Employment Opportunity

Forensic Photographer

Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, Texas

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Final Filing Date: May 3, 2024

The Forensic Photographer produces postmortem examination photographs for the Medical Examiner's Office in accordance with Department standard operating procedures; ensures all photographs are logged and archived for future review and reproduction; and assists with other photographic needs of the office as requested.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Produces postmortem examination photographs using professional digital cameras to document pertinent findings as determined by the forensic pathologists
  • Logs and archives each photograph acquired at death scenes and during postmortem examinations by case number to ensure that all images are properly stored and secured
  • Maintains an archive of supplemental digital files related to cases including radiographs, video, and images from other agencies
  • Produces copies of digital photographs for pathologists and approved outside agencies upon appropriate request
  • Assists other staff with digital camera troubleshooting and quality improvements; assists in the maintenance and repair of cameras and accessories
  • Provides photographic coverage of agency events as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Photography or a related degree with advanced photography coursework from an accredited college or university
  • Two (2) years of experience in the use and maintenance of alternative light sources, various camera models, lenses, and filters for the production of high-resolution photos and images
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the composition, exposure, optics, photochemistry, lighting, ultraviolet and infrared filters, image enhancement techniques, and digital software to provide high-resolution images in varying conditions and circumstances
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new applications and challenges, and work in a team environment


  • Two (2) years of professional photography experience
  • Photography experience in a hospital, morgue, law enforcement agency, crime lab, medical examiner’s office, or related setting

General Information

Position Type, and Typical Hours of Work:
  • Full-Time | Regular
  • Weekend and holiday rotation required
  • Must be available to work during severe weather events or other emergencies if necessary
Work Environment:
  • Morgue / Office setting
  • May come in contact with blood and/or blood-borne pathogens and will require training in Universal Precautions
Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, and climb ladders
  • Work involves exposure to unpleasant odors and/or loud noises

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Posted: March 5, 2024

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