Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Analyst

Mohave County Sheriff's Office, Kingman, Arizona

Salary: $42,598.40 - $66,102.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: October 23, 2020

This position responds to crime scenes and performs a variety of investigative tasks to document the crime, including taking photographs, recovering and collecting evidence, processing latent fingerprints, collecting impression evidence. The position also requires the ability to accurately document the employee’s actions and observations and testify regarding their observations in criminal court cases.

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Essential Job Functions
  • Respond to crime scenes, photographing scenes, collecting evidence, processing latent fingerprints, document work product in an accurate manner for court proceedings.
Secondary Job Functions
  • Assist Evidence Custodian in releasing and booking in evidence, training other employees regarding crime scene evidence collection, testifying in court regarding job functions.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree (or 120 college credits) from an accredited university or college with a minimum of 20 college level credits in biology, chemistry, forensic technology, forensic science, criminal science, physical anthropology or physical science
  • OR
  • 5 years’ experience working as a forensic analyst, crime scene technician, or detective for a law enforcement agency.
  • Must pass drug screen post offer.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license for operation of motor vehicles on Arizona roads at the start of employment and maintain said license while employed in this position.
  • Provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.
  • Pass a background check and polygraph examination.
  • Be on call based on operational needs.
  • Work a variety of shifts, days off, weekends or holidays as determined by operational needs.
  • Exercise regular and predictable attendance and punctuality in accordance with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology and physical sciences;
  • Mathematical concepts to include conversions and algebra;
  • Basic drawing and sketching techniques;
  • Digital photography techniques;
Skill in:
  • Photography
  • Report Writing
  • Testifying in court proceedings
  • Communication with other Sheriff’s Office employees
  • Driving county owned vehicles
Ability to:
  • Use a computer and mobile phone;
  • Apply crime scene investigation techniques in various field situations;
  • Learn theory of fingerprinting and fingerprints;
  • Learn methods and techniques of latent fingerprinting processing and latent evidence processing;
  • Learn statutes related to crime scene investigations, fingerprinting and photography;
  • Work in the absence of supervision;
  • Make independent decisions and apply logical reasoning;
  • Prepare clear, concise, and accurate reports in a timely manner;
  • Communicate clearly and concisely while demonstrating professionalism;
  • Maintain effective working relationships with victims, suspects, and law enforcement personnel;
  • Deal with uncooperative and hostile suspects, witnesses and victims.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: October 10, 2020

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