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Forensic Investigator/ Property Custodian

St. Charles, Illinois


City of St. Charles

2 East Main Street

St. Charles, IL 60174

Phone: 630-377-4446 



Salary: $26.54 - $37.92/hour

Population: 33,000

Sworn Officers: 54

Application Deadline: 8/26/18



The St. Charles Police Department strives to hire highly skilled, competent, dedicated, customer oriented staff. Our employees pride themselves on performing their duties to the highest level of excellence. If you seek a rewarding opportunity to serve others, you may be the candidate we are looking for.



Job Description:


This position is responsible for overall management of the property room including evidence intake, record keeping, organization, and disposal. This position is responsible for responding to crime scenes for evidence processing and for the maintenance and use of the crime laboratory or department approved forensic laboratory for processing evidence. Recover and process digital evidence (internet use history, e-mails, documents, images, and other files) from computers, smartphones, and data storage devices. This position will prepare and maintain computer and paper files and reports documenting the collection, storage, and handling of evidence and property to properly document the chain of custody. This position may be required to testify in court concerning evidence.




  • Applicants should have strong knowledge of police property room control functions, crime scene investigation techniques and equipment, relevant rules and regulations of police work, local ordinances, state and federal statutes, and court decisions.

  • Possessing strong organizational skills and written and interpersonal communication skills is a must.

  • The ability and willingness to respond to forensic needs twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week outside of normal business hours and carry a wireless communication device is required.

  • The ability to operate film and digital camera, and be proficient with digital imaging systems and knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook and other software program.

  • Will be required to work under varying environmental conditions, which may require moderate physical activity and the ability to lift, move, and carry objects weighing up to 60 lbs.

  • An associateís degree in police administration, law enforcement or a related field, or equivalent experience in area of responsibility is required.

  • Three (3) years of forensics experience in a police or law enforcement environment is required along with specialized training in the areas of police investigations and/or forensics.

  • Experience and training with digital evidence preferred.

  • Applicants must possess a valid driverís license.

If selected, successful completion of a background check and drug screen are required.





This position pays $26.54 - $37.92 per hour


Starting salary will be commensurate with experience


Excellent benefit package provided



Apply online at:


no later than August 26, 2018


Please thoroughly complete the employment application. Resumes and any additional documents can be attached in the on-line application system.



If you are unable to apply online,

or for other assistance, please contact:






The City of St. Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer











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