Pay Range 15 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$17.8856$26.8283
Hourly (42 hrs.)$17.0339$25.5508
Hourly (56 hrs.)$12.7754$19.1631

Evidence & ID Specialist

Range: $37,201.96 - $55,802.94 (15)
Position Number: 5503

JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs specialized duties in the investigation of crime scenes and the identification of suspects and victims.
Responds to and conducts crime scene investigations at major crime scenes to include photography, documentation, and evidence collection.
Processes evidence for latent finger and palm prints using powders, chemicals, and specialized light sources.
Compares latent finger, palm, and foot prints to known prints of suspects and victims.
Uses an Automated Finger and Palm Print Identification System to search unidentified latent finger and palm prints.
Testifies in state and federal court as an expert witness.
Maintains and secures all evidence and found property for the police department.
Performs computerized image enhancements on latent finger and palm print images.
Examines items of evidence for the presence of trace evidence; conducts Luminol ad Phenolphthalein examinations; conducts blood stain pattern analysis at crime scenes; performs gunshot residue examinations.
Performs postmortem finger and palm prints to establish or verify identity.
Submits evidence to outside laboratories for examination.
Prepares detailed, written reports on crime scene and evidence examinations.
Administers and maintains a computerized livescan fingerprint and mugshot system; maintains all arrest fingerprint cards for the department.
Fingerprints arrested persons; obtains case prints on suspects.
Conducts forensic video analysis to examine security tapes.
Trains police department personnel in crime scene investigation, photography, and fingerprinting.
Uses the DCI and NCIC computer system to obtain driver’s and criminal histories.
Reviews applications for and issues taxi cab driver’s permits.
Orders and maintains crime scene supplies.
Performs building maintenance tasks.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the methods and standards employed in forensic science.
Knowledge of the techniques used in print processing, bloodstain pattern analysis, and other crime scene investigation procedures.
Knowledge of computer forensic imaging software.
Knowledge of trace evidence collection procedures.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures.
Skill crime scene investigation and evidence collection.
Skill in the use of chemical, powders and light in the collection of latent fingerprints.
Skill in the identification of print pattern matches.
Skill in the preparation of reports.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Sergeant assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include the department Policies and Procedures Manual, FBI and SBI evidence guidelines, and local, state, and federal laws.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related technical duties.  Frequent changes in technology contribute to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform specialized work in the investigation of crime scenes and the identification of victims and suspects.  Successful performance helps in the solving of crimes and the successful prosecution of criminals.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, medical professionals, lawyers, social workers, judges, and representatives of other law enforcement agencies.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is performed while sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee frequently lifts light, and occasionally heavy, objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office or at crime scenes.  The work may be performed in a very noisy place and may expose the employee to much dust, dirt, grease, contagious and infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals.  The work requires the use of protective device such as masks, goggles, and gloves.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Rev 03/14