Fort Lauderdale Police


Fort Lauderdale, FL Police Department

Crime Scene Investigator

Closing Date

Open until filled


$45,364.80 - $60,964.80 Annually


Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Position Description

The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action.

This is responsible work of more than average difficulty performing advanced technical duties requiring specialized knowledge, training and work experience in crime scene investigation.

Employees in this class are responsible for gathering, classifying, preserving, and transporting physical and trace evidence such as latent prints, blood and body fluids, projectiles, hairs, fibers, clothing, bedding, weapons, casts of impressions and any objects deemed to have evidentiary value.  Major crime scenes include, but are not limited to homicides, suicides, suspicious deaths, aggravated assaults/battery, arsons, armed robberies, auto thefts, burglaries, child abuse, elderly abuse, traffic fatalities, and rapes.  Work involves photography, sketching, plaster cast construction, latent fingerprint detection, maintenance of evidence continuity, and testifying in courtroom prosecution.  Duties require the use of technical skills and judgment in recognizing materials that can significantly assist in solving crimes and prosecuting offenders.  Contact with contaminated, corrosive or explosive materials, and exposure to infectious or communicable diseases may result from the performance of some assigned tasks.  Employees in this class may be required to work on shifts with variable hours or of an extended duration.  Work may also require 24 hour call-out availability based upon the size and scope of a crime scene.

Work assignments are normally received in general outlines.  Employees develop work sequences within established methods and procedures, and exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in performing work.  Work is reviewed and evaluated by a law enforcement supervisor for conformance with departmental directives and policies, through direct observation, in conferences with the employee, and through work records and reports.

NOTE:  The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.



Candidates will be required to pass a background investigation which includes a polygraph examination prior to employment.    

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