Crime Scene Investigator Job at City of Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC

  • City of Charleston, SC
  • Charleston, SC

Job Description

Salary : $58,299.79 - $62,379.20 Annually

Location : Charleston, SC

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202101141

Department: Police

Division: Police - Nonsworn

Opening Date: 12/08/2023

Closing Date: Continuous

FLSA: Non-Exempt


We are looking for a Crime Scene Investigator to join the City of Charleston's Police Department! In this role, you will investigate and document crime scenes, collect and preserve evidence, and recover latent fingerprints.

Examples of Duties

  • Respond to the scenes of crimes, fires and accidents and determine the best methods to employ for criminal investigation.
  • Perform all techniques required to document a crime scene including digital photography, videography, forensic mapping, sketching and note taking.
  • Perform all techniques required to search for and recover evidence at a crime scene including search by alternate and ultraviolet light sources, collection of biological fluids, trace evidence and gunshot residue, tool mark, tire and footwear impressions, metal detection and laser trajectory determinations.
  • Respond to autopsies to perform postmortem fingerprinting and collect evidence Perform latent recovery work in the field.
  • Operate crime scene equipment including the drying cabinets, alternate light source, MVac, scene lights, electrostatic dust lifter and trajectory tools.
  • Prepare timely, accurate and comprehensive reports of crime scene investigations.
  • Operate computers and relevant software applications.
  • Follow appropriate procedures to ensure the security and integrity of evidence.
  • Seek opportunities to improve the effectiveness of crime scene operations
  • Testify in court concerning crime scene investigations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent combination of skill and experience.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Knowledge of film and digital photography, latent recovery techniques, and crime scene processing technologies.
  • Knowledge of criminal investigation, rules of evidence, and laws governing the working jurisdiction.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive and well-written reports.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and/or training in crime scene investigation.
  • Crime Scene certification by the International Association for Identification.

The City of Charleston offers an extensive benefits package for full-time employees, including: health, dental and vision insurance; employer-paid short and long term disability, life insurance, and employee assistance program; annual and sick leave; 11 paid holidays and 2 personal holidays every year; tuition reimbursement; participation with the SC Retirement System, a defined benefit pension plan; 401k and 457 plan options; and many other benefits. For more information, please visit

Part-time employees are eligible to join the SC Retirement System and may be eligible for certain benefits programs depending on the total number of hours worked.

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