Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Specialist

Austin Police Department, Austin, Texas

Salary: $20.32 – $25.79 hourly

Final Filing Date: December 8, 2017

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Responds to crime and accident scenes, evaluates the scene and conducts searches for evidence utilizing disciplines related to crime scene investigation.
  • Measures and/or photographs crime scenes, evidence, etc. Documents, collects, packages, preserves, and processes evidence.
  • Utilizes alternate light sources, chemical and physical processes, scientific methods and equipment for the detection and collection of evidence.
  • Processes evidence and crime scenes for latent fingerprints, utilizing both chemical and powder processes.
  • Writes, drafts, and completes reports and/or documentation of work completed.
  • Enters and modifies information in Versadex and LIMS.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies with crime scene processing.
  • Testifies as an expert witness in court regarding analysis and procedures, after being declared by the judge, an expert in their field of crime scene investigation.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Criminal Justice, Science, or in a field related to the job, plus one (1) year experience in crime scene investigation, in a crime laboratory, or in law enforcement.
  • Experience or education may be substituted up to four (4) years.
Must posses the following skills or certifications:
  • Must obtain IAI Level I – Crime Scene Technician Certification, within 12 months of being eligible for testing.
Licenses and Certifications Required:
  • Valid Drivers License
Preferred Qualifications
  • IAI Level I – Crime Scene Technician Certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of strategic and administrative crime analysis.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.

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Posted: November 29, 2017

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