Gainesville, Florida Police Department
Forensic Crime Technician
September 22, 2018
$16.64 – $23.24 Hourly
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.
- 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.
- 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.
This is specialized technical work gathering evidence at crime scenes.
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.
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.
Must possess a valid Florida Driver License.
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.
- 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.
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