Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Investigator

Houston Forensic Science Center, Houston, Texas

Salary: Houston Forensic Science Center offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Crime Scene Investigator is responsible for identifying, documenting, collecting, and interpreting evidence from complex and high-profile crime scenes, typically in conjunction with an ongoing police investigation. This position responds to assignments twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

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  • Process complex crime scenes, including the identification, documentation, collection, preservation, and submission of evidence.
  • Generate detailed offense reports.
  • Photograph and videotape major crime scenes.
  • Produce detailed crime scene diagrams.
  • Respond to call-ups during off-duty hours.
  • Complete specialized classroom and on-the-job training as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field of physical science, criminal justice, or forensic science is required; experience may be considered in lieu of the degree.
  • Active IAI Certification as a crime scene investigator or analyst is strongly preferred; the successful applicant must be able to achieve certification within one year of hire. Certification must be maintained throughout employment with Houston Forensic Science Center.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in the role of crime scene investigator is REQUIRED.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the demonstrated ability to interact effectively with citizens or family members who are experiencing traumatic events such as a horrific crime
  • Ability to work unsupervised or in a small group after the completion of appropriate training, completing complex tasks and procedures with minimal or no guidance
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Possession or ability to obtain a Texas driver’s license to operate a vehicle loaded with Crime Scene Unit equipment and tools
  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and Microsoft’s cloud-based service, SharePoint, is required. Working knowledge of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and Microsoft Access is a plus.
  • Willingness to work extended hours with little or no advance notice.
  • Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without accommodations:
    • Ability to stand and walk around for extended periods of time
    • Ability to complete tasks regardless of the weather or temperature
    • Ability to complete tasks regardless of foul odors or insect activity
    • Ability to lift and carry, push or pull up to 150 lbs.

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Posted: February 1, 2019

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