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Forensic Technician

Aurora, Illinois


City of Aurora

44 E. Downer Place

Aurora, IL 60505

Phone: 630-256-3430

Fax: 630-256-3439



Starting Salary: $68,244 - $74,484

Population: 197,897

Sworn Officers: 285

Application Deadline: 3/1/13




The City of Aurora is currently accepting applications for a Forensic Technician in the Police Department.


  • Primary job duties are focused on conducting scientific analyses and administrative functions related to a police crime laboratory.

  • This position will develop and oversee the forensic disciplines of firearms and tool mark latent print examination and impression evidence examination.

  • Responsibilities include conducting cell phone extractions, computer forensic examinations, audio and visual enhancements and recovery of video evidence.

  • This position requires direct interaction and communication with other staff, officials and the general public.

  • The position requires the skill in the use of audio and video equipment; general knowledge of forensic disciplines practiced within the laboratory; proficiency in scientific and technical writing; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form.

  • Requires working knowledge of applicable State and Federal regulations. 

  • The successful candidate must be able to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate professionalism at all times.



  • Bachelor of Science in forensic and/or computer technology field preferred.

  • Requires experience in a crime laboratory environment.

  • Requires 2-year training at Chicago Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL) or ability to complete training upon employment.

  • Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • The position requires that the applicant have a valid driverís license.


Starting Pay:


$68,244 - $74,484


Excellent benefit package



Send cover letter, resume, salary history, and references and completed application by March 1, 2013:


City of Aurora

Human Resources Department

44 E. Downer Place

Aurora, IL 60507


Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.




Equal Opportunity Employer











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