City of Frisco, Texas Police Department



$22.84 - $33.06 Hourly

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Job Description

Under general supervision of the Criminalist Supervisor, the Criminalist will respond to crime scenes and perform technical investigations that involve the identification, collection, preservation, packaging and analysis of evidence.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

Essential Job Functions

Other Important Duties

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Must be proficient in the use of computers and modern office equipment.
  • Must be able to operate photographic equipment and computer software.
  • Must have Complete basic and intermediate mathematical calculations relevant to documenting and reconstructing crime scenes.
  • Knowledge in the use of hand tools including hammers, metal detectors, saws, pliers, electric drills, scissors, scalpels, tweezers, and forceps in recovery and processing of evidential items.
  • Must have the ability to organize and manage time efficiently.
  • Must be able to work independently in the absence of immediate supervision.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.); two (2) years advanced full time crime scene investigation experience. Must have completed courses in crime scene investigation, latent fingerprint examination and comparison.
  • Must have successfully completed A.F.I.S. certification test (both latent and ten-print requirements).
  • Current Certification as a Latent Print Examiner from the International Association for Identification
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background investigation, psychological and polygraph tests and/or post-offer physical agility exam.
  • Must possess valid State of Texas Class C Drivers License

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed in municipal police department office and crime scene environments.
  • May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor.
  • May be subject to extended periods of standing, sitting, walking, bending, reaching, crawling, climbing, kneeling, lifting and carrying when responding to an emergency police situation, accident or investigation collecting evidence, photographing or sketching crime scene, or transporting evidence.
  • May be subject to exposure to extreme weather conditions, hostile environments, hazardous chemicals and fumes, body fluids, infectious diseases, air and water borne pathogens.
  • Work in close proximity to dead bodies in various stages of putrefaction to recover and record evidence, photographing and videotaping the scene.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Equipment and Tools Utilized

Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, calculator, fax machine and other standard office equipment, standard issue police equipment, photographic equipment, chemical analysis and fingerprint kits and department vehicles. Standard crime scene investigation equipment to include generators, portable lighting, metal detector, crime scene search equipment and tools, chemicals.

To Apply

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