Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Specialist

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Georgetown, Texas

Salary: $24.81 - $26.27 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Reporting directly to Crime Scene Supervisor, responsible for performing field tasks associated with the collection, observation and documentation of crime scenes and evidence for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO).

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Conducts field routine observations of crime scenes and collects evidence from crime scenes to assist with WCSO investigations
  • Performs comprehensive latent prints comparisons and processes fingerprints through multiple databases
  • Compiles and retains daily, monthly, and annual reports related to evidence, fingerprinting and crime scene information for the WCSO
  • Collaborates and performs analysis to determine identity of victims and suspects related to crime scenes
  • Transports evidence property to court and testifies in applicable situations pertaining to condition of evidence and crime scene observations
  • Attends routine autopsies for identification and reporting purposes
  • Documents and performs forensic photography at crime scenes and processes evidence for trace evidence, and create reports and logs to aid investigations
  • Collaborates with law enforcement, attorneys, and state agencies to aid with investigations
  • Transports evidence property to court and testifies in applicable situations pertaining to condition of evidence and crime scene observations
  • Assists with routine local and state crime reporting and statistics
  • Attends all meetings and trainings, as required
  • Performs special duties as assigned
  • Reports directly to – Crime Scene Supervisor
  • Direct Reports – No
  • Position involves frequent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, bending, heavy lifting, and operating equipment
  • Position involves safely operating a motor vehicle
  • Indoor and outdoor work in all environments, including inclement weather
  • Work is primarily indoors in an air-conditioned environment
  • Exposure to dust, chemicals, fumes, and high noise levels
  • Exposure to graphic material (photos, video, and audio) and persons accused or adjudicated of various crimes
  • Regular travel between work sites as required
  • Work outside of the normal office hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) may be required
  • Serves on-call on a 24-hour basis
  • Requires flexibility to work weekends, evenings, and/or weekend hours
  • May be deemed essential personnel in the event of an emergency

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


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years of related crime scene experience including one (1) year of latent print experience
  • Knowledge of crime reporting databases, photography, and latent fingerprint systems
  • Required
  • Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Certification
  • Required within thirty (30) days of employment
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • IAI (International Association for Identification) Crime Scene or Latent Print Certification
  • Four hundred (400) classroom hours related to crime scene and latent print work including evidence rooms procedures

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Posted: February 24, 2024

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