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...
Crime Scene Specialist positions photograph crime scenes and evidence using traditional and/or digital photography; identify, collect, document and preserve evidence at crime scenes; process evidence using chemicals, equipment and techniques such as vacuum metal deposition (VMD), cyanoacrylate fuming, physical and chemical latent fingerprint development, forensic light sources, Mikrosil and other ...
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...
Position Purpose Benefits Supplemental Questions For information related to Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required to Perform Work, and Working Conditions & Hazards of this position, click here . Locate and click on the position title to view the job classification specification . For evaluation purposes, acceptable qualifying experience for all positions must have been in ...
POSITION TITLE: PROPERTY EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN (Full Time) (Classified) REQUISITION #: req193 DEPARTMENT: Evidence Unit LOCATION: POLICE BUILDING ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $41,465.00 - 57,853.00 Depending on Qualifications (Salaries are paid biweekly) SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 3/6/2015. You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an...
The City of Henderson, Kentucky • Police Officer 1004 Class Code 1004 CITY OF HENDERSON, KENTUCKY CLASSIFICATION SPECIFICATION CLASSIFICATION TITLE: POLICE OFFICER PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION The purpose of this classification is to protect life and property, to respond to the needs of the general public, to deter criminal activity within the community, to enforce all city statutes, ordinances...
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...
Job Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Performs routine laboratory evidence technician duties to include receiving, storing, returning, and/or destroying crime evidence items according to court orders or to comply with applicable statutes and properly and accurately documenting transactions involving evidence receipt, disposition, inventory, and destruction. Assists laboratory personnel wi...
The City of Lakewood is currently recruiting for a Crime Analyst I vacancy. The hiring range for the position is $26.92 - $32.19 The Crime Analyst I and II are non-sworn support position whose purpose is to provide timely and pertinent information relative to crime patterns and trends to assist operational and administrative personnel in planning the deployment of resources for the prevention and ...
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: 56057SALARY $38,869 BUREAU/WORK UNIT: Information Technology / Video Services WORK LOCATION: 198 E 161st StreetNUMBER OF POSITIONS: 2 JOB DESCRIPTION: Under supervision, with wide latitu...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Ft. Irwin, CA. Responsibilities • Mobile patrols • Investigate incidents and offenses and safeguard disaster and crime scenes • Perimeter and internal access control • Perform special and...
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 Why should you consider a career as a New York City Police Officer? THE NYPD OFFERS A CAREER WITH A FUTURE. Aside from the benefits and stability that surpass what many indust...
*****INTERNAL AGENCY OPPORTUNITY***** FLORIDA FISH & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION DIVISION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SOUTHWEST REGION LE INVESTIGATOR I / POLK COUNTY (POSITION NUMBER 77000361) The duties of this position require a constituted state law enforcement officer (pursuant to 379.3313, F.S.) certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, empowered to enforce all la...
*****INTERNAL AGENCY OPPORTUNITY***** FLORIDA FISH & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION DIVISION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT NORTHEAST REGION LE INVESTIGATOR 1 / INDIAN RIVER COUNTY (POSITION NUMBER 77000398) The duties of this position require a constituted state law enforcement officer (pursuant to 379.3313, F.S.) certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, empowered to enforc...
Criminal Investigator Bay Pines, FL Duties: As a Criminal Investigator, you will: Plan, manage and conduct, independently or as a team leader, highly complex, sensitive and difficult criminal investigations. Assist the Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), or the Resident Agent in Charge (RAC) in the day-to-day operation and management of the Field Office or ...
CITY OF STURGIS POLICE OFFICER Under the supervision of a Sergeant or other command officer. Patrols the City in order to enforce the local ordinances and state laws. Performs a variety of functions related to protecting lives and property with the City. Additional opportunities of service include: K-9 Officer, School Resource Officer, Crime Scene Technician, Bicycle Patrol Officer, County Drug ...

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