Crime Scene Investigator
This position is responsible for documentation, collection, preservation, and processing of evidence at crime scenes. Work also consists of storage, maintenance, transfer, and overall administration of property and evidence. Duties include evaluation of crime scenes using various types of equipment; securing, and packaging physical evidence for scientific evaluation; preparing detailed reports on the observations and activities at crime scenes; testifying in court regarding the findings and processing methods used at the scene, receiving and maintaining detailed custody records of evidence and personal property, transferring property and evidence to courts, obtaining court orders for evidence disposition, and other duties as assigned.
$49,328.00 – $76,459.00 per year
Open until filled
- Processes major crime scenes and other crime scenes as requested.
- Collects evidence to include physical, trace and latent prints.
- Photographs and prepares diagrams of crime scenes and accident scenes to collect, preserve and document evidence.
- Records crime scenes and accident scenes to preserve and document evidence.
- Prepares a variety of reports of all crime scene procedures.
- Processes evidence for latent prints by examining item, chemically treating item, photographing latent prints, and preparing a report.
- Submits latent prints to AFIS.
- Maintains files of latent prints recovered.
- Performs comparison of latent prints to known prints.
- Maintains forensic lab equipment.
- Prepares various reports and presentations for court.
- Attends autopsies to photograph and document injuries to collect, preserve and document evidence as needed.
- Testifies in court about evidence processed and collected.
- Maintains all records pertaining to the receipt, storage, and disposition of all property and evidence.
- Maintains an accurate inventory of all property and evidence.
- Disposes of all property and evidence in accordance with all state laws and agency policy and procedure.
- Coordinates the process of transporting evidence to the crime lab.
- Ensures compliance with agency policy and procedure for evidence/property storage.
- Handles items of evidence and property, to show the continuity of the chain of custody and security.
- Performs routine clerical work; duties may include logging in materials and documents, entering data and information into computerized files, filing, and retrieving materials from manual or computerized filing system, typing correspondence, memos and other short documents, and sorting documents.
- Operates department vehicle in performance of duties.
- Performs other related duties as required or
- Knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and techniques of maintaining and processing evidence and property including those used in the collection, handling, preservation, labeling, storage, and disposition of evidence and
- Knowledge of photographic and identification techniques used in law enforcement; fingerprint collection; and computer use and techniques.
- Knowledge of trace evidence and blood, bodily fluid, and DNA collection techniques.
- Knowledge of modern office practices, equipment, methods, and procedures for crime scene processing.
- Knowledge of standard policies, procedures, programs, and services as they relate to crime scene processing and property and evidence.
- Knowledge of state laws, practices and procedures related to municipal police departments and the handling of evidence.
- Knowledge of court procedures.
- Knowledge of relationships and interactions between court structures and criminal justice agencies as it relates to the collection, preservation, and presentation of evidence.
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety practices necessary to the area of work
- Skill in managing competing priorities on multiple projects and ability to meet deadlines.
- Skill in operation of issued equipment and motor vehicle.
- Ability to learn and become proficient in the use of various types of forensic equipment.
- Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive material.
- Ability to understand and carry out complex verbal and written instructions.
- Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with employees and the general public.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.
- Ability to manage stressful situations.
- Ability to operate photographic
- Ability to operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and associated software.