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ID Technician - Crime Scene Technician G16

Company: Columbus Consolidated Government
Location: Columbus
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Process major crime scenes and other crime scenes as directed. Collect evidence to include physical, trace, and latent fingerprints. Photograph and prepare diagrams of crime scenes to preserve and document evidence. Record crime scenes and accident scenes to preserve and document evidence. Prepare a variety of reports of all crime scene procedures. Process evidence for latent prints by examining the item, chemically treating the item, photographing latent prints, and preparing a report. Submit latent prints to AFIS. Maintain files of latent prints recovered. Prepare various reports and presentations for court. Attend autopsies to photograph and document injuries to collect, preserve and document evidence as needed. Testify in court about evidence processed and collected. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of standard policies, procedures, programs, and services in an office setting. Knowledge of state laws, practices, and procedures relating to sheriff's offices and the handling of evidence. Knowledge of photographic and identification techniques used in law enforcement; fingerprint collection; and computer use and techniques. An understanding of trace evidence and blood, bodily fluid, and DNA collection techniques. Ability to pass the Georgia Crime Information Center certification test. Ability to learn court procedures. Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive material. Knowledge of modern office practices, equipment, methods, and procedures. Knowledge of personal computers and computer software applications. Ability to understand and carry out complex verbal and written instructions. Skill in managing competing priorities on multiple projects and ability to meet deadlines. Skill in operation of issued equipment and motor vehicle. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with employees and the general public. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally, and in writing. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with officials, employees, and local, state, and federal agencies. Ability to manage high-stress situations.

Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

High school graduate or GED required; Associate, Bachelor or Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Law Enforcement or related field is preferred. Certified Peace Officer through Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) in good standing. Minimum of four (4) years of experience as a Peace Officer; investigator/detective in a law enforcement environment experience preferred. Ability to obtain the Georgia POST Crime Scene Technician certification within one year; or hold a Crime Scene Technician certification through Georgia POST preferred.

Physical Requirements

Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 25 lbs.) and distinguishing shades of color. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Columbus Consolidated Government is proud to offer an exceptional compensation and benefits package. Benefits include the following:

* Low-cost Medical Insurance
* Prescription Drug Plan
* Dental Plan
* Vision Plan
* Flexible Spending Accounts
* Life Insurance
* Supplemental Life Insurance
* Long Term Disability
* Credit Union
* Direct Deposit
* 11 Paid Holidays
* Vacation Leave
* Sick Leave
* PERK Time Off
* Retirement Plan
* Supplemental Retirement Plan
* Free and Discounted Services
* Employee Assistance Program

Take advantage of these free and discounted City Services offered to all City Employees.

* Discounted Movie Tickets
* Free Notary Services
* Ride a Metra Bus for Free
* Free Mulch
* Free Fire/Safety Home Inspection
* Sunray Cleaners discounts
* Adopt a pet for Free from Animal Control
* Driver's Training for Employee Dependents
* Oxbow/Bull Creek Golf Course discounts
* River Center Discounts
* Cell Phone Carrier Discounts

Retirement Plan

The Columbus Consolidated Government offers a defined benefit retirement plan to eligible employees who work in General Government and in Public Safety. Employees in the pension plan must meet both age and years of service requirements to qualify for retirement. The current vesting period is ten years, and the current pension contribution rate is 8% of your gross salary.

Supplemental Retirement Plan

The Columbus Consolidated Government offers a Deferred Compensation Plan or supplemental retirement plan that is tax deferred. This plan allows employees to contribute a portion of their salary, before federal and state taxes, to a retirement account. Your compensation is more than a paycheck, it allows you to plan for your financial future as well.

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The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office requires that you are a current Certified Peace Officer to apply for the position of an ID Technician - Crime Scene Technician. Are you currently a Certified Peace Officer? If yes, please type "Yes" and list the state in which your certification was issued and your certification number. If no, please type "No". If your answer is no then you do not meet the minimum requirements of this position.

