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HIRING CRIME SCENE TECHNICIAN Salary: $49,524.80 – $71,676.80



$49,524.80 – $71,676.80 Annually

Location ; Fort Myers, FL

Job Type; Full-Time

Job Number; 23-762

Department; Police Department

Opening Date; 05/10/2023

Closing Date; 5/24/2023 11:59 PM Eastern



The City of Fort Myers strives to be an employer of choice and most of our employees turn jobs into long term careers. The salary shown in the job description is the full range for this position from entry to later career.


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Safety Sensitive: Yes Level II Screening: No

Under the general direction of the designated supervisor, this position is responsible for processing crime scenes including, but not limited to collection, and preservation of physical evidence, photographing the crime scene and evidence. Responsible for the processing of crime scenes and evidence for latent fingerprints for use of identification. Submits evidence, produces crime scene reports, and provides courtroom testimony of evidentiary findings. This job has no supervisory responsibilities

Responsibilities and Reporting During an Emergency Situation:Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. Depending on the nature of the emergency, this may require working around the clock for several days on short notice.Non Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee’s Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.


Responds to crime scenes, documents the scene through photography, notes and sketches.
Detect and collect evidence, preserve and package evidence, biological and non-biological, with maintaining chain of custody and insuring integrity of the evidence and scene.
Process crime scenes and evidence for latent prints using best lab processing techniques including powders and chemicals.

Analyzes, identifies, and classifies fingerprints and palm prints.
Maintains Automated Fingerprint Identification System or AFIX database, inputs date and analyzes results.

Prepares crime scene reports stating case involvement and findings.
Provides expert testimony, to include depositions, trial hearings, case trials and preparing court exhibits, including sketches, photographs and lab analysis for such purposes.

Maintains a filing system for retrieval of information for use in courtroom testimony.
Assist the Medical Examiner in identification of deceased persons through fingerprint identification.

Assists and/or trains officers, detectives, interns with general forensic protocols and evidence submission.

On-call and stand-by assignments will be required.
Drives a motor vehicle to accomplish tasks.

This position requires regular and reliable attendance and the employee’s physical presence at the workplace

Performs other duties as assigned.


Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and accounting software.

Possess strong problem-solving skills and is able to work independently.

Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.

Be able to  communicate in writing composition and public speaking.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Be able to operate necessary equipment, including but not limited to personal computer, digital camera, metal detector, copier, and other standard office equipment.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science or equivalent formal education. Equivalent training and experience may be substituted for the degree.

Two (2) years of experience in processing of crime scenes and evidence; experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
latent print examination or related work preferred

Completion of formal courses in basic fingerprint analysis and identification from the International Association for Identification (IAI) preferred.

Mandatory Drug/Alcohol Testing required

A valid Florida Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record


latent print examination or related work preferred
Completion of formal courses in basic fingerprint analysis and identification from the International Association for Identification (IAI) preferred.


Supplemental Information

This work typically requires the following physical activities to be performed.

Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.
Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
Fingering – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
Standing – for sustained periods of time.
Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
Visual Acuity 1 – prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
Visual Acuity 2 – color, depth perception, field of vision.
Visual Acuity 3 – determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
Visual Acuity 4 – operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
Pulling – use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
Walking – on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

Work performed is primarily:

Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects


Contact with internal and external customers, vendors, outside agencies and the general public.
Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; and vibration. Risk of electrical shock.
Ability to perform strenuous work in varying and adverse weather conditions.
May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals or pathogenic substances
May be required to work hours other than the regular schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions described herein. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.




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