Crime Scene Investigator

US Government, Police

Under limited direction, the Crime Scene Investigator performs a variety of highly skilled technical criminal identification tasks both in the field and in the laboratory. Develops, compares, and identifies latent fingerprints; collects, preserves, and identifies trace or other physical evidence found at crime scenes; photographs and measures crime scenes; prepares comprehensive and technically correct reports and testifies as an expert witness in court proceedings.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in the field, laboratory, and office. When processing crime scenes may be exposed to all weather conditions, unstable surfaces, chemicals and fumes, bodily fluids, and other potential hazards.

Physical Factors

Heavy physical demands.  Physical demands are substantial and involve balancing, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, squatting and push/pull up to 33% of each shift. Ability to climb ladders, fences, walls and walk on elevated and uneven surfaces. Reaching above shoulder height up to 66% of each shift. Writing, keyboarding, using a mouse and filing 1-2 hours each day.

Work Situation Factors

Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues.   Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services.  Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies. 

FIRST CONSIDERATION MAY BE GIVEN TO CURRENT CITY OF LAS CRUCES EMPLOYEES WHO MEET ALL THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.

Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.

Full-Time; Regular; Non Exempt

This position is graded at RN14.

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