Forensic Evidence Specialist

Job Summary

Under limited supervision, provide a variety of support tasks in the Office of the Meidcal Examiner. This includes but is not limited to: receiving evidence from law enforcement agencies; inspecting evidence for proper labeling, sealing, and packaging; documenting evidence received in to the Laboratory Information Management System; transferring evidence to Forensic Scientists for analysis; and storage and returning of evidence upon completion of analysis.

Training and Experience

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent GED.
  • Appropriate skills for the position.

Requirement

Security clearance.

Major Duties

  • Safeguards and maintains the integrity of all evidence and chain of custody in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Maintains organization and general cleanliness of evidence and file storage areas
  • Coordinates activity between submitting agencies and the Laboratory in the handling of evidence.
  • Acts as an interface between the Laboratory, submitting agencies and District Attorney’s Office.
  • Provides administrative support functions to assist the Director, Laboratory Managers and Laboratory Staff.
  • Appears in court to testify as to the procedures followed during receipt, storage, and transfer of evidence throughout the Laboratory.
  • Conducts inventories of all evidence and supervises the release, destruction and subsequent paperwork of same.
  • Archives, maintains, stores and organizes case folders.

The above statements reflect a general description of this position and are not intended to be an all inclusive list of tasks which an employee may be assigned.