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Company: State of Tennessee
Location: Jackson
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Information State of Tennessee Job Information Opening Date/Time Thur 11/16/2023 12:00AM Central Time Closing Date/Time Wed 11/22/2023 11:59PM Central Time Salary (Monthly) $3,542.00 - $5,300.00 Salary (Annually) $42,504.00 - $63,600.00 Job Type Full-Time City, State Location Jackson, TN Department Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (T.B.I)

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www.tbijobs.com Qualifications Education and Experience: Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school and two years of full-time experience in one or a combination of the following areas: (1) any professional laboratory work or; (2) non-professional laboratory work receiving and classifying evidence or; (3) any professional law enforcement work or; (4) non-professional law enforcement work receiving and classifying evidence. OR Substitution of Education for Experience: Course work credit received from an accredited college or university may substitute for the required experience on a month-for-month basis to a maximum of two years (e.g. 45 quarter hours may substitute for one year of the required experience). Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:

  • Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
  • Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
  • Complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
  • Have good moral character as determined by investigation;
  • Have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces;
  • Participate in pre-employment, random and for cause drug and substance abuse testing as required by departmental policies and procedures. Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions. Summary Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for forensic technical work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required. Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class is assigned to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation crime laboratory and either receives, processes and tracks evidence, or assists scientists in conducting forensic tests on evidence submitted to the agency for analysis. This class differs from Forensic Technician Supervisor in that the incumbent of the latter plans, supervises, and coordinates the work of forensic technicians assigned to the crime laboratory and conducts audits of the crime labs to ensure compliance with accreditation standards. Responsibilities Getting Information:
  • Represents one of the disciplines (documentation, latent prints, firearms, serology/DNA and microanalysis) on the crime scene team to locate, document and collect physical evidence for analysis.
  • Receives all evidence (i.e. firearms, controlled substances, blood, biological specimens) submitted for analysis. Handling and Moving Objects:
  • Prepares evidence for analysis (e.g. opens blood alcohol test kits, test fires firearms, prepare DNA samples for testing).
  • Performs or assists in basic laboratory testing.
  • Prepares reagents used in the chemical analysis of unknown substances.
  • Places all evidence in vault area. Retrieves evidence from vault. Analyzing Data or Information:
  • Assists a forensic scientist in analyzing evidence/samples (e.g. toxicology, latent fingerprints, drug chemistry, firearms identification). Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:
  • Testifies in criminal and civil court cases pertaining to chain of custody, laboratory testing/duties, crime scene activities.
  • Makes presentations to outside entities concerning the impact of laboratory services. Controlling Machines and Processes:
  • Maintains security of evidence while in vault area.
  • Uses specialized laboratory equipment and instrumentation. Interacting With Computers:
  • Uses designated forensic database to reference information (e.g. CODIS, AFIS, TOMIS, NIBIN).
  • Uses the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to perform daily duties. Documenting/Recording Information:
  • Produces a detailed video portrayal of the crime scene; produces a detailed narrative of activities of the crime scene; takes photographs of the crime scene and evidence; measures and diagrams the crime scene.
  • Enters information into forensic databases.
  • Creates case files and assigns testing in the LIMS system based upon laboratory submissions.
  • Enters results into LIMS for scientists.
  • Records results of quality control/safety checks into log books. Performing General Physical Activities:
  • Participates in self-defense training (e.g. pepper spray, Close Quarters Combat training).
  • Moves heavy, large, or bulky equipment, supplies, or evidence in the lab or at crime scenes. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:
  • Submits presumptive test results to forensic scientist to certify accuracy.
  • Notifies other employees of potential health and safety hazards pertaining to evidence. Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment:
  • Performs regular checks of scientific equipment. Performing Administrative Activities:
  • Maintains laboratory information management system of location of evidence at all times.
  • Dispenses evidence to forensic scientists for laboratory analysis.
  • Maintains, archives and secures case records.
  • Maintains case file assignment logs.
  • Manages inventory and initiates orders for laboratory supplies. Training and Teaching Others:
  • Makes presentations to outside law enforcement agencies on laboratory guidelines. Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:
  • Operates evidence vehicles to facilitate testing or evidence storage.
  • Drives the violent crime response team vehicle.
  • Drives vehicles for travel to court, training or to transport evidence. Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
  • Stays abreast of legislative changes, discipline specific updates, and accreditation/certification requirements and applies knowledge in day-to-day tasks. Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:
  • Performs regular checks of safety equipment (e.g. safety showers, eye wash stations, fume hoods).
  • Checks and maintains temperature controls on refrigerators, incubators, dry baths, freezers, etc. Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
  • Advises submitting agencies on recommended laboratory testing of evidence.
  • Establishes and maintains personal contacts with criminal justice officials, law enforcement officers, TBI management and investigative staff.
  • Notifies submitting agency or individual to retrieve completed evidence. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
  • Wears protective clothing, eyewear, mask, and gloves when handling biological specimens. Performing for or Working Directly with the Public:
  • Communicates/distributes to defendants and attorneys toxicology testing results. Competencies Competencies:
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Problem Solving
  • Organizing
  • Time Management
  • Standing Alone
  • Perseverance
  • Written Communications
  • Approachability
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Patience Knowledge:
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Public Safety and Security
  • General Clerical Knowledge
  • Basic Office Software Knowledge Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science
  • Speaking
  • Basic Writing Skills
  • Coordination with Others
  • Basic Negotiation Skills
  • Complex Problem Solving Skills
  • Basic Customer Service Skills
  • Personal Time Management Skills
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Basic Persuasion Abilities:
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Conscientiousness
  • Determination
  • Stamina
  • Speech Clarity
  • Compassionate
  • Written Comprehension
  • Speech Recognition
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Written Expression
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Selective Attention
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Bravery
  • Time Sharing
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Dynamic Flexibility
  • Dynamic Strength
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Near Vision
  • Gross Body Equilibrium
  • Auditory Attention
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Trunk Strength
  • Visualization
  • Depth Perception
  • Night Vision
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Far Vision Tools & Equipment
  • Hand Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Scientific Equipment
  • Cameras
  • Video Recorders
  • Computers
  • Vehicles
  • Large Specialty Vehicles (e.g. Crime Scene Truck)
  • Personal Protection Equipment (e.g. body armor, gas mask)
  • Metal Detectors TN Driver Standards State of Tennessee positions that may involve driving responsibilities require candidates to meet the following minimum driver qualifications:
  • A valid driver's license
  • For the past five years, the candidate's driver record must not have record of the following violations: driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, license suspension for moving violations, more than 4 moving violations. **Agencies may allow an exception based on other factors.

Keywords: State of Tennessee, Jackson , FORENSIC TECHNICIAN, Professions , Jackson, Tennessee

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