Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician I

Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta, Georgia

Salary: $31,400 per year

Final Filing Date: May 11, 2017

Processes crime scenes for the Police Department. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: operating mobile crime scene lab; collecting and processing physical evidence; photographing crime scene; lifting, processing, classifying and identifying fingerprints; testifying in court; compiling reports; and maintaining and updating records for proper documentation.

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  • Photographs and/or video tapes crime scenes, persons and property; collects physical evidence, lifts fingerprints using powders and chemicals, measures distances, etc.
  • Compares and searches latent fingerprints manually and on AFIS computer system for classification, comparison and identification; searches suspects’ fingerprints.
  • Processes physical evidence using various chemicals/processes; may perform chemical tests on suspects to determine gun firing.
  • Master stamps records classified by other technicians and reviews classifications for errors.
  • Testifies in local, state and federal courts as expert witness on fingerprint charts and evidence.
  • Enters/retrieves data into/from computer system to maintain database on wanted persons. Classifies and searches new records.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of modern police identification techniques, police photography, human relations and local law enforcement practices, policies and procedures. Knowledge of proper methods of collecting, handling and processing evidence.
  • Skill in effectively communicating and interacting with supervisors, elected officials, employees, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the City. Skill in managing time wisely.
  • Ability to work to achieve the highest level of cooperation and efficiency as possible with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and its officers. Ability to assist clerical personnel in releasing of criminal history data to certain lawfully authorized officers and investigators.
Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1 year experience in police identification and evidence collection techniques in a similar law enforcement environment required;
  • or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.
Preferred Education & Experience
  • Associates Degree or above in Criminal Justice or related field preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience in police identification and evidence collection techniques in a similar law enforcement environment preferred.
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
  • Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

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Posted: April 20, 2017

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