Criminalist

Stafford, TX
Stafford Police Department
  • Attend specialized training courses to maintain proficiency in identification and evidence collection and processing tasks,
  • Process and photograph crime/incident scenes for various types of evidence,
  • Check evidence lockers daily and collect, properly process and store evidence seized by others,
  • Maintain secured evidence storage room and files,
  • Dispose of or release seized items as directed by court order or valid procedures,
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of identification and evidence gathering supplies and equipment for departmental use,
  • Maintain evidence and photographic processing room and equipment,
  • Coordinate identification and evidence related activities with Stafford police personnel and other agencies,
  • Assist other agencies on request as directed by division lieutenant,
  • Maintain booking room equipment and supplies,
  • Maintain photographic line-up albums and/or computer files,
  • Review offense reports daily,
  • Prepare preliminary and supplemental case reports,
  • Research manual and computer records,
  • Input data into various computer files as directed by policy and/or supervisory personnel,
  • Prepare charts, graphs, or other aids for court testimony,
  • Testify in courts,
  • Conduct in-service training for police personnel, and
  • Perform other tasks as directed by supervisory personnel.
  • Subject to 24 hour recall: The City reserves the right to require an employee in this position to work overtime including during emergency situations (defined as any natural or man-made disaster that may or may not necessitate the relocation of City personnel or citizens). In the event of an emergency and/or a required evacuation, the incumbent may be required to remain at work to provide needed services or perform essential duties for the benefit of the general public including services or duties different from those performed in the normal course and scope of the position.

Salary

$23.06 – $28.82 per hour

Final Filing Date

Open until filled

Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid Texas driver's license.
  • Have at least four years' experience as a police officer, or have at least two years' experience working as a criminalist for a law enforcement agency.
  • Certified in all or some of the following preferred: crime scene investigation, fingerprint comparison, photography, and blood spatter