City of Tucson


$17.50-$28.35 Hourly / $36,400.00-$58,968.00 Yearly
Salary Grade: 917

General Description

Conducts crime scene investigations. Identifies, photographs, collects, and preserves evidence associated with crime scenes.

Essential Functions

  1. Conducts forensic crime scene investigations. Documents crime scenes, physical injuries, victims, suspects, and evidence through the use of forensic photography. Assesses, collects, packages and preserves evidence to include latent fingerprints, physical evidence, and biological evidence such as blood, hair, and bodily fluids. Safely contains all bio-hazardous materials for transport to evidence storage area. Photographs and obtains fingerprints at postmortem investigations. Records actions taken through the use of written reports. Provides expert courtroom testimony.

Fingerprints criminals for the purpose of identification and meeting state requirements. Conducts background checks and computer searches associated with the Arizona Automated Fingerprint Information System and state, local and national database systems. Performs known-to-known fingerprint comparisons. Provides fingerprint services to the public and City employees.

Develops and prints all photographic images associated with the department. Maintains photo processing, studio and crime scene photography equipment.

Manages and houses all department negatives, and sorts, files and distributes photographs. Operates the electronic mug shot identification and digital image management systems.

Maintains and updates all fingerprint files, background checks associated with identity thefts and photo request orders. Provides interagency and departmental assistance, monitors quality control, makes presentations at public speaking events, processes daily arrest paperwork, and provides customer service.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associates Degree

Minimum Experience and Qualifications: At least 1 year of experience in professional photography in a crime scene processing, law enforcement or closely related field

Special Job Requirements

Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) Network Terminal Operator Certification (TOC) within 30 days of hire.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical

Hep B Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)

Non-NIDA Drug Test

30 lb Lift Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 37

Occupational Group Description: Police

EEO Job Category: C

EEO Job Category Description: Technicians

Organizational Level: First Level Employee, Occasionally Directs

NCCI: 7720

Bargaining Unit: CWA

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Incidental

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver 

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: Yes

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 6350; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;