Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Specialist

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, Cumming, Georgia

Salary: $41,821.00 - $64,823.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Responds to crime scene; directs officers as required to peruse scene, accumulate evidence, and evaluate incident; receives initial report from Deputy Sheriff; takes measures to secure and protect crime scene upon arrival.
  • Interviews witnesses, victims, suspects, and others for facts and information about the case and/or for the purpose of making composite drawings of criminal suspects; constructs composite sketches from description.
  • Processes scene for fingerprints or other clues to identify suspects and motive for crime; documents information in writing and by photographing and/or video taping scene; measures distances and prepares layout sketches of crime scene.
  • Identifies and collects evidence utilizing chemicals, power tools, mechanics tools, or by other means; makes plaster cast of shoe and tire impressions; vacuums for hair, fiber, and other trace evidence.
  • Packages, labels, and preserves physical evidence found; maintains evidentiary chain of custody to ensure integrity and admissibility of evidence.
  • This classification is designated as a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by Forsyth County concerning drug and alcohol.
  • Maintains cleanliness of law enforcement vehicle; requests service and/or repairs as needed; maintains weapons and equipment in functional and presentable condition.
  • May be required to regularly work on various shifts, weekends, and/or holidays as deemed necessary.


  • Vocational/Technical degree with training emphasis in general science, chemistry, forensics, and photography techniques; one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving fingerprinting, latent prints, classification, photography, chemical use and safety, forensic investigations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.
  • Must pass and maintain current Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification requirements as a Identification Technician.
  • May be required to attain and maintain other certifications as related to position or for specialized areas of assignment.

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Posted: May 11, 2018

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