Employment Opportunity

Forensic Crime Technician

Gainesville Police Department, Gainesville, Florida

Salary: $16.64 - $23.24 Hourly

Final Filing Date: September 22, 2018

Gainesville Police Department is seeking a Forensic Crime Technician to perform specialized technical work gathering evidence at crime scenes.

A typical work day may include: detecting, collecting, preserving, packaging, and transporting evidence; processing evidence for latent fingerprints; performing forensic photography and producing crime scene drawings; preparing comprehensive written reports; and testifying in court.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Detects, collects, preserves, packages, and transports evidence.
  • Processes for latent fingerprints.
  • Performs forensic photography and produces crime scene drawings.
  • Prepares comprehensive written reports.
  • Testifies as an expert witness in court.
  • Attends work on continuous and regular basis.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited two (2) year college or equivalent coursework and completion of specialized training related to forensic science and criminal investigations,
  • AND
  • One (1) year experience in crime scene processing, forensic work, or related field,
  • OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, ability, and skills.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate a meticulous work ethic to work a crime scene, process evidence for latent prints and collect evidence.
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver license.
  • The incumbent must work a schedule that rotates every four months. The incumbent will work on weekends and at night on some of the rotations.
  • Duties will involve strenuous physical activity under severe working conditions.
  • Must testify as an expert witness in court.
  • May be required to work outside business hours.
  • Duties involve strenuous physical activity under severe working conditions.

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Posted: August 21, 2018

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