City of Irvine, California

Forensic Supervisor

Closing Date

This position is open on a continuous basis with a first review of applicants on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The City reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time following this date.


$34.82 - $54.75 Hourly
$6,035.47 - $9,490.00 Monthly
$72,425.60 - $113,880.00 Annually

The Position

The Public Safety Department seeks to hire an individual to supervise, train and schedule non-sworn Crime Scene Investigation personnel. The Forensic Supervisor will oversee daily operations, assist administrative, purchasing and budgeting functions and perform service calls for the City of Irvine Crime Scene Investigation unit. These service calls involve identification, collection and preservation of evidence.

The Forensic Supervisor supervises staff, delegates assignments, implements field staff work schedules, assists in recruitment/ testing/ hiring activities, evaluates employees and oversees and provides forensic training to Officers and staff.

This position is also responsible for documenting crime scenes with photographs, video recordings, diagrams and reports. Knowledge of computer forensics is highly desired. Experience with a wide range of computer hardware and software is preferred to assist in the collection of evidence from various types of computer systems. Knowledge of Encase forensic software is also highly desired.

This position requires effective verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to interact with law enforcement personnel, city staff, the general public, and attorneys.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

High School diploma supplemented with specialized training courses in Crime Scene Investigation, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. At least ten (10) years of experience as a Crime Scene Investigator or Forensic Specialist. Requires a valid California driver license.

Selection Process

The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review and evaluation, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination.

Questions asked during the selection process are based on the knowledge and abilities required to successfully perform the job. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least 24 hours prior to the first phase of the selection process.

The successful candidate will be required to take and pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening, by a City physician to ensure their physical suitability to perform assigned duties. In addition, the City of Irvine conducts a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.

This recruitment will establish an eligibility list to fill future vacancies in this classification. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications within the organization.

To Apply

Applications may be obtained and filed online at:

The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities
and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.