28 days old

Police Laboratory Technician

City of Salem
Salem, OR 97301
  • Job Code
    140174713
Salary: $36.61 - $48.20 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0426-01
Location: Salem, OR
Department: Police Department

Job Summary
Are you interested in a part-time career with the Salem Police Department? Do you have education and/or experience working in a forensic crime lab? The City of Salem is recruiting for a part-time Police Laboratory Technician!

The Police Laboratory Technician performs work in the operation of a laboratory and/or in the field at crime scenes. The work involves processing evidence and investigating minor to major crime scenes, using established physical, technical, and/or chemical techniques and recording results by means of notes, photographs and lift cards. This position will also provide clerical and administrative assistance in the office or field settings. We are looking for candidates with a strong skill set in writing detailed reports based on actions and findings that are legible, accurate, comprehensive, and intelligent. Must be eligible to be certified by Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) as a user.

Employees in this classification work under general supervision of a higher-level manager and/or supervisor and may receive general direction from lead worker(s). Work is ordinarily performed independently, subject to inspection in progress or upon completion by a supervisor, lead worker, or quality assurance manager.

The work schedule will primarily be during business hours Monday through Friday; however, weekend or after-hours work may be a necessity based upon a rotational schedule for call outs. This position is traditionally housed in an office environment but based upon call outs; may work in inclement weather.

What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Must pass the pre-employment drug test and pre-employment background check.
  • Must pass criminal background check necessary to obtain Criminal Justice Information System clearance and Law Enforcement Data System certification within 30 days of hire (clearance must be maintained throughout employment).
  • Must have Oregon Class C driver's license and a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards
  • Associate's degree in criminalistics, police science, chemistry, biology, laboratory science, criminal justice or criminal forensics, or a related field with completion of a minimum 8 units of photography, crime scene investigation, fingerprinting or criminalistics; and two years of professional relevant work experience detecting, lifting, retrieving and comparing latent prints from crime scenes, or providing direct assistance to forensic identification specialists or other law enforcement investigation professionals conducting field investigations; or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the examples of work.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Police Lab Tech or view by clicking here.

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at www.cityofsalem.net/jobs .

The listed work examples are illustrative of the classification level and not intended to list all duties typically assigned to this classification. Employees may do all or some of the listed duties, or other related duties. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. It is as well intended to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Posted: 2021-06-28 Expires: 2021-07-29
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