Forensics Science Training & Education


CSO Position - Carlsbad Closes 11/26/12

Posted by Tina Young on November 10, 2012 at 9:00 PM

This is a great entry level forensics job because this position assists the crime lab & forensic technicians. If you're just starting your career and you have forensics & photography training, you should apply! Here's what one of the forensic techs at Carlsbad said about this Evidence Specialist / Forensic Specialist / Tech” but the CSO’s are a big part of the Evidence Team here. They process minor scenes (459’s) up to 211’s by themselves and they assist us with the Homicides. Also, they attend autopsies etc. They also write reports in the field. They are issued a Canon 50D camera to use. The only thing that they won’t get a lot of experience doing is latent print comparisons.… Personally knowing the job, this is an excellent position to get PAID experience under their belt.

Closing Date/Time:Mon. 11/26/12 9:00 AM Pacific Time


$1,574.86 - $1,914.24 Biweekly

$3,412.20 - $4,147.52 Monthly

$40,946.36 - $49,770.24 Annually

Job Type:Full-Time

Location:Carlsbad, California

Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: November 26 @ 9:00 a.m.

Written Test: December 15 (Time TBA)

Under direct supervision, performs a variety of routine community service, paraprofessional and technical duties in support of police functions in assigned divisions of the Police Department; and performs other related work. This is an entry level class in the Community Service Officer series and employees assigned to this class normally have little experience involving police work. Community Service Officer I will be exposed to a variety of assignments and cross-trainings with the intention that the position is normally considered to be in a training status to develop skills, abilities and responsibilities of the next level in this series. Within one year from date of hire, employee Incumbents in the Community Service Officer I class assist in a variety of non-sworn responsibilities supporting law enforcement functions that are limited to duties of a routine nature, such as, clerical duties and occasional field work.

Key Responsibilities:

Receives and responds to citizen inquiries and requests for police services in person and by telephone.

Handling calls and communicating with the public.

Answers telephones, directs calls to appropriate divisional areas, and serves as a receptionist.

Photographs and fingerprints individuals.

Performs clerical tasks related to assignments.

Maintains a variety of statistics, police files and logs.

Coordinates and conducts police facility tours.

Conducts research and compiles information to support law enforcement functions.

Performs delivery and pick-up of: materials for court processing, police vehicles and equipment for service or repair, and department supplies as assigned.

Assists in the maintenance and deposition of stolen or lost/found property.


Knowledge of: General office practices including operation of standard office equipment including a computer terminal.

Basic record keeping principles and practices.

Basic vehicle maintenance tasks.

Ability to:

Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

Write clear and accurate reports.

Perform routine clerical tasks.

Deal tactfully and courteously with employees and the public.

Learn, apply, and explain departmental policies, rules, instructions, laws and regulations related to assigned tasks.

Operate computer terminal keyboards to enter and query information.

Experience & Education:

Any combination equivalent to the education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical background may include:

Equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of full-time responsible public contact experience. Familiarity of law enforcement functions is desirable.




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