Forensic Evidence Technician

US Government, Institute of Forensic Sciences

Duties & Responsibilities  

  • Receive and release evidence from and to law enforcement and criminal justice system agencies using the approved protocols to preserve chain of custody

  • Receive evidence from the drop-box.

  • Receive evidence from the morgue and release the evidence to the proper agencies

  • Log receipt of morgue evidence into an Access database.

  • Log receipt of evidence samples from law enforcement agencies into JusticeTrax LIMS database and produce a case number and case folder.

  • Distribute evidence to the various forensic laboratory sections for testing and analysis, maintaining proper seals and chain of custody.

  • Assist in ensuring the laboratory remains in compliance with the ASCLDLAB accreditation guidelines

  • Follows rigorously all Safety, Method Manual, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control protocols.

  • Occasionally may be indirectly exposed to biological samples and unpleasant odors.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Evidence Intake Director or Crime Laboratory Director.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email

 This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.

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