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Employment Opportunity


Crime Scene Technician

East Point Police Department, East Point, Georgia

Salary: $30,603.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: April 4, 2017

This position is responsible for identifying, collecting, and preserving evidence at crime scene investigations in support of law enforcement activities.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Photographs crime and accident scenes including burglaries, robberies, deaths, thefts, autopsies, and assault victims to record the appearance of evidence using highly-skilled photographic and evidence-gathering techniques;
  • Identifies, collects, and secures physical evidence such as: blood, body fluids, hair and fibers, firearms, and narcotics for laboratory testing and use as evidence in criminal prosecutions;
  • Searches for and develops fingerprints at crime scenes and participates in laboratory processing;
  • Photographs and fingerprints suspects, victims, and witnesses;
  • Produces castings of footprints, tire tracks, and other impressions;
  • Prepares court presentations of evidence;
  • Searches for, retrieves, and provides security information such as fingerprint cards, mug-shots, and case reports to law enforcement personnel and authorized agencies;
  • Prepares and maintains records to ensure proper chain of custody of physical evidence;
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's degree in criminology, forensic science, or the life sciences; Bachelor's degree preferred; a minimum of two (2) years experience in a law enforcement agency responsible for the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence and fingerprint examination; a forensic or scientific background is highly desirable; equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge Required by the Position
  • Knowledge of functions of a police identification laboratory;
  • Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions related to chemicals and equipment used in processing evidence;
  • Knowledge of basic computer operation;
  • Knowledge of the techniques for gathering and preserving physical evidence;
  • Knowledge of statistical record-keeping techniques;
  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities;
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures related to assigned activities;
  • Skill in oral and written communication;
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles;
  • Ability to read maps and learn the geography of the City;
  • Ability to observe and recall details;
  • Ability to learn photographic techniques and methods including the use of a variety of film, lighting, filtration, infrared, and ultraviolet techniques;
  • Ability to learn standard techniques for classification, development, transfer, and chemical processing of fingerprints;
  • Ability to assure proper police practices and procedures are followed;
  • Ability to work confidentially with discretion;
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions;
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: March 16, 2017



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