Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician

Galveston Police Department, Galveston, Texas

Salary: $41,248 - $61,871 per year

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

Under general supervision, responsible for independent crime investigation, which involves analyzing and interpreting crime scene information in order to coordinate successful investigative outcomes; collects, packs, transports, and documents physical evidence found at a crime scene.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Respond to Criminal Offenses requiring the collection of evidence.
  • Thoroughly document crime scenes.
  • Collection, processing, and storage of evidence.
  • Complete supplemental reports for actions in each case.
  • Complete submission documents for analysis of evidence. Hand deliver DNA/Print evidence to appropriate laboratories.
  • Courtroom testimony, DA’s Office consultations, and autopsy attendance.
  • Perform related work as assigned.
  • Data Responsibility refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation.Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.
  • Collects, classifies or formats data or information in accordance with a prescribed schema or plan to facilitate the identification and extraction of useful information.
  • Assets responsibility refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.
  • Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the management of a small division; handles supplies of high value or moderate amounts of money consistent with the operation of a small division.
  • Mathematics requires the use of symbols, numbers and formulas to solve mathematical problems.
  • Uses addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and/or calculates ratios, rates and percent’s.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Galveston and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • May at any time be required to work in order to provide for the safety and well-being of the general public, including the delivery and restoration of vital services, in the event of an emergency.


  • City organization, operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of administrative management.
  • Principles and practices of effective employee training.
  • Records retention principles and practices.
  • Principles and practices of customer service.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement operations.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology.
  • Knowledge of City geography.
  • Business and personal computers, and spreadsheet software applications.
Skill in:
  • Problem-solving
  • Effective oral and written Communication
  • Preparing and presenting information using Microsoft Office suite to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.
  • Handling situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness and sound judgment.
  • Building effective work teams and providing efficient customer service.
  • Understanding and applying City policies and procedures.
  • Interpreting surveys and statistical data with advanced crime analysis techniques.
  • Organizing and maintaining records.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with all levels within the City.


  • High School diploma or equivalent; AND two years prior law enforcement experience related to criminal case investigation and the rules of evidence is preferred; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Associate’s degree preferred.
  • Possession of a valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Crime Scene Technician Certification is preferred, or the ability to obtain within one (1) year from date of hire.
  • Work is performed in an office and laboratory environment and requires frequent use of a personal computer to input data, corroborate information and evidence, create reports, and modify data sets, and they also evaluate and summarize crime data in clear and effective ways.
  • Crime Scene Technicians must follow strict safety and privacy guidelines while collecting and processing evidence and use caution with pathogens and privacy rights.
  • May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds.

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Posted: November 5, 2021

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