Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician Trainee

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Pensacola, Florida

Salary: $25,396.80 Annually

Final Filing Date: April 17, 2018

While in the trainee status, this class performs office and fieldwork related to the crime scene investigation, collecting, examining, preserving, documenting, preparing, and review of physical evidence and providing courtroom testimony as required. Shift work and 24-hour call-out are required. Trainees will be advanced to Crime Scene Technician upon successful completion of training and one (1) year of employment in the trainee status.

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  • Preserves the integrity of crime scenes, collects and preserves items of evidence, performs the initial evaluation of such evidence, and takes notes of crime scene observation.
  • Collects evidence for storage and forensic laboratory examination, including proper evaluation, labeling, sealing, packaging, and storing in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Creates sketches, measurements, and photographic and videotape documentation of crimes scenes and evidence and properly secures and transports evidence as needed.
  • Examines and processes evidence utilizing established guidelines for the presence of trace evidence, latent prints, footwear, blood stains, etc. and documents said processes to ensure legality of actions for future depositions, freedom of information requests, and court testimony.
  • Provides investigative assistance to law enforcement officers, agencies, and victims following established procedures and guidelines; participates in public education events.
  • Prepares reports, records, logs, and related documents following established guidelines.
  • Maintains work environment, equipment, and vehicles utilized in the day-to-day activities of unit operations.
  • Attends autopsies to document and collect pertinent information.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)
License and Certification Requirements:
  • Valid driver's license.
Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):
  • Customer service principles.
  • Computers and related software applications.
  • Defensive driving techniques.
Skills in(position requirements at entry):
  • Using a computer and related software applications.
  • Basic math and reading. Providing customer service.
  • Following traffic laws.
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Material and Equipment Used:
  • Motor Vehicle Microscope Typewriter Two-Way radio Camera Photographic Equipment Fingerprinting Powders and Chemicals Video Cameras and Recorders Various Tools Computerized Equipment Standard Office Equipment
Positions in this class typically require:
  • Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Very Heavy Work:
  • Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, blood and other bodily fluids, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and work space restrictions.

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Posted: April 12, 2018

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