Forensic Evidence Technician job vacancy in Department of State Police – Jobs in Massachusetts

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Job Details
Company Name : Department of State Police
Company Location : Sudbury, MA 01776
Job Position : Forensic Evidence Technician
Job Category : Jobs in Massachusetts

Job Description :

Incumbents perform the following:

Receive, log, weigh, process, package, record, store, retrieve and otherwise handle forensic evidence submitted to the crime laboratory or satellite laboratories in conformance with established procedures for scientific analysis, including firearms, biohazard materials, toxic narcotic items, latent prints, items for fingerprint and footwear impressions, and volatile, flammable, incendiary and/or explosive materials.

Determine the proper category for submitted forensic evidence items, such as Bomb/Arson,Criminalistics, Crime Scene Services, or Toxicology. Determine the appropriate status of the case, i.e., new submission, supplemental submission or resubmission, using information provided by the submitting agency and laboratory guidelines to ensure correct intake of forensic evidence.

Assign identification numbers and log items of evidence into laboratory information management systems.

Dry all damp, wet and decomposed articles submitted per evidence handling protocols to ensure the integrity of evidence subjected to scientific analysis. Handle other forms of forensic evidence such as firearms, broken glass, syringes, malodorous materials, body parts, bodily fluids, photographs, caustic, toxic, carcinogenic and other hazardous substances and materials in conformance with all applicable policies, procedures and protocols for evidence


Package, secure, and document all evidence containers per evidence control protocols, paying particular attention to victim-suspect evidence segregation.

Ensure continuity in the chain of custody of forensic evidence by following applicable laboratory policies and procedures and maintaining data in appropriate tracking systems in order to accurately locate evidence in any stage of custody.

Prepare receipts and pull evidence to be released to submitting agencies. Return evidence to the submitting agency after scientific analysis has been completed.

Process evidence or other materials for disposal and conduct periodic evidence destruction per applicable evidence control standards. Monitor and track evidence as it is moved through a laboratory system for multiples examinations by scientific staff or through judicial / criminal justice proceedings. Maintain accountability for the evidence chain of custody by generating complete written and electronic documentation from initial intake to final disposition.

Testify in court as a material witness during criminal trials or during other legal

proceedings regarding evidence control and work performed in relation to evidence control for specific cases.

Respond to inquiries from law enforcement investigators or attorneys regarding the status or location of forensic evidence. Receive telephone and/ or written requests from law enforcement agencies for case information and handle appropriately by answering questions, taking messages, and referring inquirers to correct parties or information sources.

Receive visitors, including law enforcement officers, to central evidence control locations within a crime laboratory and route and direct them to appropriate parties. Provide technical assistance and advice to laboratory staff and other evidence control stakeholders in order to exchange information, resolve problems, and ensure compliance with established policies, procedures

and standards for evidence control. Provide scientific personnel with information on cases to aid in forensic evidence analysis.

Provide technical assistance and assist with the training of law enforcement officials and other requesting parties on the correct packaging, preserving, and submission of forensic evidence.

Perform routine office support duties such as processing mail, typing letters and memoranda, photocopying, faxing, filing, participating in inventory counts, ordering unit supplies and materials, maintaining paperwork and assisting with special projects pertinent to evidence control as assigned. Complete data entry relative to evidence submissions and prepare related hard files and records.


This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate from an accredited institution or governmental unit.
Incumbents are required to have a current and valid motor vehicle operator’s license at a class level specific to assignment.
Additionally, Forensic Evidence Technicians must have the ability to obtain and renew a Massachusetts License to Carry a Firearm, including Class A Large Capacity Firearms.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title
: Forensic Evidence Technician
Primary Location
: United States-Massachusetts-Sudbury-59 Horse Pond Road
: Laboratory Services
: Department of State Police
: Full-time
: Day
Job Posting
: Oct 31, 2022, 1:54:08 PM
Number of Openings
: 3
: 53,753.96 – 74,528.48 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator
: Detective Lieutenant Anthony Dear – 508-820-2210
Bargaining Unit
: 01-NAGE – Clerical/Administrative
: No
Hybrid Work Eligible
: No

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