Employment Opportunity


Crime Scene Investigator

Midland Police Department, Midland, Texas

Salary: $43,734.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Provides forensic services to the Police Department, including processing of crime scenes and evidence, making fingerprint comparisons, and acting as a liaison between other departments within the agency and outside agencies.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Responds to a variety of crime scene calls, including but not limited to: homicide, unattended death, suicide, fatality accidents, robbery, kidnapping, and burglary
  • Must adhere to a rotating on call schedule in addition to regular office hours
  • Documents, collects, processes, and stores evidence
  • Photographs crime scenes
  • Takes photographs of persons, injuries, property, and latent fingerprints
  • Maintains chain of custody of evidence
  • Writes reports and maintains correspondence relative to case work
  • Maintains excellent record keeping
  • Establishes identities by making fingerprint comparisons
  • Fingerprints individuals
  • Files and searches rolled fingerprint cards
  • Testifies in court
  • Operates Midland Police Department computer, record keeping programs, and AFIS terminal
  • Mixes chemicals for lab and crime scene use
  • Records measurements and draws diagrams as required
  • Meets with investigating officers to discuss assigned cases
  • Works efficiently under stress and uses good judgment in emergency situations
  • Assists other employees in conducting assigned duties and responsibilities as necessary
  • Provides training in crime scene search, preservation, and evidence collection
  • Must maintain physical fitness to perform job duties
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
EQUIPMENT USED:
  • DSLR Camera and accessories
  • MPD Computer
  • City vehicle
  • Automated Fingerprint Identification System
  • Various instruments, tools, and chemicals used in collection of evidence
  • Alternate Light Source
  • Safety equipment such as respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus
Physical and Environmental Conditions
  • Works under unfavorable conditions including exposure to harsh weather, poor or no lighting, hazardous chemicals and smoke, unpleasant odors, extremes in temperature, all types of weather conditions, electrical hazards, communicable diseases, etc - following local, state, and federal guideline
  • Works irregular hours including weekends, holidays, and extended hours in emergency, disaster or other situations influenced by workload, staffing difficulties, or equipment related repair problems

Requirements:

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Administrative Directives of both the City of Midland and the Police Department
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations; interprets and applies as necessary
  • Knowledge of technical aspects of law enforcement including investigation, identification, records management, and care and custody of property
  • Knowledge of geography of the city and the surrounding vicinity
  • Knowledge of law enforcement and criminal justice system principles
  • Skill in communicating clearly and concisely, both oral and written
  • Skill to plan, organize, and manage time effectively
  • Works independently in the absence of supervision
  • Knowledge of basic report preparation
  • Knowledge of safety procedures in relation to chemicals in use in the Crime Scene lab and communicable diseases
  • Associate's degree or 65 college hours
  • Must be a resident of Midland County at the time of employment
  • Must possess a valid Texas Class 'C' driver's license
  • No felony convictions, history of criminal or improper conduct, or poor driving record which may affect suitability for law enforcement work
  • If prior military service, must have an honorable discharge
  • Must be proficient in both spoken and written English
CONDITIONS FOR CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT:
  • Must obtain Certified Crime Scene Investigator status under the International Association for Identification certification program
  • Must obtain AFIS certification to operate terminal independently
  • Must meet or exceed job performance expectations and substantially meet all standards of performance under broad banding plan
  • Must maintain necessary physical condition to carry out all essential job functions
  • Must maintain a valid Texas Class 'C' driver's license

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: November 14, 2020

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