FDLE has an opening for a Crime Laboratory Analyst – Crime Scene

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Crime Laboratory Analyst – Crime Scene

This position is a Crime Laboratory Analyst within the Crime Scene Section of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Tallahassee Regional Operations Center. The location is Tallahassee, Florida.

Closing date

October 5, 2018

Salary

$50,948.00
The salary listed is the starting salary. This salary may be negotiable dependent upon qualifications.

Duties

This is professional work conducting technical and scientific examinations, gathering instrumental data and documenting results. Analysts utilize highly technical procedures and processes in the recognition, identification and collection of various types of physical evidence.

To be considered as a potential candidate, you must meet the minimum requirement(s) listed below. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants will be considered trainees unless they have relevant forensic experience and an assessment by FDLE is satisfactorily completed.

This position may require the trainee to report to Tallahassee, Florida for the first 10-12 months of training, dependent on the trainee’s experience in crime scene. This expense, along with the expense of moving to Jacksonville after the training, will not be covered by FDLE and will be the responsibility of the trainee.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A bachelor’s or advanced degree in physical, biological or forensic science from an accredited college or university with completion of at least 20 credit hours in physical or biological science related coursework graded at a “C” or better; or
  2. a non-science degree with the completion of at least 12 credit hours in physical or biological science related coursework graded at a “C” or better and a minimum of two years professional experience in an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency in the specific discipline being advertised.
  3. International Association for Identification (IAI) certification or professional experience in either an accredited forensic laboratory or an accredited law enforcement agency in the specific discipline being advertised may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques used in the analysis of physical evidence as it applies to the forensic laboratory; knowledge of the correct procedures for providing expert testimony in court; knowledge of the procedures for packaging, handling and preserving evidence; knowledge of what constitutes physical evidence; knowledge of the scientific method of conducting research; skill in the use of scientific laboratory equipment; skill in calibrating and maintaining laboratory equipment; ability to conduct forensic science experiments, analyze results, formulate conclusions and present findings verbally and in writing; ability to give sworn testimony as an expert witness in court; ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Special Notes

Applicants are generally hired at the minimum for the class. Successful applicants must pass a drug screen and background investigation. Transcripts must be provided with the application.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Reminders

  1. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov.
  2. If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

To Apply

To apply for this position, go to https://jobs.myflorida.com/go/Florida-Department-of-Law-Enforcement/2817400/. Also, please contact Crime Scene Supervisor Bill Spannhake: 904-360-7180; williamspannhake@fdle.state.fl.us. If possible, please email a resume with your interest.

An official transcript is needed to confirm your qualifications for this position. If applying for multiple forensic laboratory positions, only one set of official, sealed transcripts is required. TRANSCRIPTS MUST STATE THAT THE DEGREE HAS BEEN AWARDED. OFFICIAL, SEALED TRANSCRIPTS FROM ALL UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED MUST BE PROVIDED BEFORE APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Your application will be processed after all materials are received. Please notify us if your last name has changed from what is on the transcript. Transcripts should be mailed to: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Attention: Office of Human Resources-Lab Applicant, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee FL 32302-1489.

Current FDLE members not in the internal pool must notify the Office of Human Resources when applying by sending an email to Jobs@fdle.state.fl.us

Notes: Applicants being considered for employment with FDLE will be required to submit to drug testing and a background investigation, which includes a financial credit check. Responses to qualifying questions will be credited only if verifiable by skills and/or experience listed on the employment application. The elements of the selection process may include a work sample and/or oral interview. Applicants may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated time frame may exclude the applicant from further consideration. Starting salary will be at the minimum of the class pay range unless otherwise dictated by FDLE’s pay policy guidelines. Trainees will be required to sign an FDLE employment agreement and commit to employment with FDLE during training and for three (3) years after completing training. A financial penalty may be imposed for failure to complete the employment agreement. Training may take place outside of assigned region. This position is classified as Special Risk retirement, which provides members a greater retirement credit accrual rate and requires fewer years of service to reach full retirement benefits than is required for non-Special Risk members. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement. Preference will be given to current FDLE members who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position. Preference may be given to applicants in the State Personnel System who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position. Preference may be given to current FDLE employees.

