Forensic Employment

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If you wish to apply, check to see if the position is open by visiting the City of Mesa Jobs page. If the position is listed there, it is open and you will be able to complete the application online. The job descriptions below do not mean positions are currently open.

Administrative Positions

Administrative Support Assistant I
Administrative Support Assistant II
Forensic Scientist Supervisor
Forensic Services Administrator
Forensic Services Supervisor
Police Service Assistant - Part Time

Analytical Positions

Fingerprint Examiner
Forensic Firearms Examiner I
Forensic Firearms Examiner II
Forensic Firearms Examiner III
Forensic Latent Print Examiner I
Forensic Latent Print Examiner II
Forensic Scientist I
Forensic Scientist II
Forensic Scientist III

Technical Positions

Crime Scene Specialist
Senior Crime Scene Specialist
Crime Scene Unit Supervisor
Forensic Services Laboratory Technician
Police Photographic Technician
Volunteer Crime Scene Specialists


Forensic Services Internship - (Opens Police Volunteer page--scroll to Internships)  Vacancies are not open year round.  Applicants must be in their Junior or Senior year.

The best degrees for entry level analytical  positions within Forensic Services are:

  • a BS or MS in Chemistry, or Forensic Science with a strong emphasis in chemistry for most positions; or

  • a BS or MS in Biochemistry, Biology or Forensic Science with an emphasis in genetics for DNA positions.

Technical positions generally require less specific course work.  See individual requirements.


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