Position: Forensics Technician
Division: Support Services
Salary: $37,924 – $55,367
Deadline: Until Filled

Job Description

The Forensic Technician, periodically under potentially hazardous conditions and/or in contact with potentially hazardous substances, performs technical work in criminal identification matters to include photography, collection, and preservation of evidence, processing for latent fingerprints, the examination of biological substances, and the physical documentation of crime scenes. The employee will work with investigative units both within and outside the agency which requires good communication skills and interpersonal contact with others. The Forensic Technician will be required to produce and issue reports on their findings and will be called upon to testify in court hearings and depositions, and may participate in Sheriff’s Office recruitment and community activities. The Forensic Technician must be organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task.

Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science or a biological discipline to include completed coursework in Statistics as well as at least two (2) of the following three (3) courses: Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry to satisfy FDLE requirements. The completion of all three (3) courses is preferred. The degree earned must be from a regionally accredited college.
  • Must have a valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Must successfully complete civilian defensive driving within 3 months of transfer.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and be on-call.
  • Must be able to work in inclement/extreme weather and biological environments and be able to tolerate strong or foul odors.
  • Must be able to work in limited-service locations such as attics, crawl spaces, under vehicles.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to take and process photos and videos.
  • Ability to operate specialized equipment to include metal detectors, FARO 3-D scanning, Total station, Foray Imaging System, and Photo Lab equipment.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to express oneself clearly, concisely, and effectively.
  • Ability to maintain records with computer entries, written reports, and sketches.
  • Must possess initiative and be able to prioritize duties to meet deadlines.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to push or lift up to 50 pounds; bend, stoop, twist, kneel, crouch and have repetitive motion ability, and be able to walk, sit or stand for long periods.
  • Must be able to distinguish colors.
  • See Job Description for further information

OSCEOLA COUNTY SUPPORTS THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990. APPLICANTS WITH A DISABILITY MAY REQUEST REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS THROUGHOUT THE JOB APPLICATION PROCESS BY CALLING 407-344-5240. REQUESTS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO THE JOB APPLICATION PROCESS MUST BE MADE FIVE(5) DAYS IN ADVANCE.

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We encourage veterans, service members and their spouses and family members to apply for employment with this agency; applicants will receive preference and priority in hiring decisions.