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Crime Scene Unit Shift Supervisor

Company: City of Mesa
Location: mesa
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be required to submit official college transcripts, and documentation related to completed coursework and/or training. For the application, you can attach unofficial transcripts for review.

A Crime Scene Unit Shift Supervisor has direct supervision over assigned Crime Scene Specialists and Senior Crime Scene Specialists involved in the examination and investigation of all types of crime scene and accident investigations in support of law enforcement activities. A Crime Scene Unit Shift Supervisor works in the field monitoring subordinates' work, participating in the processing of crime scenes, coordinating the investigation of crime scenes with sworn personnel in the field, and ensuring that tasks are performed in accordance with standard operating procedures, regulations, and accreditation standards. An incumbent in this class also performs the following duties: reviewing technical reports; creating and maintaining work schedules; completing thorough documentation of subordinates' work performance, as well as completing performance evaluations; and completing payroll and other administrative functions. An additional responsibility is training the Crime Scene Specialists and other department personnel in the forensic disciplines and functions of the Forensic Services. A Crime Scene Unit Shift Supervisor is also required to perform the duties of a Senior Crime Scene Specialist, which includes: photographing all types of crime and accident scenes to record the appearance of evidence using highly-skilled photographic and evidence-gathering techniques; identifying, collecting, and securing physical evidence, such as blood, body fluids, hair and fibers, and firearms for laboratory testing and use as evidence in criminal prosecutions; searching for and developing latent prints at crime scenes; photographing and fingerprinting suspects, investigate leads, victims (including deceased individuals), and witnesses; producing castings and comparative photographs of footprints, tire tracks, and other impressions; developing electronic composite drawings of suspects; and testifying in court. The use of chemicals in the field may be necessary in order to perform certain tasks. A major aspect of the duties includes writing detailed reports with proper grammar and punctuation, as well as establishing and maintaining records to ensure proper chain of custody of physical evidence. Duties may include other special assignments. This class is responsible for performing related duties as required.

The Crime Scene Unit Shift Supervisor is a civilian classification assigned to Forensic Services in the Police Department. Work requires the exercise of initiative and independent judgment in implementing established work methods and procedures for quality assurance, adherence to accreditation standards, and process improvements. Supervision is received from a Forensic Services Supervisor or Forensic Scientist Supervisor who reviews work through reports, meetings, observation of work in progress, and overall results achieved. An incumbent in this position must be able to complete detailed tasks with minimal errors and supervision. Good verbal and written communication skills are important. The work requires exposure to dangerous chemicals and evidence that may be biohazardous and carcinogenic. Incumbents in this class may be required to use a respirator when these elements may be present. A Crime Scene Unit Shift Supervisor requires shift work, working weekends and holidays, and is subject to emergency call-out. This class is FLSA nonexempt.

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Keywords: City of Mesa, Mesa , Crime Scene Unit Shift Supervisor, Other , mesa, Arizona

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