Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Analyst

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Sarasota, Florida

Salary: Salary range upon hire: $38,734 - $47,550 (determined by acceptable prior related experience). Long-term salary cap: $64,674

Final Filing Date: March 22, 2019

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  • Conduct crime scene investigations to locate, identify, preserve, photograph/fully document, and prepare collected evidence to establish and maintain chain of custody and for submission to crime laboratories for analysis.
  • Prepare cast impressions of footwear, tool, and tire impressions. Locate, develop, preserve, and collect latent prints at crime scenes using fuming techniques, powders, chemicals, photographic techniques, and alternate light sources.
  • Process evidence in the lab with sequential processing for latent prints, collect DNA, and use advanced photographic techniques including UV/IR to document evidence/persons.
  • Prepare crime scene sketches by hand and/or computer aided.
  • Attend autopsy to photograph, collect, document, and package all evidence obtained from decedents.
  • Prepare crime scene investigation reports to document findings and involvement and testify in depositions and court proceedings regarding these matters.
  • Participate in community events.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Associates degree or higher in crime scene technology, forensic science, or other physical or natural science, or equivalent number of credit hours from an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Experience may substitute for education at the rate of two years of experience per year of education.
  • Ability to complete tasks regardless of weather or temperature and around foul odor and insects/pests.
  • Demonstrate adequate skills regarding evidence collection and handling techniques.
  • Respond to calls during off duty hours with little to no advanced notice with willingness to work extended hours.
  • Ability to work unsupervised after the completion of appropriate training, completing complex tasks and procedures with minimal or no guidance.
  • Ability to obtain IAI CCSI certification within one year of employment.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating awareness for human diversity to citizens and colleagues.

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Posted: February 22, 2019

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