Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician I

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Augusta, Georgia

Salary: $37,334.10 Annually

Final Filing Date: April 15, 2021

Assist Crime Scene Investigators during criminal investigations of crime scenes that may assist courts with judicial proceedings within the guidelines of the Criminal Code of Georgia, federal statutory law, procedural laws, department directives, standard operating procedures, and county ordinances. Reports to Lieutenant or other designated person, and works with the general public, commercial business representatives, judges, attorneys, health care representatives, co-workers, suspects, persons involved in and convicted of criminal acts, and law enforcement representatives from federal, state, and local agencies to provide law enforcement support.

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  • Assists criminal investigations of crime scenes.
  • Assists in the processing and preservation of evidence from crime scenes.
  • Assists in determining the chain of events leading to the commission of crimes through the use of accepted forensic and crime scene processing procedures.
  • Prepares detailed reports of work performed.
  • Cooperates with prosecuting attorneys to present evidence and information during judicial proceedings.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies with investigations by providing information on criminal activities.
  • Assists in the investigation of assigned cases to determine the circumstances of criminal activities.
  • Serves as a resource for subordinate personnel.
  • Assisting in the locating and preserving evidence at crime scenes for later use in prosecution.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • N/A
  • General knowledge of federal and state laws, penal codes, constitutional guidelines, local ordinances, and departmental rules and regulations, county geographical area, criminal investigation methods, judicial processes and proceedings, and crime scene processing methods used to collect and preserve evidence.
  • Familiarity with using photography and, audio and video equipment, radios, and operating motor vehicles.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Possess or have ability to obtain a valid state operator/driver's license for the type vehicle or equipment operated.
  • N/A - This is a Civilian Position
  • This position requires staff call up in an emergency situation.
  • More than 50% of this position requires travel from the office to other locations.
  • Depending upon area of assignment: Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, restraining persons and repetitive motions. Work is performed in an office setting, an automobile, and field sites with exposure to noise, diseases, cold and inclement weather that may require the use of protective devices.
  • Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

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Posted: April 5, 2021

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