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Crime Scene Specialist

Goldsboro Police Department, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Salary: $36,671.93 - $57,941.65 Annually

Final Filing Date: November 12, 2019

An employee in this class performs work related to crime scene processing and evidence/property management.

Hiring range is negotiable between $36,671 and $47,306 depending on a candidate's qualifications and experience.

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Under the direct supervision of the Crime Scene/Evidence Property Sergeant,
  • This non-sworn position is responsible for identifying, collecting, and preserving evidence at major crime scenes using special equipment and highly skilled photographic and evidence-gathering techniques.
  • The position also includes evidence room management and all related duties such as, but not limited to, receiving property, processing, storage, and disposal.
  • Duties may also include oversight and direction of adjunct evidence technicians in the absence of supervisor.


Physical Requirements
  • The position requires regular and various physical requirements, including lifting, moving, handling objects up to 50 pounds; walking, standing, sitting, pushing/pulling, balancing, climbing (including ladders up to attics, roofs, into holes, ects.); kneeling, bending, stooping, and dragging for extended periods of time.
  • Must be willing to perform all duties in all weather conditions and other less-than-desirable conditions, such as decomposing and/or mutilated bodies; strong and unpleasant odors, insects, hostility, emotionally-charged situations, child and animal victims; work with, around, and in smoke and fire; bio-hazards and chemical environments, hazardous materials, etc.. Will also be required to successfully complete training for all these situations, as well as wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Visual acuity necessary to perform activities, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminal; visual inspection, involving small details/defects (fingerprints, trace evidence, etc.); using measurement devices, and operating motor vehicles.
Minimum Education and Experience
  • High school diploma required.
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in crime scene/evidence technician work in a law enforcement agency, and/or training related to the duties listed above; job-related specialized training in crime scene/evidence collection; or a combination of higher education (from an accredited community college or university) in the following disciplines: Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice or closely related field.
Special Requirements
  • Valid NC driver's license, be willing to attend training in crime scene/evidence and property room control and seek certification, and obtain/maintain membership in the North Carolina Division of the International Association for Identification (NCIAI) and the International Association for Property and Evidence (IAPE).

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Posted: October 29, 2019

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