Crime Scene Supervisor

US Government, Police Services

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Supervises the daily functions of the Crime Scene Unit; provides onsite technical expertise; processes and collects evidence at crime scenes; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Forensic Services Manager.
Supervises and evaluates crime scene unit  employees;
Plans, schedules, evaluates, and counsels crime scene unit staff on work performance to ensure compliance with department policies and procedures;
Trains crime scene unit personnel;
Responsible for purchasing and maintenance of crime scene unit supplies and equipment;
Processes crime scenes including photographs, evidence collection, diagrams, and other pertinent information;
Responsible for lab safety requirements;
Responds to major scenes to supervise analysis of evidentiary material and laboratory examinations.
Testifies in court as an expert witness;
Performs related tasks as required.
Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; thorough knowledge of police investigative techniques and techniques of identification; thorough knowledge of evidentiary procedures; thorough knowledge of the techniques of processing crime scenes and maintaining the security of evidence; ability to analyze evidence; ability to gather and secure evidence; ability to keep detailed records and prepare reports; thorough knowledge in photography and latent print development and digital enhancement procedures ;  ability to utilize AFIS technology and perform related work as necessary.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a two year degree in Forensic Science or equivalent specialized training in Forensic Science courses and minimum of six (6) years of experience in a full-time crime scene Investigation and laboratory experience as a level recognized as an expert witness.  Completion of basic and advanced FBI Fingerprint courses.  Supervisory experience is preferred.


Possession of Crime Scene certification with International Association for Identification or ability to become certified within 1 year.

Possession of a valid State of Florida Class “E” driver’s license with no more than six (6) points in the last three (3) years.

The applicant must successfully pass a complete background investigation to the satisfaction of the employer prior to appointment.

Must be able to lift and carry articles weighing up to 25 lbs., and push articles weighing up to 75 lbs.  Must be able to wear safety glasses, goggles, respirator, safety shoes/boots, coveralls, gloves, safety harness, mask, and biohazard suit.  Exposure to extreme temperatures, electrical hazards, noise, heights, confined spaces, vibration, radiation, dust, vapors, fumes, toxic metals, poisons, animals/insect bites, mist, gases, asphyxiants, and bloodborne pathogens. 


The background check process for this position may include:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Employment Verification
  • Reference Checks
  • Motor Vehicles Report (MVR) Check
  • Certification/License Verification
  • Credit Check
  • Fingerprinting
  • Polygraph
  • Neighborhood Check
  • Psychological Examination
  • Drug and Alcohol Screen
  • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
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