Crime Technician

San Leandro, CA
Alameda County Sheriff's Office

Under general supervision, performs a variety of manual and automated crime data collection, research and analysis for the enhancement of law enforcement operations Incumbents in this classification, found within the Sheriff’s Office, are responsible for performing research analysis on criminal, current and cold cases.

FILING DEADLINE 3/4/2020 5:00:00 PM
SALARY $34.20 – $41.13/hour; $71,136.00 – $85,550.40/year


1. Reviews and prepares case report packets for distribution to DA’s office, Investigations Sergeant, Captain and individual investigators.
2. Assist Investigation Unit and Investigators with case research, cold case summarizing, reviewing and transcribing covert tapes, evidence collection, crime scene assistance, media, scheduling, file organization, presentations and operation plan development.
3. Identifies open crime cases with solvability factors, develops and updates various computer databases used to track open cases. Develops suspect information for investigative follow up and distributes information internally and externally as directed.
4. Develops and updates various computer databases to meet staff requests to investigative information. Performs direct input or downloads information from multiple data files.
5. Provides assistance to Investigators and other Sheriff’s Office personnel on specialized law enforcement computer programs and software such as Accruint, Locate Plus, Cal Photo, Mugs and APB Net.
6. Acts as a liaison with outside agencies used to assist in law enforcement investigations.
7. Maintains accurate records and files related to work performed.
8. May serve as departmental liaison with families who are victims of violent crime in conjunction with or in the absence of an Investigations Officer.
9. Operates a variety of standard office equipment and may drive a County or personal vehicle to attend meetings and training sessions.


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The equivalent of three years of full-time experience as a Sheriff's Technician or equivalent or higher level class in the Alameda County classified service working with law enforcement, criminal justice or court related policies, procedures and practices.



The equivalent of four years of full-time paraprofessional experience in a criminal justice, law enforcement, or court related policies, procedures and practices.


Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, criminal justice or field related work to the work may be substituted for two of the required four years of experience.


May require possession of a valid California driver's license.