Crime Scene Specialist

US Government, PD-Police Operations Division

Our Police department is looking for a Crime Scene Specialist who will provide technical work in analyzing, photographing, collecting, preserving, and presenting physical evidence. Work is performed in the field, including crime scenes and autopsies, and in the laboratory and includes various crimes and traffic accidents. Evidence includes fingerprints, firearms, drugs, tire prints, shoe prints, tool mark impressions, and biological evidence. Incumbents photograph and record crime scenes showing correlation between the evidence and scene, and perform various chemical and photographic processes in the field or laboratory to analyze, develop, and preserve evidence.

Position requires one year of experience in crime scene investigation, law enforcement, forensics or related field to include the collection and preservation of criminal evidence photographic and/or fingerprint analysis skills along with an Associates degree.  Coursework in photography, criminalistics/forensic science, and natural science courses (biology, biochemistry, or chemistry) is highly desirable.   Preference will be given to applicants who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Forensic Science.  Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) training in the field of forensics is also ideal.

The ideal candidate will have two years experience working one-on-one with investigators and managing or leading a crime scene. Should be a proven team player with excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail. Will need general knowledge of crime scene processing, maintaining and ensuring proper personal protective equipment requirements are followed during all work related activities and tasks. Knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office Suite is preferred. Capable of utilizing a smartphone and computer to perform daily data entry.

At the City of Goodyear, you will be a part of an organization that values its employees as its greatest asset. You will become part of a dedicated team of professionals that are committed to build and maintain a highly engaged workforce. You will be challenged to learn and grow in an environment that values employee development and career-building. You will thrive in a culture of innovation.

We believe that successful employees are those that possess six core values:

Adaptability – Empathy – Integrity – Innovation – Initiative – Optimism


If these six values rank high on your list of personal attributes, then don’t wait — APPLY TODAY!


EXAMINATION PROCESS Only a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants meeting the City’s requirements will be invited for an interview. Examination process for this position will include: Panel Interview.

Selected candidate will be required to pass a comprehensive background investigation to include:
• Goodyear PD Background questionnaire
• Pre-Polygraph Interview
• Polygraph Examination
• Credit History Check
• Psychological suitability/assessment

The City of Goodyear Police Department and/or Arizona POST will automatically disqualify any individual who has at any time:

  • Been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona
  • Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces
  • Illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale marijuana or dangerous drugs/narcotics
  • Used marijuana for any purpose within the past year
  • Illegally used marijuana, dangerous drugs/narcotics while employed or appointed as a peace officer
  • Illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic, other than marijuana, for any purpose within the past seven years
  • Ever illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic other than for experimentation. Experimentation is defined as not exceeding a total of 5 times lifetime or exceeding one time, since attaining the age of 21. This includes, but not limited to, cocaine/crack, heroin, opium, morphine, LSD/acid, methamphetamine/speed, peyote, mescaline, or derivatives thereof.
  • Have a pattern of abusing prescription medication
  • Convicted of or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with such a frequency so as to indicate a disrespect for the traffic laws and disregard for the safety of other persons on the highway within the past three years.
  • Been previously employed with a law enforcement agency and since has committed or violated federal, state, or city laws pertaining to criminal activity
  • Lied during any stage of the hiring process, falsified any information on the application or background questionnaire
  • Conviction of domestic violence crime, misdemeanor, or felony or conviction of a lesser charge, which at the time of occurrence was a domestic violence crime
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