Breath Alcohol Technicians play a vital role in this process by installing and performing maintenance and performance checks of electronic breath alcohol testing equipment used in DUI cases. Work is done both in the field and in a laboratory setting. The technician will be assigned to a set, service area throughout KY. Since travel is required, a state vehicle is generally provided. Breath Alcohol Technicians are also expected to testify to the results of their work in court and other legal proceedings.
The training program may include electronic repairs of portable and stationary breath testing equipment used, basic laboratory safety and checks, and testimony and legal proceedings. The training and probationary period is 6 months. The Breath Alcohol Technician I position offers opportunities for promotion to Breath Alcohol Technician II and III after one year and four years of experience plus required certifications.