Crime Scene Specialist

Inverness, FL
Citrus County Sheriff's Office

: Regular, full-time position working day or evening shift, and oncall. This position works under the guidance and direction of the Forensics Supervisor. All applicants must be willing to receive future training in fingerprint identification. The civilian position is eligible for special risk retirement benefits and an assigned agency vehicle.

Responsibilities:

  • Investigates and processes crime scenes through observation, photography, documentation,
    fingerprint development, casting, or by other means as necessary
  • Develops, collects, transports, and secures evidence or other property from criminal cases
    adhering to the chain of custody and control measures
  • Maintains records for proper storage and disposition of evidence
  • Testifies in court related proceedings
  • Write reports
  • Enter fingerprints into AFIS

Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  • Valid Florida driver license required
  • Some typing skills required, as well as basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to lift heavy objects
  • Previous crime scene and other forensics training and/or experience are preferred

Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or resident alien
  • Must be a high school graduate or its equivalent
  • Must have the ability to think and act quickly, calmly, and appropriately in emergency
    situations
  • Must not have tattoos on your hands, neck, or face
  • Must not have used, tried, experimented, or possessed ANY illegal controlled substance
    in the past 12 months
  • Must not have used, tried, experimented, or possessed ANY illegal controlled substance
    classified as a schedule I or II substance (excluding marijuana) in the last 5 years
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation including drug testing