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Forensic Technician

Education equivalent to graduation from high school and two years of full-time experience or a combination of the following: professional laboratory work, non-professional laboratory work receiving and classifying evidence, professional law enforcement work or non-professional law enforcement work receiving and classifying evidence. Substitution of Education for Experience: Course work credit from an accredited college or university substituted on a month-by-month basis to a maximum of two years.

Education and Experience: 100%

Forensic Technicians in the crime laboratory evidence receiving unit receive, process, or track evidence including firearms, controlled substances, or biological specimens. Forensic Technicians maintain security of evidence in a vaulted area and determine when all requested tests are complete and distribute laboratory test results. They establish and maintain personal contact with criminal justice officials, law enforcement officers, and TBI management and investigative staff. Forensic Technicians in evidence analysis prepare evidence for analysis, assist forensic scientists in toxicology, latent fingerprints, serology, DNA testing, and ballistics.