Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician

Plantation Police Department, Plantation, Florida

Salary: $41,298.00 - $68,142.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

This is a non-exempt position, which is skilled technical police work in collecting, classifying, and identifying physical evidence and fingerprints and performing technical photographic work. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Investigations Division Sergeant.

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  • Fingerprints and photographs prisoners and civilians requiring photographs and fingerprints for special purposes.
  • Classifies fingerprints and record classifications according to prescribed formula.
  • Files fingerprint cards according to standard classification codes.
  • Searches files to find specific prints or to make comparisons.
  • Searches files for information in response to requests from other law enforcement agencies, correspond with other agencies, and exchange identification information.
  • Assists at the scene of a crime, search for and develop latent fingerprints, take photographs of crime scenes and search for, collect, preserve and identify other physical evidence discovered.
  • Assists in making analysis and collection of numerous types of materials for determining the presence of foreign substances and contamination such as hair, skin, paint and blood.
  • Assists in making plaster casts of shoes, tires, instruments, and other impressions.
  • Maintains laboratory records and prepare reports of findings of examinations and investigations made.
  • Proceeds unassisted in the various investigations involving the death of both animals and human beings, including the taking of fingerprint impressions of cadavers.
  • This position does not have final procurement authority.
  • Performs related work as required and as directed.


  • Considerable knowledge of standard fingerprint classification practices, purposes, methods, records, and equipment used in identifying persons.
  • Knowledge of methods used in collecting and preserving physical evidence and the use of such evidence in establishing guilt or innocence.
  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques in the performance of chemical and microscopic examinations.
  • Knowledge of the use and operation of cameras and other photographic equipment and police radio use.
  • Knowledge of police objectives, regulations, and procedures and some knowledge of state and local laws and ordinances.
  • Ability to take photographs under varying conditions and circumstances.
  • Ability to perform the necessary identification tasks on cadavers in varying states of decomposition.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and the use of standard software applications.
  • Ability to maintain cross index filing systems and to classify documentary material for filing purposes.
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions and to complete work assignments correctly.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, prioritize work assignments and to work independently.
  • Ability to operate a City vehicle and possess the required license.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other municipal employees, City officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to work all shifts and holidays and to handle rotation call out.
  • Skilled in taking, classifying, identifying, and filing fingerprints and in searching for, preserving, and interpreting physical evidence and identification data.
  • Skilled in the operation of personal computers and typewriters.
  • Ability to communicate professionally in court regarding evidence collection and crime scene.
  • Associates degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in crime scene technology; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered.
  • A written T.A.B.E. test is also required at time of application. A preferred score of 12.9 in each section of the T.A.B.E. Survey (math, reading and language). Please see TABE Testing Centers information here T.A.B.E Testing Centers. The candidate is responsible for scheduling their own testing and providing their scores to the City. Test results must be within 2 years of application. Test scores must be submitted with the application.

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Posted: December 4, 2017

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