Employment Opportunity


Crime Scene Technician

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Green Cove Springs, Florida

Salary: $31,355.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: July 30, 2021

Responsible for coordinating the processing of crime scenes, ensuring that all evidence is correctly gathered, packaged, and documented and the integrity of the crime scene is not violated or compromised in any manner pursuant to applicable policies/procedures.

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Duties:

Duties
  • Completes, updates, and submits or forwards all required reports, documents and forms to the appropriate authority/personnel in a timely manner pursuant to applicable state regulations and in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Records, tracks, and follows up on incoming correspondence and action documents, to ensure timely response or actions consistent with agency policies and all applicable state statutes.
  • Completes, updates, and submits or forwards all required reports, documents and forms to the appropriate authority/personnel in a timely manner pursuant to applicable state regulations and in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Researches and presents a well-prepared speech which meets the needs of the topic and interests of the audience, taking into consideration audience characteristics, time allotted for speech, and environment where speech is given.
  • Responds to various call types including property crimes and crimes against persons.
  • Operates mobile crime unit and all equipment contained therein.
  • Operates a mobile laptop computer and the included programs.
  • Maintains proficiency in use of photography and video equipment.
  • Takes aerial photographs of crime scenes from aircrafts as required.
  • Prepares finished crime scene diagrams from measurements taken at the scene.
  • Utilize the FARO 3D laser scanner to scan scenes. Prepare 3D scene diagrams with the scans using the SCENE registration software.
  • Excavates buried bodies/bones or surface skeletons utilizing proper search procedures, excavation equipment, and proper collection techniques.
  • Utilizes personal safety equipment such as respirators, dust masks, and gloves to avoid exposure to chemicals, biohazardous/radiological material, and contamination of other evidence.
  • Supplies and issues evidence and processing supplies to Patrol Deputies, Detectives, and Public Safety Aides.
  • Completes purchase order requisitions by obtaining quotes, preparing and submitting purchasing requests, and ordering supplies.
  • Trains new hire deputies/Patrol Evidence Technicians in crime scene security, crime scene processing techniques, photography, report writing, evidence collection, evidence packaging, and evidence submission.
  • Assists with catastrophic events such as hurricane disaster relief, documentation of county property damage, and other disaster recovery efforts.
  • Given a latent fingerprint analysis request, processes the request in a timely manner and in accordance with agency policies.
  • Given photo requests, negatives and/or computer photo imager, processes the request in a timely manner and in accordance with agency policies.
  • Given a request from the state's attorney's office, photographs or copies/xeroxes evidence/property/documents ensuring that the copies/photos are of a clear quality.
  • Generates, completes, and logs into the computer a property/custody receipt for the item with all required information on the label; writes digital images to CD/DVD when requested
  • Files applicable original reports and ensure that no unauthorized personnel access the files and/or any designated secured access office areas in accordance with agency policy.
  • Completes physical evidence examination requests, sending the requests to the appropriate personnel/agency in a timely manner consistent with agency policy.
  • Carefully and thoroughly processes and maintains the integrity of the crime scene pursuant to applicable policies/procedures.
  • Coordinates the processing of crime scenes, ensuring that all evidence is correctly gathered, packaged, and documented and the integrity of the crime scene is not violated or compromised in any manner pursuant to applicable policies/procedures.
  • Identifies, marks, collects, packages, and seals all evidence according to agency policy and consistent with standards of any state, local or federal lab conducting analyses.
  • Documents and carefully maintains the security and control of all collected evidence, ensuring the integrity of the evidence and limited accessibility so the evidence may be presented and accepted by a court of law pursuant to state and federal statutes consistent with agency policies and procedures
  • Photographs and documents blood spatter, ensuring the photos are of a quality acceptable for court proceedings.
  • Adheres to prescribed sterilization techniques for evidence collection tools and instruments to ensure no cross contamination occurs.
  • Performs accurate and reliable gunshot residue kit tests on persons to determine if the individual was present within the gunshot residue environment.
  • Photographs autopsies, ensuring that photos of the deceased in dressed and undressed states, bodily trauma, and any items of evidence are of a clear quality acceptable for court proceedings.
  • Air dries all evidentiary items containing any type of fluids and packages the items in paper.
  • Generates and submits forensic investigative reports detailing all pertinent forensic evidence, information, and activities in a clear and organized manner.
  • Given a request, lifts latent prints from evidence turned in to property and accurately completes the work request form.
  • Coordinates duties of forensic personnel while investigating each major scene to ensure an efficient distribution of workload, the proper securing of evidence to assure that no cross contamination of evidence occurs and to assign appropriate follow up duties such as aerial photography, autopsy documentation, and processing of collected evidence in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Determines if latent prints meet the minimum criteria for comparative analyses purposes.
  • Accumulates and disseminates accurate information addressing events or critical issues to higher authority without delay.
  • Works effectively with colleagues and other agency personnel in order to maximize work area output and services consistent with agency policies.
  • Upon request, provides technical assistance to other law enforcement agencies as needed, consistent with agency policy and procedures
  • Possess sufficient knowledge and will correctly perform all the designated duties and assume all responsibilities as required in the absence of the co-worker or during periods of work overload in accordance with agency policy, procedures and supervisory direction.
  • Conducts if appropriate and/or attends staff meetings/component meetings or briefings as needed or required and if applicable.
  • Completes all assignments and/or special projects to specifications as directed and within the specified time frame, budgetary requirements (if applicable), and applicable agency policies.
  • Ensures that their work area is clean, organized, safe and presentable in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Participates in training classes, seminars, and simulations exercises (if applicable) designed to enhance job specific skills, knowledge, and abilities or to fulfill specific requirements.
  • Responds to supervision, guidance, direction, and feedback of superiors in a receptive manner and in accordance with agency policies.
  • Conducts him/herself in an ethical and professional manner, abiding by the established code of ethics.
  • Follows all leave and attendance related policies/procedures, including, but not limited to arriving on time, working the entire shift, submission of vacation and personnel requests, notification of supervisor regarding absence from work due to illness or untimely incidents and notification of supervisor concerning overtime hours worked.
  • Demonstrates a polite, helpful, courteous, and professional image when engaged in any activity with the public.
  • Checks their assigned mailbox, telephone/electronic messages (email), responding to messages in a prompt and professional manner.
  • Operates and cares for equipment to manufacturers specifications and / or within the specified parameters and in accordance with agency policies.
  • Participates in training classes, seminars, and simulations exercises (if applicable) designed to enhance job specific skills, knowledge, and abilities or to fulfill specific requirements.
  • Demonstrates an understanding, consideration, and respect of cultural, religious, and gender differences when interacting with the public and colleagues.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Qualifications and Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Ability to read, write and understand the English language.

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Posted: July 21, 2021


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