CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

3G42
CRIMINALISTICS TECHNICIAN


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is full performance forensic laboratory work performing microscopic and macroscopic examinations of organic and biological substances for the purpose of identifying, classifying and comparing evidence involved in criminal cases. Employees in this class examine physical and trace evidence obtained from crime scenes and provide information on laboratory findings for presentation in criminal trials. Work includes testifying in court as to results and nature of testing performed and training lower level laboratory technicians in the techniques of criminalistics laboratory work. Work is performed under the general supervision of a technical supervisor, and involves some disagreeable aspects.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be approved for this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE OF:

ABILITY TO:


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 6/97.)

EDUCATION

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE

Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS



PAY RANGE: EP12
Class Established: 9/1965

Latest Spec. Revision:
  CSC - 6/1997 ; Ad Board - 9/1997

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3G42