Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene/Evidence Technician

Sebastian Police Department, Sebastian, Florida

Salary: $38,729.60 - $67,766.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Part-Time position

Maintains storage areas, ensuring secure, proper and orderly storage of property and evidence according to established policies, procedures and filing systems. Responds to crime scenes to process, photograph, collect and preserve evidence. Conducts in-service training sessions for department personnel in the handling and preservation of physical evidence. Under general supervision, performs technical and administrative work, in support of City Police Department. Duties assigned to employees in the position may vary slightly according to specific needs of the department and/or allocation of work load Evidence Technician performs other related work as required.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Essential Job Functions
  • Identifies, collects, processes, and preserves crime scene and accident evidence to aid in criminal and civil prosecutions; identifies, collects, secures, and takes legal custody of fingerprints, fluids, fibers, tracks and other trace evidence; duties may vary according to job assignment. Schedule: All hours and days, not just work times and days.
  • Responds to calls for service and processes crime scenes. Must be knowledgeable in the use of photographic equipment in the processing of crime scenes.
  • Thoroughly documents crime scene details using specific techniques and procedures, and specialized technical equipment; photographs and measures the crime scene, documenting the location of all evidence, and other important objects and details.
  • Photographs evidence, persons, collateral areas, and secondary scenes; collects surveillance videos from ancillary sites for supporting documentation; processes and converts digital media.
  • Collects, develops, preserves, compares, classifies and files latent fingerprints.
  • Writes detailed crime scene and photo log reports, activity logs, case files and technical reports.
  • Receives and maintains secure custody of evidence, ensuring property received matches associated records;
  • Assists Police Officers and other officials, as necessary, to ensure proper and timely completion of paperwork pertaining to evidence processing and storage;
  • Organizes and catalogs evidence and property, and prepares and maintains related computer records; prepares back-up computer records.
  • Operates a variety of office equipment such as a computer, scanner, telephone, fax, and copier; Ability to understand and use a variety of software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook or other system software.
  • Maintains written and computer records cataloging items held as evidence, confiscated property, or abandoned property, bicycle impound lot, and maintains knowledge of status regarding court cases and disposal or destruction dates;
  • Prepares and submits evidence for laboratory analysis, preparing associated paperwork and transporting items to appropriate laboratories; receives evidence from laboratories.
  • Obtains evidence destruction orders and coordinates with officers assigned to have evidence destroyed; processes items, City surplus property auctions, for re-use by Police Department, Finance Department, or property owners, as appropriate.
  • Conducts FCIC/NCIC warrant and Criminal History checks prior to returning firearms to owner.
  • Assembles and organizes evidence for presentation in court; attends court and presents evidence and testimony pertaining to evidentiary process.
  • Signs out evidence to Department personnel, attorneys, court personnel, etc., as appropriate, and ensures proper and timely return.
  • Assists other City of Sebastian personnel, other law enforcement and multi-jurisdictional agencies to utilize forensic evidence to identify criminal activity and resolve criminal cases.


  • Qualifications Education and Experience Guidelines
  • High School/GED equivalent; College degree preferred (crime scene/evidence technology or similar degree).
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in evidence processes or education and training.
  • Must have a strong working knowledge and be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel spreadsheet experience.
  • Must have exceptional attention to detail with a strong focus on accuracy.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida's Driver's License and have and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Knowledge of evidentiary procedures.
  • Ability to enter evidence in RMS and tracking procedures.
  • Ability to respond quickly and efficiently to evidence requests.
  • Ability to use proper spelling, grammar and format for all correspondence.

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Posted: April 26, 2023

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