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Please describe your highest level of education. (i.e. Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice)

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Do you have a minimum of four (4) years of experience as a Certified Peace Officer?

* Yes
* No

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Do you have experience as a Detective or Investigator in a law enforcement environment? If yes, please type "Yes" and the number of years of experience you have in that role. If no, please type "No."

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Are you Georgia POST Crime Scene Technician certified? If yes, please type "Yes" and provide certification information. If no, please type "No".

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Do you possess the following requirements of this position? Knowledge of standard policies, procedures, programs, and services in an office setting. Knowledge of state laws, practices, and procedures relating to sheriff's offices and the handling of evidence. Knowledge of photographic and identification techniques used in law enforcement; fingerprint collection; and computer use and techniques. An understanding of trace evidence and blood, bodily fluid, and DNA collection techniques. Ability to pass the Georgia Crime Information Center certification test. Ability to learn court procedures. Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive material. Knowledge of modern office practices, equipment, methods, and procedures. Knowledge of personal computers and computer software applications. Ability to understand and carry out complex verbal and written instructions. Skill in managing competing priorities on multiple projects and ability to meet deadlines. Skill in operation of issued equipment and motor vehicle. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with employees and the general public. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally, and in writing. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with officials, employees, and local, state, and federal agencies. Ability to manage high-stress situations.

* Yes
* No

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Date of Birth (Month/Day/Year):

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Social Security Number (as it appears on your card):

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List any other names you have used, or been known by, and give reasons for those names. If none, type "None".

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Ethnicity:

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Gender:

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Height:

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Do you have any scars, marks, or tattoos? If yes, please describe the scar, mark, or tattoo and the location on the body. For multiple scars, marks, or tattoos separate with a comma. "Multiple" is NOT an acceptable response to this question. (i.e. Red rose tattoo on the left upper forearm, 1" scar on top of right foot, birthmark on the lower back, etc.) If none, please type "No".

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Are you a Natural Born Citizen or a Naturalized Citizen? If you are a Naturalized Citizen, please provide your Naturalization Certification Number.

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Location of Birth (City, State, County, Country):

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Your CURRENT mailing address:

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Is your mailing address the same as your physical address? If yes, please type "Yes". If no, please type "No" and provide your physical address (Do not use P.O. Boxes).

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List ALL CURRENT telephone numbers and ALL PREVIOUS telephone numbers you have had over the last five years. Please indicate if the number is/was a home phone number, mobile phone number, or work number. Separate each phone number with a comma. (i.e. 706-555-5555 current mobile, 762-555-5555 previous mobile, 334-555-5555 current work number, etc.)

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List ALL CURRENT email addresses and ALL PREVIOUS email addresses you have had in the last five (5) years. Separate each email address with a comma. (I.e. myname@yahoo.com current, myname@gmail.com previous, etc.)

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To whom do you reside? Please list the person's First, Middle, and Last name and notate your relationship with the individual(s). (i.e. John Michael Doe - spouse, Jane Marie Doe- daughter, etc.) If not applicable, please type "N/A".

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List all Organizations, Clubs, and Associations with which you are or have been a member or associated and your role. Please separate each entry with a comma. If none, please type "None". (i.e. Fraternal Order of Police - member, Boy Scouts of America - Pack Leader for son's troop, etc.)

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Have you ever been affiliated with or a member of a gang? If yes, please type "Yes" and explain. If no, please type "No".

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Please list your hobbies, special skills, and abilities (including speaking any foreign languages). Please separate each entry with a comma. If none, please type "None".

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Are you single, married, widowed, separated, or divorced?

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Spouse's Full Name and Date of Birth (if applicable): If not applicable, please type "N/A".

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Spouse's Contact Information (if applicable): Please include the person's address, phone number, and email address. If not applicable, please type "N/A".

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Spouse's Place of Employment including business telephone number (if applicable): If not applicable, please type "N/A".

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Date of marriage (if applicable): If not applicable, please type "N/A".

