The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) is currently recruiting for a Evidence Control Officer position located in the Division of Scientific Services in Meriden. This is a full time, Monday - Friday, 40 hour per week position.
Candidate selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:
- Cover Letter
- Completed CT-HR-13
Click here CT-HR-13 to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum. The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website http://portal.ct.gov/das by typing in “CT-HR-13” into the “Search Department of Administrative Services” search field. Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history records check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.
For questions concerning this job opportunity, please contact Felicia Emanuel within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Human Resources office at Felicia.Emanuel@ct.gov.
Failure to provide the required documents listed above or submit your application accurately and on time, will eliminate you from the recruitment process.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Departments of Public Health, State Laboratory and Public Safety, Forensic Science Laboratory this class is accountable for prioritizing and cataloging physical evidence obtained from criminal actions.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Receives and prioritizes evidence according to prioritization schedule; catalogues each piece of evidence; maintains a physical inventory of evidence; ensures chain of custody of evidence; ensures proper storage methods, disposition and record keeping of evidence in accordance with state and federal regulations; acts as liaison with law enforcement and other government agencies regarding submission and/or disposition of evidence; conducts inquiries regarding status of cases for which evidence is on file; may assist in training new employees; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of methods of collection, packaging and preservation of evidence; knowledge of applicable statutes concerning seizure, reporting and disposition of evidence; knowledge of state and federal regulations concerning chain of custody of evidence; knowledge of operations of a high security and/or volume evidence storage facility including access control, storage methods, inventory control, disposition and record keeping; knowledge of methods utilized in analysis of physical evidence; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in preparation of statistical reports.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in evidence collection and/or disposition in a laboratory or law enforcement setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in forensic science or other closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in forensic science or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Bachelor Degree in Forensic Science or closely related field is preferred; experience in performing evidence receiving of forensic casework, processing and cataloguing evidence using a chain of custody; strong interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills.
Incumbents in this class may be required to work flexible hours.
In addition to the checking of references and facts in the application a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be conducted before persons are certified for permanent appointment.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to communicable diseases and hazardous substances.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.