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Crime Scene Investigator

Clermont Police Department, Clermont, Florida

Salary: $33,800.00 - $52,374.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: October 23, 2020

This position performs technical work in identifying, collecting, preserving, processing, and documenting physical and related evidence from crime scenes. Works independently in daily activities but under general supervision.

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Duties:

  • Responds to crime scenes to detect, gather, and preserve evidence when necessary. Handles and carries necessary equipment for crime scenes in various locations such as: indoors; outside; and/or confined within a house, an apartment, a building, or other structures such as a vehicle, vessel, or container.
  • Handles and carries a variety of equipment to crime scenes.
  • Processes evidence in order to develop latent fingerprints with various techniques and chemical applications; and maintains fingerprint files from crime scene investigations.
  • Adheres to strict precautionary guidelines in order to preserve evidence, as well as the safety and health of the handler and others who may come in contact.
  • Operates mobile crime lab, investigates crime scene for all viable evidence; develops prints with powders and chemicals; makes enlargements and prepares fingerprints for presentation in court; and searches for, preserves and identifies other evidence discovered.
  • Sketches, photographs, and makes video documentation of crime scenes, evidence collection processing, laboratory submissions, and crime scene reconstructions.
  • Prepares written reports of observations, findings, and results pertaining to the documentation of crime scenes.
  • Records and edits audio-visual evidence for crime scene documentation and related training needs.
  • Prepares and disseminates evidence to officers and the State Attorney's Office as required for court purposes. Prepares various concise and technical reports to aid investigators and prosecutors.
  • Attends and testifies at depositions, trials, or other court functions as required.
  • Gathers evidence by performing a wide range of physical activity to include, but not limited to, squatting, bending, crawling, climbing, and lifting to develop latent fingerprints from a variety of surfaces using various chemicals.
  • Documents crime scenes by means of photography, videotaping, note taking, sketching, evidence collection, latent fingerprint development, the use of powders and/or chemicals, and other work involving the collection, documentation and preservation of evidence.
  • Uses special equipment, such as Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, protective gowns, gloves, masks, eyewear, headgear, and footwear while investigating crime scenes.
  • Collects evidence that may involve the presence of toxic substances, blood, bodily fluids.
  • Responsible for the evidence room in the capacity of Evidence Custodian when directed.
  • Maintains all logs of evidence and storage locations.
  • Enters all evidence into designated locations based on the nature of that evidence within the existing database.
  • Responsible for the destruction of or returning of evidence to the appropriate person once deemed no longer necessary by the State Attorney's Office.
  • Responsible for determining the owner of "Found Property" and returning it or disposing of it based on statutory guidelines.
  • Safely operates police department vans and trucks as required by the police department.
  • May be subject to an on-call schedule and may be required to respond to work or investigative scenes during off-duty hours, weekend and/or holidays.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma is required.
  • Associate degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Physical Science, Natural Science or a closely related field if preferred.
  • One (1) year of experience working in crime scene investigation and/or fingerprint identification with a recognized police agency.
  • Certification(s) related to the position will be required within 6 months from date of hire, per the discretion of the department.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License. (Applicants not in possession of a Florida Driver's License must obtain one prior to the date of hire)

  • In some cases, an equivalent combination of higher education and experience may be considered, provided that the education and experience is in a relevant and related field.

Essential Physical Functions & Environmental Conditions

Physical Demands
  • Endures sustained acts of physical exhaustion and periods of duty under unfavorable situations.
  • Medium work exerting 20-50 pounds of force occasionally; 10-25 pounds of force frequently; greater than negligible 10 pounds of force constantly.
  • Walking, standing, running, climbing, jumping, bending, and/stooping.
  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction).
  • Effectively communicates both orally and in writing.
  • Uses special equipment such as Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, protective gowns, gloves, masks, eyewear, headgear, and footwear while investigating crime scenes or performing certain lab procedures.
Work Environment
  • Works inside in a controlled environment with no unusual hazards.
  • Also, works outside in various weather conditions with: noise, chemicals, toxic substances, blood or body fluids, fumes, gases, smoke or flames, odors, slippery and uneven surfaces, heights, and poor lighting.
  • Performs around and in moving objects or vehicles; and is subject to hazardous and challenging conditions.

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Posted: October 9, 2020

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