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Employment Opportunity


Crime Scene Investigator III

Parker Police Department, Parker, Colorado

Salary: $26.11 - $32.64 Hourly

Final Filing Date: July 31, 2017

This is a safety-sensitive position, exercising a high degree of discretion, trust, and confidence. The function of this position is to respond to crime scenes to conduct forensic investigations. Forensic investigations require the use of many different evidence recording, collecting and examination techniques including photography, physical and chemical enhancement of marks (e.g. fingerprints, shoe marks and bloodstains), casting shoe marks and tool marks. These techniques may be conducted in the field on large immovable items or in the controlled environment of a laboratory for smaller transportable items. On occasions a scene reconstruction may be conducted. In addition, the position encompasses recording and securing property and evidence as established under law, policy and procedure, and municipal ordinance. All crime scene functions and duties will be for the Town of Parker and Lone Tree Police Department, through an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA).

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Duties:

  • Processes crime scenes, locates, documents, collects, photographs, preserves, analyzes and interprets various types of physical evidence.
  • Provides advanced documentation of crime scene and secondary scenes to include written notes, to scale photography, video, measurements, and sketching.
  • Documented training and experience in crime scene reconstruction, to include bloodstain pattern analysis, ballistic and trajectory analysis and other specialized techniques that require detailed technical knowledge and training.
  • Ability to conduct presumptive and latent field tests for biological evidence.
  • Conducts processing of evidence in the laboratory using special powders, chemical solutions, forensic light sources, and various camera lenses and filters in order to develop and preserve evidence.
  • Ability to photograph and cast impression evidence.
  • Records and documents the chain of custody of all property and evidence collected at crime scenes.
  • Assists detectives and officers in the collection and preservation of evidence.
  • Maintains and documents the chain of custody for the property and evidence function.
  • Testifies in court regarding evidence collected and other issues related to the court case.
  • Experience in testifying in criminal court as an expert witness.
  • Prepares accurate and timely reports of activities.
  • Provides training, education and mentoring to Property and Evidence Technicians, Police Officers and crime scene investigators on crime scene investigations as needed.
  • Prepares and participates in structured training programs and acts as a lead instructor for Crime Scene Investigations and Evidence handling.
  • Demonstrate the use of a Digital SLR camera to document evidence, to include skills in nighttime photography and manipulation of settings for ideal exposure.
PERIPHERAL DUTIES:
  • Completes requests for reproduction of evidence, testing of evidence, and transporting evidence to other forensic laboratories for advanced testing, unable to be completed at the Parker Police Department.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Maintains facilities and equipment in a safe, sanitary and orderly manner.

Requirements:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice or related field and four (4) years of increasingly responsible related experience or a minimum of eight (8) years of experience as a Crime Scene Technician or similar field if no degree is possessed. A combination of education and experience to provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities. Ability to obtain the IAI certification within one (1) year after being hired if that certification (or higher) is not already held.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of property and evidence handling, storage, security and disposition procedures.
  • Skill in latent processing, evidence collection photography, and other crime scene activities.
  • Knowledge of photographic equipment and other crime scene processes.
  • Skill in identifying crime scene evidence.
  • Knowledge of up-to-date office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computers and electronic data processing.
  • Ability to meet and deal effectively with citizens, coworkers, officials and others through written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work effectively and exercise discretion in stressful or emergency situations.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to learn the Town's geography and street system, and use that knowledge in daily work activities and tasks.
  • Ability to maintain an on call status as needed for coverage for both the Town of Parker and City of Lone Tree.
  • Ability to possess and maintain a valid Colorado State Driver's License and good driving record.
  • Ability to successfully complete a Police Department background check including but not limited to: criminal search, Psychological exam, Polygraph test, physical agility exam, drug screen, etc.

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Posted: July 14, 2017



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