Crime Scene Investigator Jobs

Crime Scene Investigator Job Overview

Crime scene investigators are sometimes called special agents or simply agents. They work in all kinds of weather conditions, and they travel a great deal of the time. Because crimes can occur pretty much anywhere, their work requires a willingness to travel to those scenes wherever they may be. Crime scene investigators may also spend time at crime laboratories, police departments, and coroner offices.

A crime scene investigator goes about his job by collecting physical evidence of the crime. He then analyzes the scene as well as the collected evidence. The most common job duties of a crime scene investigator will often include:

  • Taking photographs of the scene or working with a crime scene photographer
  • Analyzing the apparent facts of a case to best decide how to proceed with his work
  • Determining how to best collect evidence at a crime scene
  • Making notes of any findings at the crime scene
  • Conducting searches of some crime scenes
  • Gathering physical evidence that can range from weapons to forensic evidence
  • Cataloging any evidence found at the scene
  • Collaborating with other investigators and detectives

Candidates who are detail-oriented and able to keep their composure in the face of sometimes horrific crime scenes will be best suited for crime scene investigator jobs. They also need to have stellar communication skills as well as strong critical thinking skills.

Crime Scene Investigator Job Education Requirements

Most crime scene investigator jobs require that applicants hold a bachelor’s degree in forensic science or one of the natural sciences. That is typically non-negotiable so all aspiring crime scene investigators should pursue higher education. Also, those who intend to pursue further education beyond obtaining a bachelor’s degree may want to consider forensic psychologist jobs and criminal justice lawyer jobs.

Crime Scene Investigator Job Market

There is a predicted growth rate of six percent in crime scene investigator jobs from 2012 to 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a small growth rate compared to most other occupations. The media often inspires interest in the field so hopeful crime scene investigators will likely face a lot of competition for the most desirable jobs in the future. The best way to be prepared to rise above the competition will be to hold a post-graduate degree and work hard to get on-the-job experience as well.

Crime Scene Investigator Job Salary Information

Crime scene investigators earned a median annual salary of approximately $52,840 in 2012. There is a great earning potential for those who strive to get a higher education and hone their skills, and the highest earning 10 percent of crime scene investigators earned a median annual salary of over $85,210.

