Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Investigation Supervisor

Grand Prairie Police Department, Grand Prairie, Texas

Salary: $56,024.80 - $85,549.78 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership, knowledge and training to the Police Department's Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit and its operations. This is accomplished by supervising CSI staff and workload distribution; providing guidance, training and assistance to CSI team members and assisting in more complicated daily or long term tasks; and performing a variety of highly skilled, technical, criminal identification tasks, both in the field and in the laboratory. Other duties include management of office supplies and equipment, scheduling shifts, responding to major crime scenes to supervise and assist in CSI duties, and other activities and tasks, as directed by Police Supervision.

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Essential Job Functions
  • Supervises and monitors the daily operations of the Crime Scene Unit. Supervises personnel by distributing work load among CSI team members; coordinating and assigning special projects and additional assignments; ensuring accurate and timely completion of daily special projects and providing guidance training and assistance to CSI team members; providing recommendations on discipline and commendations
  • Performs a variety of complex laboratory tests, analyses, classifications and comparisons of all types of physical evidence from crime scenes, with emphasis on, and expertise in, the collection and comparison of latent fingerprints and use of the AFIS system
  • Maintains a list of all office, lab, and assigned equipment. Responsible for the maintenance of all equipment and ordering of supplies and equipment replacement annually and as necessary
  • Acts as CSI Field Officer Coordinator for training, supplies, and assistance in the field. Develops and maintains manuals and training aides regarding evidence collection procedures. Researches forensic science field for current materials regarding new techniques in locating, collecting and preserving all types of physical evidence.
  • Assists CSI Unit by responding to major crime scenes to assist in processing duties and coordination of the scene with other units. Assisting in more complicated daily or long term tasks being worked by team members. Testifies as an expert witness in court regarding the results of the analysis and examination of physical evidence.
  • Performs the duties of a CSI team member as necessary by processing crime scenes, gathering and processing physical evidence, photographing and sketching crime scene, directing other personnel at the scene, communicating extensively with uniformed and investigative officers to determine nature and extent of crime, and sharing information with investigators. Assures that evidence is collected and stored legally and safely. Writes comprehensive and technically correct reports regarding the processes used, evidence discovered and importance of the evidence to the investigation, and all other CSI team members’ duties as needed.

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Minimum Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, with emphasis preferred in Forensic Science, Criminology, or a related field.
  • Experience: Three (3) to five (5) years of experience performing tasks as a Crime Scene Investigator.
  • Valid Class C Driver's License required

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Posted: October 6, 2022

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