Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Supervisor

Aurora Police Department, Aurora, Colorado

Salary: Hiring salary for this position is $79,534.00 - $99,418.00 annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Crime Scene Supervisor coordinates, supervises, and directs the work activities of the Crime Scene Investigations function in the Crime Lab of the Aurora Police Department.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

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  • Supervises work activities of the crime scene investigations unit including photographing, sketching, videotaping and processing crime scenes and preserving evidence obtained
  • Schedules and coordinates work assignments
  • Resolves problems and conflicts arising during the course of work
  • Prepares a variety of technical and non-technical reports
  • Testifies in court or other legal proceedings, as required
  • Provides general and technical training for assigned employees
  • Provides instruction and training to outside groups on crime laboratory and evidence handling procedures
  • Makes recommendations for selection and disciplinary action
  • Evaluates the performance of assigned personnel
  • Establishes unit work standards and procedures
  • Determines material requirements and maintains appropriate inventory
  • Makes budget recommendations
  • Ensures compliance with operating policy and procedures
  • May also assist in the processing/analysis of crime scenes as required
  • Assists the Lab Director in the operation of the Crime Laboratory
  • Performs additional duties as assigned
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminalistics, Physical/Natural Science, or directly related field
  • Four (4) years progressively responsible experience in forensics experience or police work
  • One (1) year lead or supervisory experience
Licenses and Certifications:
  • CCIC/NCIC certification required within 6 months of employment
Preferred Experience:
  • Crime Scene Investigation experience
  • 3rd level I.A.I. certification
  • Knowledge of police policies and procedures
  • Crime laboratory standard operating procedures
  • Current methods and procedures of crime scene investigation and evidence handling
  • Geography of the City of Aurora and surrounding areas
  • Personal computer and related software applications
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Work under stressful conditions
  • Work in any weather condition under adverse physical circumstances
  • Gather, correlate and analyze facts and devise solutions to administrative and technical problems
  • Train, evaluate and supervise other employees, and must have visual acuity correctable to 20/40 with no color impairment
  • Ability to work various shifts, nights, holidays, and weekends
  • Respond to Aurora Police Department within 1 hour of notification
  • Strong interpersonal, investigative and analytical skills
Essential Personnel:
  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.
Physical Demands:
  • Medium work that involves moving no more than 50 pounds with or without assistance at a time
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment
  • Vision for reading and interpreting reports and data analysis and preparation
  • Frequent speech communication, hearing and listening to maintain communication with employees and citizens
  • Memory to retain updated processes, complete tasks that are important but infrequent and highly technical tasks
  • Judgment to ensure confidential information remains protected
  • Occasional Standing/Walking- Occurs up to 2.6 hours to 5.5 hours per shift
Work Environment:
  • Essential duties performed both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to dust and noise
  • May encounter fumes from certain chemicals
  • Nature of tasks exposes staff to possible vicarious trauma due to the nature of some crimes and the need to review of reports and digital evidence during intake release procedures
  • Shift work to include days, nights, working weekends and holidays
Equipment Used:
  • Frequently uses computer keyboard and telephone, fax machines, copiers and microfilm equipment
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

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Posted: January 24, 2023

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