Salary: $40,191.00 Annually
Final Filing Date: January 27, 2020
A Crime Scene Technician is directly responsible for the difficult and skilled specialized work of identifying, collecting, and preserving evidence at crime scene investigations in support of law enforcement activities. S/he performs the following duties: photographs crime scenes including burglaries, robberies, deaths, thefts, autopsies, and assault victims to record the appearance of evidence using highly-skilled photographic and evidence-gathering techniques; identifies, collects, and secures physical evidence such as: blood, body fluids, hair and fibers, firearms, and narcotics for laboratory testing and use as evidence in criminal prosecutions; searches for and develops fingerprints at crime scenes and participates in laboratory processing; photographs and fingerprints suspects, victims, witnesses, and applicants; ; prepares court presentations of evidence; and testifies in court. A Crime Scene Technician may also search for, retrieve, and provide security information such as fingerprint cards and mug shots to law enforcement personnel and authorized agencies. An important aspect of the duties is to establish and maintain records to ensure proper chain of custody of physical evidence, which is critical to the successful prosecution of a case.
The Crime Scene Technician is a civilian position assigned to the Special Services Bureau in the Police Department. This employee participates in training as part of their regularly scheduled duties. Work requires the exercise of initiative and independent judgment in implementing established work methods and procedures. Functional supervision maybe received from a sworn police supervisor, or command officer on a crime scene. The work requires exposure to dangerous chemicals and evidence that may be bio-hazardous and carcinogenic. The Crime Scene Technician is required to use a respirator when these elements may be present. A Crime Scene Technician position requires shift work and is subject to emergency call-out.
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Posted: January 13, 2020
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