Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Specialist

Gilbert Police Department, Gilbert, Arizona

Salary: $20.33 - $29.48 Hourly

Final Filing Date: May 9, 2021

The Crime Scene Specialist is primarily responsible for providing technical support to patrol and investigations work units to photograph, collect, preserve and examine evidence. This position also examines, identifies, and evaluates evidence by chemically processing all types of evidence in the laboratory for latent prints and biological evidence and writes the reports of findings and testifies in court regarding these findings.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Some of the Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities include:
  • Responds to and processes all types of crime scenes. Collects and preserves physical and biological evidence. Performs crime scene photography, luminescent photography, shoe and tire impression photography and casting.
  • Conducts latent print processing and collection.
  • Enters latent fingerprints and 10-prints into the Arizona Automated Fingerprint Identification System.
  • Collects and submits spent cartridge casings for entry into the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network.
  • Writes reports of findings and testifies in court on those findings.
  • Data entry related to crime scene duties and reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.
About You
  • You are someone who possess a natural curiosity to look beyond the immediate and obvious in collecting evidence and an understanding and appreciation for chain of custody and preservation requirements. You are self-motivated, yet comfortable working and contributing within a team environment. You will have an orientation toward and strong commitment to the detail and follow-through required in processing evidence. You are a great communicator, especially in preparing written reports and presenting information verbally. You follow the highest standards of integrity, as expected when working in a position of public trust.


At Team Gilbert, we hire innovative, forward thinking problem-solvers who love what they do! In addition to possessing the ability to live out our core and functional values daily, candidates must possess the following minimum requirements:
  • Associate’s degree or a two-year technical training certificate in criminal justice, biology, chemistry or forensic science with 1-year experience in crime scene response to include collection of latent prints, DNA, and crime scene photography at a law enforcement agency.
  • OR
  • Completion of a Crime Scene Training Academy through an accredited agency and 2 years experience in crime scene response to include collection of latent prints, DNA, and crime scene photography at a law enforcement agency.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Arizona Automated Fingerprint Identification System certificate within 6 months of hire date.
  • Arizona Driver’s License.
Preferred candidates will possess:
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, previous municipal budget experience including monitoring, tracking, and estimating expenditures and previous experience working in a law enforcement environment or related agency.
Physical requirements:
  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. This position also requires fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

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Posted: April 23, 2021

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