Forensic Evidence Technician

Cheyene, WY
Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation
Salary: $2,962.00-$3,702.00 Monthly

For the Division of Criminal Investigation, perform a variety of physical evidence and administrative duties associated with evidence in support of a supervisor and for other staff members which requires considerable judgment; receive, log, store and dispose of forensic evidence submitted by division, local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to the DCI for either internal storage or laboratory analysis.

Salary $2,962.00 – $3,702.00 Monthly


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

Receive, log, store and dispose of forensic evidence
Data entry of forensic samples
Maintain and control all items of evidence received by the crime laboratory
Conduct POST training classes to state and local law enforcement agencies in the areas of evidence packaging, laboratory submittal procedures and requirements for known reference samples
Conduct evidence destruction in accordance with Orders of Disposition/Destruction
Coordinate with and assist local agencies for destruction of contraband materials upon request
Respond to requests for transfer of evidence to court proceedings; return evidence to agents/officers for disposition maintaining the chain of custody
Perform a variety of tasks in the collection of evidence found at crime scenes
Compile and type reports
Summarize information
Testify as an official witness in legal proceedings
Respond to inquiries and other duties as assigned
Inventory specialized supplies and general supplies used by technicians and forensic analysts
Prepare for subpoena to give testimony regarding handling and security of evidence




Knowledge of general evidence collection and examination procedures using a variety of technical equipment, materials, and processes
Knowledge of federal/state laws regarding search and seizure of physical evidence
Knowledge of rules and regulations concerning the handling of criminal evidence
Knowledge of courtroom procedures
Knowledge of criminal justice system, in particular, knowledge of the legal requirements for the chain of custody of evidence
Knowledge of office organization; skill in office management
Knowledge of legal evidence collection, examination, legal chain of custody and laboratory procedure
Knowledge of courtroom procedures
Knowledge of general evidence collection and examination procedures using a variety of technical equipment, materials and processes
Skill in handling, maintaining and controlling all items of evidence received
Skill in communicating clearly both oral and written to explain functions and tasks to others, including court proceedings
Skill in developing and maintaining working relationships with agency personnel, other law enforcement and government agencies, crime labs and district and county attorney's offices
Ability to give advice, train, and/or present about evidence collection, handling and examination to law enforcement, investigators and attorneys
Ability to travel
Ability to attend various training schools and pass/maintain required certifications
Ability to use computers and computer aided technology (Software/hardware/peripheral items)
Ability to learn job-related material through structural lecture and reading
Ability to prepare accurate and complete reports
Ability to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar
Ability to handle tedious, repetitious and detail-oriented tasks
Ability to maintain confidentiality of investigations and corresponding involved evidence
Ability to work overtime when necessary


Associate's Degree (typically in Science)

0-2 years of progressive work experience in (Forensic Crime)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Valid Driver's License


Education & Experience Substitution:
2-4 years of progressive work experience in (Forensic Crime)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Valid Driver's License

Necessary Special Requirements


Ability to lift 20 to 25 pounds daily.
Subject to being on-call 24/7 for response to field crime scenes.
Ability to move objects weighing less than 50 lbs. short and long distances


FLSA: Non-Exempt
All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly
Successful applicants are required to pass a background investigation