Veterans’ Preference: Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

The City of Gainesville Police Dept. has an opening for a Forensic Crime Technician

Gainesville, Florida Police Department

Forensic Crime Technician

Closing Date

September 22, 2018

Salary

$16.64 – $23.24 Hourly

Summary

Gainesville Police Department is seeking a Forensic Crime Technician to perform specialized technical work gathering evidence at crime scenes.

A typical work day may include: detecting, collecting, preserving, packaging, and transporting evidence; processing evidence for latent fingerprints; performing forensic photography and producing crime scene drawings; preparing comprehensive written reports; and testifying in court.

To be considered for this position you must possess the following:

  • Graduation from an accredited two (2) year college or equivalent coursework, and completion of specialized training related to forensic science and criminal investigations and one (1) year experience in crime scene processing, forensic work, or a related field of investigations;
  • or an equivalent combination of training and experience with methodically processing crime scenes which provides the required knowledge, ability, and skills.

Or

  • Associate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Biology, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or a closed related field: and
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience analyzing and comparing latent print evidence within a law enforcement agency or forensic laboratory.

Notes

  • Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate a meticulous work ethic to work a crime scene, process evidence for latent prints and collect evidence.
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver license.
  • The incumbent must work a schedule that rotates every four months. The incumbent will work on weekends and at night on some of the rotations.
  • Duties will involve strenuous physical activity under severe working conditions.
  • Must testify as an expert witness in court.

Job Description

This is specialized technical work gathering evidence at crime scenes.

Classification Standards

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under limited supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of supervisory responsibility and from lower classes by its emphasis on the collection of a variety of types of crime scene evidence.

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from an accredited two (2) year college or equivalent coursework and completion of specialized training related to forensic science and criminal investigations, and one (1) year experience in crime scene processing, forensic work, or related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, ability, and skills.

Licenses/Certificates

Must possess a valid Florida Driver License.

Notes

May be required to work outside business hours. Duties involve strenuous physical activity under severe working conditions.

** This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.

Examples of Work **

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Detects, collects, preserves, packages, and transports evidence. Processes for latent fingerprints. Performs forensic photography and produces crime scene drawings. Prepares comprehensive written reports. Testifies as an expert witness in court. Attends work on continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs other related duties as assigned.

Selection Factors

  • Knowledge of practices and methods of crime scene processing.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools
  • Ability to operate laboratory and camera equipment.
  • Ability to achieve and maintain status of court expert on matters related to the collection of crime scene evidence.
  • Ability to keep records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers and the general public.

To Apply

Read the full job posting and apply online here.

Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity / Drug-Free Workplace Employer

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a Part-Time Latent Print Examiner

Orange County, Florida Sheriff’s Office

Latent Print Examiner (Part-time 16-32 hrs./week, Contract Position)

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Florida invites applicants to apply for the position of Part-time Latent Print Examiner (16-32 hrs. / week, Contract Position).

Closing Date

Until filled

Salary

$35.00/hour (without IAI certification, with a minimum of two years full-time latent print experience)
$45.00/hour (with preferred IAI certification and a minimum of two years full-time latent print experience)

Job Summary

Responsible for the examination and comparison of latent fingerprints by examining fingerprint evidence left at scene of crime and attempting to identify suspects, comparing latent prints to the prints of known suspects, and compiling reports on examination findings and entering data into computer systems. May be required to testify in court hearings about work performed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Examines fingerprint evidence left at scene of crime and attempts to identify suspects.
  • Compares latent prints to the prints of known suspects.
  • Uses the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to search for a match. May be required to use the Henry System of Identification for locating old prints.
  • Compiles reports on examination findings and enters data into computer systems.
  • Reviews and corroborates work performed by other Latent Examiners by reviewing in the blind.
  • May be required to testify in court hearings about work performed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B. S.) from four-year college or university in Criminal Justice, Business, or a related field plus two (2) years full-time latent print experience; or Associate’s Degree (A. A. or A. S.) in Criminal Justice or a related field plus four (4) years full-time latent print experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certifications

  • International Association for Identification Latent Print Examiner Certification, preferred

To Apply

Please visit our website www.ocso.com and review the job requirements listed in the “Employment” section under “Civilian Positions”. In order to be considered for this position, you MUST complete your online application on that website. This posting is for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office located in FLORIDA.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a Forensic Science Specialist

 
   
  FORENSIC SCIENCE SPECIALIST

PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE- LARGO, FLORIDA
Pay Range: $45,000 – $72,000

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision of the Assistant Forensic Science Shift Supervisor, or designee, performs technical work of average to advanced difficulty in criminal identification matters; photography, processing for latent fingerprints, collection and preservation of evidence. Duties are accomplished with a degree of independence and at a level of responsibility where the member must exercise good judgment and individual initiative in the performance of assigned duties. A variety of clerical and equipment maintenance tasks are performed in connection with the position. Work is reviewed through observation and results obtained. Shift work is required and subject to call-out 24 hours a day.

