City of Tucson


$17.50-$28.35 Hourly / $36,400.00-$58,968.00 Yearly
Salary Grade: 917

General Description

This position is responsible for identifying, developing, photographing, documenting, evaluating and preserving evidence for Latent Print Comparison Section, as well as collecting and sampling of items for DNA Section. This classification will work in a laboratory setting. This classification is responsible for conducting and evaluating biological evidence, including microscopic evidence, and using advanced macro photographic, complex lighting techniques to photograph and document items of evidence.

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Conducts examination of evidence utilizing a combination of technical skills and procedures, as detailed below, and/or as appropriate in the Crime Laboratory.

Conducts examination of evidence for latent print comparison using highly technical and sequential evidence development procedures.

Utilizes forensic light sources, visual and chemical processes to determine latent print evidence suitable for further evaluation.

Conducts examination and evaluation of biological evidence by performing visual examination, as well as chemical tests and procedures, to identify the presence of biological fluids, including subsequent collection and sampling of items for DNA analysis.

Conducts microscopic examination of hairs to determine suitability and subsequent sampling for DNA analysis. Documents and photographs evidence using advances macro photography, complex lighting techniques and detailed note taking.

Reports results of their examination, conducts technical and administrative reviews, and provides courtroom testimony.

Performs quality assurance and quality control checks of critical equipment and reagents, to include ordering and preparation of the reagents for evidence processing and examination in the Crime Laboratory. 

Participates in the crime laboratory proficiency testing program.

Coordinated and provides training to staff.

Assists with procedural changes, validations of new and novel methods and updates to the standard operating procedures and manuals.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: 

Special Job Requirements

Certification as Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS)Network Terminal Operator within six months of hire date

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 34

Occupation Group Description: Police

EEO Job Category Code: C

EEO Job Category Description: Technicians

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

NCCI: 7720

Bargaining Unit: CWA

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Incidental

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: Yes

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 6300; EST: 4/9/2019; REV: 4/9/2019;