Employment Opportunity

Forensic Photographer II

Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, Texas

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Final Filing Date: May 26, 2018

Under the direction of the Forensic Imaging Director, the employee will provide photography services to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences for the documentation of forensic casework.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Produces postmortem examination photographs using digital SLR cameras to document pertinent finding as determined by the forensic pathologist
  • Logs and archives each photograph acquired at death scenes and during postmortem examination by case number to ensure that all images are properly stored and secured
  • Provides photographic coverage of agency events as assigned for publication
  • Provides technical expertise on the capabilities and limitations of forensic photographs to police officers, attorneys, judges, nurses, and physicians as required
  • May respond to death scenes to photograph all details pertinent to the death investigation
  • Testifies when subpoenaed regarding the photographic images that document the death scene and the decedent during autopsy
  • Assists in the troubleshooting and repair of cameras and accessories at the request of the Forensic Imaging Director
  • May digitally process photographs at the request of the Forensic Imaging Director using digital imaging software and related tools
  • Requires work in close proximity to various biological fluids – potential exposure to blood borne pathogens
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Forensic Genetics Laboratory Director.


  • Bachelor's degree in Photography or a related degree with advanced photography coursework.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in photography.
  • Provide with the application a portfolio (digital portfolio preferred) of original photographs demonstrating skill and proficiency in composition, exposure, depth of field, and various lighting techniques in both studio and non-studio environments.
  • Familiar with photographic processing software.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Willing to respond to death scenes on a rotating on-call basis.
Additional Requirements
  • Ability to climb ladders and bend over for extended periods of time while photographing evidence.
  • Must have the ability to adapt quickly to new applications and challenges and work in a team environment

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Posted: May 2, 2018

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