Forensics Technician

Position:Forensics Technician
Division:Criminal Investigations
Salary:$35,100 – $51,120
Deadline:Until Filled

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Forensic Technician performs technical work in criminal identification matters to include photography, collection and preservation of evidence, processing for latent fingerprints, examining biological substances, and physical documentation of crime scenes. The employee will work with investigative units both within and outside the agency. The Forensic Technician can be called upon to testify in court, hearings and depositions, and may participate in Sheriff’s Office recruitment and community activities. The employee will perform any other duties that may be assigned. See Job description in Human Resources for further information.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science or a biological discipline to include coursework in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and statistics to satisfy FDLE requirements. The degree earned must be from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Must be able to be cross-trained in the Preliminary DNA Pre-Screening Laboratory.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to express oneself clearly, concisely and effectively.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and provide 24/7 on-call support on a rotating basis.
  • 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 work in limited service locations as attics, crawl spaces, under vehicles.
  • Must be able to distinguish colors.
  • Must be able to tolerate strong or foul odors.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
THE OSCEOLA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
2601 E. IRLO BRONSON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY
KISSIMMEE, FL 34744
407-344-5240

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 407-348-1130. REQUESTS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO THE JOB APPLICATION PROCESS MUST BE MADE FIVE (5) DAYS IN ADVANCE.
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