Employment Opportunity


Crime Scene Specialist

Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Georgetown, Texas

Salary: $22.06 - $25.36 Hourly

Final Filing Date: June 17, 2021

Under minimal supervision, provides continuous support in the collection, protection and processing of evidence and scenes of crimes using the latest techniques and equipment. Performs comprehensive latent print comparisons. Performs all duties using independent judgment and maintaining a high level of security and confidentiality.

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Duties:

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
  • Responds to crime scenes as needed.
  • Evaluates a crime scene utilizing disciplines related to crime scene investigation.
  • Documents scenes and /or evidence through photography, diagrams, logs, etc.
  • Conducts crime scene evidence searches.
  • Processes evidence and scenes for latent fingerprints utilizing chemical and / or powder processes.
  • Handles, prepares, and documents bio-hazardous evidence and scenes.
  • Attends autopsies and documents through photography and collection of evidence.
  • Processes persons and /or evidence for trace evidence.
  • Utilizes special processes, methods and equipment for the detection and collection of trace evidence.
  • Photographs persons for injuries or identity purposes as requested.
  • Receives, evaluates, logs and stores latent fingerprints submitted.
  • Performs fingerprint comparisons utilizing comprehensive scientific methodologies.
  • Runs unknown finger latent prints through State AFIS database for suspect generation.
  • Runs unknown finger and palm latent prints through Cogent AFIS database for suspect generation.
  • Testifies in Courts of Law as an expert witness.
  • Writes comprehensive reports.
  • Instructs field officers in basic processing techniques and provides equipment for same.
  • Assists with special projects as requested.
  • Readily complies with departmental and county-wide policies and procedures.
  • The physical demands and environmental factors listed below as well as regular attendance are also essential functions for this position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Sitting for long periods of time.
  • Standing for long periods of time.
  • Working for 24 plus hours continuously when working major crime scene.
  • Exposure to powders and chemicals associated with evidence / scene processes.
  • Lifting of 50 plus lbs., kneeling, squatting, bending, and walking.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
  • Moderate to heavy noise levels.
  • Frequent exposure to unknown elements and diseases through contact with evidence, contact with the public, various crime scenes and autopsies.
  • Has frequent contact with other county employees, other law enforcement agencies, prosecution and defense attorneys, and the general public.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Never been convicted of a Class B or above offense
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
  • Three (3) years crime scene experience
  • One (1) year latent print comparison experience
  • Must have been qualified as an expert witness in fingerprints in Texas Court of Law.
  • Three hundred (300) classroom hours related to crime scene and / latent print work (combined).
  • General knowledge of legal and criminal justice systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of evidence handling and storage procedures.
  • Ability to perform fingerprint comparisons.
  • Ability to document and process evidence and crime scenes.
  • Ability to testify in courts of law as expert witness.
  • Eligibility to obtain certification through IAI in crime scene and / or latent print work.
  • Working knowledge of computers and software to include Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Very strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to multi-task and assess priorities.
EMPLOYMENT TESTING:
  • Employment is contingent on passing post-offer, pre-employment and periodic drug testing, motor vehicle report and extensive criminal background investigation.
IRREGULAR HOURS:
  • Available for call back 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
  • Non-Essential Personnel for Emergency Situations; unless employees are designated by Department Official or employees are in other offices that are open.
ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS:
  • Reports to Crime Scene Supervisor
  • Direct Reports – N/A
  • Number of Director Reports - 0
TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE POLICY
  • Williamson County is a tobacco free workplace. The use of tobacco and non-tobacco products such as vapor, e-cigarettes and the use of chewing tobacco or like products is prohibited on all Williamson County premises. Employees who violate this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

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Posted: June 4, 2021


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