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Brief Course Description Rockford Public School District 205 is seeking applications from qualified individuals to teach UW-Platteville’s Forensic Investigation courses “Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation” (FI 1320) during the Rockford High School academic year 2014-2015. The course meeting days will follow the academic calendar. The course will have two sections meeting five days per week...
Position Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions This a second-level Crime Scene Investigator position, second of three levels. Incumbents receive on-the-job training to become Crime Scene Investigator Master. This job is responsible for independently, or as primary investigator, collecting and processing evidence from crime scenes and in a laboratory environment. Duties: Serves as a lead by ...
Position Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions This is a third-level Crime Scene Investigator position, third of three levels. Incumbents are fully trained Crime Scene Investigators. This position is responsible for independently, or as a primary investigator, collecting and processing evidence from crime scenes and in a laboratory environment. Incumbents also actively participate in the trai...
Erie Community College Buffalo, NY, 14202
Opening Date: 8/8/2012 Closing Date: ongoing to fill future vacancies Bulletin No.: 2012 - 0375 Typical Work Activities: Primary duties include teaching Crime Scene Technology concentration courses; fingerprinting, crime scene photography, and courtroom presentation of evidence. Courses will be held evenings at either North or City campus. Minimum Qualifications: Associates's Degree in Crim...
City of Paso Robles POLICE OFFICER EXPERIENCED LATERAL TRANSFERS, POLICE ACADEMY ENROLLEES & GRADUATES SALARY: $5,169 to $6,565/month APPLICATION & SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE:Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00pm TENTATIVE WRITTEN TEST DATE FOR NON LATERAL APPLICANTS: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (Tentative) THE CITY The City of Paso Robles, a community of 30,450, is nestled in the coastal mo...
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY Bronx County Robert T. Johnson District Attorney JOB VACANCY NOTICE CIVIL SERVICE TITLE: Community Associate LEVEL: N/A FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Video Technician TITLE CODE NO: 56057 SALARY $38,869 BUREAU/WORK UNIT: Information Technology / Video Services WORK LOCATION: 198 E 161st Street NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1 JOB DESCRIPTION: Under supervision, with wide la...
Posting/Position Details: All WMATA posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful application submission applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off. The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting becomes unavailable for application as of 12:00am. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings without notice as ...
In order for you to be considered by the committee, you have to complete a Shasta College Application. You can access the link to the online application site by visiting the Shasta College homepage at www.shastacollege.edu and clicking the ‘Employment Link.” Closing Date: April 10, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and ...
San Joaquin County Announcement Deputy Sheriff II Recruitment #0315-RP1003-01 Approximate Salary: $5,777.20 - $7,023.47/month Opening Date: 3/23/2015 8:00:00 AM Closing Date: 4/17/2015 11:59:00 PM Employment Type: Full-Time Analyst: Kurt Shigematsu This examination is being given to fill several vacancies in the Sheriff's Office and to establish an eligible list to fill future vacanci...
University of Missouri – St. Louis, Police Officer BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES To enforce University regulations, and city and state laws as they apply on University property and designated areas. CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES Patrol assigned area by motor vehicle, bicycle or on foot to prevent, discover, and deter the commission of crime, enforce university rules and regulations, provide pers...
Police Officers All Positions Located in New York City TAKE THE EXAM NOW! Testing Centers located in Downtown Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. Check test days and times FOR CURRENT TEST SCHEDULE VISIT: www.nypdrecruit.com FREE NYPD EXAM TUTORIALS NYPD Recruitment Section will be offering free tutorials for the NYPD Police Officer Exam. CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR DATES, TIMES and LOCATIONS http://w...
Linxx Global Solutions, a fast growing Government contracting company, with corporate offices located in Virginia Beach, VA, is currently looking for licensed security officers to fill part-time positions at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. Responsibilities • First responder to emergencies • Mobile patrols • Investigate incidents and offenses and safeguard disaster...
To Apply, please go here (do not use Monster link): http://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?cat=search&sortby=rank&jobnum_in=74982&search=74982 DESCRIPTION Patrol UCSD campus by motor vehicle and on foot providing protection of life and property, keep the peace, conduct investigations of reported crimes, accidents and other related incidents. Submit reports, enforce traffic and parking laws and ...
The Napa Valley Benefits Supplemental Questions The Napa Valley -Internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 130,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage. Located in the heart of California’s preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynami...
Responsible for providing quality instruction to students through well prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress, and support of the academic success for at-risk students. Teach assigned courses Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons . Note preparation time will vary based on instructor experience in tea...
CAMBRIDGE TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT Position Opening Applications will be accepted Monday, March 17th through Friday, April 3rd, 2015 DEPUTY CHIEF Salary: $46,500 per year Please send resume to: Chief Larry K Wibbeler Cambridge Township Police Department 9990 W M-50 P.O. Box 417 Onsted, MI 49265 For further information call (517)467-4737 Qualifications: Certification as a licensed P...
Celebrating 30 years in business, FARO® has been growing rapidly since inception and is constantly striving to remain the world’s leading three-dimensional measurement and imaging company. We are currently seeking a strong closer with Capital Equipment sales background who can execute on sales opportunities within your assigned region. You will be selling the world’s best-selling portable measure...
Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions This position is for internal applicants only. If you are not an employee of the GWCCA, your application will not be considered. The Police Investigator shall be responsible for the investigation of criminal and non-criminal activities and administrative requirements under the direction of the Support Services Lieutenant. Examples of Duties:...
Texas Health Resources Dallas, TX
POLICE INVESTIGATORLocation: Texas Health DallasJob ID: 63602Department: SECURITYArea of Interest: Law EnforcementJob Type: Full TimeShift: VariableRelocation Provided: NoTravel Required: NoSpecialty: NNJob Function: TCHQualifications/DutiesPolice Investigator to support the law enforcement department on variable shifts at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital DallasREQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION:Associa...
POLICE INVESTIGATOR Location: Texas Health Dallas Job ID: 63602 Department: SECURITY Area of Interest: Law Enforcement Job Type: Full Time Shift: Variable Relocation Provided: No Travel Required: No Specialty: NN Job Function: TCH Qualifications/Duties Police Investigator to support the law enforcement department on variable shifts at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas REQUIRED...

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