Pasco Sheriff's Office, Florida

Forensic Investigator

Closing Date

Open Until filled

Salary Range

$18.20 Hourly


Land O' Lakes, Florida

Job Description

Under general supervision of the Forensic Science Shift Supervisor or designee, performs technical work of average to advanced difficulty in criminal identification matters; photography, processing for latent fingerprints, collection and preservation of evidence.

Working conditions

A member in this job classification spends at least 65 percent of their time performing duties that involve the collection, examination, preservation, documentation, preparation or analysis of human tissues or fluids or physical evidence having potential biological, chemical or radiological hazard or contamination, or uses chemicals, processes, or materials that may have carcinogenic or health-damaging properties in the analysis of such evidence.

Minimum Qualifications

Associated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Methods used in preserving and collecting physical evidence and the use of such evidence in establishing guilt or innocence.
  • Competency in fingerprinting and modern latent print processing techniques and procedures.
  • Competency in police digital photography and the processing thereof.
  • Modern criminal investigation methods and criminal identification techniques.
  • Radio procedures
  • Geographic locations
  • Office policy and procedures
  • Florida Statutes/County Codes
  • Human Diversity awareness
  • Officer safety skills
  • Weapons and gun safety

Skilled in:

  • Possess short/long term memory
  • Ability to relate well to the public
  • Ability to listen and comprehend radio traffic knowledge of geographic locations
  • Ability to successfully complete the Crime Scene Field Training and Evaluation program.
  • Ability to maintain a professional bearing and attitude at all times while on duty with supervisors, subordinates, peers and public.
  • Ability to give qualifying testimony in the field of fingerprinting, photography, latent fingerprint development and collection and preservation of evidence.

Ability to:

  • Ability to clearly speak, understands, read, and legibly write English
  • Communicate effectively with staff members and general public
  • Ability to listen and comprehend radio traffic
  • Ability to posses short/long term memory.
  • Operate a personal computer, peripheral equipment and assigned software.
  • Prepare documents, forms, reports and statistical data.
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles in a safe and efficient manner, day or night, in compliance with all state laws and regulations regarding operation and licensure.
  • Perform routine mathematical computations.
  • Use independent judgment and make technical and professional decisions on a daily basis.
  • Plan, organize and bring assignments to completion.

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The Pasco Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pasco Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.