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Recruitment #24-001418-0001


TWO POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE.  These positions are for the MSP Crime Scene Technician I classification in the Southern Region of the State of the State of Maryland (Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Charles, St. Mary's and Calvert Counties) and the Northern Region of the State of Maryland (Howard, Baltimore, Harford and Cecil Counties).  All persons interested in this classification should apply as this eligibility list will be used for future statewide recruitments which may occur.  It is, therefore, necessary that when applying that you indicate ALL COUNTIES in which you are willing to work.




Maryland State Police
Forensic Sciences Division
221 Milford Mill Road
Pikesville, MD 21208

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is the identification, collection, recording and preservation of physical evidence found at crime scenes for laboratory examination and potential court presentations.


Survey and search crime and disaster scenes for the presence of any and all physical evidence possibly related to the incident: identify, mark, photograph, sketch, collect and transport all evidence to the Crime Lab for analysis and potential court presentation.

Prepare detailed and accurate written records of crime scene activities

Effectively communicate with members of the Maryland State Police as well as members of allied agencies

Transport physical evidence as required by policy

Maintain all assigned Crime Scene Section equipment

Successfully complete annual proficiency tests


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, forensic sciences, chemistry, biology, geology or related physical or natural science from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute experience in identifying, collecting, recording and preserving physical evidence at crime and disaster scenes on a year for year basis for the required education.


1. Experience in a job performing crime scene and/or disaster scene work

2. Experience in an internship program performing crime scene and/or disaster scene work


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. In accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 2-204 (b) (6) of the Annotated Code of Maryland, candidates for positions in this classification will be subject to an initial drug screening, a physical examination, submission of a DNA sample, and a complete criminal background investigation, to include a polygraph examination before permanent appointment can be made.  A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate by the hiring agency.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to random substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

3. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, are required to provide the agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.


Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this classification.  It is, therefore, essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Successful candidates will be placed on an Eligible List as a BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, or QUALIFIED candidate and remain eligible for at least one year from the date of examination.  The list will be used by the hiring manager to select employees.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement or the rating may be based on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position.  Applicants may be given a physical examination and will be subject to an interview, background investigation, polygraph examination and substance abuse testing.



NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file. As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail. The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.

Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Maryland State Police

Human Resources Division / Berlin Barrack

9758 Ocean Gateway

Berlin, MD 21811

ATTN: Robert Tanner

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of the Maryland State Police to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Maryland State Police at 410-641-9039 X6153


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