|FORENSIC IMAGING SUPERVISOR|
|SEIU Supervisor Non-Exempt|
|Working supervisor to oversee daily functions of the Forensic Imaging Unit (formerly the Photo Lab and Video Unit). Ability to assist and supervise work in the area of digital photography, imaging and video production for the Police Department. Duties may include, but are not limited to: videotaping criminal activity at surveillance sites, editing video and audio tapes, producing public relations and training tapes, maintaining equipment, and conducting research on new developments in audio video technology, photography, digital imaging and surveillance techniques. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed through results obtained and reports submitted. Responsible for specialized forensic photography of evidence as well as developing and printing all film and digital shot by crime scene technicians. Maintains departmental negative and digital files. Provides user-level upkeep and maintenance of photo lab equipment and machinery. Work is visually examined by, the manager prior to being sent out to requester. Ultimately, investigators, crime lab experts, attorneys and jurors who rely on photography to determine the outcome of the criminal case review work.|
|Plans, scheduled, coordinates, directs and produces videotapes of training exercises, lectures, and public relations services in accordance with accepted industry practices.
Consults with and provides technical advice to managers, investigators, and representatives of outside agencies regarding all types and phases of video production projects.
Provides technical assistance and training/guidance to unit personnel to ensure optimum productivity; assigns work and reviews for quality and timeliness, counsels employees, evaluates performance and recommends personnel actions.
Evaluates conditions at surveillance sites and determines equipment to be used to ensure evidence is collected and documented properly.
Coordinates with business owners and employees regarding TRAP program and coordinates with detectives for installation of new cameras to address specific crime problems.
Resolves technical problems when necessary.
Videotapes and documents finding s at homicide crime scenes.
Formulates technical requirements for surveillance/interception equipment; evaluates bid proposals and participates in the selection of vendors.
Develops and implements preventive maintenance programs for photography, audio, and video support equipment.
Monitors inventory and requisitions replacement materials and supplies as require in accordance with departmental procedures.
Testifies before legal proceedings.
Playback evidence videotapes before legal proceedings and before other audiences, criminal or civil.
Captures images from videotapes and other media and makes prints using computers or video printers.
Participates in all other aspects of media post-production such s image enhancing.
Researches new operational procedures and equipment in both photography and video, in order to enhance service to the department.
Maintains records of unit productivity and prepares various reports; may write or edit scripts for taping.
Upkeep and service of digital database, ensuring system backup and maintenance.
Photograph evidence at crime scenes using proper film, lights, techniques, cameras, lenses, and alternative light sources.
Print black & white negatives and make enlargements up to 20"X24".
Print color negatives and make enlargements up to 16"X20".
Photograph fingerprint evidence developed with fluorescent powders and chemicals using image reversal techniques.
Develop and print film shot using reverse photography techniques.
Uses Adobe PhotoShop, or equivalent, for enhancement of latent prints as permitted in legal proceedings.
Develop and print film/digital images shot using reverse photography techniques.
Develop color film by machine and black & white film by manual means.
Capture digital images from computers and cameras from Crime Scene Technicians and Supervisor regarding special photography procedures and techniques.
Separate film/work orders and assign control numbers to film.
Record work order information onto master log.
Match negatives with proper work orders; cut film and assign to "work pending" baskets.
File negatives in proper files.
Perform preventative maintenance and minor repairs on photographic equipment and machinery.
Copy transparencies to negatives, or prints to transparencies.
Perform public relations and portrait photography for the police department.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Knowledge of alarm system installation and maintenance, both hardwired and wireless systems.
Basic knowledge of video production including directing, camera, graphics, audio and editing.
Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or similar photo enhancement software.
General knowledge of editing systems such as AVID and Final Cut Pro.
Skill in the operation and care of audio-visual equipment, including still and video cameras, projectors, video and audio recorders, audio mixers and editors, switchers, lighting equipment and film production equipment.
Knowledge of police investigative and surveillance techniques.
Ability to operate and maintain equipment used in broadcasting videotaped programs over cable television.
Ability to keep accurate records and prepares periodic reports.
Ability to climb stairs, hill's etc. and carry video/camera equipment.
Ability to work in high crime areas, in confined areas, being exposed to dangerous situations/criminals fore extended periods of time.
Ability to lift cameras, video equipment and other related tools.
Advanced ability to operate a personal computer.
Computer knowledge to include use of Microsoft Word, for reports, Microsoft Excel for spreadsheet and data collection.
Advanced knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, or equivalent, for digital image enhancement, as well as other departmental requests and uses.
Use of More Hits, or equivalent, for the capture and tracking of latent prints with enhancement in Adobe Photoshop.
Knowledge of policies and procedures of digital imaging and enhancement as they pertain to legal proceedings.
Ability to perform videotape operations and still cameras from top of buildings or helicopters.
Knowledge of photographic principles and process including the theory of light and its application to film and filters.
Knowledge of Public Relations photography and portraiture.
Knowledge of crime scene and evidence recovery procedures.
Knowledge of using alternative light sources for photography.
Skilled din photography using a variety of camera formats and films.
Skilled in developing color, black and white, and reversal photography using manual and mechanical means.
Skilled in photographic printing.
|Associate's Degree in Videography, Photography, Communications, Electronics, or related field. Two (2) years of experience in either video production, commercial/industrial/forensic photography, which included Crime Scene photography and custom processing and printing duties or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Supervisory experience preferred. Must pass police background investigation, which includes polygraph examination. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) General Class License desired. A valid Florida Driver's License is required.|