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Forensic Specialist / Crime Analyst

Winter Springs Police Department, Winter Springs, Florida

Salary: $18.28 - $27.83 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Responsible work in receiving, recording, maintaining and protecting all evidence for the Police Department. Advanced technical work in crime scene investigation, processing identification functions. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Lieutenant.

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  • Receives, identifies and records all property and evidence. Enters and maintains all information pertaining to property into computer. Maintains, stores and makes copies of property receipts. Transports evidence to and from the crime lab, and maintains status reports and results.
  • Notifies and returns items and evidence to the owners. Handles all phone calls pertaining to evidence. Maintains paperwork and actual physical destruction of property.
  • Verifies quantity and weight of found drugs. Prepares court orders for drug disposal and destroys drugs.
  • Assists state attorney office and maintains state attorney notices on disposition of cases. Testifies in court or dispositions.
  • Assists officers and detectives in handling of evidence. Verifies case dispositions.
  • Accesses, inputs and retrieves information from a computer.
  • Prepares reports. Maintains records and files.
  • Performs Suspect/Subject work-ups
  • Identifies crime trends
  • Aids in the investigative process to increase apprehensions and case clearances
  • Performs Real-time background Intel research during SCU/department wide operations
  • Aid in reviewing crime Intel from numerous sources
  • Conducts crime scene investigations.
  • Dusts evidence for prints, chemical treatment for latent print development.
  • Takes photographs and videos of crime scenes.
  • Collects and preserves physical evidence at crime scenes.
  • Attends and observes autopsies and collects evidence.
  • Keeps related records.
  • Conducts work found in the Detective Classification.


  • Knowledge of policies and procedures in the control of evidence.
  • Knowledge of local and state laws that pertain to evidence.
  • Ability to keep complex records.
  • Ability to operate computers and modern office equipment.
  • Ability to work adequately in a limited time frame.
  • Ability to coordinate activities with other departments, officials and police employees.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions with limited supervision.
  • Ability to type accurately.
  • Skill in accessing, inputting and retrieving information from a computer.
  • Knowledge of modern procedures and methods employed in crime detection and investigations.
  • Knowledge of modern methods of preparing and maintaining criminal identification records.
  • Knowledge of departmental procedures and regulations and laws governing departmental activities.
  • Knowledge of rules for evidence, particularly with reference to fingerprints and other personal identifications.
  • Knowledge of fingerprint classification and identification.
  • Knowledge of photographic development and skill at taking them.
  • Ability to classify and identify fingerprints.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly in writing.
  • Ability to testify in court.
  • Skill in using modern identification equipment and materials.
  • High school graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  • Experience in dealing with evidence and in police related work.
  • Completion of specialized courses in fingerprint classification, latent fingerprint comparisons, homicide investigations, crime scene processing, basic police photography and indenti-kit procedures. Some experience as a detective or in criminal identification.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License.
  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid)
  • Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Light (up to 15 pounds) lifting and carrying
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Bending
  • Stooping
  • Driving
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: (Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)
  • Works inside in an office environment or in a store room.
  • Works inside and works outside in various weather conditions
  • In darkness
  • In contact with prisoners
  • Communicable diseases
  • Chemicals
  • Stressful situations

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Posted: December 7, 2019

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