A member in this job classification spends at least 65 percent of their time performing duties that involve the collection examination, documentation, collection, preservation, preparation or analysis of human tissues or fluids or physical evidence having potential biological, chemical or radiological hazard or contamination, or uses chemicals, processes, or materials that may have carcinogenic or health-damaging properties in the analysis of such evidence in accordance with F.S. 121.0515.

SUPERVISES OTHERS: No

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Takes photographs of crime scenes and suspects; photographs scenes of accidents; takes casts of shoe prints, tire marks, and other impressions as directed;
• Photographs, handles, and fingerprints deceased bodies at crime scenes and after autopsies;
• Identifies, collects, and preserves all matters of evidence as directed or released to his/her custody; prepares evidence for submission to laboratories;
• Processes crime scenes and related evidence for latent fingerprints for use in criminal proceedings;
• Assists in fingerprinting and photographing prisoners and others as directed;
• Prepares crime scene reports and sketches;
• Maintains records with computer entries and written reports;
• Operates a crime scene vehicle to respond to service locations;
• Participates in Sheriff’s Office recruitment and community relations activities as directed.
This list is not intended to be all-inclusive and you may not be responsible for every item listed. The employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s degree in Forensic Sciences or a Forensic Science field
• Or certificate in the Forensic Science field
• One (1) year experience in the Forensic Science field
• Or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Complete a Forensics written examination
• Knowledge of photography, fingerprint development, evidence handling, and report writing preferred
• Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge of methods used in locating, collecting, and preserving physical evidence and the use of such evidence in establishing guilt or innocence
• Knowledge of and competency in fingerprinting and modern latent print processing techniques and procedures
• Knowledge of and competency in police photography
• Knowledge of and competency in modern criminal investigation methods and criminal identification techniques
• Ability to give qualifying testimony in the field of fingerprinting, photography, latent fingerprint development and collection and preservation of evidence
• Ability to successfully complete the Crime Scene Academy, Field Training, and Evaluation Program
• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions
• Ability to express oneself clearly, concisely, and effectively both orally and in writing
• Time management
• Interpersonal skills
• Ability to perform all functions of the job classification without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace

PHYSICAL ABILITIES
In a workday and as part of their job duties, members in this position are required to:
• Operate motor vehicles in a safe and efficient manner, day or night, in compliance with all state laws and regulations regarding operation and licensure
• Maintain correctable to 20/20 vision
• Identify and differentiate colors
• Climb step and expandable ladders
• Process crime scenes and mix chemicals while wearing a full face respirator
• Sit up to 7 hours per day
• Stand up to 8 hours per day
• Walk up to 8 hours per day
• Drive up to 4 hours per day
• Frequently lift up 20 lbs.
• Occasionally lift up to 75 lbs.
• Continuously reach
• Frequently bend
• Occasionally squat, climb, kneel, or twist

WORKING CONDITIONS
• Incumbents may be exposed to or experience:
o Wetness (water) from high humidity at night, fog, scenes processed in wet areas
o Slippery walking surfaces due to water at fire, crash scenes, roofs of structures, any scene processed in rainy/damp conditions
o Debris from broken glass, fire, roof accidents, uneven terrain, natural disasters, and/or overhead structures
o Frequent close contact with other forensic science specialists/peers, supervisors, citizens, arrested subjects, and deceased bodies
o The need for flexibility in limited service locations, attics, crawlspaces, inside and under vehicles
o Loud noise at service locations, to include, but not limited to, crash scenes, construction sites, detention facilities, alarms/sirens and/or generator use
o Possibility of burns due to service at fire scenes, crash scenes, and/or chemicals used in advanced crime scene procedures
o Constant fingerprint dusting powders and dust and dirt associated with outdoor service locations
o Pollen and insect and animal bites at any outdoor service location
o Toxic chemicals used in advanced crime scene processing, containers formerly used to store/transport narcotics or evidence from arson scenes
o Fumes of decomposing human or animal remains
o Frequent handling of evidence suspected of being exposed to the Hepatitis, AIDS virus, humans suspected of having Tuberculosis or Meningitis, and being present at scenes where there is a great deal of blood shed

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office strives to provide our employees with the best benefits possible. Some of the benefits are Annual Leave (120 hours), Health Insurance, Wellness Incentives, and Education Assistance Program.

