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Job title: Forensic Specialist - Civilian (Police)
Job location: College Station, TX 77840 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 03/27/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: $46,164 - $56,523

Medical • Dental • Vision • Prescription Drug Coverage • Holidays • Paid Vacation • Sick Leave • TMRS-Retirement (2:1 matching) • Deferred Compensation • Term Life AD&D • Dependent Life • Flex Benefits • Tuition Reimbursement

Job Classification

Job Category:Police

Job Description

Job description:
Under general supervision of the Criminal Investigations Division Sergeant, the Forensic Specialist is responsible for complex crime scene investigations as requested by appropriate authority to include, but not limited to: responding to the crime scene, collecting & preserving evidence and recording the scene in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures.


1. Respond to various types of crime scenes, as requested, and conduct technical investigations and searching and processing activities at the direction of the supervisor in charge, to include but not limited to: visually and physically examining the scene for recognition, collection and preservation of physical evidence; photographing the scene; and preparing detailed reports.

2. Secure and package physical evidence for scientific evaluation to include, identifying, collecting and marking all evidence at the scene in accordance to established departmental policies and procedures; transporting evidence to the department, ensuring that the evidentiary value of the evidence is maintained; and preserving all evidence in the proper manner.

3. Maintain a thorough working knowledge of all laws, statutory and case, pertaining to search and seizure of evidence.

4. Maintain a high degree of proficiency in lifting, developing, comparing, and classifying fingerprints, including proficient knowledge of pertinent laws and a proficiency in equipment operation. Compares unknown fingerprints with known samples and attempts to make proper identification.

5. Maintain an evidence processing facility, along with all necessary supplies.

6. Process items of evidence collected by members of the department as necessary.

7. Prepare investigative reports as necessary.

8. Provide testimony in court, as required, on an occasional basis and perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:

Associates Degree in criminal justice, chemistry, natural science or related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three (3) years directly related experience which includes field experience or an extensive internship in a practical setting with a reputable department or laboratory; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Ability to maintain good and accurate records. Ability to work with and train other employees in crime scene processing. Ability to complete required training including: fingerprint comparison courses, latent print development courses; digital or forensic photography courses, and crime scene investigation courses
Ability to respond to major crime scenes on a 24-hour basis, upon request
Knowledge of criminal investigation procedures, including photograph
Working knowledge of forensic science principles. Valid Texas Driver’s License.


Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, chemistry, natural science or related field.

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