Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Investigator

Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner, Woodland, California

Salary: $44,150.29 - $53,663.17 Annually

Final Filing Date: August 8, 2017

The County of Yolo is recruiting to fill one regular, full-time position in the class of Crime Scene Investigator at the Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator's Office. The ideal candidate for this position will have an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice as well as two years of professional experience in criminal identification techniques.

Under general supervision, to perform the technical work involved in photographing, gathering and preserving evidence collected from a crime or fire scene. Assists in training staff personnel in the areas of photography and evidence collection. Testifies in court as an expert witness involving matters of identification. Maintains the Evidence and Property Section of the Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator's Office.

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  • Responds to crime scenes and assists in the investigations by photographing, processing evidence for prints and evidence collection;
  • Lifts, evaluates and enters prints into state automated latent print systems; assists in maintaining the Property and Evidence Section by storing, releasing and purging evidence;
  • Maintains and files a variety of records and documents pertaining to identification work.
  • Utilizes cameras and video equipment to record crime scenes and injury photos; appears in court as an expert witness involving issues of identification;
  • Processes evidence for prints using various methods of chemical techniques;
  • Orders and maintains photographic and evidence packaging supplies for field personnel; acts in capacity of staff photographer as required;
  • Attends autopsies for the purpose of taking photographs and evidence collection;
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
  • Sufficient working experience in criminal identification techniques to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed below (an Associate in Arts degree in Criminal Justice or a related field is preferred).
  • Some positions in this classification may require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.
Knowledge of:
  • methods and techniques of identification;
  • modern photographic techniques and equipment;
  • law and policies related to the rules of evidence collection and disposal.
Ability to:
  • take fingerprints;
  • take and develop photographs;
  • correlate information received from a variety of sources, and exercise sound judgment in interpreting such information and in drawing conclusions;
  • maintain detailed records and prepare reports;
  • communicate effectively in court;
  • establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during course of work.

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Posted: July 26, 2017

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