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Crime Scene Evidence Supervisor

Sebastian Police Department, Sebastian, Florida

Salary: $22.63/Hour – Hiring Bonus $2,500

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

Under general direction of the Criminal Investigations Division Sergeant, is responsible for supervision of Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) personnel and for performing skilled technical police work in the identifying, collecting and classifying physical evidence to include fingerprints, and performing technical photographic work. Must possess extensive experience in the field of forensics or crime scene investigation. Employees in this classification are responsible for the transporting of evidence and property to a secure facility, maintaining records for chain of custody, and maintaining the integrity of evidence according to established Florida State Statutes. Incumbent may require appearance in court for formal reporting, questioning and/or testifying with regard to evidence and property collected. Performs related work as directed.

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Essential Job Functions
  • Identifies, collects, processes, and preserves crime scene and accident scene evidence to aid in criminal and civil prosecutions; identifies, collects, secures, and takes legal custody of fingerprints, fluids, fibers, tracks, and other trace evidence; duties may vary according to job assignment. Schedule: All hours and days, not just work times and days.
  • Thoroughly documents crime scene details using specific techniques and procedures, and specialized technical equipment; photographs and measures the crime scene, documenting location of all evidence, and other important objects and details.
  • Photographs evidence, persons, collateral areas, and secondary scenes; collects surveillance videos from ancillary sites for supporting documentation; processes and converts a variety of film and digital media.
  • Attends autopsies of deceased persons. Collects, preserves, and packages physical evidence obtained from deceased persons at autopsy.
  • Collects, develops, preserves, compares, classifies and files latent fingerprints.
  • Documents all handling of evidence and property, documents legal chain of custody, and maintains integrity of evidence according to Florida State Statutes and City of Sebastian procedures.
  • Collects, packages, processes, and transfers evidence and property, following special COS processing procedures; documents evidence collected, and maintains the chain of custody; enters and updates data into computer system; transports crime scene evidence to property and evidence control unit.
  • Exhibits a working knowledge and perform safety procedures related to crime scene investigations on a continual basis. Operates assigned vehicles and equipment in a safe manner.
  • Writes detailed crime scene and photo log reports, activity logs, case files, and technical reports.
  • Prepares technical documentation and evidence for court, and testifies in court as needed.
  • Provides training to new crime scene investigators on procedures; provides interdepartmental training to civilian and sworn personnel, as well as local, federal and state agencies upon request in crime scene investigation techniques.
  • Assists other COS personnel and other law enforcement and multi-jurisdictional agencies to utilize forensic evidence to identify criminal activity and resolve criminal cases.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Sebastian and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes the City goals and priorities, and complies with all City policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Responds to calls for service and processes crime scenes. Must be knowledgeable in the use of photographic equipment in the processing of crime scenes. Takes into custody evidence and property for further laboratory analysis, i.e., intake, security, storage, chain of custody.
  • Coordinates and prepares for the disposal of evidence through general destruction, returning to owner and/or auctions; responsible for the preparation of the necessary paperwork concerning evidence disposal.
  • Processes hazardous materials/waste in compliance with established regulations and procedures.
  • Performs all Essential Job Functions of the Part-time Crime Scene/Evidence Technician.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

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Education and Experience Guidelines
  • High School or G.E.D. equivalent, with Associate's Degree (Bachelors preferred) in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or related field; and two (2) years of experience in crime scene processing, latent print development, and fingerprint comparison; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Requires the successful completion of (80) hours of crime scene related advanced training courses.
  • Must pass a polygraph examination, background check and drug screen.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License

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Posted: September 30, 2022

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