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Company Name :- Broward County Board of County Commissioners
Position Name :-
Company Location :- Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Category : General jobs
Full Job Description :-
REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Forensic Technician/Photographer at the Office of Medical Examiner & Trauma Services.
The Forensic Technician/Photographer handles medical instruments, operates equipment including digital cameras and specialized photographic equipment and techniques; processes and preserves pictures of autopsies and death scenes; preserves evidentiary images for use in investigations and/or as evidence in court. Photographs death scenes, autopsies, external examinations, toxicology photography as needed, and disasters. Inventories, stores and maintains photographic supplies and equipment for the Medical Examiner Division; makes minor repairs to photographic equipment. Works with histology specimens and glass slides and in processing and out processing of slides and specimens. Prepares and submits images for case files and reports for photographic assignments. Receives corpses and assists pathologists in the completion of autopsies. Releases bodies to approved authorities. Preserves specimens for legal or training demonstration purposes. Assists medical examiners in the collection of cultures and preparation of specimens for diagnostic tests. Prepares reports and maintains records using a personal computer with basic office software and Division specific applications. Performs other related work as required.
General Description Skilled work in the day-to-day operations of the forensic section. Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Requires six (6) months experience assisting with autopsies and/or biomedical photography or closely related experience. Special Certifications and Licenses Required None. Preferences
Graduated from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice or a related field. Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, or a related field. Six months – one year of Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Photography and/or Latent Fingerprint Examinations. Preservation and collection of physical, biological and trace evidence. Development, collection and preservation of latent prints for case file and/or law enforcement. Operating digital imaging equipment, techniques and related software. Postmortem (Autopsy) Photography experience.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
Performs autopsies, fingerprinting, x-rays, and body releases.
Photographs autopsy cases and toxicological blood kits for criminal cases; places images into case files on computer for doctors to review in order to determine cause of death; coordinates with and provides records management image request CDs (compact disks); watermarks each image and places onto a CD for attorneys and police departments.
Reviews and performs requisition of supplies for photographic operations, equipment, and distribution; resolves technical camera equipment, hardware, software and administrative problems.
Acts as a liaison between photography staff and doctors, attorney’s offices and police departments in order to ensure photographic needs are being met; provides photographic technical assistance to doctors, investigators, and law enforcement agencies.
Performs related work as assigned.
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
Performs medium to heavy work that involves walking, standing, stooping and also involves exerting between 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.
Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.
Involves routine and frequent exposure to disease/pathogens.
County Core Competencies
All Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County’s four core behavioral competencies.
Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.
Emergency Management Responsibilities
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.
All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
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