WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
POSITION TITLE: CRIME SCENE TECHNICIAN
CLOSING DATE: May 10, 2013
SALARY RANGE: $28,000.00 – $48,000.00
*Pay is negotiable based on Evidential or Crime Scene experience
This is an advertisement for the position of Crime Scene Technician. Please submit a Walton County Sheriff’s Office Support Application. This position is eligible for State of Florida Special Risk Retirement.
Candidates must possess a high school diploma. Candidates must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Candidates must have specific vision abilities to include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
A Bachelor’s Degree in a Natural Science, Forensics, or related field. Five (5) years Evidential/Crime Scene experience, or forensic laboratory experience may be substituted for the required Bachelor’s Degree.
Once this advertisement is closed, a polygraph, agency proficiency test and interview process will be scheduled for qualified applicants.
Salary increase for the second and third year is contingent upon successful completion of training programs. The applicant shall expect to attend over 200 hours of training a year for the first 3 years.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB:
The general duties of Crime Scene Technician are to process, collect and document evidence at crime scenes. The duties also include maintaining all evidence and found property that comes into the possession of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.
The employee will be on call and subject to extended and unusual hours to include working nights, weekends and holidays.
This employee must be able to work without constant/direct supervision and communicate professionally both verbal and in writing.
This employee must maintain physical conditions necessary for the use of legs, hands and fingers; walking, standing, bending stooping; and operating a motor vehicle. (For extended periods of time)
Lastly, this employee must be willing to work in all types of weather conditions, heights, different terrain and work with blood borne pathogens as well as hazardous materials, noxious odors and dead bodies and body parts.
PERFORM JOB FUNCTIONS:
Performs a variety of analytical examinations. Processes the crime scene using chemicals, light source enhancement, and other methods. Reconstructs crime scene, preserving marks or impressions made by shoes, tires, or other objects by plaster or moulage casts.
Sketches or draws details of crime scenes.
Collects and packages evidence for presentation in court. Prepares reports or presentations of findings, methods, and techniques used to support conclusion. Completes photograph referrals, blood draws, photographs and prints of dead persons at the morgue.
The employee in this position is responsible for executing competent forensic processing during calls for service; often these calls develop into complex investigations involving high profile matters and sensitive information.
Gathers and ensures integrity of physical evidence or subsequent scientific evaluation and court presentation.
This position conducts laboratory examinations of physical evidence utilizing a variety of forensic applications and instrumentation.
Prepares detailed investigative and supplemental case reports and communicates with follow-up investigators regarding observations and processing actions.
Identifies, collects, preserves, packages, and presents biological evidence, latent fingerprints, tire impressions, shoe impressions, tool marks, and other physical evidence.
Acts as a liaison between crime laboratories, investigators, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. Confers with experts in relevant specialties as necessary. Submits evidence for examination to FDLE and/or FBI labs. Testifies in court hearings about work performed.