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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:  Jun 16, 2022
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60608-1248

Job Requisition ID:  12890

Agency:  Illinois State Police  
Closing Date/Time:  07/01/2022 
Salary:  $3,486 - $5,454 monthly - Anticipated $3,846. CBA Language Applies. 
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 #

12890

About the Position

Under direct supervision, receives Criminalistics cases. Performs evidence handling processes associated with Criminalistics evidence such as receiving, storing, distribution, collection, packaging, and returning evidence to law enforcement agencies. Enters data into a case tracking computer. Performs preliminary Criminalistics processing procedures which may involve equipment used in forensic latent print analysis, weapons, ammunition, and precision measuring instruments such as analytical balances, stereo microscopes, digital imaging equipment, and darkroom equipment. Prepares reagents and equipment used by the Criminalistics Section. Provides testimony in criminal trials.

Job Responsibilities

40%   1. Performs preliminary screening of Criminalistics evidence as directed by forensic scientists; sorts and catalogs latent print lifts and screens finger print cards; examines ammunition using stereo microscopes, analytical balances, and digital imaging equipment; performs video and administrative data entry in databases; records results of examinations according to established command policy and procedures; testifies in criminal trials.

 

30%   2. Receives Criminalistics evidence from a law enforcement agency. Prepares and reviews chain of custody administrative records; establishes appropriate case numbers; stores the evidence in laboratory evidence vaults; distributes evidence to forensic scientists at appropriate times for analysis; retrieves evidence from the forensic scientists upon conclusion of analysis; stores evidence and returns it to the submitting agency.

 

10%   3. Cleans instruments and related case processing equipment. Performs selected calibration procedures on various analytical instruments. Maintains charts and records in an inspection ready status. Prepares reagents used in analysis of physical evidence as directed by forensic scientists.

 

10%   4. Develops good rapport with user agencies. Ensures smooth transfer of physical evidence and information to and from the forensic science laboratory. Responds to inquiries from user agencies concerning the status of cases and anticipated completion date of analytical examinations.

 

5%   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 laboratories. Ensures evidence is transported properly; assists in instructing law enforcement agencies in the proper procedures for submission of physical evidence.

 

5%   6. Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. 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 a related evidence and/or sample tracking process; or the completion of three (3) years of college, preferably in one of the physical/biological sciences.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Requires elementary knowledge of physical evidence processes such as can be obtained in introductory courses to law enforcement or through exposure to evidence processes by working in a forensic science laboratory in other support roles.
  2. Requires the ability to communicate ideas effectively in oral and written form, to use computer software programs and various types of hardware, and to construct court exhibits and demonstration charts.

Employment Conditions

  1. Ability to pass a background investigation.
  2. Ability to pass a drug screen.
  3. Possess a 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

Job Family:  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

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

Please submit application via email 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.