Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Investigator I

San Antonio Police Department, San Antonio, Texas

Salary: $17.28 - $23.45 Hourly

Final Filing Date: March 22, 2017

Under immediate supervision, is responsible for collecting, documenting, and preserving evidence at a crime scene. Exercises no supervision.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Evaluates crime scene and ensures it is well protected.
  • Photographs and videotapes crime scene.
  • Searches crime scene thoroughly for physical evidence.
  • Collects, marks, and preserves physical evidence and latent fingerprints.
  • Prepares diagram of crime scene and other reports.
  • Presents forensic evidence in official proceedings.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.


Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License.
  • Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.
  • Bachelor's Degree with preferred course work in Criminal Justice or Forensic.
  • Eight (8) years of law enforcement experience.
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Full-time City of San Antonio employees are allowed to substitute two years of related experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience. Effective July 9, 2010, external applicants must meet the minimum requirements of the job without substitution.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
  • Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 50 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard, photography and other evidence collection equipment.
  • Subject to sitting, standing, climbing, crawling, kneeling, stooping, reaching, twisting, and walking to perform the essential functions.
  • Working conditions are inside and outside with frequent exposure to temperature extremes, hazardous materials, bodily fluids, infectious diseases and unfavorable fumes, vapors, odors and may include operating in hazardous conditions which may necessitate the use of personal protective equipment such as gloves, protective clothing and respirators.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of crime investigation techniques and procedures.
  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze and collect physical evidence at a crime scene.
  • Ability to identify and develop latent prints.
  • Ability to sketch a crime scene.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position.

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Posted: March 8, 2017

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