Crime Scene Technician
City of Chandler     Chandler, AZ 85286

The City of Chandler Police Department is currently seeking qualified individuals interested in joining our team as a Crime Scene Technician. This is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits. This position will be required to work various schedules to include days, swings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Who we are
The City of Chandler Police Department, consisting of 337 sworn officers and 177 civilians, serves a growing population of close to 270,000 residents. The organization is divided into two divisions and one bureau. The Patrol Division consisting of three precincts to meet the needs of the community, the Operational Support Bureau, and the Professional Services Division. The members of the Chandler Police Department are dedicated to the advancement of community policing and the development of a partnership with our citizens. Our mission is to provide a safe community where people can live, work, and thrive. We are committed to being a world-class leader in law enforcement. We will pursue and engage the best trained, equipped, and committed professionals who demonstrate the highest standards of performance and best policing practices in partnership with the community.
Why work for Chandler?

Diverse and inclusive environmentDress code is business casual, with jeans on Fridays3 medical plans to choose from along with dental and vision coverageAccrue 122 hours paid vacation in your first year, eligible for use immediately following accrualAccrue 96 hours paid sick leave in your first year, eligible for use immediately following accrual12 paid holidays per year, plus Winter Break at the end of the yearUp to 8 hours paid time off annually to volunteer in the communityBecome part of the Arizona State Retirement System with a 100% city contribution matchCity contributions of 1% gross wages per pay period to deferred compensation Robust Employee Wellness program with $350 incentiveProfessional development opportunitiesTuition reimbursement up to $5,250 annually, $3,200 for part time employeesFree Tumbleweed Recreation Center membershipFlexible schedule/remote work options (when available)
Who we are looking for
Our ideal candidate will have a passion for customer service, teamwork, and collaboration. The ideal candidate will have an associate degree in Forensics, Criminalistics, Chemistry or related field; along with photographic experience or training.

Essential Duties
1. Responds to crime scenes to photograph, identify, and document evidence; collects and preserves evidence, performs presumptive tests on biological fluids.
2. Prepares notes of crime scene investigations, evidence collected; writes reports.
3. Provides expert testimony.
4. May perform administrative and technical reviews of casework.

Minimum Qualifications
• Associate's Degree in Forensics, Criminalistics, Chemistry, or related field;
• Some photographic experience or training;
• Valid Arizona Driver's License with acceptable driving record; and
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Application Process
• NeoGov Application
• Preliminary Background Questionnaire Submission & Review
• Spark Hire One Way Video Interview
• Oral Board Interview
• Background Interview
• Polygraph Examination
• Drug Screen
• Interview with Chief of Police

This is a regular full-time position, subject to a 1-year probationary period. A register of qualified candidates will be active for 4 months should another position become available.
The City of Chandler will conduct a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and a driving record check as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results. All applicants hired will be required to be fingerprinted with successful results as a condition of continued employment.

Applicants for employment and volunteer opportunities should be aware of the City of Chandler’s policies concerning the use of drugs and alcohol. These policies have not been altered by the passage of Proposition 207. The use of recreational marijuana is a violation of the city’s Drug Free Workplace Policy. Certain positions within the city are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test. A positive result for drugs tested under the policy, including recreational marijuana, may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or volunteer opportunity. The examination process may vary if determined necessary.


The City of Chandler is committed to Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation.

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Government & Public Administration

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Part Time

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