Forensic Evidence Specialist

Recruitment #102620-MGBZ02-450100

Summary Statement

The Forensic Evidence Specialist collects incoming evidence for analysis in the Division of Forensic Science (DFS) for law enforcement agencies in the state of Delaware.  The incumbent follows DFS protocol to physically receive evidence from law enforcement, to tag and secure the evidence upon receipt, and to preserve a strict chain of custody of the evidence.  The Forensic Evidence Specialist establishes and maintains case records within DFS laboratory information systems and may be required to testify in court regarding the evidence receipt and transfer process.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Receives, tags, secures and maintains a strict chain of custody for evidence submitted by law enforcement agencies in the State for analysis.
  • Establishes and maintains case records.
  • Testifies in court related to the evidence submission process.
  • Photographs submitted evidence.
  • Transfers evidence within the Division of Forensic Science.
  • Schedules appointments with law enforcement agencies for the submission and return of evidence.
  • Assists in scheduled inventory of evidence storage locations.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Forensic Evidence Specialist 
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months' experience in receiving, tagging, securing, and preserving evidence.
  2. Six months' experience in record keeping.
  3. Knowledge of forensic, lab and legal terminology.
  4. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Conditions of Hire

A satisfactory background check (including a fingerprint based background check administered by the Delaware State Police) is required as a Condition of Hire. The selected candidate will be required to submit a buccal swab for DNA upon employment and subjected to randomized drug testing during the term of their employment.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.