Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Analyst I

North Las Vegas Police Department, North Las Vegas, Nevada

Salary: $39,057.41 - $65,845.73 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Responds to crime scenes and performs a variety of investigative tasks to document the crime including taking photographs, recovering evidence and processing latent, patent and visible fingerprints; and to perform a variety of tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

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  • Responds to and participates in crime scene investigations including searching for, identifying and evaluating physical evidence.
  • Performs a variety of tasks in evaluating crime scenes; photographing and lifting fingerprints, obtaining suspect and elimination prints; and documenting crime scenes with photography, sketches and diagrams.
  • Processes evidence for fingerprints; processes and recovers fingerprints using various methods including powders, chemicals, adhesives, tapes, light sources, photography or related methods.
  • Conducts fingerprint comparisons and eliminations.
  • Prepares casts of footwear, footprints and tool marks.
  • Collects, preserves and maintains integrity of evidence in the field and in the laboratory; ensures accuracy of information received; properly packages, stores and secures evidence; maintains chain of custody.
  • Conducts presumptive test for the presence of blood, semen, and other substances.
  • Processes items to locate and recover trace evidence.
  • Under supervision, performs a variety of tasks at autopsies including collection of clothing and other evidence, fingerprinting, taking photographs, search for and recover trace evidence.
  • Prepares crime scene reports and documentation; ensures accuracy, proper grammar and completeness.
  • Testifies as an expert witness in court, providing results of evidence analysis; prepares photographs, sketches, diagrams and other crime scene displays for presentation in court.
  • Adheres to standard safety precautions.
  • Recovers, unloads and impounds firearms.
  • Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of crime scene investigation.
  • Participates in required training to obtain/maintain certifications(s) in crime scene analyst and other disciplines as determined by the department.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities.


Education and Experience:
  • Associates degree from an accredited college or university with the major course work in criminal justice, police science, forensic science, or a closely related field;
  • OR
  • Two years of paid full time progressively responsible continuous, uninterrupted experience conducting crime scene investigations and performing field crime scene processing/analysis of evidence for an investigative municipal police agency, county sheriffs office, or governmental agency but not limited to a county coroner’s office or medical examiner’s office within the last 3 years.
Licenses and Certifications:
  • Must be a US citizen and a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license and maintain satisfactory motor vehicle record and ability to obtain appropriate Nevada state driver’s license within required time frame.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical and psychological exam.
  • Must satisfactorily complete the North Las Vegas Police Department Crime Scene Investigators Field Training Program within the allotted time frame for the program.
  • Must be able to obtain certification from the American Institute of Applied Science (AIAS) correspondence course in Forensic Science or equivalent within one year from the date of hire.
  • Must exhibit the ability to obtain certification as a Crime Scene Technician (level 1) from the International Association for Identification (IAI) to move to the Crime Scene Analyst II level.
  • Must attend and graduate from a Crime Scene Investigation Academy, if previously not accomplished.

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Posted: March 16, 2017

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