Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician

Fort Myers Police Department, Fort Myers, Florida

Salary: $31,075.20 - $46,592.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: November 24, 2017

Under the general direction of the designated supervisor, this position is responsible for processing crime scenes including, but not limited to collection, and preservation of physical evidence, photographing the crime scene and evidence. Responsible for the processing of crime scenes and evidence for latent fingerprints for use of identification. Submits evidence, produces crime scene reports, and provides courtroom testimony of evidentiary findings. This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Responds to crime scenes, documents the scene through photography, notes and sketches.
  • Detect and collect evidence, preserve and package evidence, biological and non-biological, with maintaining chain of custody and insuring integrity of the evidence and scene.
  • Process crime scenes and evidence for latent prints using best lab processing techniques including powders and chemicals.
  • Analyzes, identifies, and classifies fingerprints and palm prints.
  • Maintains Automated Fingerprint Identification System or AFIX database, inputs date and analyzes results.
  • Prepares crime scene reports stating case involvement and findings.
  • Provides expert testimony, to include depositions, trial hearings, case trials and preparing court exhibits, including sketches, photographs and lab analysis for such purposes.
  • Maintains a filing system for retrieval of information for use in courtroom testimony.
  • Assist the Medical Examiner in identification of deceased persons through fingerprint identification.
  • Assists and/or trains officers, detectives, interns with general forensic protocols and evidence submission.
  • Drive a motor vehicle.
  • On-call and stand-by assignments will be required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor degree in Forensic Science or equivalent formal education.
  • Two years' experience processing crime scenes and evidence, latent print examination or related work preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Completion of formal courses in basic fingerprint analysis and identification from the International Association for Identification (IAI) preferred.
  • Good writing composition and public speaking experience required.
  • Has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Operate a motor vehicle.
  • Able to operate necessary equipment, including personal computer, digital camera, metal detector, copier, and other standard office equipment.
  • On-call and stand-by assignments will be required
Supplemental Information
  • Tasks involve sitting for long periods of time; climbing and descending steps; standing; walking; kneeling, bending, stooping, crouching, crawling; reaching, pushing, pulling and performing other physical requirements commensurate with demands of the position. Manual dexterity to operate equipment in performance of duties; drive a motor vehicle. Must have good vision (corrective lenses acceptable); must be able to hear (hearing aids acceptable); must be able to speak (express or exchange of information by means of spoken words).Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to perform strenuous work in varying and adverse weather conditions.
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals or pathogenic substances.
  • Contact with internal and external customers, vendors, outside agencies and the general public.
  • On-call and stand-by assignments will be required.
  • May be required to work hours other than the regular schedule including evening, weekend, holidays and during emergencies.

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Posted: November 9, 2017

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