Spokane County, Washington

Forensic Unit Supervisor (Civil Service)

Closing Date


Written Exam

TBD - Date and time will be determined once a sufficient number of applicants are received.


$27.30 - $36.84 Hourly
$4,732.76 - $6,386.16 Monthly
$56,793.12 - $76,633.92 Annually

Job Summary

The Forensic Unit Supervisor is responsible for supervisory functions of the Forensic Unit. This includes supervision, task assignments, and evaluation of employees assigned to the Spokane County-City Forensic Unit.

Examples of Duties (may Include but not limited to the following:)

Minimum Requirements


Successful completion of Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major studies in forensic science, criminal justice or other areas having close bearing on police supervision. This degree requirement is not intended to apply to friction ridge examiners and crime scene investigators who are already trained to competency.

Selection Factors

Extensive knowledge of:

  • Crime Scene processing and documentation
  • Analyzing, comparing, evaluating, and documenting friction ridge latent prints and tenprints

Considerable knowledge of:

  • Forensic Unit's Procedures and Guidelines
  • Courtroom procedures and rules of evidence with reference to fingerprints and crime scenes
  • An automated identification system

Working knowledge of:

  • Current industry guidelines and standards as they pertain to forensic applications
  • Policy and Procedures of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office

Skilled in:

  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Coaching, guiding and directing personnel
  • Organizing work and projects efficiently
  • Operating an automated identification system

Ability to:

  • Plan, supervise, schedule, train and evaluate work of subordinates
  • Maintain accurate and concise instructions and reports
  • Perform with initiative and independence
  • Perform duties of the Forensic Lead Specialist, Forensic Specialist and Forensic Technician

Previous experience:

  • Experience as a Spokane County Forensic Lead Specialist or other agency equivalent

Successful completion of the following may be used in consideration of the applicant's suitability for this position:

  • Advanced Latent Fingerprint Course
  • Crime Scene Course
  • Palmprint Examination Course
  • Photography Course
  • Digital Image Course
  • Instructor Development Course

To Apply