Crime Scene Analyst
Jefferson County, Colorado
Golden, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023
The Crime Scene Analyst is responsible for processing, investigating, and reconstructing events at crime scenes, including the documentation, collection, and preservation of evidence. Work involves scene and laboratory examination of physical evidence, frequent interactions with investigators, providing a variety of reports, preparing court exhibits, and providing expert testimony. Responsible for instructing and facilitating training of law enforcement personnel and community groups in crime scene and forensic related work. Apply ByContinuous DivisionSheriff Criminal Investigations Division Management LevelIndividual Contributor Scheduled Weekly Hours40 Benefit EligibilityThis position is eligible for Standard Benefits which includes dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement. DescriptionStarting hourly rate of $29.84 with top out pay of $44.75 after time and merit increases.
- Respondsto and processescrime scenesincludingphoto, video,and sketch documentation of the crime scene; search and identification of evidence; collection and preservation of evidence; use of specialized forensic techniques on scenewhich may includelatent print processing, biological and chemical testing, trace evidence collection, 3D imaging, trajectory evaluation, bloodstain analysis, tire and footwear analysis,andcrime scene reconstruction.
- Conducts ancillary duties to crime scene response, which may involve persons processing, to include attending autopsies, processing vehicles, responding to hospitals, vehicle impounds, and the jail for evidence collection, and further laboratory examination of evidence.
- Works with digital media to complete photo, video, and mobile device requests includingJefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) digital archive maintenance, video recovery, mobile device data extraction, photographic prints, CD's, DVD's, and other specialized photo requests.
- Generateswritten technical reports of all examinations and analyses performedand conducts technical reviews of reports written by other members of the crime scene unit.
- Meetswith court personnel, providing expert testimony and presentation in legal proceedings.Ensure that all required court information is available. Obtain out-of-state court case information, as necessary.
- Participates in the maintenance of all areas, vehicles, equipment, supplies and policies associated with the crime scene unit.
- Participates in professional development opportunities for the individual and the crime scene until, which may include frequent in-house training, attending training, conferences, and seminars, professional memberships, certifications, and accreditation, and the research and development of new crime scene techniques.
- TrainsJCSO personnel,other agency personneland academy personnelin all areas of crime scene processing and evidence examination. Participates in community education when possible.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Ability to work outside of normal business hours. Will be on a rotational on-call schedule with other Crime Scene Analysts in the unit.
- May be required to work overtime, and on occasion, may be asked to respond to investigations while off duty and not on-call.
- Work involves all types of working conditions and there is potential for exposure to a multitude of hazards.
- Must complete the JCSO Crime Scene Unit training program and demonstrate competency in the required knowledge, skills and abilities within 1 year of date of hire. A modified training program may be substituted based on the individual’s experience and demonstration of competency. Must maintain proficiency through annual evaluation.
- Active certification in crime scene or other forensic discipline through a recognized forensic organization.
- 3 years of experience in forensic laboratory and/or crime scene experience.
- Formal training in crime scene processing, student instruction, and digital evidence to include cell phone extraction and analysis.