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Crime Scene Investigator

Tampa, FL
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Conduct major crime scene investigations to locate, identify, preserve, photograph, and prepare evidence for submission to crime laboratories for analysis.

Salary Minimum: USD $48,464.00/Yr.
Salary Maximum: USD $87,838.40/Yr.

Responsibilities:

• Conduct crime scene investigations to locate, identify, preserve, photograph, and prepare collected evidence to establish and maintain the chain of custody and for the submission to crime laboratories for analysis.
• Photograph and videotape major crime scenes using digital cameras and video cameras with digital imagery.
• Prepare cast impressions of footwear, tool, and tire impressions for later analysis and comparison.
• Locate, develop, preserve, and collect latent prints at crime scenes using fuming techniques, powders, chemicals, photographic techniques, and alternate light sources.
• Prepare crime scene sketches by hand or by utilizing computer aided drafting (CAD) to record all evidence location and reference points.
• Attend autopsies to photograph, collect, document, and package evidence obtained from decedents such as hair, fibers, clothing, finger, foot or palm prints, fingernails, and body fluids.
• Testify in depositions and court proceedings on the methods and procedures used at crime scene investigations and evidence obtained during the investigative process.
• Prepare crime scene investigation reports to document findings and involvement.
• Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Required Minimum Education & Experience
• A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
• Three years of crime scene investigation experience with a law enforcement agency.
OR
• An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in biology, chemistry, criminal justice, crime scene technology, forensic science, or related field.
• Two years of crime scene investigation experience with a law enforcement agency.
OR
• A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in biology, chemistry, criminal justice, crime scene technology, forensic science or related field.
• One year of crime scene investigation experience with a law enforcement agency.
OR
• Successful completion of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigator Trainee status.