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Crime Scene Specialist

Albuquerque Police Department, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Final Filing Date: April 17, 2017

Crime Scene Specialist II or Crime Scene Specialist III

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

Identify, document, collect and preserve physical evidence in the field; ensure the preservation of all items taken into evidence; testify in court regarding the chain of custody and integrity of evidence.

Requirements:

CRIME SCENE SPECIALIST II, M12
  • Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.
  • Associate's degree in criminal justice, social science, forensic science, chemistry, biology, physical science or a related field, plus three years (3) years of public safety, crime scene investigation or crime scene evidence collection experience.
  • WorkKeys assessment preferred: Applied Mathematics, Workplace Observation, and Business Writing. To learn more about WorkKeys Assessments and to schedule an appointment to take the preferred WorkKeys assessments, please Click Here.
  • Upon successful completion of one (1) year of service as a Crime Scene Specialist II M12, the employee will be moved to a Crime Scene Specialist III M13.
CRIME SCENE SPECIALIST III, M13
  • Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.
  • Exception: One (1) year of crime scene investigation or crime scene evidence collection experience is not interchangeable.
  • Associate's degree in criminal justice, social science, forensic science, chemistry, biology, physical science or a related field, plus four (4) years of crime scene investigation or crime scene evidence collection experience.
  • WorkKeys assessment preferred: Applied Mathematics, Workplace Observation, and Business Writing. To learn more about WorkKeys Assessments and to schedule an appointment to take the preferred WorkKeys assessments, please Click Here.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must pass Drug Test, Criminal Records check and Background check.
  • Possession of a New Mexico Driver's License (Class D), or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
  • Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.
  • Must successfully complete the Crime Scene Specialist (CSS) Training program and the CSS OJT program.
  • Must successfully pass a physical agility test.
  • One (1) year probationary period is required for this position.
Preferred Knowledge
  • Methods and techniques of crime scene investigations
  • Methods and techniques of crime scene processing, diagramming, documentation, evidence collection, handling and packaging
  • Principles of chain of custody
  • Basic photographic techniques
  • Rules and procedures of providing expert testimony in court
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping
  • Office procedures, methods and equipment including computers
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations
Preferred Skills & Abilities
  • Operate basic power tools, hand tools and equipment
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet and database applications
  • Perform forensic evidence collection, identification, and applicable field analysis functions
  • Investigate and process crime scenes in a professional, efficient and thorough manner
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ensure adherence to safe work practices and policies and procedures governing the processing and maintenance of evidence and property
  • Ensure accuracy of work performed
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Prepare complex technical written and verbal reports
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: March 17, 2017



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