Crime Scene Unit Technician - City of Odessa

Status: Full-time position

Location: Odessa, TX

Salary: $2394

Deadline Date: Until Filled

Date Available:

Job Summary: Require the highest degree of individual integrity, dependability and trustworthiness in the collection, processing, involved preserving and the protecting the integrity and chain of custody of all evidence recovered from crime scenes and criminal investigations until a proper court disposition is researched. Is a member of the custodian of evidence team responsible for all incoming and outgoing criminal evidence collected or seized by members of the Odessa Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

Qualifications: Must successfuly complete the following before your application can be considered for an interview--
Typing test with score of 20 wpm with 7 or less errors.
Completion of a personal history packet required. Must pass the following selection criteria--
Background investigation, polygraph, oral interview, medical physical, drug screen.

Minimum of a high school diploma or GED certification, an Associate Degree is preferred.

Two years work experience in any field.

Possess a valid Texas Driver License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to deal with irrational/emotional people. Ability to deal effectively with co-workers, supervisors and the general public. Ability to read, write, understand and follow oral and written instructions. Basic knowledge of computers and basic math. Must have skills in written and verbal communication; speak clearly and distinctly. Maintain neat personal appearance for contact with the public. Be able to perform repetitious work over extended periods of time and be well organized. Subject to 24-hour call, seven days week including holidays, out to crime scenes to collect and process criminal evidence. Subject to 24 hour call, seven days a week, including holidays, out to crime scenes to collect and process criminal evidence.

Skills Test
Keyboarding Test - 20 wpm with 10 or less errors.

Duties: Invoice and inventory all documents and/or weigh all incoming or outgoing criminal evidence in an established departmental evidence and property system.
Process and document all forensic analysis of criminal evidence conducted with the crime scene unit lab or evidence sent for analysis at state, federal or private laboratories.
Process and classify latent and ink prints.
Develop film after photographing crimes scenes.
Attend autopsies to obtain evidence and/or photograph or fingerprint deceased victims.
Prepare documents for final disposition of abandoned property, court destruction notices and property designated to be sold at City auctions.
Attend and perform court ordered destruction of criminal evidence.
Possess good verbal skills that will render effective and successful court testimony in criminal and civil proceedings.
Operate the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and mini lab photography processor after training.
Perform other duties as assigned.

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