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7 Nov 2017

Full-Time Forensic Technician

The City of Calgary  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Job Description

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.
This position provides timely forensic services to the Field and Investigative Units throughout the Calgary Police Service.  Specific duties include:
  • Complete forensic examinations of crime vehicles.
  • Forensically examine firearms, weapons, drugs and other exhibits submitted by investigators.
  • Conduct fingerprint comparisons.
  • Complete reports and give expert testimony in court when required.
Working Conditions: Required to handle chemicals, weapons, drugs, and biohazards.  Exposure to disturbing files and photographs.  Required to wear personal protective equipment.
Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalency (GED)
  • 1 year certificate or diploma in a related field of knowledge (such as Criminology, Criminal Justice, Police/Justice Studies, Forensic Sciences) with a minimum of 5 years of related forensic experience, 3 of which must have been directly performing forensic work for a law enforcement agency OR an undergraduate degree in science (e.g. biology, chemistry, forensics) and a minimum of 1 year directly performing forensic work for a law enforcement agency..
  • Successful completion of the Canadian Police College Forensic Identification Course (FIC) or a similar course from a law enforcement agency.
  • Must be eligible for designation as a Community Peace Officer Level 2.
  • Excellent communicator with relationship building skills that helps to coach and develop. Able to anticipate challenges and prioritize urgent issues, optimizing time and resources while making effective decisions and providing excellent customer service.
Pre-employment Requirements
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
  • An enhanced security clearance will be conducted and pre-employment polygraph will be conducted.

Job Categories: Security and Technicians-Skilled trade. Job Types: Full-Time.

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