Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Investigator

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Salary: Open until filled

Final Filing Date: $45,364.80 - $60,964.80 Annually

This is responsible work of more than average difficulty performing advanced technical duties requiring specialized knowledge, training and work experience in crime scene investigation.

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  • Employees in this class are responsible for gathering, classifying, preserving, and transporting physical and trace evidence such as latent prints, blood and body fluids, projectiles, hairs, fibers, clothing, bedding, weapons, casts of impressions and any objects deemed to have evidentiary value.
  • Major crime scenes include, but are not limited to homicides, suicides, suspicious deaths, aggravated assaults/battery, arsons, armed robberies, auto thefts, burglaries, child abuse, elderly abuse, traffic fatalities, and rapes.
  • Work involves photography, sketching, plaster cast construction, latent fingerprint detection, maintenance of evidence continuity, and testifying in courtroom prosecution.
  • Duties require the use of technical skills and judgment in recognizing materials that can significantly assist in solving crimes and prosecuting offenders.
  • Contact with contaminated, corrosive or explosive materials, and exposure to infectious or communicable diseases may result from the performance of some assigned tasks.
  • Employees in this class may be required to work on shifts with variable hours or of an extended duration.
  • Work may also require 24 hour call-out availability based upon the size and scope of a crime scene.


  1. Have successfully graduated from a standard high school or possess an acceptable GED certificate from an accredited issuing agency, preferably with college level coursework in law enforcement or a closely related field.
  2. Have at least five (5) years of work experience in a paraprofessional capacity with a law enforcement agency, including at least one (1) year in crime scene investigation work.
  3. An Associate's Degree in forensic science from an accredited college or university may be substituted for four (4) years of the required law enforcement paraprofessional experience noted in #2 above; however, no substitution is allowed for the required one (1) year of crime scene investigation work experience.
  4. Possess or be able to obtain a valid Florida Driver's License and have an acceptable driving record.

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Posted: October 4, 2018

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