Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Analyst II

Henderson Police Department, Henderson, Nevada

Salary: $35.83 - $41.02 Hourly

Final Filing Date: January 20, 2017

The City of Henderson, America's premier community, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Crime Scene Analyst within the Henderson Police Department. Through this recruitment we will be establishing an eligibility list to fill one (1) current vacancy and any subsequent vacancies for up to six (6) months.

Under limited supervision, this journey-level class in the Crime Scene Analyst series, conducts the most difficult tasks and types of duties assigned to classes within this series including investigating homicides; leads investigations and performs related duties.

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  • Responds to and conducts crime scene investigations including searching for, identifying and evaluating physical evidence; taking photographs; completing reports; collecting DNA and other trace evidence; and leading complex investigations specifically sexual assault, homicide, and officer involved shooting investigations.
  • Evaluates crime scene; photographs and recovers fingerprints; obtains suspect and victim comparison prints; completes sketches and diagrams; and prepares courtroom presentations.
  • Collects, preserves, and maintains integrity of evidence in the field and in the laboratory; properly packaging, storing and securing evidence to maintain chain of custody.
  • Attends autopsies to photograph, fingerprint, and recover trace or other physical evidence from deceased persons including clothing, bodily fluids, bone, and tissue.
  • Wears personal protective equipment and complies with proper safety standards.
  • Testifies as an expert witness in court.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a natural or applied science, criminalistics, or a related field.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Nevada or "border state" driver's license, as defined by NRS 483.
  • Must be a Certified Crime Scene Analyst from the International Association for Identification (IAI), within one (1) year of appointment.
  • Must provide certified copies of high school, college, and university transcripts to be maintained with the ISO accreditation management program documents.
  • If initially hired as a Crime Scene Technician, successful completion of probation, and one (1) additional year of satisfactory, continuous service as a Crime Scene Technician with the Henderson Police Department; followed by two (2) additional years as a Crime Scene Analyst I with the Henderson Police Department. Exceptions determined by the Criminalistics Administrator.
  • If initially hired as a Crime Scene Analyst I, successful completion of probation plus one (1) additional year of satisfactory, continuous service as a Crime Scene Analyst I with the Henderson Police Department. Exceptions determined by the Criminalistics Administrator.
  • If initially hired as an external candidate, four (4) years of full-time experience conducting crime scene investigations and performing field and lab processing/analysis of evidence. The required minimum work experience must be within the past six (6) years.
  • Subject to random drug testing as part of the HPD Drug Testing Program.
  • Required to submit a DNA sample for entry into a DNA Staff Elimination Index System.
  • Must satisfactorily complete all applicable task and knowledge areas in the Criminalistics Bureau, Crime Scene Analyst II (CSA II) Specialty Training Standard prior to end of the first year as a CSA II.
  • Obtain certification as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst (Level III) from the International Association for Identification (IAI) within three (3) years of appointment to this classification, and maintain the certification as a condition of employment.
  • Desirable: Completion of FBI 40-hour courses in fingerprints and crime scene techniques.
  • Desirable: Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, Bloodstain Pattern Analyst, or Latent Print Examiner from the International Association for Identification (IAI).
  • Thorough knowledge of the rules regulations, policies, and procedures of the Henderson Police Department; policies and procedures of the Criminalistics Bureau; evidence collection and preservation procedures; operations, services, and activities of crime scene investigations; theory and principles of forensic science; modern and complex methods and techniques of latent fingerprint processing using powders, chemicals and photography; advanced crime scene photographic principles; safety precautions and practices; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to the classification, collection and preservation of evidence; modern methods of classifying, indexing, filing, and preserving laboratory records and evidence; operational methods and techniques for forensic lab equipment, evidence, and materials; computer hardware/software used in a forensic laboratory; standard sources of information and current literature in related fields.
  • Ability to act as lead analyst and review the work of other subordinates; prioritize and analyze crime scenes and collect appropriate evidence; prepare clear and concise reports; communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; maintain physical condition necessary to perform all job functions.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment including word processors and crime scene diagram software.

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Posted: January 4, 2017

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