Salary: $16.98 Hourly
Final Filing Date: March 27, 2017
Fulltime regular, non-exempt position that performs technical work photographing, measuring and diagramming crime scenes, collecting and classifying evidence and latent prints, preparing detailed reports, operating Automated Fingerprint Identification System and IR8000 Breathalyzer in support of law enforcement activities.
Significant personal demands includes shift-work, 24/7 on-call status (on rotation), including weekends and holidays; photographing at the scenes of accidents, injuries, and crimes; fast-paced work environment; competing demands; strict deadlines; multiple tasks; exposure to criminal element. Required to travel out of town without prior notice for classes and special assignments. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.
Attentiveness and intensity is critical to ensure accuracy and minimize errors. Violent criminal activity will be observed and photographed including but not limited to sexual abuse, child abuse, homicides, and assaults. May also be subjected to offensive language.
Physical demands are substantial and will demand bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, squatting, sitting or standing for long periods of time with the ability to climb ladders, go over fences, walk on uneven surfaces, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, lift evidence packs up to thirty (30) pounds and be exposed to all weather elements. Reaching above shoulder height up to sixty (60) percent of each shift. Sufficient manual dexterity is needed for writing, operating computer equipment and standard office equipment and to properly photograph, collect, process and preserve crime scene evidence. Near visual acuity and color perception is essential.
Position functions in an office environment 60% of the time with 40% of the time out of the office which will expose the incumbent to unpleasant scenes of accidents, injuries, and crimes which tend to be noisy. Frequently exposed to biohazards, blood, rape kits, gasoline, narcotics, fumes, odors, gases, and dusts. Safety gloves, contamination suits, coveralls, protective footwear, and a bullet proof vest are utilized.
Duties:Travels to crime scenes to process and investigate crime scenes to gather, locate, photograph, record, document, collect and preserve evidence. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
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Posted: March 14, 2017
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