Job Specifications

Class Code:




Date Originated:

7/13; 6/14 

Dates Revised:






Under direction, to plan and direct the activities of  forensic services unit(s); to prepare and maintain the program and budget for assigned forensic program(s); act as liaison with other county criminal justice agencies as administrator of the local CAL-ID/AFIS (California Identification Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems and Automated Fingerprint Identification System) and  other laboratory information systems.




This class is assigned to manage all forensic services units; directly, or through subordinate staff, performs the most varied and complex forensic analysis, which requires significant technical expertise; researches and develops new methods, lead oversight, technical guidance and training of laboratory staff on a regular and recurring basis. This class has responsibility for the direction and activities of all personnel within each assigned forensic services unit and ensures the efficiency and quality of case work output, reports, training and staff performance. 








Thorough knowledge of:


Working knowledge of:


Some knowledge of:


Ability to:


Desired Qualification:

·         Active certification through the International Association for Identification (IAI) as a crime scene investigator, crime scene analyst, crime scene reconstructionist or senior crime scene analyst is highly desirable.


Education and Experience

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Graduation  from an accredited college or university  with a Bachelor’s Degree in chemical, physical, biological or forensic science, criminalistics, physical anthropology, computer science,  or in a closely related field  AND four years of progressively responsible experience as an identification/forensic specialist in a public jurisdiction or private forensic firm OR Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited university in chemical, physical, biological or forensic science, and two years of  increasingly responsible experience as an identification/forensic specialist in a public jurisdiction or private forensic firm.


Active certification through the professional association or accrediting agency associated with at least one  (1) forensic discipline, such as: Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) certification , Latent Print Examiner certification, Association of Firearms and Toolmarks Examiners (AFTE), criteria for a Forensic Alcohol Analyst as specified under Title 17, California Code of Regulations by the California Department of Health Services, American Board of Toxicology, Association of Firearms and Toolmarks Examiners, American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Digital Forensics Computer Board, International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners and  International Society of Computer Investigation Specialists




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Special Requirements/Conditions:


Bargaining Unit:  11

EEOC Job Category: 02

Occupational Grouping: 62

Worker's Comp Code: 0285