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Employment Opportunity


Property Evidence Crime Scene Technician

Winter Park Police Department, Winter Park, Florida

Salary: $17.79 – $26.69 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under the supervision of the Investigations Lieutenant, the Property/Evidence Crime Scene Technician receives, logs, inventories, controls, recovers, submits, transports, and distributes evidence, narcotics, monies, firearms and property. Work also involves the ability to provide support services with all aspects of crime scene investigations, including but not limited to, identification and processing of latent fingerprints, technical photography, identification and collection of evidence, maintaining evidence, testifying in court, and properly documenting such activities through written investigative reports. Work is reviewed through reports submitted and observation while work is in progress and upon completion.

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Duties:

  • Act as custodian of the Property and Evidence Division.
  • Sort, file, transport, tag, store, and inventory evidence, firearms, weapon, contraband, miscellaneous property, and monies.
  • Process and file incoming, returned, and outgoing property records; return property to rightful owners.
  • Prepare and inventory accurate lists of guns, firearms, and narcotics to be destroyed and monies for deposit; prepare and transport evidence for crime lab submission.
  • Store and dispose of narcotics and destroy evidence pursuant to Florida Statutes.
  • Investigate crime scenes. Collect and identify physical evidence which may include biological and/or trace evidence, shoe and tire impressions, firearms and weapons, paint, etc.
  • Preserve, package, submit, and transport physical evidence to the evidence room, Lab, Medical Examiner, or court.
  • Document evidence, write crime scene reports and maintain computer files on all evidence collected.
  • Prepare various materials for case support, for State Attorney’s prosecution and related court/judicial presentation purposes, and for the Medical Examiner’s Office.
  • Conduct lab work consisting of chemical processing and the use of fuming tanks.
  • Able to respond to a crime scene after normal working hours in a call capacity..
  • Communicates effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.
  • Performs other work assigned.

Requirements:

Knowledge, skills & abilities
  • Knowledge of Florida Statutes pertaining to the confiscation, preservation and destruction of evidence and property.
  • Knowledge of inventory control procedures and of modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Ability to classify, file and maintain concise and accurate records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks under stress of frequent deadlines.
  • Ability to handle confidential documents according to
  • Ability to utilize a variety of modern office equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, law enforcement and civilian personnel, and the general public.
  • Ability to give and receive instruction from a variety of internal and external sources.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma/GED with coursework in property and evidence function.
  • One (1) year of clerical work in law enforcement.
  • An equivalent combination of the required education and experience may be considered.
  • Must pass a background investigation and polygraph examination.
  • Certifications and Training
    • Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver License.
    • Must be certified as a Crime Scene Investigator.
    • All certifications must be current at the time of application and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Requirements

Environmental
  • Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, e.g., dirt, cold, rain, fumes, dust and fingerprint dusting powder, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, noises, traffic conditions, animals or wildlife, toxic poisonous agents, crime scenes depicting violence or gore, disease or bio-hazardous substances.
Physical
  • This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping.
Sensory
  • Tasks require manual dexterity in addition to visual and hearing acuity as well as oral communication ability.

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Posted: October 30, 2017



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