Criminalist Job Description Sample
Evidence Analyst Crim I Or II
Evidence Analyst Crim I or II Print Apply Evidence Analyst Crim I or II Salary $39,312.00 - $60,611.20 Annually Location Boise, ID Job Type Full Time Regular Department Crime Lab Job Number 04552 Closing 1/24/2018 5:00 PM Mountain
Questions Summary Statement Performs complex technical duties and professional forensic science methods in crime scene investigations. Collects, identifies, classifies and performs a broad range of complex, multi-level examinations and analysis of physical evidence both at the crime scene, as well as in a controlled laboratory environment.
Maintains the integrity of evidence. Testifies in court as an expert witness. Works independently under general supervision.
We are testing for a Criminalist I or II. Please attach a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position. Essential Functions Performs microscopic, chemical, comparative and/or other scientific analysis methods in order to isolate, identify, develop, recover and preserve latent impressions.
Conducts comparative analysis of latent impressions with known impressions. Utilizes established forensic science methods during the latent examination process and verifies conclusions made by other latent examiners. Evaluates latent impressions submitted to the lab.
Scans, photographs, traces, identifies positions, and determines minutiae in latent impressions. Utilizes fingerprint databases to identify possible candidates. (50%) Examines, identifies, analyzes and evaluates physical evidence.
Applies scientific analytical methods to collect and document DNA and trace evidence such as hairs, fibers, blood, semen and saliva.
Directs and performs crime scene examinations and gathers physical evidence, photographs crime scenes, takes measurements and diagrams scenes. Collects, marks, and preserves evidence. Takes blood and/or semen specimens.
Takes impressions of shoes, tire tracks, tool marks, etc. Uses various chemicals, kits and supplies as required by crime scene and protocol. Provides close to general supervision at crime scenes to ensure proper methods are used during processing, collection, labeling, and transportation of evidence.
Assumes responsibility for and maintains integrity of evidence. Delegates tasks as necessary. Keeps immediate supervisor, co-workers and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.
Maintains established standards of laboratory cleanliness, safety and efficiency. (20%) Prepares latent prints, physical evidence or crime scene reconstruction information for court presentation or training purposes with specialized displays, graphs, charts and diagrams to scale, photo enlargements and related documentation. Interprets findings for department staff, other agencies or legal professionals. Acts as a technical expert and testifies in court as an expert witness regarding laboratory conclusions in an effective and accurate manner. (10%) Develops written analytical conclusions.
Provides technical and/or peer review of casework completed by other lab personnel to assure work quality and compliance with standards. Assists and provides input on employee performance. (10%) Provides training on analytical techniques, methods of comparative analysis, new testing methodologies and related practices, collection and packaging of evidence, and basic crime scene processing techniques. Maintains up to date knowledge of guidelines and accepted practices in the field of forensics. (10%) Performs other duties as assigned.
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100% Requirements Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training Requires education and/or experience to attain the following: Bachelor's degree in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice or related field, and three years of experience in law enforcement, forensics, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience; ability to successfully complete in-house and formalized latent print training in order to obtain latent print certification within 2 years from the International Association for Identification.
Functional knowledge of the principles and practices of chemical, microscopic, macroscopic and other scientific examination methods and procedures sufficient to evaluate, compare, and identify physical and fingerprint evidence; methods of comparing latent versus known impressions; laws, regulations, and the processes involved in the criminal justice system. Ability to accurately analyze and compare minute details; operate and maintain laboratory equipment; plan, manage, and prioritize a caseload; successfully engage in independent research, evaluation and validation activities; perform and document a broad range of routine and experimental analyses; practice deductive reasoning; develop tolerance toward sensitive, violent, or graphic material; maintain composure and control emotions in highly stressful circumstances; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, prosecutors, crime victims and personnel of other law enforcement and governmental agencies; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; prepare reports with a high degree of accuracy; present conclusions in a court of law as an expert witness; and serve as a scientific liaison to other entities in the criminal justice field; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.
Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science; Latent Print or other Forensic Certification from the International Association for Identification; knowledge of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems and training in criminal investigations. Licensing And Other Requirements Valid Idaho driver's license. Special Requirements All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.
Applicants must be able to pass, or have: Driving Record Check Polygraph Exam Drug Free Workplace: In accordance with the City of Boise Drug Free Workplace Regulation, this position is designated as safety sensitive and is subject to testing requirements including Post Offer Applicant Testing, Random Testing, Reasonable Suspicion, Post - Accident, etc.
Applicants will be required to submit to screening for illegal drug use prior to hire. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative pre-employment drug test. This position is required to exercise custodial responsibility for illegal drugs or precursors.
Working Conditions The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Efforts While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently lifting/carrying up to 10 lbs.
Also the employee is occasionally pushing/pulling up to 20 lbs. The noise level is occasionally moderate. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, smell, touch and feel.
Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Employees will sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach and grasp. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.
