Crime Scene Supervisor

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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/17/2016

City of Atlanta Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA
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Posting Expires: October 1, 2016

Salary: $40,600

Crime Scene Supervisor

General Description and Classification Standards

Performs supervisory and administrative duties as well as processing crime scenes for the police department. Duties include, but are not limited to: supervising and training assigned personnel; approving the dissemination of criminal history records; reviewing evidence collected for quality and completeness; participating in identification and investigation work; testifying in court; compiling reports; and maintaining and updating records for proper documentation.

Supervision Received

Works under very general supervision. May work independently or with other department staff with responsibility for completion of assigned tasks.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

Supervises assigned staff in processing crime scenes, collecting evidence, taking photographs and videos, collecting fingerprint evidence, and related duties.

Plans and prepares for scheduled appearance in court as an expert witness when required; schedules appointments with vendors/supplies.

Responds to questions, complaints and requests for information by telephone or in person from victims, medical and court personnel, attorneys, applicants, the general public, other agencies and employees, superiors, etc.

Develops and maintains a training program for new employees; may conduct fingerprinting and crime scene processing classes. Shows best technique to accomplish tasks and provides technical assistance as needed.

Utilizes crime scene identification equipment including various still shot and video cameras, lights, fingerprint processing equipment, etc. Uses fingerprint searcher and microfilming reader/printer.

Complete daily time sheet and activity reports, vehicle maintenance requests, purchase requisitions, crime scene and photography reports, evidence inventory form and various other forms and documents.

Maintains logs, statistics and technical information. Prepares various weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or yearly reports. Assists with timekeeping for unit. Maintains time book for assigned personnel.

Decision Making

Directs and administers work assignments of subordinate personnel engaged in records dissemination, crime scene processing and fingerprinting activities within the Police department; reviews and approves personal leave, sick and vacation.

Leadership Provided\

Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, handling employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance appraisals.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

Knowledge of modern police identification techniques, police photography, human relations and local law enforcement practices, policies and procedures. Knowledge of proper methods of collecting, handling and processing evidence.

Skill in effectively communicating and interacting with supervisors, elected officials, employees, members of the general public and all other groups involved in the activities of the City. Skill in managing time wisely.

Ability to work to achieve the highest level of cooperation and efficiency as possible with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and its officers. Ability to assist clerical personnel in releasing of criminal history data to certain lawfully authorized officers and investigators.

Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED

3 years of experience as a Police Crime Scene Technician and supervisory experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Education & ExperienceBachelor degree in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or related field; P.O.S.T. Supervisory certification, IAI certification preferred.

3-5 years of experience as a Police Crime Scene Technician in a similar law enforcement environment preferred.

Licensures and Certifications

Must be P.O.S.T. certified as a Crime Scene Technician; Must complete Automated Fingerprint Identification System(AFIS) training within one year of appointment; Must possess a valid Georgia driver's license; expected to have licensure or professional certifications appropriate to the position.

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.