City of San Angelo Texas
  • Criminal Investigations
  • San Angelo, TX, USA
  • 31,274/YR
  • Full Time

GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general supervision, performs a variety of tasks associated with the collection, photographing, tracking, handling and safekeeping of crime scene evidence.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Identifies, collects and preserves crime scene and accident scene evidence to aid in the prosecution of criminal and civil cases; documents and maintains chain of custody. Collects, develops, preserves, classifies and files latent fingerprints; conducts visual and physical analysis and comparison of crime scene latent prints to local, state and national fingerprint databases. Searches out, collects, preserves, logs, examines and secures evidence; documents all handling of evidence and property; maintains activity logs and generates reports as needed. Responds to requests for assistance through established protocol. Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service; assists with the identification of evidence at crime scenes; photographs persons, crime scenes and other areas related to investigations. Receives property and evidence from law enforcement officers; documents receipt of items and maintains the chain of custody; enters and updates data into computer system; transports evidence to Property Control Office. Authorizes release of evidence and crime scenes within scope of authority. Develops case files and reports, and prepares technical and statistical reports. Maintains laboratory, equipment and property storage areas. Prepares necessary documentation and evidence for court; may be required to testify in court. Assists and coordinates with other emergency services personnel, outside organizations and businesses, and Federal, state and local law enforcement organizations. Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the Department by ensuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This is an on-call position. Must be able to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays on any assigned shift. Regular and timely attendance is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or a related field; and two years' experience in a law enforcement or criminal justice agency; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Licenses or Certifications: Must possess a valid driver license with a good driving record. Applicants with an out-of-state driver license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required. Completion of required training per department standards. Required Knowledge of: City policies and procedures. City, county, state and Federal laws, regulations, codes and ordinances. Federal and state laws and rules for the collection of crime scene evidence and property. Record keeping and technical records management. Fingerprint classification, latent fingerprint development methods, and basic forensic procedures. Criminal justice and court systems, procedures and protocols in Texas. Investigative procedures and protocols for observation of critical details. Local community issues and regional community resources available to citizens. Geography, roads, and landmarks of City and surrounding areas. Required Skill in: Identifying, collecting, processing and preserving crime scene evidence. Maintaining accurate evidence records and generating special and periodic reports. Care, maintenance and safe operation of crime scene tools and equipment. Technical photography and film processing. Collecting, packaging and organizing numerous items of evidence in an orderly fashion for processing. Working as a team member with other law enforcement and multi-jurisdictional agencies. Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of technical and imaging software. Communicating clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Physical Demands / Work Environment: Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. Work is performed indoors and outdoors, and at crime scenes as needed. Must be able to work in extreme environmental conditions. Must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Department standards. Out of town travel will be required for some training.

Job postings may be withdrawn at any time at direction of the City Manager.

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