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List all former spouses (if applicable): INCLUDE NAME, FULL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, MARRIAGE DATE, AND DIVORCE DATE. If not applicable, please type "N/A".

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List all of your dependents (excluding your spouse). Please include the person's name, date of birth, and relationship (i.e. son, daughter, etc.) Please separate each entry with a comma. (i.e. John Michael Doe (01/01/01 - son, Jane Marie Doe (11/11/11) - daughter, etc.) If not applicable, please type "N/A".

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List all living members of your immediate family. Include your father, mother, siblings, mother-in-law, and father-in-law. Do not list names previously listed. Information should include name, relationship, address, telephone number, and age. If not applicable, please type "N/A".

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List all addresses where you have resided either temporarily or permanently, including colleges, military addresses, and military base assignments, over the past 10 years. Start with your current address. Include FULL STREET ADDRESS, CITY, COUNTY, STATE, ZIP CODE, COUNTRY, THE BEGINNING, AND ENDING DATES OF RESIDENCY FOR EACH ADDRESS LISTED. Please separate each address with a comma.

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Name of the school where your high school diploma or GED was obtained. Please include the name of the school, dates attended, full address, phone number, and graduation date.

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List any Colleges, Universities, Technical Colleges, or Graduate Schools you have attended. Please include the name of the school, city/state of the school, dates attended, area of study, and if you obtained a degree. Separate each entry with a comma. (i.e. Columbus Technical College in Columbus, GA. (08/2013-05/2015) - Graduated with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, Columbus State University in Columbus GA. (08/2015-05/2017) - graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Troy State University in Phenix City, AL. (09/2021-present) - working on a Master's of Public Administration, etc.) If not applicable, please type "N/A".

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List all other Law Enforcement Agencies with which you have applied for Employment. Please include the agency name, phone number, full address, date applied, contact person, and current application status. Separate each entry with a comma. If not applicable, please type "N/A".

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Please provide us with any Law Enforcement Academies you have attended. Please include the Name of the Academy, Full Address, Dates Attended, and Okey/Certification Number. Separate each entry with a comma. If not applicable, please type "N/A".

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List all jobs you have held in the past 10 years, including part-time, seasonal, temporary, and volunteer work. List the most recent job first and work back in time. Include EMPLOYER/COMPANY NAME (INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE TEMPORARY AGENCY IF APPLICABLE), FULL ADDRESS, JOB TITLE, PHONE NUMBER, EMPLOYMENT DATES (FROM/TO), SUPERVISOR'S NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER, AND REASON FOR LEAVING. Separate each employment entry with a comma. If not applicable, please indicate "N/A".

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Have you previously applied for employment with the Columbus Consolidated Government? If yes, please type "Yes" and list when you applied, what position you applied for, and what was the outcome? If no, please type "No".

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Have you ever worked for the Columbus Consolidated Government? If yes, please type "Yes" and provide the name of the department, dates of employment, position held, your supervisor's name, and the reason for your leaving. If no, please type "No".

43

Do you object to wearing a uniform? If yes, please type "Yes" and explain. If no, please type "No".

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Do you object to shift work? If yes, please type "Yes" and explain. If no, please type "No".

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Do you have experience with shift work? If yes, please type "Yes" and explain. If no, please type "No".

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Have you had any disagreements or arguments concerning job duties or working conditions? If yes, please type "Yes" and explain. If no, please type "No".

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Has any supervisor ever reprimanded you for being late for or absent from work? If yes, please type "Yes" and explain. If no, please type "No".

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Have you had any disciplinary action, including verbal, written warnings reprimands, suspensions, or counseling taken against you for any employment or position you have held? If yes, please type "Yes" and explain. If no, please type "No".

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Have you ever been denied employment for any reason, by any law enforcement agency? If yes, please type "Yes" and explain. If no, please type "No".

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In the last ten (10) years, how many times have you left a job without giving proper notice? If you answer anything other than "none" please provide an explanation. Please include the name of the employer, supervisor's name, and dates of employment in your explanation. Separate each entry with a comma.

