Crime Scene Technician II Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general direction of the Police Crime Scene Investigation Sergeant, is responsible for skilled technical police work in the identifying, collecting and classifying physical evidence and performing technical photographic work. The Evidence Technician II must possess extensive experience in the field of forensic science or crime scene investigation. Must demonstrate the ability to process/document major crime scenes.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Fingerprint and photographs prisoners and civilians.

File fingerprints and records classifications according to name.

Searches files to find specific print cards by name.

Searches files for information in response to requests from other law enforcement
agencies.

Corresponds with other agencies and exchanges identification information.

Process major crime scenes.

Searches for and develops latent prints.

Takes photographs of crime scenes, print computer image photos.

Searches for, collects, preserves, and identifies other physical evidence discovered.

Assists in making chemical analysis of numerous types of materials for determining
the presence of foreign substances and contamination such as hair, skin, pain, and
blood.

Assists in making microscopic comparisons from plaster casts of shoes,
tires, instruments and other impressions.

Keeps records and prepares reports of findings of examinations and investigations
made.

Proceeds unassisted in various investigations, including death investigations, i.e.,
taking fingerprint impression of cadavers, etc.

Attends court hearings and trials as required.

Draws diagrams of various scenes.

Maintains vehicles and equipment in working order.

Working knowledge of fingerprint classification and comparison.

 

B. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Safely inspect all types of firearms taken as evidence – load – unload.

Assist with arson investigations.

Present public speaking seminars, etc.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Associate's degree in Crime Scene Technology or related discipline. Completion of specialized courses in crime scene processing, crime scene digital photography, or the use of specialized forensic equipment (alternate light sources, etc.). Two years experience as crime scene technician, forensic laboratory technician, or acceptable combination of education and experience; or

Bachelor's degree in Crime Scene Technology or related discipline. Completion of specialized courses in crime scene processing, crime scene digital photography, or the use of specialized forensic equipment (alternate light sources, etc.). Eighteen months experience as crime scene technician, forensic laboratory technician or acceptable combination of education and experience; or

Three years experience as a Crime Scene Technician with the Melbourne Police Department or acceptable combination of education, and experience. Completion of specialized courses in crime scene processing, crime scene digital photography, or the use of specialized forensic equipment (alternate light sources, ect). Must demonstrate the ability to process/document major crime scenes as a solo investigator.

Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Drivers license without restrictions except corrective lenses, or possess a valid out-of-state license and obtain a State of Florida license within 10 days. Must successfully complete a polygraph examination, criminal records check, driving record check, and a background investigation. Must not have been convicted of a felony crime or misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement in any jurisdiction.

Subject to emergency call-outs during off-duty hours, including nights and/or weekends as required. Off-duty telephone service is required.

 

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of crime scene principles, practices, policies, and procedures.

Knowledge of applicable Florida laws and precedents.

Knowledge of applicable City, State, and Federal Ordinances and Laws.

Working knowledge of the basics of Fingerprint Science.

Knowledge of technical aspects of crime scene processing.

Knowledge of emergency medical, first aid procedures and hold a CPR certificate.

Ability to make oral presentations.

Ability to investigate situations and to prepare written reports.

Ability to act effectively in crisis situations.

Skills in communication with co-workers and the community.

Skills in operating motor vehicles in hazardous situations.

Skills in the use of computers, digital cameras and other technical equipment used in crime scene investigation.

Skills in searching for, preserving, and interpreting physical evidence and identification data.

 

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to walk for distances that may vary to reach remote crime scenes, and to carry required equipment to such scenes.

Ability to crawl, stoop, stretch, and sit for periods of time varying from 5 minutes to 1 hour.

Ability to safely grasp and lift items weighing up to 50 pounds and carry them for distances of up to 100 feet.

Ability to grasp and lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds to place objects in storage, which may require lifting objects above head height for placement on storage shelves.

Ability to safely climb on and off ladders to reach building roofs or other elevated locations to a height of 30 feet, and to perform job tasks at elevated locations.

Ability to perform job tasks in outdoors crime scene locations during periods of very hot or cold Florida weather, for time periods of up to eight (8) hours.

Ability to exercise manual dexterity for data entry and writing reports.

Ability to hear conversations spoken in various tones of voice.

Ability to read, writes, and speaks the English language clearly and concisely.

Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle without requiring extensive vehicle modifications that would interfere with the safe use of the vehicle by other employees.

Ability to bend, walk, kneel, crawl, stretch and sit while performing job tasks.

Ability to identify colors and read symbols.

Ability to read and write legal documents applicable to job tasks.

Ability to visually inspect items for safety reasons.



This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied employment contract.

Revision Date - 2/19/14