Employment Opportunity


Crime Scene Investigator I (Property Officer)

El Segundo Police Department, El Segundo, California

Salary: $57,637.20 - $70,058.41 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 30, 2019

Under direct supervision, participates and assists in performing technical crime scene investigations and analyses; receiving, inventorying and securing property and physical evidence; and performing routine, non-emergency police support functions. Directly manage and monitor incoming and current property rooms. The Crime Scene Investigator I/Property Officer will serve as support to our current Crime Scene Investigator II.

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Duties:

  • The main assignment will be managing, entering, booking and processing evidence and property. The Crime Scene Investigator I/Property Officer may respond to crime and accident scenes and assist in performing scene investigations; takes photographs and participates in lifting fingerprints and collecting and labeling physical evidence; legally/appropriately transports property and bodily fluid test received as evidence to authorized crime lab for analysis; prepares detailed reports and records.
  • Responds to crime and accident scenes and assists in performing scene investigations; takes photographs and participates in lifting fingerprints and collecting and labeling physical evidence; legally/appropriately transports property and bodily fluid tests received as evidence to authorized crime lab for analysis; prepares detailed reports and records.
  • Participates in evaluating, preparing and inputting fingerprints into computer systems; conducts comprehensive analysis, searches, classification and filing of fingerprints; assists in preparing court exhibits depicting crime scenes.
  • Receives designated property and evidence; maintains inventory and chain of custody of all evidence for court purposes; disposes of evidence as prescribed by law; maintains detailed records, files and reports of all property/evidence transactions.
  • Photographs suspects and convicted criminals for identification; take photographs and processes film for other City departments; prepares clear and concise written and oral reports.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from high school or GED supplemented by successful completion of specialized training in fingerprint identification/classification and crime scene photography; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Other Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of materials, equipment, regulations, principles, procedures and practices of crime scene investigation.
  • Knowledge of crime scene investigation.
  • Knowledge of fingerprinting and related analysis, equipment and records.
  • Knowledge of videographic and photographic equipment and film processing.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations governing property control and disposition, evidence booking procedures and record keeping, and filing practices associated with chain and custody of evidence.
  • Skill collecting and identifying fingerprints.
  • Skill collecting and recording physical evidence.
  • Skill operating photographic and videographic equipment.
  • Skill maintaining detailed records, reports and activity logs.
  • Skill interpreting and applying civil, penal and vehicle codes related to evidence handling.
  • Skill preparing clear and concise written and oral reports.
  • Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, other City employees and the public.
Working Conditions:
  • Regularly exposed to a full range of environmental conditions associated with crime and accident scenes, including but not limited to chemicals, bodily fluids and controlled substances.
Licensing/Certification Requirements:
  • A valid California drivers license.

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Posted: January 9, 2018


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