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How many times in the last ten (10) years have you been asked to resign, terminated, or left a job in lieu of termination or disciplinary action? If you answered anything other than "none" please provide an explanation for each applicable job. Please include the employer's name, supervisor's name, and dates of employment in your explanation. Please separate each entry with a comma.

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Have you ever attempted to join any branch of the United States Armed Forces and been denied? If yes, please type "Yes" and explain. If no, please type "No".

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Have you ever served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces? This includes Reserves, National Guard, and Coast Guard. If yes, please type "Yes" and list Branch of Service, Enlistment Period (dates), Highest Rank Held, and Type of Discharge. Separate each entry with a comma. If no, please type "No".

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Have you ever been court-martialed, tried on charges, subject to an Article 15, company punishment, or any other type of disciplinary action while a member of any branch of the armed forces? If yes, please type "Yes" and provide an explanation. Please include the type of action taken against you, the branch of service, date of action, and final disposition. Separate each entry with a comma. If no, please type "No".

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Our agency requires a typed statement detailing any and all court-martials, military charges, article 15's, company punishments, or other disciplinary actions. All statements must be signed, witnessed, and notarized prior to being submitted to this office. You can upload your signed and notarized statements your application using the attachment feature. If applicable, do you understand the instructions listed above? If yes, please type "Yes". If no, please type "No". If not applicable, please type "N/A".

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Have you EVER used any narcotic or controlled substance that was not prescribed to you by a physician? Including but not limited to: Marijuana/Hashish, Cocaine/Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine (Ice, Angel Dust, Crank, Crystal Meth), Ecstasy, Acid/LSD/PCP, Mushrooms, Heroin, Opium, Steriods, Prescription Drugs Not Prescribed To You, and Spice. If yes, please type "Yes" and provide a statement to include NAME OF SUBSTANCE, APPROXIMATE DATE FIRST USED, APPROXIMATE DATE LAST USED, NUMBER OF TIMES USED, AND THE DETAILS SURROUNDING THE USAGE. Separate each entry with a comma. If no, please type "No".

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Have you ever sold any type of legal or illegal drug, delivered illegal drugs, or directed another person where to obtain drugs with or without profit to yourself? If yes, please type "Yes" and provide an explanation. If no, please type "No".

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Have you ever committed or participated in any of the following crimes (whether you were caught or not)? Arson, Assault, Burglary, Child Abuse, Child Molestation, Cruelty to Animals, Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Violence, Drug Possession/Sale, DUI/DWI/BUI/BWI, Embezzlement, Extortion, Forgery, Fraud, Bad Checks, Giving False Information, Impersonating an Officer, Kidnapping, Murder, Manslaughter, Perjury, Prostitution/Solicitation, Public Intoxication, Robbery, Sexual Assult, Theft, Theft of or unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Trespassing, Vandalism, Weapons Violation, Credit Card Fraud, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Narcotics, Shoplifting, Any other crime not listed. If yes, please type "Yes" and provide a statement for EACH crime. If no, please type "No".

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Have you ever purchased or pawned an item that you knew or should have known was stolen? If yes, please type "Yes" and provide an explanation. If no, please type "No".

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Estimate the amount of merchandise and/or cash money you have taken from all employers over the last ten (10) years. Please include the amount taken and provide an explanation for each incident, including the year. If none, type "None".

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Have you ever been placed on Probation or Parole? If yes, please type "Yes" and an explanation. If no, please type "No".

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Have you ever been arrested, investigated, or given a summons for violating any city, municipal, state, or federal law? If yes, provide the following information: Was it an arrest, investigation, or summons? What charge(s) were you arrested, investigated, or summoned for? Was the charge(s) a felony, misdemeanor, or city ordinance? What is the name (including city/state) of the law enforcement agency involved? What is the disposition (final outcome) of the case? If no, please type "No".

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Is there anything in your past, which if revealed at a later date, may prove to be embarrassing to you

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