IT Applications Administrator

US Government, Institute of Forensic Sciences


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.



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

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

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


Brief IT Applications Administrator Overview:

The IT Applications Administrator supports all software needs at the Department, including creating, modifying, troubleshooting, and fixing applications and data reports for both off-the-shelf and internally developed software to assist staff members in the county’s Medical Examiner’s Office and Crime Laboratory. An extensive understanding of business applications, programming languages, database management, and reports is expected, as well as excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Designs, codes, tests, supports, and debugs business applications, databases, and reports based on Department needs and staff requests. 

  • Coordinates with end users to understand and resolve software, database, application, and report problems. 

  • Responsible for analyzing and troubleshooting software problems and providing solutions

  • Prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be written. 

  • Creates technical documentation for reference and reporting. 

  • Verifies and deploys programs and systems following established procedures

  • Provides hardware user support and deploys hardware as needed, assists with building and information security systems as needed

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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