Employment Opportunity


Crime Scene Technician I

Anne Arundel County Police Department, Annapolis, Maryland

Salary: $20.69 - $32.41 Hourly

Final Filing Date: August 8, 2022

This is entry-level technical evidence collection work involving the examination of crime and accident scenes for the purpose of collecting and preserving evidence. Work includes learning to identify, collect, photograph, record and preserve evidence.

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Duties:

NATURE AND VARIETY OF WORK
  • Work involves traveling in a County vehicle to the scene of an accident or crime to process evidence and transport it to the crime laboratory. In processing the crime or accident scene, Crime Scene Technician I's take necessary measurements, photographs, castings and collect evidence, including latent fingerprints, shoe and tire impressions to be used in criminal investigations and subsequent court proceedings.
  • Crime Scene Technician I's are responsible for establishing the chain of custody for evidence, and may be called upon to give testimony in court to explain steps and procedures followed. The work of this class requires writing detailed notes related to the crime scene and supplement collection of physical evidence with sketches and other documentation. Work is performed under close supervision and on other occasions under general supervision within established policies, procedures and technical guidelines. Work assignments are reviewed by a Crime Scene Technician Supervisor upon for conformity to established protocols and chain of custody requirements. Work performance is evaluated on the basis of the technician's consistent adherence to County standard operating procedures, federal, state and local laws governing all aspects of processing the scene of a crime or an accident scene.
  • Employees in this classification are designated essential employees, must report to work under all weather conditions and requires shift work and overtime. This work involves exposure to hazardous chemicals and biological materials, blood borne pathogens, and bodily fluids. Collection of evidence involves strict adherence to established protocols for evidence collection and preservation. Work of this class involves climbing, reaching, stooping, accessing cramped spaces, and lifting items weighing up to fifty pounds or more. Employees will be required to work overtime, holidays, weekends, and standby duty.


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Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications
  • An associate's degree or 60 college credits from an accredited college or university with major course work in forensic science, chemistry, biology, physics, or a related science and course work in the collection and preservation of evidence or other areas of forensic science or criminalistics;
  • One (1) or more years of experience in the collection and preservation of evidence or a related field of forensic science or criminalistics;
  • A valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator's license.
Supplemental Qualifications
  • This is a Safety-Sensitive position and employees in this position are subject to Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) and Alcohol testing.
  • The selection process includes a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Longevity pay is available based on years of service.

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Posted: July 30, 2022


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