Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Investigator

Bryan Police Department, Bryan, Texas

Salary: Hiring Range $16.50-$18.00 (depending on qualifications)

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

Under general supervision, conducts crime scene investigations to identify, collect, analyze, record, process, and preserve physical evidence related to criminal investigations.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Responsible for crime scene investigations including but not limited to: homicides, sexual assaults, armed robberies, home invasions, fatality traffic accidents and property crimes such as burglaries.
  • Ensures the physical security of a crime scene and that a crime scene log is in effect.
  • Processes crime scenes by taking photographs; develops and collects fingerprints; collects, preserves and logs physical evidence; packages and inventories evidence; prepares detailed forensic laboratory reports; and delivers evidence to the appropriate laboratories for analysis.
  • Prepares investigative reports and establishes a record describing the crime scene by writing detailed reports, preparing accurate sketches and diagrams.
  • Assists criminal justice officials in preparing criminal cases in person, and by providing reports, sketches and photographs, and providing expert testimony in criminal court cases.
  • Instructs classes as needed.
  • Keeps all technical equipment and assigned vehicles maintained and in a state of readiness.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Responds regularly and promptly to work.


  • High School Diploma or GED plus some additional training or coursework in areas such as crime scene processing, latent fingerprint processing, major and advanced death investigations, photography and/or blood stain pattern interpretation and forensics.
  • 5-8 years of directly related work experience;
  • OR
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certification will also be considered.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Ability to:
  • Work independently and efficiently following established practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory work performance.
  • Show personal initiative to learn individual job tasks and continue to broaden knowledge levels by willingly accepting and attending training that will help advance your skill level.
  • Read and reconstruct events as they happened just prior to, during and shortly following the commission of a crime in order to determine the sequence of events and to ascertain the type and location of evidence.
  • Systematically survey an area & formulate a plan of procedure.
  • Give advice and direction to case investigators in crime scene and evidentiary matters.
  • Write detailed and accurate reports.
  • Observe minute details of the scene as they relate to crime and their meaning in relation to the evidence.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of federal and state statues, and court cases related to work performed, as well as department rules and regulations.
  • Interpret and abide by City and department administrative directives, policies and procedures.
  • Work under pressure and meet time lines.
  • Effectively handle stressful situations and multiple tasks.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of City staff, other agencies, and the general public.
  • Provide management with sound, positive advice and information concerning incumbent's area of responsibility.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Advanced skills in operating office and photographic equipment.
  • Skilled in the use of spreadsheet and word processing applications (Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook) to prepare a variety of routine to moderately complex documents and materials.
Special Requirements, Licenses and Certifications
  • Texas Class C driver's license with a good driving record as measured by the City's evaluation system.
Physical demands include but are not limited to:
  • Extensive kneeling, stooping, reaching and climbing; driving, sitting, talking, hearing, seeing, and standing and walking for prolonged periods.
  • Requires the use of hands and fingers to operate a variety of crime scene investigation equipment, office equipment and machines. Must be able to lift and/or move objects of varying weight and shape up to and including 50 pounds. Will be exposed to chemicals used in processing evidence and crimes scenes and to body fluids/blood at crimes scenes and autopsies.
Working Conditions
  • Work is performed at any hour of the day or night, under all weather conditions, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Standby duty is required; while on standby, must be readily available by pager or phone at all times to respond to requests for service.
  • Must be available to respond to emergency calls 24 hours/day.
  • Work shall be performed with tools, appliances and equipment approved by those agencies and bodies that have control, authority or approval of the design working ranges or limitations of those items; the employee has the responsibility to conform to those ranges and limitations.
  • Equipment may include but is not limited to: Multi-line telephone, computer, printer, fax, copier, scanner, calculator, alternate light sources, surveying equipment, chemicals used in processing evidence and crimes scenes, and vehicle.

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Posted: May 15, 2018

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