Forensic Evidence Technician

US Government, Institute of Forensic Sciences

Mission

The Mission of the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is to provide medical examiner and crime laboratory services of the highest quality in an unbiased manner with uncompromised integrity.

 

Vision

To provide consistent, quality death investigation and laboratory analysis for the benefit of the entire community.

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To create a technological strongpoint for legal agencies to facilitate justice in criminal and civil proceedings.

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To establish an academic environment for training in the field of Forensic Science.

 

Duties and 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
  https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx
 If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email 
ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net.
 

 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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