TO APPLY:
For additional information and how to apply, please visit our website at www.pcsoweb.com
Additional questions can be directed to Human Resources at 727-582-6208
EEO/ADA/VP/DFW

The City of Miami has an opening for a Latent Print Examiner

City of Miami

Latent Print Examiner

SALARY: $63,405.26 – $119,560.27 Annually JOB CODE: 5030-20180730-SUPP2

FLSA CODE: Non-exempt position

OPENING DATE: 07/30/18 CLOSING DATE: 09/28/18 05:00 PM

NATURE OF WORK: THIS RECRUITMENT IS A SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL POSTING TO THE ORIGINAL RECRUITMENT (DECEMBER 21st – JANUARY 26th 2018) AND FIRST SUPPLEMENT RECRUITMENT (APRIL 2nd – MAY 25th 2018). THIS RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS HAVE APPLIED. PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY!!!

This is specialized and technical work in latent fingerprint/palm print examination and identification within the Police Department. Work involves the examination, comparison, and identification of latent fingerprints/palm prints and other specialized methods utilizing chronology knowledge of latent print processing. Work includes the responsibility for the maintenance and identification of criminal evidential records and latent fingerprint/palm print evidence. Work is intellectual and varied in nature as opposed to routine mental, manual, mechanical, and physical work and involves the consistent exercise of judgment and discretion in its performance. Work may be performed on an assigned basis as part of an investigation/prosecution of criminal offenders. Direct supervision is received from the Senior Latent Print Examiner or designee who reviews work for completeness, technical quality, and adherence to departmental standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Develops, compares, evaluates, identifies, and prepares latent fingerprints/palm prints for court exhibits, and testifies in all courts of law as a qualified expert witness. Develops and maintains latent fingerprint/palm print files; keeps files on single and partial fingerprints/palm prints found at crime scenes for possible future identification. May provide latent identification services to other municipalities, counties, state, and federal agencies. Utilizes the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (A.F.I.S.) for search of latent prints, generated from open criminal cases, in an attempt to identify criminals. Classifies fingerprints/palm prints and records classifications according to standard classification codes; searches files to find specific prints or make comparisons. May assist in the training of, but not limited to: Crime Scene Investigators, Latent Print Examiner Trainees and Police Recruits in the basic and advanced techniques of crime scene processing, latent print processing and court room testimony. Performs other related work as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Associate’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, or related field from an accredited college or university, and four (4) years experience in latent finger/palm print examination, comparison, identification, and development with a recognized law enforcement agency, which must have included courtroom testimony. OR Equivalent combination of training and experience beyond a high school diploma.
NOTE #1: Certification as a Latent Print Examiner from the International Association of Identification is highly preferred. NOTE #2: Education beyond a Bachelor’s degree will not substitute for the required years of experience. NOTE #3: IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE STATED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, SELECTION WILL BE BASED ON THE RESULTS OF AN ORAL STRUCTURED INTERVIEW AMD TEST OF PROFICIENCY IN IDENTIFYING LATENT FINGERPRINTS.
*SALARY MAY BE NEGOTIABLE BASED ON PREFERRED CERTIFICATION AND YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must scan, upload, and attach copies of the following documents at the same time on online application submissions for employment consideration:

1. Proof of education in the form of college diploma. College diploma may be submitted if degree major is stated on the face of the degree instrument

