Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Investigator

Houston Forensic Science Center, Houston, Texas

Salary: Not stated

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Houston Forensic Science Center is growing! We are seeking (2) two more full-time Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs) for entry level positions.

The Crime Scene Investigator is responsible for identifying, documenting, collecting, preserving and interpreting evidence from complex and high-profile crime scenes, typically in conjunction with an ongoing police investigation. The qualified applicant must have the ability to work any shift as the crime scene unit is a 24X7 operation with rotating days off. Crime Scene Investigators may be subject to on-call during off shift hours when necessary.

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Specific duties of that position may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Process complex crime scenes, including the identification, documentation, collection, preservation, and submission of physical evidence and produce detailed offense reports.
  • Process for latent prints
  • Process for touch DNA and other biological fluids
  • Photograph and videotape major crime scenes.
  • Produce detailed crime scene diagrams.
  • Complete specialized classroom and on-the-job training as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Testify in a court of law as an expert witness


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science, Criminalistics, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, or related field from an accredited college or university is required. Direct working experience in a Forensic or Criminal Justice environment may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • A minimum of one year of experience as a CSI is required. Direct working experience in a forensic environment or related criminal justice or law enforcement environment may be considered in lieu of CSI experience.
  • In addition to the education requirements, applicants must be willing to reside in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for their initial 10 weeks of training.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the demonstrated ability to interact effectively with citizens or family members who are experiencing traumatic events such as a horrific crime.
  • Ability to stand and walk around for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to complete tasks regardless of the weather or temperature.
  • Ability to complete tasks regardless of foul odors or insect activity.
  • Ability to lift and carry, push or pull up to 150lbs.
  • Ability to work unsupervised or in a small group after completion of the appropriate training, completing complex tasks and procedures with minimal or no guidance.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
  • Possession or the ability to obtain a Texas Drivers’ License to operate a vehicle loaded with crime scene unit equipment and tools.
  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and Microsoft’s cloud-based service, SharePoint, is required. Working Access is a plus.
  • Ability to work extended hours with little or no advance notice.
  • Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without accommodations.

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Posted: October 28, 2021

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