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ISP Forensic Evidence Specialist

Posting Begin Date: 2024/07/09
Posting End Date: 2024/07/22
Category: Administrative Asst
Sub Category: Office and Administrative Support
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Meridian, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 19.04
Maximum Salary: 19.04
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Idaho State Police - Meridian, Idaho

State of Idaho Opportunity

Forensic Evidence Specialist


Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

This announcement is being used to fill an Idaho State Police (ISP) Forensic Evidence Specialist in Meridian, Idaho. ISP Forensic Evidence Specialists must possess highly developed interpersonal skills to effectively coordinate the demands of user agencies. Incumbents work with people from all social and economic backgrounds and deal with information that is of an extremely sensitive and confidential nature. Incumbents also routinely handle toxic/carcinogenic and corrosive chemicals as well as biological material. They will be required to have a vaccination for certain infectious diseases or sign a declination. The position requires standing for approximately six hours a day. Subject matter in this position includes routine exposure that is graphic in nature: i.e., autopsy photos, body parts, body fluids, and explicit case reports. The incumbent may be subpoenaed to testify in court as they are considered experts in forensic evidence management and any approved technical duties. This position works within a team environment. Performs related work.

All Idaho State Police Forensic Laboratories are accredited by A2LA and to the ISO 17025 Standard. State Police Forensic Laboratories serve state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies; state and county prosecutors; and public defenders. 

PLEASE NOTE: The successful applicant will be required to complete a background investigation, polygraph examination and comply with our drug policy. Please review all Idaho State Police Professional Qualifications that includes the agency drug policy.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
 • Maintain established standards of laboratory cleanliness, safety, and efficiency.

• Follow analytical methods and the quality and safety procedures.

• Provide expert testimony when applicable.

• Report deficiencies to supervisor.

• Manage, maintain, and handle forensic evidence including drugs, chemicals, biological fluids, blood/semen stained items, guns/ammunition, and objects for fingerprint testing. 

• Manage administrative systems and related support functions for the forensic laboratory office.

• Assist in the triage of incoming cases for evidence intake and routing purposes.

• Provide direct support services to forensic scientists and external customers. 

• Develop/maintain administrative office records systems.

• Provide training to local law enforcement agency staff in operating the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) data entry and tracking system, proper techniques of evidence packaging, receipt, handling, preservation, storage, and reporting in all forensic science disciplines.

• Provide direct technical assistance to external customers via telephone and in person.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Good knowledge of:

  • Office, record, and data management principles.

Typically gained by at least two college courses in a related subject area OR at least two years or applicable work experience in a related field.

  • MS-Windows-based computer operating software programs (database, word processing, spreadsheet)Experience: Assessing and applying guidance imposed by statute, regulation, policy, or procedure Composing and proofreading business correspondence MQ Specialties: Education or Experience: Providing customer service and customer communication.

Typically gained by at least two college courses in a related subject area OR at least two years or applicable work experience in a related field.

Experience: 

  • Assessing and applying guidance imposed by statute, regulation, policy, or procedure.

          Typically gained by at least six months of applicable work experience in a related field.

  • Composing and proofreading business correspondence.

         Typically gained by at least six months of applicable work experience in a related field.

  • Providing customer service and customer communication.

         Typically gained by at least six months of applicable work experience in a related field.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience using spreadsheet software to create and modify electronic worksheets and design and print graphs 
  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat 
  • College chemistry coursework
  • Certification with the International Association of Property and Evidence

Benefits:

The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html.*

EEO/ADA/Veteran:

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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