DETECTIVE/CRIME SCENE UNIT INVESTIGATOR

Anoka County, MN - Anoka, MN

Full-time
Are you looking for a rewarding career in the northern Twin Cities metropolitan area where you can make a meaningful difference in others' lives and enjoy a positive work-life balance?

Our diverse Anoka County team brings next-level talents, personalities and experiences together in ways that make us both effective and efficient. Our team of nearly 2,000 employees is united by a common mission to preserve the public's trust. We do this by bringing our very best to work every day and serving Anoka County's 345,000 citizens in a respectful, innovative and fiscally responsible manner.

If your career aspirations resonate with our mission, we invite you to Find Your Path with Anoka County! Apply today to join our team.

Detective/Crime Scene Unit Investigator
Current law enforcement professionals working for Anoka County jurisdictions have the opportunity join our team as a Detective/Crime Scene Unit Investigator. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office offers numerous opportunities for career diversity and promotional advancement; promotes teamwork and fosters a positive working environment; and maintains a reputation and tradition of excellence. If this interests you, please apply and see what we have to offer.

This full-time benefit eligible position is located at the Anoka County Sheriff's Office in Andover.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY): Duties and Responsibilities
These examples are not all inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of primary responsibilities of a Detective/Crime Scene Unit Investigator.
Assist in criminal investigations by performing advanced methods of crime scene processing throughout all of Anoka County including the following: scene documentation, photography, videography, scene sketches, scene measurements, fingerprint processing, DNA processing and biological sample collection, footwear, tool mark and tire impression documentation and casting, searching for physical evidence and collecting the evidence in accordance with the Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure and Sheriff's Office policy.
Perform other specialized tasks including: shooting reconstruction, bloodstain pattern analysis, application of blood searching and enhancement chemicals, crime scene/accident reconstruction, and gunshot residue collection.
Specialize in types of scenes such as: clandestine methamphetamine labs, clandestine graves, death investigations, motor vehicle crashes/fatalities, officer involved shootings, and sexual assaults.
Prepare technical reports and supporting documentation for criminal proceedings; prepare detailed reports by documenting the processing performed and actions taken on a scene; interpret data from trajectory analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis, etc. into expert opinions and conclusions.
Convert scene sketches, scene measurements, and software data into detailed diagrams for courtroom presentations.
Work with the County Attorney's Office evidence pre-trial viewing; prepare items of physical evidence into courtroom exhibits; assist Medical Examiner's Office with documentation and collection of evidence during autopsies; perform expert credible testimony on criminal cases during court trial.
Present forensic related topics at seminars, educational conferences, and other law enforcement events.
Attend trainings and perform all other law enforcement duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Qualifications
Currently employed as a peace officer in Anoka County.
Three years of experience as a peace officer in Anoka County.

Knowledge and understanding of:
Federal and State laws, criminal law, criminal proceedings and Anoka County Sheriff's Office policies.

Skill in:
Operating equipment needed to process a crime scene (i.e. digital camera, alternative light source, electronic measuring tools, etc.).
Performing crime scene processing techniques.
Oral and written communications.

Ability to:
Maintain high morale and positive professionalism at all times.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other law enforcement agencies, other county divisions and the general public.
Evaluate and analyze a variety of situations and crime scenes in order to coordinate effective scene processing.
Work independently, without supervision and often times as a team leader and direct the activity of others. Assess and prioritize work effectively.
Be objective and impartial, interpret evidence based on factual information without forming opinions, translate scene work into detailed reports.
Provide clear and credible testimony.
Pass medical and psychological exams and background check.

Physical Ability to:
Hear, see, remember facts, stand, walk, bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, sit or crawl as needed when processing a scene.
Lift and carry or drag objects or people weighing up to 100 pounds when responding to a call for service and to chase and subdue suspects as required.
No tattoos, scars or brands that qualify as "Unauthorized Tattoos" under the Sheriff's Office Policy 1044.3 are allowed under any circumstances by any member of the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. Tattoos that cover more than 25 percent of the exposed area of the arm while wearing an unaltered short-sleeved shirt must be covered by a long-sleeved shirt while the employee is representing the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. The exposed area is the area from the bend of the wrist to the shirt sleeve. Tattoos on the head, face, neck, or hands are prohibited. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis for tattoos of rings on fingers.

GRADE LEVEL:
Salary
Anoka County Salary Schedule, Grade 2104

2019 Starting Rate: $39.66 per hour ($82,492 annualized). After successful completion of an initial hire probationary period, eligible for an initial hire probationary period increase.

Hours
Full-time position. Schedule determined by seniority bidding process and will include days, evenings, weekends, on call and holidays.

Selection Process
Qualified candidates will be invited to take a written test. Successful candidates will then participate in an oral exam process and job simulation.

Additional Information
Include responses to all supplemental questions with your application no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the posting.

If you have a disability that would prevent you from testing for a position under standard conditions or if you wish to submit Veterans' Preference information, please notify Megan Will at 763-324-4324 so that every reasonable effort can be made to accommodate you.