Employment Opportunity


Crime Scene Investigator / Evidence Tech

Littleton Police Department, Littleton, Colorado

Salary: $54,579.20 - $81,286.41 Annually

Final Filing Date: November 18, 2019

This is a new position approved by council for the 2020 fiscal year. The anticipated start date will be on or after January 1, 2020. Starting pay at or near $32.66 per hour.

This position is responsible for the security and maintenance of police property and evidence, crime scene investigations, and evidence collection.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Manages police department inventory of property and evidence.
  • Processes data and paperwork maintains accurate records, properly packages, stores and disposes of items per department guidelines.
  • Performs technical lab work including latent prints, drug testing, evidence photography, and audio and video processing.
  • Prepares written reports describing the actions taken on casework.
  • Takes and processes photographs, makes sketches and collects evidence from vehicles, at crime scenes, search warrants, and autopsies.
  • Maintains a safe and secure environment to ensure property and evidence is not lost, contaminated, stolen or damaged.
  • Takes inventory and maintains stock of equipment and supplies.
  • Works with other labs for technical support.
  • Conducts training for others in areas of expertise.
  • Provides credible testimony and maintains credibility in order to testify, prepare and introduce evidence in court in support of summons issued.
  • Provide credible testimony, prepare and introduce evidence in court in support of summons issued.
  • Answers inquiries in-person and by telephone, and prepares all written correspondence related to evidence and property.
  • Collects fingerprints and other biological evidence from suspects, victims and persons of interest.
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.
  • Performs other similar assignments and projects as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma, or GED, and
  • An Associate's Degree with emphasis in Law Enforcement, Physical Science, or Forensic Science; or three (3) years of full-time work experience in forensic evidence or related field may be substituted for one year of education (30 credit hours). A total of 60 credit hours or years of service equivalent, or a combination thereof, are required.
  • One (1) year of prior work experience in forensic evidence or related field; or
  • An equivalent combination of technical education, training, or work experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position; and
  • Requires possession of a valid driver's license and a qualifying driving record; and
  • Requires successful completion of a polygraph examination, a drug/alcohol screening, medical examination, and a police background check.
Necessary Special Requirements:
  • This position requires participation in an on-call rotation. On call status includes weekends and holidays.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Crime lab experience.
  • Experience with crime scenes including photography, sketches and collection of evidence.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Knowledge of computer operation and general law enforcement principles
  • Knowledge of photography; evaluation, recovery, analysis of forensic evidence.
  • Skill and abilities that involve entering data into various software formats such as spreadsheets, databases, and text.
  • Skill in operating software, hardware, and internet capabilities.
  • Requires ability in written and verbal communication techniques for report writing; correspondence; providing customer service; testifying in court; and giving presentations, directions, and feedback.
  • Skills and abilities that include analyzing data, breaking down problems, identifying relationships between issues, and making complex plans.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
  • This work is performed outdoors that includes driving to and from off-site evidence storage areas. Outdoor work and travel include exposure to prevailing and inclement weather conditions.
  • Essential duties include frequent handling of large, heavy, bulky, and awkward objects weighing up to 100 pounds with or without assistance; lifting and carrying objects and boxes weighing up to 100 pounds with or without assistance.
  • The indoor work environment includes exposure to odors from evidence objects; frequent exposure to and handling of potentially-hazardous items including firearms, fireworks, ammunition, edged weapons, bloody and body fluid-contaminated objects, contraband drugs, and other substances.
  • Work includes the collection of evidence from dead persons at death scenes and autopsies, persons in custody at detention facilities and from injured or ill persons at medical facilities.

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Posted: November 5, 2019

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