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Forensic Science Technician 


This critical position involves work relative to a variety of technical duties, to include documenting investigations,recovering physical evidence, photographing crime scenes, attending autopsies, transporting forensic evidence to various laboratories, and testifying in court. The employee receives supervision from, and reports directly to, the Supervisor, Forensic Science Unit.

Position Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Forensics, or a natural science.
Experience as a criminal investigator from previous sworn law enforcement work, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Experience and training will be considered for candidates not currently holding a Bachelor’s Degree.
Knowledge of techniques for recovering and preserving physical evidence to include understanding the proper collection, processing and preservation procedures for touch DNA evidence.
Ability to document investigations with notes, sketches, and photographs.
Ability to successfully complete and maintain certification for Operation Test Shot weapons functionality training.
Must successfully complete NIBIN acquisition training upon hire (National Integrated Ballistic Information Network).
Ability to safely lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Must be available for call outs after normal work hours.
May be required to work days, evenings, and midnights to include weekends.
Ability to utilize a high level of discretion, good judgment, and confidentiality.
Possess a valid driver’s license.
Ability to pass a comprehensive background investigation.
Ability to pass random drug testing.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Salary $48,597  
Close Date 5/31/2019  
About the Organization The Charles County Sheriff's Office is a full-service law enforcement agency responsible for preventing and investigating crime, operating the county detention center and performing the court-related functions of a traditional Sheriff's Office.

With more than 600 sworn, corrections and civilian employees, the CCSO is the largest full-service Sheriff's Office in Maryland and one of the largest employers in Charles County. The CCSO has been accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement since 2001 and earned the Commission's Flagship Status in 2011, designating it as one of the best among accredited agencies.

Under the Office of the Sheriff, the Agency is comprised of ten divisions including Patrol,Support Services Division, Special Operations, Criminal Investigations, Corrections, Information Technology, Special Services, Executive Services, Administrative Services and Training.

The men and women of the Charles County Sheriff's Office are dedicated to service through superior performance. We believe mutual respect, trust and pride in our organization, combined with traditional values and innovative techniques, will ensure the community's right to a safe environment.

All full-time employees are offered competitive salaries, health benefits, retirement plans and other benefits, as well as a challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement and in serving their community.

EOE Statement The Charles County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer and accordingly monitors and reviews its hiring practices and policies with respect to non-discrimination in recruitment and selection. The information requested below on this form will not be considered in the selection process of the job position you are applying for. The information detailed below will be used to conform with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines concerning application statistics and is voluntary.  

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