Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Unit Manager

Plantationa Police Department, Plantation, Florida

Salary: $53,129.00 - $87,633.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

This is an exempt position, which supervises and coordinates the daily operations of the Crime Scene Unit and provides onsite technical expertise. Work is performed under the general direction of the Investigations Division Captain.

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  • Plans, organizes, supervises, trains and evaluates performance and work of subordinates.
  • Processes crime scenes and provides direction regarding the processing and submission of physical evidence.
  • Reviews and approves written reports from members of the Crime Scene Unit.
  • Prepares and submits the annual budget for the Crime Scene Unit; purchases and maintains an inventory of supplies.
  • Maintains and analyzes monthly statistics.
  • Maintains unit schedule and ensures coverage.
  • Maintains on-call status and responds to major crime scenes to supervise the analysis of evidentiary material and laboratory examinations.
  • Ensures the policies and procedures of the Crime Scene Unit are current and members of the unit have the most up-to-date forensic information / training available.
  • Creates annual goals and objectives for the unit.
  • Testifies in court proceedings for criminal investigations.
  • Establishes procedures to acquire and maintain an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accreditation.
  • Performs related work as required and as directed.
  • This position does not have final procurement authority


  • Knowledge of effective supervisory practices.
  • Knowledge and skill in crime scene processing, evidence collection and photography.
  • Knowledge of the proper materials used for evidence collection and development, both in the field and the laboratory.
  • Knowledge of fingerprint classification and comparison standards. Ability to classify fingerprints and verify latent work meets standards.
  • Knowledge of police investigative techniques, policies and procedures; and search and seizure.
  • Ability to safely work in conditions involving exposure to noise, water, fumes, gases, smoke, dust, chemicals, narcotics and bio-hazardous materials.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and operate a police radio.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and the use of standard software applications.
  • Ability to operate a City vehicle and possess the required license.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other municipal employees, City officials and the general public.
Desirable Experience and Training
  • Associates degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in crime scene technology or a crime scene studies related degree; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, abilities, and skills may be considered.
  • Five (5) years of experience in the field of crime scene technology.
  • Supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Have successfully completed recognized basic and advanced crime scene courses, fingerprint courses, photography courses; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered.
  • Must possess or obtain a crime scene certification from the International Association for Identification (IAI) within one (1) year of appointment.
Supplemental Information
  • Must currently possess or be eligible to obtain, a Florida driver's license with an overall good driving record.
  • No single suspension of driver's license within the past two (2) years and no more than two (2) suspensions within the past five (5) year history (except if suspension was due to insurance error or clerk of court error).

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Posted: December 19, 2017

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