Employment Opportunity


Crime Scene Technician

Waterbury Police Department, Waterbury, Connecticut

Salary: $24.77 ~ $32.96 per hour

Final Filing Date: February 21, 2018

New hires start at the beginning of the range

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Evaluates and physically secures crime scenes, using various types of equipment;
  • Identifies, collects and prepares physical evidence for scientific evaluation and comparison;
  • Establishes a permanent record describing the crime scene by writing detailed reports, preparing accurate sketches and diagrams, and by applying professional photographic techniques;
  • Gives expert testimony in criminal court cases regarding the results of analysis and examination of physical evidence;
  • Maintains forensic field and laboratory supplies for the department.

Requirements:

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to observe minute details of a crime scene as they relate to the crime and their meaning in relation to the evidence;
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports; ability to provide expert testimony in court;
  • Working knowledge of photography and fingerprinting techniques;
  • Knowledge of scientific/analytical techniques for the handling, collection and testing of evidence;
  • Must be willing to take continuing education courses;
  • Must be able to visually identify or describe persons, vehicles, and locations and describe or compare physical evidence and crime scenes;
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Must prioritize requests, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and display professional detachment from sensitive situations.
  • Works primarily in a laboratory with exposure to biological and chemical hazards and firearms.
  • Will occasionally carry photography and other equipment weighing up to 100 lbs, and will occasionally work outdoors in inclement weather.
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST INDICATE ON YOUR APPLICATION THAT AS OF THE CLOSING DATE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
  • Bachelor’s degree in natural or forensic science plus six (6) months experience in crime scene processing, forensic work, or related field.
  • Internship experience is qualifying.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
  • In addition to Monday through Friday schedule, must be available for rotating on-call schedule.
  • Must be able to arrive on-scene within 20 minutes of call.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check, which will include a polygraph test.

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How to apply: Application and instructions

Posted: February 8, 2018



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