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Forensic Video Evidence Technician (Police Photographic Reproduction Specialist)

The Portland Police Bureau is seeking a Forensic Video Evidence Technician to join their team.

PLEASE NOTE: This recruitment will remain open until 75 applications have been received or until the posted closing date, Monday, October 28, 2019, whichever comes first.  Applications received after the 75 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process.

The Forensic Evidence Division is a high performance unit, requiring employees to perform their work independently and accurately both in the office/lab and at crime scenes, while at times under stringent time constraints. Forensic Video Evidence Technicians work in the Forensic Evidence Division of the Portland Police Bureau and respond to calls for service in the community. The Technician will receive and attend training courses in the collection, processing and enhancement of video evidence. The job involves responding to locations around the city to recover video evidence as well as maintaining, correcting and exporting data to investigators, District Attorneys, defense attorneys and other authorized persons. The recovery of evidence will require the Technician to, at times, access difficult to reach areas, that may require crawling, climbing stairs and/or ladders, as well as lifting and carry up to 50 pounds. The Technician will be responsible for interacting with members of the Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, other law enforcement agencies and the community while assisting in the investigation of crimes. This will require the Technician to have a strong problem solving ability and the ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with a diversity of others. Technicians will be required to testify in court regarding activities and technical expertise. Technicians will be responsible for preparing and maintaining accurate records and reports and managing computer databases. Technicians must be able to learn and apply home security and basic crime prevention practices. Technicians will be required to maintain privacy and confidentiality of evidence collected and materials that are viewed and processed. Technicians will use a variety of computer programs and databases to assist in their duties to include, but not limited to; Adobe Photoshop, Regional Justice Informational Network (RegJIN), the Digital Image Management System (DIMS), SharePoint, Video Focus Pro and Total Recorder. 

Incumbents in this position will normally work days shift hours with weekends off, however they may be called to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Knowledge of law enforcement investigative practice, procedure, and terminology or a related area is highly desirable, although not required.