Evidence Technician

Recruitment #18-413050-01


To Protect and Serve the Community!

The Sheriff’s office is dedicated to the safety and well-being of all persons within Solano County. Through comprehensive community, intergovernmental and employee partnerships, we will provide effective law enforcement; safe, humane, secure jails, and security for the Courts. We are committed to provide professional community oriented service incorporating problem solving strategies to ensure the quality of life set forth in our constitution.

The values of the Sheriff’s Office are to bring:

  • Integrity – An honest application of ethical standards in all situations.
  • Trust – A confidence that expectations will be met.
  • Respect – To be considerate of everyone’s individuality and attributes. To value their contribution.
  • Teamwork – Working together to achieve a common goal.
    Communication – To create and maintain an effective environment supporting an open exchange of ideas and information.

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The Position

The Evidence Technician provides technical assistance by collecting and preserving crime scene evidence and performing photographic laboratory work; examines and processes evidence in the laboratory for trace evidence and latent fingerprints; coordinates the intake, storage, chain of custody and disposal of all evidence.  

This is a non-sworn journey level classification located in the Sheriff’s department. Individuals in this class are responsible for providing technical assistance to sworn peace officers in the investigations, arrest and prosecution of criminal cases and the safekeeping of evidence and other property.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill part-time and full-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.



One year of technical photographic, laboratory, diagramming and evidence collection experience with knowledge of related processes and equipment used including evidence preservation and analysis.



Specialized training in the field of evidence collection and storage.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS   Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license is required. 


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n Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2018 calendar year is $1,520.73 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

n Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

n Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.  


n The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.  


n Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year. 


n Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years.


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Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off  for every full hour worked.


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Selection Process

08/3/18 - Deadline to submit application and any required documents.


TBA - Tentative date for oral board interview for most qualified applicants.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.    

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced. 

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: http://www.jobaps.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA

Document Submittal Requirements

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com. When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Evidence Technician) and the recruitment number (178413050-01). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history. 


Below best describes my experience with crime scene investigations (i.e. documenting; diagraming; photographing; evidence collection):

  I have no relevant work experience
  I have less than 1 year of relevant work experience
  I have between 1 and 3 years of relevant work experience
  I have more than 3 years of relevant work experience

Please detail the types of crime scene investigations you have experience with; specifically, provide your title, role, responsibilities, dates of employment in which you were responsible for performing these duties, and name of employer/agency.


Below best describes my laboratory processing (i.e. fingerprint development, DNA swabbing, trace evidence collection) experience:

  I have no relevant work experience
  I have less than 1 year of relevant work experience
  I have between 1 and 3 years of relevant work experience
  I have more than 3 years of relevant work experience

Please detail all laboratory processing of evidence (i.e. fingerprint development, DNA swabbing, trace evidence collection) work experience.


Below best describes my evidence custodian - property and evidence room responsibility experience:

  I have no relevant work experience
  I have less than 1 year of relevant work experience
  I have between 1 and 3 years of relevant work experience
  I have more than 3 years of relevant work experience

Veterans Preference Points

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.


Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County

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The County of Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.


Solano County is centrally located and serves as a gateway to all that Northern California has to offer. The Napa Valley is less than 20 miles away, two world-class public universities (UC Berkeley and UC Davis) are 20 miles away, and both San Francisco and Sacramento are less than 40 minutes away. Day trips can also be made to South Lake Tahoe and Monterey.


With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.


County Population (2016): 431,498


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