|Date Opened||10/1/2019 09:30:00 AM|
|Close Date||10/20/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|HR Analyst||Chalis Ruiz|
|Salary||$16.79 - $27.86/hour Salary is in accordance with Administrative Directives.|
|Job Type||City-Wide - Current City Employees Only|
|HR Tech||Ashley Tellez|
**THIS POSITION IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT CITY OF TUCSON PERMANENT AND PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES**
The Tucson Police Department invites applicants for the position of Crime Scene Specialist. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with strong analytical, report-writing, photography, and investigative skill. Candidates must be flexible, team-oriented, methodical, objective, and work well in high stress situations. The crime scene investigation function is a critical element to the agency mission of protecting life and property, preventing crime and resolving problems.
Under general guidance from a Crime Scene Specialist Supervisor, the Crime Scene Specialist performs forensic examinations of various crime scenes utilizing digital photography and other specialized tools and equipment. Incumbents are responsible for the identification, analysis, collection, preservation, and transport of evidence related to crime scene investigations.
The working conditions and environmental demands of this function will result in exposure to biological hazards of varying degrees such as odors, decomposing bodies, and insects. In addition, incumbents may be exposed to emotionally challenging situations and traumatic crime scenes. Ability to practice self-care and adapt to potentially hostile situations while remaining calm is critical for success.
This is a fantastic opportunity to serve in a mission-critical position while serving the Tucson community. Be a part of this growing, innovative law enforcement agency!
The City of Tucson offers a robust total rewards package to include a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision), retirement, paid-time off, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance programs, and professional development opportunities.
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 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
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and their responses to the supplemental questionnaire. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in the examination process that will consist of the following:
Written exam scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2019.
Practical exam scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Oral board examination scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List that will be used to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.
An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:
Candidates placed on the Employment List will be subject to the following:
Hep B Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)
Non-NIDA Drug Test
30 lb Lift Test
To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.
The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.
Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.