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Crime Scene Multi-Media Tech

FLSA: Hourly

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SALARY RANGE:

(028) $19.27 - $27.41 an hour     $40,081.60 - $57,012.80 a year

JOBCODE: 760300

BENEFITS:

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plan; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: This is responsible technical work in collecting, examining, processing, and

analyzing video, audio and digital multimedia evidence for investigative purposes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyzes video and audio evidence using a variety of computer software and related hardware systems which may be presented on analog or digital tape, optical disc or as a data file.

  • Assists investigators by collecting, analyzing and processing digital evidence from electronic devices including cellular phones, digital cameras, computers, flash drives or memory cards.

  • Collects and preserves video and audio evidence at crime scenes as directed.

  • Conducts videotaping and photography at search warrant locations as directed.

  • Prepares video, audio and other digital multi-media evidence for courtroom and trial presentation.

  • Coordinates production of training and promotional videotape programs including script presentation, location videotaping, post-production editing, and distribution.

  • Reliably digitizing video tape footage onto a computer system using editing software.

  • De-multiplexes or separates camera views from multiplexed closed circuit television footage.

  • Enhances, repairs and extracts video from camcorders, cell phones and other personal recording devices.

  • Converts digital video from digital video recorder (DVR) devices into digital video formats usable for forensic analysis.

  • Performs clarification techniques such as frame averaging.

  • Performs masking, highlighting and tracking of persons or objects of interest in videos.

  • Enlarges portions of the video for areas of interest.

  • Measures heights or individuals or distances between points seen in the video.

  • Responds to crime scenes for videotaping and photography and any promotional purposes as directed.

  • Performs related work as required.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGES, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of photography.

  • Working knowledge of methods and techniques used in audio-visual production.

  • Working knowledge of the rules and procedures pertinent to evidence collection and preservation.

  • Ability to distinguish the proper colors in photographs, videotapes and computer output for graphic reproductions.

  • Ability to organize, coordinate and implement numerous assignments.

  • Ability to operate audio, video, photographic, and computer equipment.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, members of law enforcement, community agencies, and others.

  • Skill in the use and care of audio/visual and photographic equipment.

  • Skill in the use of various computer programs for digital imaging and image enhancement including audio and video.

  • Skill in the operation of a light motor vehicle.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocation school and a minimum of two years of college or vocational school with focus on audio/video editing, post production, videography, information technology, photography or a related field and one (1) year experience in videography and post production editing or related fields preferably in a law enforcement agency, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree.

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Valid Driver’s license.

  • Preferred certifications from: Leva Internationa, Scientific Working Group Imaging Technology or Resolution Video.

    EXAMINATION:

    Evaluation of training and experience. A background investigation and polygraph examination will be conducted on the candidate selected for employment. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

    TO APPLY: To be considered for this position applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of May 15, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumés can be submitted in support, but not in lieu, of an application. Resumés and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

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    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 5/15/2013 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.