Crime Scene Investigator

The City of Greensboro exists to partner with the community to build the desired quality of life for Greensboro.  All of our actions are guided by our commitment to and measured by our success in building public trust and the future we and the community desires.

Critical to our success is maintaining a work environment which fosters employee commitment to public service and making a difference in the lives of our residents.

If this sounds like a purpose that you would like to share in, please consider the opportunity below.

Full Salary Range: $38,385 – $63,975 Annually Hiring Range: 38,385 – 46,062  Annually

Work Schedule: 

Shift-work. Shifts may include daytime hours, nighttime hours, or both; shifts are 12, 10 and 4 hours. The schedule is comprised of fluctuating workdays [Monday – Sunday] to include some holidays and weekends. 

Primary Duties/Brief Description of Work:

Crime Scene Investigators provide investigative documentation, forensic processing services and crime scene analysis. Primary responsibilities are centered upon crime scene response, laboratory examinations and evidence recovery. Duties include forensic assessment of presenting scene and evidence conditions; victim/witness interviews; recognition, collection and preservation of evidence; forensic photography; sketch/diagram preparation and crime scene mapping; chemical and non-chemical processes for recovery of fingerprints, footwear impressions, biological matter/DNA and other trace/transfer evidence; presumptive testing of suspected blood and unknown substances; extensive note taking and report writing; and the provision of court testimony. Technical work is primarily conducted in a field setting and requires sound independent judgement and initiative reflective of best practice and competent service provision. Effective communication (verbal and written) is essential. Position duties are physically and psychologically demanding. Work involves frequent and prolonged exposure to deceased bodies, traumatic injury, chemicals, blood/biological fluids, physical/environmental hazards and inclement weather. Physical demands include, but are not limited to, long periods of standing, walking, kneeling, crawling, climbing, lifting, reaching, pushing/pulling, bending, operating cargo vans and working out of a motor vehicle. 
 

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