidelines. Trainees will be required to sign an FDLE employment agreement and commit to employment with FDLE during training and for three (3) years after completing training. A financial penalty may be imposed for failure to complete the employment agreement. Training may take place outside of assigned region. This position is classified as Special Risk retirement, which provides members a greater retirement credit accrual rate and requires fewer years of service to reach full retirement benefits than is required for non-Special Risk members. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement. Preference will be given to current FDLE members who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position. Preference may be given to applicants in the State Personnel System who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position. Preference may be given to current FDLE employees.

REMINDERS:

  1. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov.
  2. If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

The Altamonte Springs Police Dept. has an opening for a Property and Evidence Technician

TITLE: Property & Evidence Technician Salary Range: (4/C) $29,245.00/yr. – $33,632.00/yr.*
(*based on last ten (10) years experience)
DEPT/DIVISION: Police/Investigations (503)
City Applications will be accepted for Posting #2019-007 if postmarked no later than midnight on February 12, 2019 or if received prior to 2:00p.m. on February 13, 2019.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 Two (2) years’ experience/education in one or a combination of: inventory/supply administration, storage and records management, handling and processing sensitive and confidential information, or non-sworn
criminal justice proceedings.
 One (1) year computer experience using Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of data entry and retrieval in Windows-based computer programs.
 High School Diploma or G.E.D.
 Valid driver license. Must obtain Florida driver license within thirty (30) days of employment.
Driving history for the past three (3) years must reflect no violations of a driving related offense, or driving under the influence (DUI) which includes both drugs and alcohol, reckless driving, or hit and run involving an occupied vehicle or attended property, or an accumulation of traffic violations, plus three (3) points for each attendance at driving school (regardless of whether points were assessed against the license) where the penalty points do not exceed twelve (12).
PREFERABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
 Experience in Police Property & Evidence storage and knowledge of evidence chain of custody procedures.
 Certified Property & Evidence Specialist (CPES) by the International Association for Property & Evidence
(IAPE). Must be able to successfully attain above certification within two (2) years of employment.
 Completion of the following NIMS Courses within designated amount of time from employment date:
o Basic IS-700 (6 months)
o Basic ICS-100 (6 months)
POSITION FUNCTION:
Gather, log, and maintain all property & evidence coming under the control of the Police Department, maintaining and safeguarding integrity and chain of custody.
NOTE:
The selection process for positions in the Altamonte Springs Police Department will include Drug Testing and a Truth
Verification Examination/Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA); an in depth Background Investigation to include a
Level 2 nationally fingerprint-based records check; and the CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services) Security Clearance process to include approval for controlled access to protected information.
AN APPLICATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES OR DOWNLOADED FROM www.altamonte.org
PLEASE SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR TASK/DUTY DETAILS
THE CITY OF ALTAMONTE SPRINGS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. THE CITY PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT
OR RETALIATION IN ALL OF ITS EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES BASED ON RACE, COLOR, SEX (INCLUDING GENDER, GENDER
IDENTIFICATION, OR EXPRESSION), AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, DISABILITY, GENETIC INFORMATION, MARITAL
STATUS, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER CATEGORY PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW.
The City will provide reasonable accommodations necessary to applicants with disabilities preventing them from completing a City application form.
Please contact the Department of Human Resources immediately if you need a special accommodation.
WE ARE PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT PEOPLE
225 Newburyport Avenue Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701-3697
Tasks/Duties of Property & Evidence Technician

Below is a summary of the Tasks and Duties of this position. For a listing of duties and responsibilities for this position, please see the Job Specification/Demands Analysis included with the posting in the City Hall lobby.
TASK/DUTY
Gather property & evidence items submitted by officers and inspect items received to ensure compliance with packaging standards.
Maintain an inventory control system where the “Chain of Custody” and integrity of all items are preserved.
Protect all physical items from theft, loss, damage or contamination. Enter and maintain property & evidence information into an inventory control computer software program.
Maintain warehouse storage facility, office, and document files in a clean and organized manner for easy retrieval and auditing.
Segregate recovered property from evidence, and return recovered property to owners as soon as possible.
Respond to inquiries from law enforcement personnel, State Attorney’s Office, and citizens concerning property & evidence.
Conduct property & evidence purges through destruction, auctions, charitable donations or conversion to city use and complete the necessary paperwork and computer entries to finalize the process.
Forward and/or retrieve items to be analyzed/processed to FDLE, SCSO, ASPD Lab, or other agencies as required. Maintain computer records for all items entering and leaving the property & evidence storage facility.
Preserve digital evidence items stored within a cloud based evidence storage system. Provide copies of digital recordings or paper documents when requested by the State Attorney’s Office or to a member of the Police
Department.
Work independently with minimal supervision. Be able to organize and track inventory with a high degree of accuracy. Effectively communicate with supervisors and coworkers on duties and tasks related to the property &
evidence facility. Effectively communicate with other employees, managers, and citizens both verbally and in writing.
Deliver evidence to court and testify on the disposition and/or chain of custody of evidence. Drive to and from work sites. Perform additional duties as assigned. Be available for emergency call-outs.
Submit quarterly reports detailing the number of items received in the facility as well as the number of items disposed.
Adhere to the requirements of the department’s Drug Free Workplace Program including non-use of tobacco products during working hours (DRUG TESTING WILL BE REQUIRED