Crime Scene Technician

US Government, Police Services

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GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
 
Performs intermediate protective service work processing crime scenes for evidence and securing obtained evidence; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision.
 
TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:
 
Processes crime scenes to include the search and recovery of latent finger and palm prints, trace, DNA and other physical evidence. Takes photographs, videotapes, prepares sketches and documents the search and collection for physical evidence. Responds to area hospitals and autopsies to document and collect evidence in criminal investigations. Prepares crime scene reports for presentation in court and gives court room testimony;
Operates digital photo lab and maintains digital photo lab equipment and image files;
 
RELATED TASKS:
 
Gathers and marks evidence;
Maintains chain of custody of evidence gathered and photographs taken at crime scene;
Makes plaster casts; works in the crime lab; processes evidence brought into crime lab;
Processes evidence using powders, chemicals and alternative light source;
Test and maintain lab equipment to ensure it is working properly;
Prepares lineups;
Conducts training of new employees in crime scene processing procedures;
Performs related tasks as required.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
 
Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; thorough knowledge of police investigative techniques and techniques of identification; thorough knowledge of rules of evidence and laws of search and seizure; 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; skill in the use of photography equipment and the operation of an automobile.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
 
Associate’s Degree or technical degree/certificate from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in forensic science, criminalistics, or related field/and or equivalent of two (2) years of on-the-job experience as a Crime Scene Technician. Preference given to individuals with a degree and experience.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
 

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

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

 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
 
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 hard hat/helmet, safety glasses, goggles, respirator, safety shoes/boots, coveralls, gloves, face shield, and biohazard suit. Exposure to extreme temperatures, noise, heights, , confined spaces, vibration, radiation, dust, vapors, fumes, toxic metals, poisons, animals/insect bites, mist, gases, smoke, irritants, asphyxiants, and bloodborne pathogens.
 

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:

The background check process for this position may include:

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