Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Specialist

Georgetown Police Department, Georgetown, Texas

Salary: Hiring Range: $23.44 - $29.36 hourly.

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Identifies, documents, collects, preserves, processes and handles evidence from crime scenes. Processes evidence and crime scenes for latent prints. Evaluates and analyses latent print evidence. Incumbents in this classification are required to work on-call hours during evenings, weekends, and holidays based on scheduling.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Responds to crime scenes on a 24 hours basis.
  • Processes crime scenes utilizing chemical and physical processes, scientific methods and equipment for the detection of evidence and crime scene reconstruction.
  • Locates, collects, preserves and analyses physical evidence present at crime scenes, traffic fatalities and search warrants.
  • Photograph major crime scenes, autopsies and traffic fatalities.
  • Processes evidence for latent prints using physical, chemical and other various techniques.
  • Evaluates the quality of latent prints submitted and developed to determine suitability for comparison.
  • Performs analysis, comparison and identification of fingerprint and latent print evidence.
  • Testifies in criminal courts as an expert witness.
  • Fingerprints suspects and deceased for identifications; fingerprints defendants for criminal courts.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies when requested; assists with criminal investigations when needed.
  • Submits evidence to appropriate Crime Labs for analysis.
  • Completes detailed supplemental offense reports and other required documentation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Earn a Degree in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics or Forensic Psychology


Education, training and Experience Guidelines
  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Five (5) years of full-time work experience as a Crime Scene Technician and Latent Print Examiner. OR Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • One (1) year (30 semester hours) from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.
Knowledge of:
  • Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal investigation procedures.
  • Police Department rules and regulations.
  • Latent print comparison, identification and classification, Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems, photography, evidence processing, crime scene processing, chemical formulas and Alternate Light Sources.
  • Latest forensic techniques and processing guidelines, including Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Shooting reconstruction and Crime Scene Reconstruction.
  • General office equipment and operational practices and procedures.
Skill in:
  • Organizing work and the ability manage time efficiently.
  • Working independently in the absence of immediate supervision.
  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Using of computers and related equipment, hardware and software to maintain databases, files and records.
  • Assisting in a variety of administrative and routine department duties.
  • Comprehending and following verbal and written directions.
  • Reading technical reports, policy and procedure manuals.
  • Completing logs and reports.
  • Mixing chemicals for latent print analysis and crime scene processing.
  • Photography.
  • Developing processes and the application of formulas applied to crime scene reconstruction.
  • Sorting and categorizing materials.
  • Resolving customer complaints and concerns.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with co-workers; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to maintain appropriate.
  • Valid Class C Texas driver’s license.
  • Identification and Latent Print Development, Advanced Latent Prints, Crime Scene Search, Latent and Crime Scene Photography.
  • Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, handling, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, vision, hearing, talking, use of foot controls.
  • Exposed to chemicals used in processing evidence and crimes scenes.
  • Exposed to body fluids/blood at crimes scenes and autopsies.
  • May be subject to exposure to extreme weather conditions, hostile environments, infectious diseases, air and water borne pathogens.
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds.

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Posted: May 20, 2023

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