Police Forensics Technician

City of Savannah - Savannah, GA3.9

$19.95 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 08/15/19

CLOSING DATE: 08/29/19

The position is responsible for collecting, identifying and preserving evidence at crime scenes.


Collects, identifies, and preserves physical evidence at crime scenes under conditions that may be disagreeable or unpleasant.

Responds to and processes violent crime scenes with exposure to body fluids and wastes.

Documents crime scenes by means of photography and processes images.

Retrieves physical evidence in accordance with strict approved procedures to eliminate the department's liability.

Processes evidence collected and submitted by personnel of SPD or other jurisdictions, as needed.

Prepares detailed sketches and scale diagrams of crime scenes.

Prepares required documents for court presentations and provides technical testimony in criminal court cases.

Maintains "Chain of custody" and integrity of all evidence items.

Provides written reports summarizing activities.

Maintains accurate records and security of sensitive information and materials.

Completes various crime scene reports.

Provides digital imaging services for department and outside requests.

Fingerprints suspects and applicants, ensure suitability of latent prints for comparison, files fingerprint cards for future referral.

Completes various clerical tasks dealing with evidence collection and identification to include completion of GBI lab submittals.

Maintains supplies for crime scene vehicle.

Serves as department liaison with medical examiner's office.

Inputs information and conducts research with computer system

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Associates' Degree in Criminal Justice, Forensics, or Biology; plus three years investigation and/or forensic experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid driver's license required. Forensic Certification preferred. Must be able to obtain Forensics certification in the State of Georgia within three (3) years. Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, and post offer/pre-employment medical screen required. Verification of education, certification and licenses will be required prior to employment. Work Location: 3401 Edwin St. Normal Work Schedule: varies

The City of Savannah is a Veteran-friendly employer.


Knowledge of police investigation techniques.

Knowledge of evidence collection and handling procedures and regulations.

Knowledge of proper precautions and safety regulations for possible hazardous materials.

Knowledge of modern principles, practices, and procedures of law enforcement.

Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Knowledge of department rules and regulations.

Knowledge in the preparation and presentation of criminal case materials and testimony.

Skill in the use of photographic and related equipment.

Skill in processing, documenting and securing evidence collected and/or submitted.

Skill in the operation of computers and other standard office equipment.

Skill in research, analysis, filing, investigation, planning, and organizational techniques.

Skill in oral and written communication.