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City and County of San Francisco
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The 8260 Criminalist II position is located at the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Forensic Services Division Crime Lab. Under general supervision, the Criminalist II – Forensic Biology (DNA) specialty, evaluates and examines the nature, origin and significance of physical evidence in criminal investigations.
Examining evidence in criminal investigation for presence of biological evidence.
Performing chemical and genetic analyses of biological evidence.
Preparing detailed notes and reports of scientific findings.
Retrieving evidence from SFPD property control and/or from Medical Examiner’s office.
Complying with established quality control and safety standards.
Participating in technical and administrative review process.
Preparing casework folders.
Entering case information into a computer tracking system.
Maintaining and operating laboratory instruments.
Participating in semi-annual DNA-typing proficiency tests.
Providing impartial expert testimony in court and providing technical assistance to civilian and sworn personnel.
Examines evidence in criminal investigations visually, microscopically or through other tests to identify evidence of blood, semen, hair, etc.
Genetically discriminates evidence such as blood, semen, hair, and bone through DNA testing to provide information regarding potential contributor of the evidence.
Adheres to established policies and protocols in handling of biological evidence.
Participates in peer review process by having criminalists review each other’s caseload to ensure adherence to all lab standards.
The Criminalist II also performs other related duties as required. Some assignments may require working weekends and/or holidays.