Crime Scene Investigator
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Gathers and processes crime scenes including photographs, evidence collection, diagrams and other pertinent information.
- Testifies in court regarding evidence collected, fingerprints identified and other issues related to the court case.
- Prepares, analyzes and packages evidence.
- Utilizes chemicals, powders and physical methods for detection and visualization of latent prints using proper safety equipment and procedures. Compares latent prints with a suspect's known inked prints to determine probable match.
- Enters and searches the computerized AFIS system for information.
- Obtains inked fingerprints from adults, juveniles, and applicants.
- Prepares detailed reports and documentation regarding crime scene analysis and evidence collection.
- Photographs suspects, scenes and events.
- Answers phones, maintains filing system, and performs other general office duties.
- Knowledge of the criminal mindset.
- Knowledge of the proper protocols in Criminology.
- Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations affecting work.
- Knowledge of photographic equipment and other crime scene processes.
- Knowledge of crime scene investigation techniques.
- Skill in latent processing, evidence collection, photography and other crime scene activities.
- Skill in preparing detailed reports and diagrams.
- Skill in recovering, preserving, comparing and identifying latent prints.
- Skill in identifying crime scene evidence.
- Skill in operating standard office equipment including a personal computer and related software.
- Ability to work in adverse conditions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and two (2) years related experience, preferably in a law enforcement environment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Last Revision date: October 2001