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Senior Crime Scene Technician

Coral Gables Police Department, Coral Gables, Florida

Salary: $45,572.80 per year

Final Filing Date: October 5, 2021

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • The Senior Crime Scene Technician supervises and participates in the work of Crime Scene Technicians. Provides training, delegates work assignments, reviews and evaluates work performance.
  • Assists in the initial Police Officer on the scene in determining evidentiary value of items at the scene.
  • Detects, gathers, collects, preserves and packages evidence at the scene of homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, burglaries and other criminal offenses.
  • Discovers and collects substances such as fibers, blood, vapors, trace evidence and paint. Determines what evidence will be sent to the crime lab and insures that necessary forms are prepared and forwarded. Transports and maintains continuity of evidence.
  • Develops, lifts and photographs latent fingerprints and palm print evidence. Prepares casts, of tire, footprint and tool mark impressions.
  • Evaluates evidence and prepares exhibits for case prosecution.
  • Performs special types of forensic photography in both black and white and color, using a variety of cameras and photographic equipment.
  • Takes still photographs and moving pictures, including special close-up and aerial exposures; produces crime scene drawings and sketches to precise scale.
  • Performs other related tasks as required.


  • High school graduation and completion of specialized training programs related to forensic science and criminal investigations.
  • Three (3) years experience in crime scene processing and forensic science and criminal investigations, to include a minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License.
  • Must pass a written test for Crime Scene Technician and become certified by the International Association for Identification within 18 months of employment.
  • A comparable amount of training or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

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Posted: September 14, 2021

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