Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician

North Charleston Police Department, North Charleston, South Carolina

Salary: $43,811 - $65,717 per year

Final Filing Date: February 22, 2019

Under general supervision, performs technical work in support of the operations of the Special Investigation – Crime Scene Division of the Police Department. Work involves conducting crime scene investigations of crimes including robberies, residential and commercial burglaries, aggravated domestic violence, sexual assaults, suicides, homicides, serious injury and fatal traffic accidents, industrial accidents, and other crime; documenting the scene, recovering evidence, analyzing evidence, and reporting the results; and testifies in State and Federal courts as an expert witness. Employee works under stressful, high-risk conditions. Reports to the Crime Scene Supervisor.

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  • Investigates crime scene; identifies items of evidence.
  • Collects evidence; documents the crime scene.
  • Analyzes certain types of evidence such as fingerprints, bloodstain patterns, etc.
  • Performs tests to identify and analyze various substances and bodily fluids.
  • Processes evidence to locate latent prints.
  • Enters latent prints into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System.
  • Compares latent prints to fingerprints of known suspects.
  • Collect, triage, and enter casings into the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN)
  • Prepares evidence and laboratory requests for transport to SLED, IBIS, etc.
  • Prepares thorough reports detailing evidence found, collected, and examined.
  • Prepares court exhibits; testifies as an expert witness.
  • Receives and/or reviews various records and reports such as statements of victims, statements of suspects, information from other investigators, information obtained through proper crime scene investigation, and SLED laboratory reports.
  • Prepares and/or processes various records and reports such as crime scene reports, SLED laboratory requests, latent print reports, individual monthly reports, and unit monthly reports.
  • Refers to autopsy reports, investigator's supplemental reports, IBIS (ballistic) report, latent print reports, toxicology reports, policy and procedure manuals, codes / laws / regulations, publications and reference texts, etc.
  • Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the Crime Scene Supervisor; victims of crimes and witnesses; suspects; department personnel such as Patrol Officers, detectives, etc.; medical personnel such as coroners, pathologists, nurses, etc.; Prosecutors and Defense attorneys; and the general public.


  • Requires an Associate’s degree in science, biology, chemistry, or closely related field supplemented by one to two years of experience in law enforcement / criminal investigation; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Must have successfully completed required courses and certification; may be required to possess additional certification(s) as deemed necessary by the City.
  • Must possess a valid State driver's license.

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Posted: February 8, 2019

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