Working Environment The work environment will include inside conditions, outdoor weather conditions, extreme temperatures, in wet and humid conditions, with areas of dust, odors, mist, gases or other airborne matter. Employees work in/at heights, confined spaces and are exposed to mechanical, electrical hazards. Employees will also drive a vehicle as part of this position.
This position works at crime scenes which may be hazardous or unsanitary, located in houses, buildings, outdoors in adverse weather conditions, etc. Individuals will be regularly subjected to viewing evidence of violence or trauma, including graphic and disturbing crime scenes of homicide, sexual assault, robbery, traffic accidents, animal abuse, arson, and autopsy subjects (deceased persons, children and animals), and related evidence at all stages during the investigation and prosecution of crimes. Work includes protected exposure to infectious bacteria, bodily fluids, and chemicals.
Additional environmental conditions include: Work includes protected exposure to explosives. This position works: on call to respond to crime scenes as required.
Top talent deserves top notch benefits. The City is among the best in the Treasure Valley when it comes to the benefits and perks we offer our employees. Most positions are eligible for the general benefits listed here; fire fighters, police officers, senior managers, command staff, and directors may be offered other benefit plans. Healthcare
Low deductible medical, dental, and vision benefits at no cost for employee-only coverage, up to just $118 per month to cover your whole family as a regular full time employee. Retirement and Investment Plans
Public Employee's Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) provides a defined benefit retirement account with 100% vesting after 60 months of eligible service. 6.79% of your pre-tax wages go to the plan, and the City contributes 11.32%. Your retirement benefit is based on a formula which looks at your years of service and income and so creates a predictable retirement benefit not affected by changes in the investment market.
401(k) or 457 investment options are also available to complete your retirement plan with the City of Boise! As a general employee you will receive a match for your contributions up to 2% of your pre-tax wages.
The City puts money into a HRA VEBA for you to use to pay for health expenses after you leave City employment. Wellness Program
You can earn up to $500 per year by participating in optional wellness program activities and annual hosted health screening event.
Employee Assistance Program for short-term counseling on work, family, finances and personal issues. Paid Leave – City employees receive generous paid leave: + 8 hours of vacation per month, and this increases the longer you stay with the City + 10 paid holidays every year + 8 hours of sick leave per month
Up to six weeks Parental Leave Life & Long Term Disability-
Basic Life insurance at no cost to you
Long Term Disability insurance at no cost to you Other optional benefits –
Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account
Supplemental Life Insurance
Supplemental Disability Insurance
Rewards for using Alternative Transportation
Free Boise GreenBike membership
Free local bus pass
Discounted gym membership
AFLAC voluntary coverages
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We take our responsibility to Texans seriously and strive for excellent customer service through our professional attitude, competence and efficiency. Important notice: Read before you apply Veterans Preference:
To receive veterans preference, applicants must provide at least one the following documents with their State of Texas Application: a copy of the DD 214, member #4; a statement of compensation from the Veterans Benefits Administration; or a copy of the DD 1300. Applicable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes are included, but not limited to the following: 6052 Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_PublicSafety.pdf Veterans: Go to www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with translating your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets.
Current Opportunity: Forensic Scientist Internal/External TDI Employees and the General Public The Forensic Scientist conducts laboratory tests, analyses, classifications, comparisons, and identifications of physical evidence; interprets analytical results; and testifies as an expert witness. This position: performs specialized criminalist work involving advanced chemical analysis of fire debris evidence in criminal investigations, maintains security of evidence and prepares technical reports of scientific examination results; schedules court appearances; participates in proficiency testing and lab accreditation process; provides technical information to investigators and courts; and assists with special projects.
Qualifications Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in chemistry or another natural science. Education and experience relevant to position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. Additionally, this position requires:
Twenty-four hours of chemistry which must include two semesters of the following: general chemistry with laboratory; organic chemistry with laboratory; and analytical chemistry with laboratory. COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED WITH SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION This position requires the demonstrated knowledge of: proper evidence and hazardous chemical handling procedures; and the principles and practices of analytical chemistry and instrumentation. This position requires the demonstrated skill in: use of laboratory equipment and materials; and using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
This position requires the demonstrated ability to: conduct complex chemical and physical analyses; prepare technical reports; present scientific data in an understandable manner to lay juries; develop and maintain effective public relations; and communicate and work effectively with all levels of employees and the public. Position Details Opening Date: 11/20/2017 Functional Title:
Forensic Scientist Classification Title:
Forensic Scientist I Status: Internal/External TDI Employees and the General Public Application Deadline: Until Filled Pay Group:
B19 Monthly Salary: $3,520.33 Annual Salary: $42,244.00 Job Posting Number: 18-089 Division: State Fire Marshal s Office / Arson Lab Location: 7915 Cameron Road, Austin, Texas Travel Required: 20 % For more information, contact: HumanResources@tdi.texas.gov
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