Employment Opportunity

Criminalistic Specialist

Green Bay Police Department, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Salary: Hiring Range: $25.35-26.84/hour

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The Green Bay Police Department is accepting applications to fill 2 Criminalistic Specialist positions. Criminalistic Specialists collect, examine and analyze evidence associated with a wide variety of crime scenes.

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  • Processes crime scenes and vehicles through documentation of photographs, diagrams, videos and collection of evidence. Takes detailed measurements in order to properly draw scale diagrams. Collects evidence (weapons, blunt objects, bullets, clothing, money, bikes, vehicles, etc.). Collects latent prints using the following but not limited to dusting, super glue filming, ninhydrin and lifting. Collects DNA evidence (blood, hair fibers, bodily fluids, semen, etc.). Documents blood patterns. Documents shoe prints, tire tracks and tool marks.
  • Assists Medical Examiner's Office in the proper collection of the deceased. Witnesses and photographs autopsies for unknown and suspicious deaths.
  • Processes other agencies officer-involved shootings. Processes GBPD officer-involved shootings under the direct authority of the Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Maintains unbiased point of view.
  • Classifies and searches fingerprints using Henry, NCIC and basic pattern type. Determines quality of prints for evidential purposes. Compares and examines latent prints to known and unknown suspects. Applies knowledge of fingerprints to make match hits and prepare comparison charts. Testifies to findings in court. Takes fingerprints and photographs of people using electronic live scan machine and rolled ink. Finalizes GBPD criminal records and transmits to Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • Maintains fingerprint and criminal records for GBPD and agencies in Brown County. Provides fingerprint and criminal records for other agencies. Maintains criminal database of all Brown County arrests through AFIX.
  • Downloads video evidence from surveillance video systems. Captures still images from videos for identification purposes. Prepares documents for identification purposes to send department wide, to other agencies and for social media.
  • Prepares court ordered requests for all digital evidence. Redacts sections of video, COBAN/GETAC and audio files for requests of digital evidence.
  • Prepares ID cards for GBPD personnel, retired officers and other City personnel.
  • Maintains camera and video equipment for sworn personnel for case work. Maintain crime scene processing equipment and lab equipment.
  • Maintains chain of custody for evidence.
  • Has knowledge of, and maintains confidentiality practices.
  • Provide courtroom testimony.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications Required
  • Bachelor's degree in forensic science, forensic investigation, criminalistics, or other related field.
  • Related work experience desirable.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • A combination of equivalent experience and/or education may be considered.
  • Must have acceptable personal and professional history as determined by successfully completing a background investigation.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and investigative techniques. Knowledge of procedures and techniques used to collect and preserve physical evidence.
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of cameras, video cameras, computers, video files and communication devices. Knowledge and skill in classifying and comparing fingerprints.
  • Skill in using a video camera to document crime scenes, re-enactments and witnesses points of view. Skill in downloading evidence from surveillance videos. Skill in capturing still images from a variety of video types for identification purposes.
  • Ability to operate equipment necessary to the performance of the job. Ability to work independently without specific instructions. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to utilize a computer and the required software. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the staff and the general public. Ability to work the required hours of the position including call-ins at all hours of the day and night, including weekends and holidays.
  • May be required to demonstrate minimum competency by successfully passing approved tests.
Physical Requirements - Ability to perform the following activities:
  • Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting and bending.
  • Ability to focus on projects for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work in varied environmental conditions.
  • Ability to reach and climb.

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Posted: August 1, 2018

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