STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B20

Class No. 6086

FORENSIC PHOTOGRAPHER II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs advanced (senior-level) forensic image analysis work.  Work involves the scientific examination, documentation, comparison, and evaluation of photographic, video, and digital evidence in legal matters.  May plan, assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees the examination and analysis of recorded audio, video, and photographic media for enhancement, authenticity, voice, and photographic comparisons, signal analysis, and repair of damaged media.

Prepares and reviews technical reports of photographic and scientific examination results.

Operates various types of cameras, slide duplicators, and video or digital equipment.

Documents crime scenes and participates in criminal investigations.

Testifies in court as an expert witness in the scientific analysis of audio/video/image evidence and maintains records of evidence and its disposition.

Resolves technical instrumentation and administrative problems.

Develops and conducts training on proper documentation techniques, equipment procedures, and evidentiary retrieval of video, audio, and images at crime scenes and investigations.

Develops and updates training programs, prepares exhibits for court, and provides video and digital services.

Establishes production controls and performance standards.

Analyzes, evaluates, and prioritizes assignments and determines equipment and material requirements.

Ensures compliance with laboratory safety and proper evidence handling procedures.

Reviews and verifies reports pertaining to photographic operations, equipment, and supplies.

May requisition photographic supplies and equipment.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in forensic image and photographic analysis work.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in photography, forensic science, digital imaging, photo-journalism, radio-television-film, or a related field is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the use of various types of cameras, video, and digital imaging equipment; of photo techniques and processes; of chain of custody procedures for evidence; and of forensic photography theories and practices.

Skill in the use of cameras and peripheral equipment; in developing and processing film, photos, and videos: and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to implement photographic principles and techniques; to learn specialized methods and techniques; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.


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