The Crime Scene Specialist conducts technical investigations of all types of crime scenes; duties include photography and the collection, examination and preservation of
Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:
For people seeking a career that is simultaneously challenging, meaningful, and exciting, becoming a Crime Scene Specialist (CSS) may be right for you. The profession has
inspired a number of popular television dramas, popularized terms such as blood pattern analysis, toxicology, and firearms examination, and has inspired many people to
enter this field. CSS is a critical element in the law enforcement process and serves an invaluable function to society in helping solve crimes. CSS are educated and
trained investigative professionals who are well versed in the law, the criminal justice system, the documentation and recovery of physical evidence, and who provide
support to the investigation of criminal cases that is often necessary to achieve a successful conviction. The field is never boring because each investigation differs
from the last. Methods, technologies and laws are constantly changing, which helps to keep the job interesting.
While becoming a CSS can be an exciting career move, it is important to evaluate the pros and cons of this type of work environment. It is essential for all applicants to
carefully consider both the positive aspects and benefits of the position as well as some of its less attractive features before deciding to test for the
There are also aspects of this position, which applicants may not have considered prior to submitting an application. If any of the items listed below present
concerns for you, you may want to consider alternate employment choices that may better fit your career goals.
If this is a position you are interested in, know that there are many satisfying and rewarding aspects of the position and CSS personnel make significant
contributions to the investigation of crimes in the City of Scottsdale.
The City of Scottsdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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