Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Investigator

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Lawrence, Kansas

Salary: $28.10 - $41.49 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (KS) is accepting applications for a Crime Scene Investigator.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


The successful candidate in this position will:
  • Perform non-commissioned technical work collecting, analyzing, documenting, and preserving evidence from crime scenes; conducting laboratory analysis of evidence; reconstructing crime scenes; and testifying in court about findings and methods
  • This person will also handle evidence room functions to include item packaging, moving, storing, and assisting in court ordered destruction of items
  • Additional duties including research of case dispositions, interaction with public, data entry, and providing information and assistance regarding department policies and procedures.
For a copy of the complete job description email personnel@douglascountyks.org

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Preferred education/experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in forensic science, the natural sciences or related field and 1-3 years in a law enforcement agency working with evidence or 5 years of experience in crime scene investigation; or significant experience in a law enforcement setting may substitute for bachelor's degree.
License and Certification Requirements:
  • Valid driver's license, or ability to obtain.
  • IAI Certification, or ability to obtain within one (1) year of the first eligibility date.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $28.10 to $41.49, commensurate with the candidate's experience, with excellent benefits. Benefits include:
  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance: Various dependent coverage levels available
  • Discounted fitness club memberships
  • Other voluntary health and life insurance benefits
  • Paid time off: 14 vacation days, 15 sick days accrued per year, 1 day personal leave and 9 paid holidays
  • Retirement: Kansas Public Employees Retirement Systems (KPERS), Optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plans available

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How to apply: Click on the following link to begin the prescreening process on-line directly to Sheriff's Office at https://www.dgso.org/wordpress/index.php/dgso-job-application-prescreening or text joinDGSO to 785-384-4482.

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Posted: October 4, 2022

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