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Latent Print Crime Scene Tech-Part Time | Police – Support Services| REQ – 1273
Job Family: Professional Technical
Posting Start Date: 08/11/2020 | Closing: Open Until Filled
Minimum Hourly Rate: $17.13
Hours: Various days and hours
PRIMARY DUTY: Under basic supervision, processes evidence for latent prints and other trace evidence for the Waco Police Department (WPD).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Processes and preserves crime scene and accident scene evidence to aid in criminal and civil prosecutions; takes legal custody of fingerprints and other trace evidence; makes physical and automated (AFIS) fingerprint comparisons; prepares evidence for court presentations; takes fingerprints from suspects and public and processes as needed; assists other WPD Officers and Technicians as requested.
- Processes, secures and maintains the inventory of WPD evidence and preserves the legal chain of custody in compliance with state laws, City policies and WPD quality standards; documents handling of evidence; maintains activity logs and generates reports.
Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.
- Performs other duties as required or assigned.
- May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City-wide emergency.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- Driving is essential.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
City policies and procedures.
Policies, rules and regulations governing the management of property and evidence records.
Principles and practices of confidential records management and file maintenance.
Latent fingerprint recovery, processing, classification, analysis and comparisons.
Processing and organizing numerous items of evidence in an orderly fashion for storage and retrieval.
Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software and entering information with speed and accuracy.
Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or a related field is required. One year of experience in crime scene processing, latent print development and fingerprint comparison is preferred: OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:
Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an ‘at-will’ relationship.
The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
The City of Waco provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Office at (254) 750-5740.
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