Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Specialist

Goodyear Police Department, Goodyear, Arizona

Salary: $47,853.75 - $71,038.56 Annually

Final Filing Date: June 5, 2023

Our Police department is looking for a Crime Scene Specialist who will provide technical work in analyzing, photographing, collecting, preserving, and presenting physical evidence. Work is performed in the field, including crime scenes and autopsies, and in the laboratory and includes various crimes and traffic accidents. Evidence includes fingerprints, firearms, drugs, tire prints, shoe prints, tool mark impressions, and biological evidence. Incumbents photograph and record crime scenes showing correlation between the evidence and scene, and perform various chemical and photographic processes in the field or laboratory to analyze, develop, and preserve evidence.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following functions do not identify all duties performed by the incumbent. Other duties and responsibilities will be performed as assigned.
  • Examines and investigates crime scenes by physical evidence collection, packaging, processing of evidence (such as blood, bodily fluids, hairs, fibers, firearms, etc.) for lab analysis. Maintains appropriate documentation of activities. May be required to testify in court.
  • Photographs crime scenes, accident scenes, aerial scenes, and public relations opportunities; photographs people, property and other items related to the investigation of criminal activity. Completes appropriate supplement and be able to testify in court.
  • Impounds property and evidence collected to include digital media produced into the Digital Image Management System. Ensures evidence is packaged correctly.
  • Processes evidence in the field or laboratory using special powders, chemicals, light sources, and various cameras, lenses, and filters in order to develop and preserve evidence.
  • Works with investigations personnel for processing scenes and other preparations to ensure a successful investigation.

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


  • Formal Education/Knowledge: Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational or technical nature which may be obtained with a two year associate's degree diploma; or equivalent combination of education that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work>
  • Experience: Minimum one year experience in a related field.
  • Certifications and Other Requirements: Valid Driver's License
  • Reading: Work requires the ability to read reports, correspondence, software manuals, trade journals, and policies at a college level.
  • Math: Work requires the ability to perform general and advanced math calculations, including calculating distances and creating charts at a college level.>
  • Writing: Work requires the ability to write memos, letters, reports, e-mail, and correspondence with customers, policies, and bulletins at a college level.>
  • Managerial: Job has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others but may provide advice/direction to an employee with less experience/skill or tenure.
  • Policy/Decision Making: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. More complex work as well as decisions with more significant impacts may be reviewed prior to being finalized.
  • Technical Skills: Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities.
  • Interpersonal/Human Relations Skills: Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information. The purpose of interactions is primarily the sharing of information.

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Posted: May 23, 2023

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