|CRIME SCENE TECHNICIAN SUPV|
|SEIU Supervisor Exempt|
|Performs responsible technical and administrative work supervising all aspects of crime scene processing on a designated shift, including but not limited to sketching, photographing crime scene, obtaining prints and assisting with reconstruction of crimes. Work also involves supervision of fingerprint classification and identification. Work is performed under general supervision of the Technical Services Manager and performance is evaluated through the review of reports submitted, conferences, and results obtained.|
|Supervises the activities of personnel assigned to the Crime Scene Unit; establishes work schedules, prioritizes work and assigns personnel as needed to crime scenes, fire scenes, general photography, surveillance photography, special assignments, etc. to ensure maximum utilization of staff time and equipment.
Instructs and trains employees in proper methods of crime scene processing, classification/identification of fingerprints, photography and other technical tasks; establishes and maintains performance standards and internal operating procedures for unit.
Reviews crime scene reports and work orders completed by crime scene unit personnel for completeness and technical accuracy; reviews negatives and photographic prints and verifies accuracy of fingerprint classifications to ensure work performed in accordance with established guidelines.
Prepares monthly and annual reports of section activities for submission to Technical Services Manager.
Instructs classes in basic techniques of photography, and crime scene processing.
Testifies in court as expert witness in crime scene work.
Participates in budget preparation by identifying and justifying unit needs to supervisor, and establishing goals and performance standards for crime scene unit.
Researches technical journals/publications and attends scientific meetings, seminars, and trade shows to keep abreast of current developments in the field of forensic science and crime scene work.
Processes crime scene and may perform all other functions inherent in the Crime Scene Technician (sketching, collecting evidence, fingerprinting, photographing, etc.), utilizing various chemicals and complex specialized equipment.
Studies unit operations and develops internal operating procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Thorough knowledge of crime scene processing and packaging procedures.
Thorough knowledge of photographic processing procedures, mechanics of camera lenses and lights, laboratory storage, and photographic equipment and chemicals.
Thorough knowledge of fingerprint classification techniques and principles.
Knowledge of various blood detection techniques and chemicals.
Knowledge of effective supervisory practices.
Ability to work around dangerous chemicals.
Ability to work in unpleasant and/or hazardous conditions at crime scenes, such as dead, mutilated bodies and insect- or rodent-infested dwellings.
Ability to process crime scenes, collect, preserve, and package evidence, and maintain a proper chain of custody.
Ability to photograph decomposed or mutilated bodies and related scenes involving major crimes, and remaining calm.
Ability to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Ability to write technical reports and review reports completed and submitted by staff.
|High school graduate or equivalent plus college level courses or technical training in supervision and management, crime scene processing, photography, or fingerprint classification and identification, plus three (3) years of experience in all aspects of crime scene processing, photography, and fingerprint classification; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Required to complete crime scene processing school, blood spatter school, basic and advanced crime scene photography school, fingerprint school, and recognition of explosives courses. Must pass police background investigation which includes polygraph examination. A vaid Florida Driver's License is required.
REVISED: 1/22/92 BR