$29.00-$43.40 Hourly / $5,026.67-$7,522.67 Monthly / $60,320.00-$90,272.00 Yearly
Plans, develops, organizes, coordinates, and supervises all activities of the police department’s forensics investigation unit; develops and submits plans, policies, procedures, and related documents leading to organizational and administrative improvements for consideration by supervisors; implements improvements of the more routine office practices and procedures without prior approval to relieve superiors of administrative burden.
Provides technical assistance in: processing all major crime scenes; maintaining criminal history, master fingerprint and photographic files; classifying and verifying fingerprints; providing specialized fingerprint comparisons; and developing the department’s photographs.
Recommends such personnel actions as employment, promotions, transfers, demotions, suspensions, and dismissals; responds to employee requests for leave; completes performance evaluations; serves as first step in responding to employee grievances; provides technical advice and guidance to all subordinate personnel; trains employees or makes arrangements to provide adequate training; promotes effective working relationships among employees through effective communication and investigation of problems and complaints; assigns personnel in an effective and efficient manner and establishes an orderly rotation of work assignments.
Ensures that adequate equipment and supplies are available; oversees the maintenance of property and equipment; maintains records and reports necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the unit; operates a mobile crime laboratory, if necessary.
Performs related work as required.
Comprehensive knowledge of: modern fingerprinting, fingerprint classification and crime photography techniques; fingerprint procedures of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and other law enforcement agencies.
Extensive knowledge of: office management, record keeping, supervisory techniques, and report writing procedures.
Considerable knowledge of: courtroom proceedings.
Ability to: testify in court as to validity of evidence; maintain records and write reports in a clear, concise, and complete manner; plan, develop, organize, assign, supervise, and review the work of others; establish and maintain effective working relations with employees and the general public; operate a mobile crime laboratory; perform duties requiring physical strength and endurance; work under hazardous conditions.
Graduation from an accredited high school with seven (7) years of experience in criminal identification and fingerprint classification activities, and three (3) years of administrative and supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience related to forensics or other identification activities required for official proceedings.
Bachelor's degree in a related field of study preferred.