Employment Opportunity


Digital Media Evidence/Crime Scene Technician

Mansfield Police Department, Mansfield, Texas

Salary: : $44,000 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Performs responsible field and administrative work in the collection, preservation and investigation of evidence from a crime scene. Reports to the Crime Scene Supervisor. Individuals working in this job will be assigned to an on-call rotation for the after-hours needs of the Department. This includes working abnormal hours any day of the week, as well as holidays etc.

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Duties:

EXAMPLES OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED:
  • Responsible for gathering, preserving and transporting physical and trace evidence from crime scenes.
  • Prepares and completes reports on the collection, preservation and results of physical evidence investigations.
  • Searches for, examines, and processes objects for latent prints at the crime scene.
  • Serves as a crime scene photographer.
  • Analyzes information at the crime scene and arrives at logical and reasonable conclusion concerning the offense.
  • Gathers data necessary for crime scene reconstruction.
  • Prepares exhibits and documents for court presentations.
  • Testifies in court.
  • Maintains database for departmental photographs.
  • Assists with the download and preparation of video evidence for further investigation and release as necessary.
  • Examines Latent Prints.
  • Assists Crime Scene Technicians.
  • Assists Criminal Investigators.
  • Presents training as needed for patrol officers, and detectives.
  • Collection, download, upload and packaging of Digital Media Evidence (DME) from multiple media platforms for purposes of the property room, crime labs, district attorney’s office, open records requests, subpoenas and defense requests.
  • Other duties deemed appropriate by the Crime Scene Supervisor.

Requirements:

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Skill in crime scene photography
  • Skill in examining Latent Prints
  • Strong computer skills to include use of Records Management Systems (RMS), Microsoft Office™ products, file conversion software, and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems.
  • Any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Ability to gain extensive knowledge of applicable laws and procedures outlined by legislation and department.
  • Ability to work meticulously in difficult environments.
  • Ability to control emotional responses during high stress situations.
  • Ability to write comprehensive and detailed reports with little to no error.
  • This is a civilian position; no sworn commission will be carried.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Previous experience in crime scene processing and the collection and evaluation of evidence.
DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Master’s degree in related field and/or extensive full-time work experience in the field.
  • Have completed advanced crime scene-related courses at the collegiate level.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to pass interview, polygraph, psychological exam, background investigation and drug screen.
  • Be on an on-call/call back status.
  • Duty hours will vary.

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Posted: October 19, 2021


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