CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR

City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Published
April 30, 2021
Location
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type
 

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants). Additionally, this job classification is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

Responds to crime scenes and identifies and documents evidence on scene; collects, processes, and preserves evidence. Identifies potential suspects. Reconstructs crime scene events and testifies to findings in court. This is a non-sworn position.

The City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which will require a 3% contribution from employees.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Documents major crime scenes using digital photography, diagramming techniques, and video cameras; develops and prepares photographic enlargements for latent prints, shoe impressions, etc.
  • Collects, packages, transports and submits evidence within prescribed standard operating procedures; transports evidence to appropriate crime labs - City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Broward Sheriff's Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for scientific laboratory analysis; ensures that the necessary forms are prepared and processed
  • Attends and documents autopsies via photography/videotape; collects and packages evidence such as hairs, fibers, clothing, finger and palm prints, fingernails, and body fluids from decedent at autopsy to be placed into evidence
  • Locates and recovers latent prints using fuming techniques, powders and chemicals, and photographic techniques
  • Locates, collects and enhances blood and body fluids, including blood spatter diagrams and photographs
  • Locates and recovers projectile evidence, including the determination of origin of the projectile
  • Casts impressions of tire, tool and shoe impressions
  • Prepares exhibits for case prosecution including photographs, crime scene diagrams, casts of impressions, etc.
  • Produces crime scene drawings and sketches manually to record location of all evidence; utilizes Crime Zone computer software program for final drawing of crime scene
  • Prepares written reports of crime scene investigation and submits findings to law enforcement superior
  • Maintains continuity of evidence
  • Testifies in depositions and court proceedings regarding the finding and processing methods used to gather evidence at the crime scene
  • Operates crime scene investigation vehicle to perform assigned duties
  • May be required to work on call, holiday, night and/or weekend
  • Performs related work as required

JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field
  2. One (1) to three (3) years of crime scene investigation and/or crime scene technology work experience. Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
  3. Possess or be able to obtain an International Association for Identification certification - Crime scene Investigator level within two (2) years of hire.
  4. Posses or be able to obtain a valid Florid Driver's License and have an acceptable driving record.

Special Requirements:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment Office or similar indoor environment Sometimes Outdoor environment Frequently or Often Street environment (near moving traffic) Frequently or Often Construction site Sometimes Confined Space Sometimes In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Frequently or Often Correctional facility, detention center or jail Seldom or Never Clinical healthcare environment Sometimes Warehouse environment Sometimes Shop environment Frequently or Often Other: Insect infested Frequently or Often Other: Biohazard environment Frequently or Often

PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The position is generally active. Employees sit occasionally but may walk or stand for extended periods of time. The position involves medium physical demands, such as exerting beyond 50 lbs. of force routinely and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 30 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

Ability to lift, carry, climb, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, walk, push, pull, grasp, stand and access heights or areas where limited space is available.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION

Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the
examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and
Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment methods. Applicants must
attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful
applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to
appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points
added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida
Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers
and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204).
Closing Date/Time: 5/12/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

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