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Evidence/Crime Scene Technician

Ormond Beach Police Department, Ormond Beach, Florida

Salary: $15.14 - $27.26 per hour

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Performs all duties related to processing crime scenes and recovering, preserving, and processing evidence. Responsible for the control, safekeeping, and final disposition of all property and evidence collected by the Police Department. Requires a variety of work hours, including week days, weekends, evenings, and holidays.

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Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Processes crime scenes by identifying, preserving, and collecting physical evidence through photographing, sketching, detailed note taking, and searching for latent prints. Develops information at crime scenes through the analytical observation of physical conditions and materials.
  • Prepares detailed sketches and scale diagrams of crime scenes as required.
  • Collects, identifies, preserves, processes, and disposes of physical evidence and found property in compliance with State Law and local ordinances.
  • Provides property and evidence related information to the public and government agencies.
  • Prepares reports and correspondence dealing with evidence collection and identification to include, but not limited to, completion of Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) lab submittal forms and crime scene reports, etc.
  • Conducts peripheral casework such as marking, cataloging, and receipting exhibits being examined or transferred between the department and examination laboratories. Maintains accurate records of the examinations performed.
  • Prepares documents and evidence for court presentations and provides testimony in criminal court cases when necessary.
  • Trains agency personnel in the proper procedures of submitting property and evidence.
  • Conducts presentations for community and civic organizational meetings on topics of property and evidence collection and crime scene processing.
  • Performs administrative duties associated with the position.
  • Responds to crime scenes and participates in on-call and after-hours duties as assigned.
  • Must be available for overtime and emergency call-outs when necessary.
  • Assists in preparation for, response to, and recovery from, the impacts of a wide variety of disasters or emergency situations and may be temporarily assigned to other duties, locations, and shifts.
  • Meets attendance requirements.
  • Promotes positive customer service environment internally and externally.
  • Performs other job-related functions as assigned.


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Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Obtains and maintains required memberships and certifications.
  • Knowledge of office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  • Basic skill level using Microsoft Office products.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing and project a consumer friendly environment.
  • Knowledge of the rules of evidence and the techniques involving the collection and preservation of evidence.
  • Knowledge of photography and the duplication of photographs and videotapes as it relates to property/evidence casework.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Q-tel evidence bar code system.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and analyze instructions and/or data effectively, including technical procedures, policies, instructions and legal codes.
  • Ability to work independently.
Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully meet the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to meet job demands under emergency and/or strenuous, prolonged situations.
  • Long periods of sitting and/or standing at designated work station.
  • Sufficient visual acuity to read and comprehend reports, documents, small sized print from objects such as rulers, scales, etc., in less than optimal lighting conditions.
  • Sufficient auditory perception and speaking ability to operate communication devices.
  • Sufficient flexibility and dexterity to lift, carry, kneel, stand, climb, balance, reach overhead, bend, stoop, push, and pull objects and materials of a weight greater that ten (10) pounds.
Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work may be performed in an office environment under stressful conditions.
  • Work may be performed outside with exposure to hazardous weather, vegetation, and wildlife.
  • Additional adverse conditions are present in work environment typical to those associated with crime scenes to include weapons, human blood, clothing, fibers, hair, tissue, and processing chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Posted: October 6, 2022


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