Employment Opportunity


Crime Scene Technician

Boca Raton Police Department, Boca Raton, Florida

Salary: $25.16 - $41.88 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Performs intermediate protective service work processing crime scenes for evidence and securing obtained evidence; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Processes crime scenes to include the search and recovery of latent finger and palm prints, trace, DNA and other physical evidence.
  • Takes photographs, videotapes, prepares sketches and documents the search and collection for physical evidence.
  • Responds to area hospitals and autopsies to document and collect evidence in criminal investigations.
  • Prepares crime scene reports for presentation in court and gives court room testimony;
  • Operates digital photo lab and maintains digital photo lab equipment and image files;
RELATED TASKS:
  • Gathers and marks evidence;
  • Maintains chain of custody of evidence gathered and photographs taken at crime scene;
  • Makes plaster casts; works in the crime lab; processes evidence brought into crime lab;
  • Processes evidence using powders, chemicals and alternative light source;
  • Test and maintain lab equipment to ensure it is working properly;
  • Prepares lineups;
  • Conducts training of new employees in crime scene processing procedures;
  • Performs related tasks as required.


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Requirements:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; thorough knowledge of police investigative techniques and techniques of identification; thorough knowledge of rules of evidence and laws of search and seizure; thorough knowledge of the techniques of processing crime scenes and maintaining the security of evidence; ability to analyze evidence; ability to gather and secure evidence; ability to keep detailed records and prepare reports; skill in the use of photography equipment and the operation of an automobile.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Associate's Degree or technical degree/certificate from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in forensic science, criminalistics, or related field/and or equivalent of two (2) years of on-the-job experience as a Crime Scene Technician.
  • Preference given to individuals with a degree and experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Possession of a valid State of Florida Class "E" driver's license with no more than six (6) points in a three (3) year period.
  • The applicant must successfully pass a complete background investigation to the satisfaction of the employer prior to appointment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Must be able to lift and carry articles weighing up to 25 lbs., and push articles weighing up to 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to wear hard hat/helmet, safety glasses, goggles, respirator, safety shoes/boots, coveralls, gloves, face shield, and biohazard suit.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures, noise, heights, , confined spaces, vibration, radiation, dust, vapors, fumes, toxic metals, poisons, animals/insect bites, mist, gases, smoke, irritants, asphyxiants, and bloodborne pathogens.
BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS: The background check process for this position may include:
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Employment Verification
  • Reference Checks
  • Motor Vehicles Report (MVR) Check
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Credit Check
  • Fingerprinting
  • Polygraph
  • Neighborhood Check
  • Psychological Examination
  • Drug and Alcohol Screen
  • Physical
  • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)

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Posted: October 4, 2022


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