Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Investigator II - Night Shift

Denver Police Department, Denver, Colorado

Salary: $57,969.60 - $84,635.20 Annually

Final Filing Date: May 30, 2018

The Denver Police Crime Laboratory Crime Scene Unit investigates criminal cases from property crimes to sexual assault, homicide and other major crimes within the City and County of Denver. Each year the unit responds to over five thousand crime scenes.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Identifies, collects, preserves, packages, and presents biological evidence, latent fingerprints, tire impressions, shoe impressions, tool marks, and other physical evidence, provides support to crime scene investigations through blood spatter analysis, crime scene reconstruction analysis, ballistic and trajectory analysis and other specialized techniques that require detailed technical knowledge and training;
  • Familiarity with the general operation of a variety of shotguns, rifles, handguns, knives, and other miscellaneous weapons;
  • Photographs/videotapes evidence at crime scenes;
  • Performs measurements of evidence at crime scenes using a variety of manual, electronic, and computerized measuring devices;
  • Conducts processing of evidence in the laboratory using special powders, chemical solutions, forensic light sources, and various camera lenses and filters in order to develop and preserve evidence;
  • Proficient use of general and specialized hand and power tools;
  • Attends autopsies to photograph/videotape injuries and collect additional evidence;
  • Writes departmental reports and supplements;
  • Documents evidence for submission to the Property Management Bureau for storage;
  • Maintains proper chain of custody on evidence and proper packaging to preserve and prevent contamination;
  • Testifies in court as a witness in connection to the scenes processed and evidence recovered and preserved;
  • Participates in structured training programs;
  • Inputs data or information into a terminal, PC, or other multi-media devices;
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turn-around times, streamline work processes, work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service;
  • Resolves problems encountered during daily operations;
  • Performs work following ISO 17025 standards, including standard operating procedures and quality assurance manual guidelines.
  • Individually handle 200-350 calls per year, not including the group calls
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by direct Supervisors


We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice, Chemistry, Biology, or a related field
  • AND
  • Three years of experience in crime scene processing that includes the techniques generally used in crime scene documenting and processing and any specialized techniques for advanced crime scene analysis.
  • Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.
Our ideal candidate will have:
  • 5+ years' experience in a similar working environment (large agency)
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work night shift
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays
  • Ability to effectively deal with difficult scenes/situations
  • Flexibility in call rotation/change
  • Team mentality
  • Customer service mentality
  • Ability to deploy advanced crime scene process with minimal supervision

About Everything Else:

  • Classification Title: We call this job a Crime Scene Investigator II.
  • Hiring Range: $57,569.00-$68,764.80 OR DOE
  • Assessments/Testing: This position does require a Suitability Assessment, a practical assessment, post psych, drug test and polygraph exam. Out of state candidates – please anticipate flying in for the interview to conduct these assessments.
  • Licensure and Certification: Ability to obtain IAI Certified Crime Scene Analyst certification, within one year of employment.
  • Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions.
  • Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: May 16, 2018

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