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 IDENTIFICATION TECHNICIAN - Visalia, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: City of Visalia 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Service/Skilled - Technician
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: pCtltxDJiqnljZklW09wqzu2x7ALd5 / Latpro-3795152 
Date posted: May-27-2021
State, Zip: California, 93278



The City of Visalia Police Department is recruiting for Identification Technician. Click here to review the recruitment announcement. 

This position will be part of the Operations Support Division which consists of the Investigations Bureau, Support Services Bureau, and the Professional Standards Bureau. The Identification Technician is part of the Crime Lab which operates within the Investigations Division.  

Examples of Duties

The Crime Lab supports Patrol and the Investigations Divisions with crime scene and evidence analysis. The Identification Technician responds to major crime scenes or incidents where specialized services and equipment are needed.   These services include crime scene and evidence photography, crime scene diagraming, impressions evidence analysis (footwear, tire tread, and tool marks), serial number restorations, and collection of surveillance video.
The Identification Technician is also responsible for conducting friction ridge print analysis and cell phone forensic examinations using modern techniques and equipment. Additionally, the Identification Technician provides expert witness testimony relative to their investigations and the various forensic disciplines performed.

Qualifications / Requirements

The Visalia Police Department is looking for a professional candidate who must possess a high level of professionalism, attention to detail, and effective communication skills. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have excellent time management. They must possess the ability to compose and write clear, concise, and accurate reports, and interpret laws, ordinances, policies, and procedures.
The candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the public.  Techniques for obtaining known finger and palm print impressions, latent friction ridge print development, and friction ridge print comparisons is highly desirable.  

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skill and ability is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skill and abilities would be:

  • Two (2) years experience with a law enforcement related agency including one (1) year of evidence or crime scene processing.


  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. 

Click here to review the full job description.


Additional Information

The City of Visalia offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:

Monthly Salary: $5,268 - $6,622 
CalPERS retirement program
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Onsite City Health and Wellness Clinic (no out of pocket expenses)
Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave and much more...

Review the Benefits tab for more information.

If work-life balance is important to you, consider living in a thriving community that offers the most affordable housing in California with a typical commute time of less than 20 minutes. With a population of over 138,000, Visalia offers small town charm with metropolitan amenities.  Visalia has a world class health care system, our own Sequoia Symphony Orchestra, a flourishing arts community, a minor league baseball team, a downtown convention center, and numerous fine dining establishments.
As the Tulare County seat, Visalia is the principal retail center in the region, and home to several large industrial employers. Visalia has a vibrant downtown district, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, institutions for higher learning, and low cost of living.  The City has many community parks, organized team sports, a municipal golf course and private country club, a multi-sport family-oriented regional sports park, and numerous outdoor and recreational activities.
Located in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, Visalia offers easy access to the nearby mountains, national parks, lakes and rivers which provide year-round opportunities for sports and recreation within an hour or less. Visalia was ranked as the top Central Valley community and one of seven California cities in the top 25 of Gallup Sharecare's latest State of American Well Being Index. Our strong sense of community and social well-being keeps Visalians happy, healthy and moving forward.  Come discover all Visalia has to offer!  

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