OPS Evidence Technician
Job Title: OPS Evidence Technician
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 46522
Department This is a part-time position located in Tanner Hall with the Florida State University Police Department.Equal Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdfResponsibilities This position is primarily responsible for the management of all property and evidence seized or obtained by the Florida State University Police Department. Responsible for the processing of crime scene, collection of evidence, and submission of evidence for laboratory testing. Prepares evidence for court.
Responsible for assisting with the management of incoming property and evidence submitted by law enforcement staff to include classification, packing, filing, storage, and submission of property to laboratories.
Assists with processing of evidence at crime scenes and at the police station, to include but not limited to fingerprinting, photographing, diagramming, cast impression construction, seizure of trace evidence, seizure of large evidence, collection of serological evidence and preservation of biological evidence. Includes the collection and preservation of other hazardous evidence to include drugs, firearms, and sharps.
Interact with the public in the proper return of impounded property from arrests, recovered stolen property, found property, and the final disposition of unclaimed property.
Assists with the management of records pertaining to impounded property and evidence. Utilizes computer records management systems.
Assists law enforcement officers and investigators with information concerning the proper processing and collection of evidence at crime scenes. May conduct training and compile information for the department related to the proper handling of evidence. Assists in serving search warrants for subsequent evidence collection.
Testifies in court concerning the collection, management, and submission of forensic evidence.
This position will be required to complete the Bloodborne pathogen training, Evidence-handling and processing class (FDLE or recognized law enforcement training facility), and Crime scene photography class. Will also assist with other special duties as assigned.Qualifications A high school diploma or equivalency, plus four (4) years of experience.
Ability to adhere to ethical business practices and promote ethical behavior.
Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to convey technical information to technical and non-technical users.
Ability to deal with crises and manage sensitive information.
Ability to demonstrate critical thinking based upon in-depth data, substantiating information, considering and respecting others' input, personal values, and ethics.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to organize, categorize, and process evidence.
Ability to conduct audits and investigations.
Ability to meet project deadlines.
Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment.
Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
Ability to utilize problem-solving skills
Ability to utilize technical skills.
Knowledge of and ability to identify safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment.
Knowledge of applicable computer applications and basic computer functions.
Knowledge of office practices, procedures, and etiquette.
Knowledge of emergency communications and hazard response practices, procedures, and protocols.
Ability to differentiate emergency from non-emergency situations.
A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain upon hire.Preferred Experience in evidence and crime scenes preferred.
Experience in law enforcement environments, specifically office settings, preferred.Anticipated Salary Range Pay is $15.00 per hour.Pay Plan This is an OPS/temporary Job.Schedule Schedule may vary and will be 29 hours per week, unless otherwise specified.Criminal Background Check Per Section 110.1127, Florida Statutes, a Level 2 Criminal History Background Check shall be conducted for positions of special trust or responsibility (See policy 4-OP-C-7-B11 Criminal History Background Checks). As defined by Section 435.04, Florida Statues, a Level 2 background check shall include, but need not be limited to: fingerprinting for statewide criminal history records checks through the Department of Law Enforcement, and national criminal history records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.Affordable Care Act OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees that meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information, please visit the following website regarding the Affordable Care Act, http://hr.fsu.edu/?page=benefits/insurance/insurance_home&ops=1.Tobacco Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.