Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician

Fayetteville Police Department, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Salary: $38,750.40 - $46,696.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The starting rate of pay for this position will be within 15% of the grade range minimum. The rate determined will depend on experience and qualifications.

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  • Provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees (especially members of his or her own team), and have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive.
  • Respond to major crime scenes (homicides, sexual assaults, armed robbery, property crimes, etc.), and any other crime scenes at the discretion of a supervisor.
  • Be available as assigned to respond to calls after-hours, on weekends and holidays.
  • Due to varying injury, decomposition and post-mortem procedural states of corpses, a crime scene technician must be able to remain composed and think clearly in an unpleasant work environment.
  • Photograph and sketch crime scenes, collect all evidence and write detailed reports.
  • Regularly collect all forms of evidence including but not limited to: Fingerprint, tool mark, footwear and fabric impressions, tire and bite marks. Forensic biology including blood, semen, bodily fluids, hair, nail scrapings and blood stain patterns. Trace evidence to include gunshot residues, arson accelerant, paint, glass and fibers. Firearms to include weapons, gun powder patterns, casings, projectiles, fragments, pellets, wadding and cartridges.
  • Collect DNA samples, fingerprints, and photograph suspects.
  • Use chemical applications to detect blood and/or fingerprints.
  • Transport and package evidence for submittal to the Arkansas State Crime Lab. Write detailed analysis requests to forensic scientists for evidence analysis.
  • Submit all forms of evidence to Property Evidence Room.
  • Attend and document findings of autopsies conducted at the State Medical Examiner's Office.
  • Download all digital photographs and/or video evidence from all crime scenes. Monitor and print results from the Arkansas State Crime Lab I-Results system.
  • Process checks in forgery cases.
  • Secure video surveillance recordings in various cases.
  • Communicate with prosecuting attorney's offices about upcoming court cases and lab analysis from crime lab.
  • Testify in court as needed.
  • Attend and satisfactorily complete assigned training.
  • Train probationary officers at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy and other educational settings when requested and as approved by a supervisor.
  • Train officers and detectives on current evidence recovery procedures.
  • Deliver presentations for organizations and other community groups.
  • Assist other agencies with crime scene processing when requested and approved by a supervisor.
  • Maintain evidence processing lab and crime scene vehicle for supplies and ensure equipment readiness.
  • Maintain an inventory of fingerprint supplies as well as blood collection evidence kits for officers to utilize.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED is required. Specialized training, additional college courses, or two years of related experience is preferred.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Must successfully pass criminal background and fingerprint check, including but not limited to convictions, guilty pleas, or no contest pleas to violent offenses, theft offenses and any offense under A.C.A. §21-15-103 or A.C.A. §21-15-111. Must not have any felony convictions.
  • Possess or have the ability to obtain Certification as Law Enforcement Crime Scene Technician by the State of Arkansas or by a governing body in Crime Scene Investigation within one year of hire date.
  • Ability to obtain Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Basic Certifications within six months of hire.
  • Effectively communicate with others orally and in writing.
  • Must be proficient in the use of a computer utilizing word processing and spreadsheet applications, and must be able to become proficient with other related software and hardware. Must be able to effectively operate standard office equipment.
  • Ability to become proficient in the use of Motorola Radio, 35mm and digital cameras, Laser or Alternate Light Source, Electrostatic Dust Lifter for recovery evidence, laser trajectory, distance meter, video camera, blood drying cabinet and superglue fuming tank.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, law enforcement manuals and procedures, and federal, state and local laws.
  • While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Requires the ability to regularly lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift heavy objects and equipment up to 150 pounds. Requires the ability to walk, stand, sit, stoop, crawl, kneel, climb, push/pull objects, and wear personal protective equipment as required by best practice standards. The employee will be required to physically secure crime scenes. The employee must endure long hours, which could be hazardous to his/her physical and mental well-being. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock.

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Posted: August 21, 2017

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