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Forensic Science Technician

Iowa Department of Administrative Services Ankeny, IA
  • Expired: September 27, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

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Forensic Science Technician

Salary

$40,227.20 - $59,612.80 Annually

Location

Ankeny - 50023 - Polk County, IA


Job Type

Full-time

Agency

595 Iowa Department of Public Safety


Job Number

20-00805



Closing

10/13/2019 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Gary Licht at licht@dps.state.ia.us

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Job Description
The Iowa Department of Public Safety is looking to fill a Forensic Science Technician.
The successful candidate will assist the Firearms Section and Photography Section of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory in Ankeny, Iowa. Primary duties include the function testing of submitted semiautomatic handguns and selected long guns, to test fire and recover fired cartridge cases and enter those cartridge cases into an electronic database. The successful candidate will also process submitted digital images into photographic prints using a large throughput photo printer.
Photographic duties include using forensic photographic techniques to record significant details in evidentiary items. On-site training in both the Firearms and Photography sections is part of the early months of employment. Some travel is required to attend specialized classes lasting up to one week in duration.
Additional duties include managing the inventory of firearms set for destruction, and managing a reference collection of selected firearms. Frequent moving of heavy carts is required and lifting of items up to 50 pounds. This position requires daily use of, and input to, a laboratory information management system. Must not have any uncorrected vision deficiencies, specifically related to the ability to perceive subtleties of shape and composition.
Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.
Applicants may attach a resume/cover letter to the online application.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Applicants must possess an associate's degree with an emphasis in laboratory technology, chemistry, biology, physics, or a related field to qualify for positions in this job classification.
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State of Iowa

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595 Iowa Department of Public Safety
Address
215 E 7th StDes Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website
http://www.dps.state.ia.us/index.shtml

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Iowa Department of Administrative Services

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Ankeny, IA
50023 USA