Employment Opportunity

Forensic Crime Technician

Gainesville Police Department, Gainesville, Florida

Salary: $16.64 - $23.24 Hourly

Final Filing Date: April 21, 2019

Gainesville Police Department is seeking a Forensic Crime Technician to perform specialized technical work gathering evidence at crime scenes.

  • May fill multiple positions
  • May establish eligibility list

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


A typical work day may include:
  • Detecting, collecting, preserving, packaging, and transporting evidence;
  • Processing evidence for latent fingerprints;
  • Performing forensic photography and producing crime scene drawings;
  • Preparing comprehensive written reports; and
  • Testifying in court.


To be considered for this position you must possess the following:
  • Graduation from an accredited two (2) year college or equivalent coursework, and completion of specialized training related to forensic science and criminal investigations and one (1) year experience in crime scene processing, forensic work, or a related field of investigations;
  • OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience with methodically processing crime scenes which provides the required knowledge, ability, and skills.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate a meticulous work ethic to work a crime scene, process evidence for latent prints and collect evidence.
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver license.
  • The incumbent must work a schedule that rotates every four months. The incumbent will work on weekends and at night on some of the rotations.
  • Duties will involve strenuous physical activity under severe working conditions.
  • Must testify as an expert witness in court.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: April 3, 2019

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