The Tallahassee Police Department has an opening for a civilian Forensic Specialist I position. The job posting should be available starting May 26th, 2018 on the City of Tallahassee’s website and ending on June 9th, 2018. Information about the position is included below as well as instruction on how to apply for the position.
Job Title: Forensic Specialist I
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Department Name: Tallahassee Police Department
This is skilled technical investigative forensic police work at the full performance level in processing crime scenes, including documenting, collecting, and preserving physical evidence and fingerprints and performing technical photographic work. Work is performed under the supervision of the Forensic Unit Supervisor and is reviewed through observation, written and oral reports, and results obtained.
ESSENTIAL AND OTHER IMPORTANT JOB DUTIES
Searches for, collects and preserves physical evidence from crime scenes for reconstruction. Processes evidence at or from crime scenes for latent prints, impression evidence, biological evidence, trace evidence, firearms, tool marks, chemistry, computer and other physical evidence. Photographs crime scenes, bloodstain patterns for analysis, bullet paths for trajectory analysis and latent fingerprint evidence for comparison purposes. Prepares crime scene sketches and measurements for reconstructing crime scene. Attends autopsies to document and/or impound evidence and fingerprint the deceased. Prepares and files reports stating results of examination; presents testimony in criminal cases for identification and physical evidence comparison. Prepares court exhibits and preserves material significant for court presentation. Maintains written and computer log of all investigations. Maintains equipment and supplies assigned. Maintains crime scene vehicle. Assists in maintaining a clean working environment within the crime scene section. Attends specialized schools and short courses pertaining to new or improved methods that have been developed. Provides assistance to the public as needed and performs in-house fingerprinting, photography and other miscellaneous support tasks. Performs related work as required.
Other Important Duties
Assists in class instruction to new recruits. Conducts tours for general public, city officials, and other law enforcement agencies. Performs related work as required.
Minimum Training & Experience
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in physical, biological or forensic science; or possession of a non-science bachelor’s degree and one year of forensics experience that includes fingerprint classification, crime scene investigation, crime scene photography, or law enforcement experience with a recognized law enforcement agency, accredited forensic laboratory or institution in the field of crime scene or other forensic discipline; or possession of an Associate’s of Science degree in physical, biological or forensic science and two years of the aforementioned experience; or possession of a high school diploma and four years of the aforementioned experience. A Master’s of Science degree in physical, biological or forensic science may substitute for one year of the required experience.
Necessary Special Requirements
Must possess a valid Class E State driver’s license at the time of appointment.
Applicants should truthfully complete the Criminal History Questions on the City Employment Application. Any omissions, falsifications, misstatements, or misrepresentations of the information provided may disqualify an applicant.
The top applicant chosen for this position will be required to complete and pass a Truth Verification Examination prior to an employment offer being made.
For the complete job specification, listing major job functions and duties for this job classification, go to http://www.talgov.com/hr/hr-job-descriptions.aspx.
How to Apply
Only On-Line applications will be accepted for this vacancy. Remember, you must complete all sections of the on-line application, including education and work history, even if you also submit a resume. If you need additional information about how to complete your on-line application, see our Application page at http://www.talgov.com/hr/openings.cfm.
If you have a disability requiring accommodations, please call 850-891-8214 Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or TDD 711, at least 48 hours, (excluding weekends and holidays), prior to the application deadline.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Tallahassee is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.