Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Investigator

Port St. Lucie Police Department, Port St. Lucie, Florida

Salary: $40,227.20 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Keeps the mission, vision and values of the City of Port St. Lucie at the forefront of decision making and action; builds strategic and collaborative relationships and interacts with others in a way that builds confidence and trust; provides excellent customer service by taking action to accomplish objectives, maintains high levels of work and productivity by generating innovative solutions to work situations.
  • Responds to crime scenes as required to locate, identify, document, record, recover and process as necessary all items of evidentiary value using the latest accepted scientific and technological methods and equipment documenting such activity in written reports.
  • May fingerprint persons, using ink pads, specialized tools for deceased persons and electronic recording methods.
  • May photograph and transfer residual fingerprints from objects, such as weapons or drinking glasses, to record cards, using standard technique.
  • Photographs crime scenes, including fatal auto accidents.
  • Obtains and enhances surveillance video related to criminal activity using specialized computer software for identification purposes.
  • Makes appropriate computer entries as required in active case work and searches various databases in fingerprint comparisons for identifications.
  • Analyzes and manually compares unknown finger and palm print Ridgeology to known print sources for prolonged periods of time requiring long periods of high concentration.
  • Works closely with patrol officers, detectives, the State Attorney's office, local and state crime laboratory personnel, and the Medical Examiner's office.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the latest crime scene techniques and available resources.
  • Exercises good judgment, high standards of practice and ethical conduct.


Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of business English, spelling and punctuation, to prepare reports, compose letters, etc.
  • Knowledge of the department's and City's policies, procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of current scientific, technological and court accepted methods and means of evidence location, identification, documentation, recovery and processing.
Skills and Ability to:
  • Skill in the operation of a PC.
  • Skill in the use of photographic equipment.
  • Skill in filing and other organizational skills.
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports and articles, and organize statistical information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer.
  • Ability to adapt to fast changing situations with minimal confusion and recovery.
  • Ability to use video recording devices and secondary equipment.
  • Ability to view, work and function in crime scene areas resulting from extreme physical violence.
  • Ability to attend and document autopsies as required.
  • Ability to compare and examine latent prints.
  • Ability to focus on the positive in every situation.
  • Ability to model respect for individuals, teams, and the organization.
  • Ability to stay centered when challenged.
  • Ability to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of the department and public.
Education and/or Experience:
  • AA or AS degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry or related field required, preferably crime scene applicable.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and maintenance of a clean driving record.
  • Must have two years experience as a Crime Scene Investigator or Crime scene Technician and be able to compare and examine latent prints (IAI certification preferred).
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • IAI certification preferred.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and maintenance of a clean driving record.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Posted: October 11, 2019

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