2. If degree major is not stated on the face of the college diploma, unofficial transcripts indicating major and the fact that a degree was conferred must be submitted. 3. Degree Audits are not accepted in lieu of transcripts. Foreign degrees, certificates or diplomas require transcript evaluations by American colleges, universities, or a NACES approved transcript evaluation service, which determines reciprocity to education in the United States. Translations of education and training obtained outside of the United States are not accepted. NOTE #1: Please be sure to attach all required documents to your application each time you apply. Uploaded documents remain in your profile but they will not attach automatically and you will be deemed ineligible without proper documentation. NOTE #2: An application will be deemed ineligible if the required documents are not uploaded and attached to the application form. City of Miami employee’s applications must reflect their current position and detail their work experience. City of Miami employees must upload and attach all required documentation to their application prior to submission. Additionally, applicants must detail any related experience on the application or risk disqualification. Resumes may be attached, however; information must be clearly detailed on the application, as resumes are not accepted or reviewed in lieu of the employment application. The City of Miami makes an effort to preserve the integrity of your personal data as much as is feasible. Scanning your files separately facilities this effort. If you fail to scan these documents separately, it will be presumed that you have provided authorization to submit the entire file containing multiple documents to the hiring department as part of your application. All documents that you upload as part of your application must be added as separate attachments (e.g. Copy of high school diploma = Attachment 1; copy of driver’s license = Attachment 2).

TOXICOLOGY: P rospective employees may be required to submit to a toxicology, medical, and background screening. All costs associated with background screenings may be at the applicant’s expense. Veterans Preference: If claiming Veteran’s Preference, all Forms DD-214-“Member 4”, must be submitted with the application. In addition to the Form DD-214, applicants who have been awarded combat campaign/expeditionary medals that are not reflected on the Form DD-214 must submit supplemental documents from the Department of Defense that demonstrates possession of a combat/expeditionary medal, if seeking veteran’s preference points. For claiming Disabled Veteran’s Preference, a letter from Veteran’s Affairs or the Department of Defense dated within one year of the closing date is also needed. Letter of disability must state percentage of disability. Veteran’s preference points will be awarded in accordance with F.S.S. 295. Selection Preference for City Residents: I n accordance with APM 2-02, applicants for classified positions who are City of Miami residents and new hires will receive preference in selection from interview ranking bands provided that any two (2) of the following documents are submitted with the application and again at the time of interview: A. Utility bill dated within 60 days of the date of submission B . Valid Florida Driver License or State-issued I.D. C . Property Tax Statement dated within 1 year of the date of submission D. Properly executed valid lease agreement E . Homestead Exemption dated within 1 year of the date of submission F . Motor Vehicle Registration dated within 90 days of the date of submission G . Official school records or transcripts, dated within 90 days of the date of submission H . W-2 (or 1099) Tax Form dated within 1 year of the date of submission

Applicants must provide a valid email address in order to receive notification of eligibility. Please be advised that you will not receive this information if a valid email address is not provided.

OPEN/NON-COMPETITIVE

NOTE: Submit a new application each time you apply for a city job. Proof of education (diplomas, degrees, certifications, if required) and other documentation required to meet minimum requirements must be submitted at time of application unless otherwise indicated in the job announcement. Foreign degrees, certificates or diplomas require transcript evaluations by American colleges, universities, or a NACES approved transcript evaluation service, which determine reciprocity to education in the United States.
Veteran’s preference is awarded in accordance with Florida state statute 295. All Forms DD-214 must be submitted with the application, and must be legible. In addition to the DD-214, applicants who have been awarded combat campaign/expeditionary medals that are not reflected on the Form DD-214 must submit supplemental documents from the U. S. Department of Defense that demonstrate possession of a combat campaign/expeditionary medal by the closing date. If veteran’s preference is being claimed, questions related to military service must be answered on the application form. To receive disabled veteran’s preference, proof of a permanent service-connected disability or a current (less than 1 year old) letter of disability from the Department of Defense or Veteran’s Affairs that indicates the percentage of disability must be submitted with application. City employees and City of Miami residents may also receive preference during the hiring process. For more details, please visit the City website.
Prior to employment, successful completion of a background investigation will be required, and depending upon the type of position a medical examination may be required. Appointment (including promotions or transfers) to certain positions may require a drug screen, and be contingent upon submission of official transcripts. The City of Miami is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.miamigov.com/employment

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 7th floor Miami, FL 33130 (305) 416-2170 TTY: 305-416-1730 FAXES NOT ACCEPTED hrrecruitment@miamigov.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer
LATENT PRINT EXAMINER PP

