City of Santa Monica, California

Forensic Specialist

The City of Santa Monica is seeking to fill our vacancy for the position described below. This is a full-time, benefitted position within the Police Department.

Closing Date

January 26, 2018


$6,210 - $7,667/Month

Job Description

Performs technical fingerprint, photographic, video and computer graphic tasks related to criminal investigation. Identifies, documents, collects, and preserves physical and biological evidence. Performs laboratory analysis for developing latent fingerprints by using conventional techniques. Performs fingerprint comparisons associated with the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases.


Graduation from high school or equivalent. Four years of recent, paid work experience performing fingerprint identification and related photographic work and processing crime scenes for physical evidence. An Associate's degree in criminal justice or forensic science or 30 semester units of college level course work in fingerprint classification and identification or a closely related field will substitute for two years of the required work experience. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science or a closely related field will substitute for the four years of required work experience.

Licenses and Certificates

Possession of a valid Class C driver license

To Apply

Apply on-line by 5:00 PM, January 26, 2018 at

Read the full job posting here.

For additional information contact Human Resources at (310) 458-8246.