Join the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Forensic Science Laboratory in the role of Forensic Technician. In this role you will provide support to one or more laboratory sections. The Forensic Science Laboratory is an ANAB ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory. The laboratory is dedicated to assisting the Hennepin County criminal justice community by enhancing public safety through the provision of thorough, accurate, and unbiased forensic services.
Effective December 31, 2023, there will be a general salary adjustment of 2.5% to the minimum and maximum of the range.
Location and hours:This position is located downtown Minneapolis in the Forensic Science Laboratory, 531 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415. Hours will be Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Based on current requirements, hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.
About the position type: This is a full-time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Sheriff's Forensic Technician.Clickhereto view the job classification specification.
In this position, you will:
· Perform initial examinations and evaluations of evidence submitted to the forensic laboratory; perform Latent Print and DNA Processing on suitable evidence submitted to the laboratory.
· Perform technical reviews of casework to ensure both procedural and substantive compliance with applicable standards.
· Ensure that evidence integrity and proper chain of custody protocols are followed; prepare the laboratory for internal and external quality system audits.
· Research, recommend, and validate new techniques, procedures, methods, and equipment used in the laboratory.
· Prepare evidence for court presentation; testify in court regarding laboratory operations.
· Maintain communication with attorneys, investigators, and other law enforcement personnel regarding case status.
· Provide information and statistics to assist in the preparation of laboratory budget; prepare written reports and other documents.
· Complete instrument maintenance and reagent quality control; clean and decontaminate laboratory equipment.
· Compile and distribute laboratory case records requested through court discovery.
· Maintain inventory, purchase, and receipt of DNA reagents and supplies.
· Respond to telephone, email, and counter inquiries from customers.
Need to have:
· Bachelor's degree or higher in criminal justice, forensic science, or a closely related field.