Forensic Science Technicians

Forensic Science Technicians

Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Self Control * Stress Tolerance * Analytical Thinking * Dependability * Adaptability/Flexibility * Cooperation * Independence * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Keep records and prepare reports detailing findings, investigative methods, and laboratory techniques. * Use photographic or video equipment to document evidence or crime scenes. * Collect evidence from crime scenes, storing it in conditions that preserve its integrity.



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