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STATE POLICE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN II

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Sep 14, 2021
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60608-1248

Job Requisition ID:  6811

Agency:  Illinois State Police  
Closing Date/Time:  09/27/2021 
Salary:  $3,846 - $5,454 / Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC028 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #

6811

About the Position

Under direct supervision, receives controlled substances cases; enters data into a computerized case tracking system; provides assistance in performing preliminary and simple routine analytical procedures involving drug chemistry analysis. Assists in the maintenance of case records and files; provides assistance in the preparation of reagents and equipment used in forensic drug chemistry analysis; cleans/calibrates/maintains instruments. Purchases and maintains inventory of laboratory equipment and supplies. Performs evidence handling processes associated with drug chemistry evidence, such as: receiving, storing, distributing, collection, packaging, and return evidence to user agencies; testifes in court as to chain of custody and/or preliminary testing results.

 

Job Responsibilities

40% 1. Performs preliminary and simple routine analytical procedures on drug chemistry evidence as directed by forensic scientists; weighs bulk drug chemistry evidence using analytical balances, sorts, catalogues and inventories bulk evidence; performs data entry into a case tracking system; prepares specific analytical reagents; calibrates analytical evidence; performs data entry into a case tracking system and maintains logs;  purchases and maintains inventories of the drug chemistry unit's equipment and supplies;  records results of all activities according to established command procedures; testifies in criminal trials.

 

25% 2. Performs assigned duties involving the receiving of physical evidence from user agencies; prepares and reviews chain of custody administrative records; establishes appropriate case numbers; receives the evidence, stores the evidence in laboratory vaults; distributes evidence to forensic scientists at the appropriate times for analysis, re-obtains evidence from forensic scientist upon conclusion of analysis, stores evidence and returns to the submitting agency. Utilizes the command/laboratory protocol and enters appropriate data into the case tracking computer system reflecting the activity, tests employed, and results associated with the analysis of the physical evidence.

 

10% 3. Cleans instruments, glassware, analytical areas and related case processing equipment; performs selected calibration procedures on various analytical instruments; maintains charts and records in an inspection ready status; as directed by forensic scientist, prepares general reagents used in analysis of physical evidence.

 

10% 4. Develops good rapport with user agencies; ensures smooth transfer of physical evidence and information to and from the Forensic Science Center at Chicago; responds to inquiries from user agencies concerning the status of cases and anticipated completion date of analytical examinations.

 

10% 5. Prepares evidence for  presentation in court proceedings; maintains case files as appropriate for the establishment of chain of custody information; receives and distributes case records and files for forensic scientists, prepares physical evidence for transmitting to other forensic science laboratories.; ensures evidence is transported properly, assists in instructing user agencies in the proper procedures for submission of physical evidence, sends out analytical reports and testifies in court in the chain of evidence.

 

5% 6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of two (2) years of college, preferably in one of the physical/biological sciences, supplemented with one (1) year experience in related evidence and/or tracking processes OR
  • The completion of three (3) years of college, preferably in one of the physical/biological sciences
  • Requires elementary knowledge of physical evidence processes such as can be obtained in introductory courses to law enforcement or through the exposure to evidence processes by working in a forensic sciences laboratory in other support roles
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively in oral and written form
  • Ability to use computer software programs and various types of hardware
  • Ability to construct court exhibits and demonstration charts

 

Employment Conditions

 

  • Successfully pass an agency background check.
  • Successfully pass a drug screen.
  • Possess a current and valid driver's license.

 

About the Agency

The Illinois State Police strives for excellence seeking to be one of the premier policing agencies in the country.  Our core values are Integrity, Service, and Pride.  We are seeking individuals with similar values to join us on our mission to promote public safety.

Work Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm  
Work Location: Forensic Science Center at Chicago, 1941 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608-1248  
Agency Contact: ISP.JobPostings@illinois.gov

or mail your application to:

Illinois State Police

Office of Human Resources

801 S. 7th St., Ste 700 Annex

Springfield, IL 62703

Job Function:  Public Safety; Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Submit complete application via email (include Job Requisition ID in Subject Line) to:

ISP.JobPostings@illinois.gov

or mail your application to:

Illinois State Police

Office of Human Resources

801 S. 7th St., Ste 700 Annex

Springfield, IL 62703

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

THE ISP IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.