|CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR I|
|SEIU White Collar Non-Exempt|
|Performs responsible technical field and office work involving the collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes, classifying and filing fingerprints, photographing crime scenes. Employees assigned to this classification must complete an extensive training program to reach full proficiency in all areas. Work is performed under the general supervision of the sworn Technology and Forensics Unit Supervisor and performances maybe reviewed while in progress, upon completion and through direct on-site observation, review of reports, and conferences.|
|Classifies, searches, compares rolled fingerprints using the Henry fingerprint classification system; identifies latent prints.
Searches and processes crime scenes for latent fingerprints using powders or chemicals to obtain best results from various surfaces.
Photographs overall crime scene including individual items of evidence, shoe and tire impressions, fingerprints, victim wounds, bruises, etc.; takes aerial photographs from helicopter as needed.
Prepares written reports reflecting evidence collected at crime scene.
Testifies in court regarding findings at crime scenes and accuracy of crime scene sketches, photographs and methods.
Collects, labels, and packages all physical evidence at crime scenes; makes plaster casts of shoe and/or tire impressions; maintain chain of custody and transports evidence to evidence locker and/or state crime lab; uses blood detection, latent prints and enhancing chemicals to detect blood stains not seen by naked eye.
Prepares crime scene sketches from measurements and rough drafts taken and prepared at the scene, sketches must be suitable for court presentation.
Assists in the reconstruction of crimes to include determining the course of events from physical evidence obtained, bullet trajectory, analysis of blood patterns, positions of victims and/or weapons.
Operates mobile crime lab and equipment, including power generator, camera, static print lifter, presumptive blood kit, gunshot residue test kit, evidence vacuum.
May instruct/teach various training seminars and classes on crime scene work.
|Thorough knowledge of the Henry Fingerprint Classification System.
Thorough knowledge of photo lab processing techniques and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of techniques and procedures used to collect and preserve evidence.
Knowledge of blood detection techniques and chemicals used to obtain fingerprints.
Ability to prepare clear concise written reports.
Ability to work with decomposing bodies accompanied by putrid odors, insects/maggots and potentially infectious materials.
Ability to lift, stand, bend, stoop and perform other physical activities required to process crime scene.
Ability to classify, identify, and file fingerprints.
Ability to operate van.
Ability to prepare detailed sketches of crime scenes.
|High school graduate or equivalent with some related work experience; fingerprint classification, photography, crime scene processing or related areas are desired and a valid Florida Driver's License is required. Must pass reading comprehension and writing skills test. Also required to pass medical and psychological examinations and a thorough background check which includes polygraph. Crime scene technician certification preferred.
Revised: 1/22/92 - BR
10/11/99 - MCT
6/14/02 - VCJ
8/31/06 Added psychological info KW
12/10/10-CF Added Crime scene technician certification perferred, per dept. request.
10/26/11-CF Title chg. from Crime Scene Technician to Crime Scene Investigator per dept. request and OMB approval.