Crime Scene Investigator
Fort Lauderdale Police Department Crime Scene Investigator
Employees in this class are responsible for gathering, classifying, preserving, and transporting of physical and trace evidence such as latent prints, blood and body fluids, projectiles, hairs, fibers, clothing, bedding, weapons, casts of impressions and any objects deemed to have evidentiary value.
Major crime scenes include, but are not limited to homicides, suicides, suspicious deaths, aggravated assaults/battery, arsons, armed robberies, auto thefts, burglaries, child abuse, elderly abuse, traffic fatalities, and rapes. Work involves photography, sketching, plaster cast construction, latent fingerprint detection, maintenance of evidence continuity, and testifying in courtroom prosecution.
Duties require the use of technical skills and judgment in recognizing materials that can significantly assist in solving crimes and prosecuting offenders. Contact with contaminated, corrosive or explosive materials, and exposure to infectious or communicable diseases may result from the performance of some assigned tasks. Employees in this class may be required to work on shifts with variable hours or of an extended duration. Work may also require 24 hour call-out availability based upon the size and scope of a crime scene.
SALARY: $41,787.20 - $56,139.20 annually, plus liberal fringe benefits
HOW TO APPLY
Application forms should be filled out completely and should clearly show that the minimum qualifications are met. Eligibility for hire may be based on a rating of the application; therefore, completeness and accuracy are of the utmost importance.
Official City of Fort Lauderdale applications will be accepted and received at the Department of Human Resources, City Hall, 100 North Andrews Avenue – 3rd Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, up to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 7, 2010.
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