LATENT PRINT EXAMINER Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. Have you attached and uploaded a copy of your college diploma, transcripts or foreign education evaluations, (if applicable) by American colleges, universities, or a NACES approved transcript evaluation service, which determine reciprocity to education in the United States which verifies your graduation as specified in the job announcement? Your diploma or transcripts MUST be uploaded with your application before the closing date. If not, please be aware that your application will be deemed ineligible. Yes No

* 2. If applicable, to receive Veteran’s Preference, have you attached and uploaded all final DD214 forms, (either “Member #2” or “Member #4”), and ALL DOD letters of disability determination to this application? Yes No

* 3. I understand that my employment application will be deemed ineligible unless the required supporting documentation is scanned, uploaded and attached to the electronic application at the same exact time of submission Yes No

* 4. I understand that I will not be able to submit the required documentation after the recruitment closing date. Yes No

* Required Question

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a Crime Scene General Manager II

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Job Title

General Manager II (Crime Scene)

Pay Scale

$29.65-$51.11 Hourly; $61,672.00-$106,310.78 Yearly

Starting Salary

$29.65 Hourly; $61,672.00Yearly

Job Schedule (Subject to Change)

Non-standard hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Job Location (Subject to Change)

Main office in Falkenburg Road area. Assignments in various locations throughout Hillsborough County.

Exempt

No

Probation

Twelve-month probationary period

Job Overview

Perform operational managerial duties for the Crime Scene Section within the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office with responsibility for planning, coordinating, and supervising multiple professional level staff members.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

  • Manage the operations of the Crime Scene Section and coordinate and administer assigned programs and resources.
  • Respond to calls for service and process crime scenes for trace evidence including DNA, hairs, fibers, biological evidence, latent prints, photographs and collection of human tissues or fluids, chemicals or materials that may have carcinogenic or biological hazardous health-damaging properties. 
  • Map scenes and cast tire and footwear impressions.
  • Perform aerial photography.
  • Handle loaded weapons and sharp objects.
  • Fingerprint deceased persons and examine for trace evidence.
  • Integrate HCSO’s strategic plan into functional and/or operations, programs, and practices.
  • Supervise and direct the activities of Crime Scene Investigators in achieving established organizational goals and objectives; coordinate functions; assign, monitor, and review work; evaluate performance and initiate corrective action as needed, including termination.
  • Review and proactively act on operational problems.
  • Set performance standards and operational goals for assigned functional area; implement goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for assigned organizational units.
  • Interpret, explain, and ensure compliance with program requirements, regulations, and procedures, and provide consultation to customers on matters relating to functional area.
  • Determine funding requirements, monitor status of allocated funds, and control expenses.
  • Assess staffing needs and identify shortfalls; interview, recruit, and hire new staff.
  • Provide regular communication to subordinate staff, management, executives, and external agencies and departments regarding status of operations or programs.
  • Serve as representative on task forces and committees.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of management.
  • Considerable knowledge of the functions, services, activities, requirements, and objectives of the Crime Scene Investigators and the Crime Scene Section
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to assigned functional area.
  • Skill in applying existing guidelines and in creating new approaches to develop and modify work plans, methods, and procedures for the work unit or function.
  • Knowledge of weapons.
  • Ability to climb ladders and carry equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive and cooperative interpersonal relationships with staff, peers, management, and local stakeholder groups to accomplish department’s mission.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in order to present information and prepare a variety of reports.
  • Ability to identify relationships that explain facts, data, or other information and make correct inferences or draw accurate conclusions.

Minimum Qualification(s)

Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.

A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate; and

Seven years of experience directly related to crime scene investigation, four of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

OR

An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university; and

Six years of experience directly related to crime scene investigation, three of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

OR

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year degree granting college or university; and

Four years of experience directly related to crime scene investigation, two of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

OR

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university; and

Three years of supervisory experience directly related to crime scene investigation.

Preferred Qualifications

One year of experience performing in a supervisor capacity on major crime scenes.

One year of experience approving and editing crime scene reports.

One year of experience assigning follow up investigations in relation to crime scenes.

One years of experience training new crime scene investigators.

Additional Requirements

  • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess various licenses or certifications at time of hire or within the probationary period, or obtain them within a specified period of time after hire or appointment to the classification.
  • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training

Deadline: September 30, 2018

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