CITY OF FORT MYERS
invites applications for the position of:
Cont. Homicide Cold Case InvestSALARY: $30.00 Hourly

OPENING DATE:

CLOSING DATE:

DESCRIPTION:
This is a part time position, 28 hours per week for 50 weeks.
$30.00 Hourly Non-Sworn
$35.00 Hourly Sworn
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Safety Sensitive: Yes Level II Screening: No
Under the general supervision of the Detective Bureau Violent Crimes Sergeant, the Homicide Cold Case Investigator functions as a sworn or non-sworn special investigator. Employees in this classification investigate specific cold cases as assigned including reviewing all documents, interviewing subjects, gathering information, and developing resources. The incumbent will perform duties in accordance with Florida State Statutes and established department policies, procedures and guidelines. This is a contractual position. This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Responsibilities and Reporting During an Emergency Situation:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. Depending on the nature of the emergency, this may require working around the clock for several days on short notice.
Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee’s Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Conduct criminal investigations concerning cold case homicides.
• Investigate new leads related to cold case investigations.
• Review case files and physical evidence related to cold case investigations.
• Request further examination of physical evidence collected in homicide cases.
• May conduct professional interviews with victims, witnesses, and suspects.
• Prepare criminal cases for court. Testify in criminal cases.
• Provide victim’s family members with updated information concerning the progress of cold case investigations.
• May prepare detailed daily reports, case reports, and warrant requests as required.
• Give verbal presentations concerning cases.
• Organize case files to accepted standard format.
• May be required to drive a motor vehicle to accomplish assigned tasks.
• This position requires regular and reliable attendance and the employee’s physical presence at the workplace.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, state statutes and ordinances.
• Skill in organization, prioritization, and time management
• Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective internal/external working relationships.
• Ability to operate necessary equipment, including but not limited to vehicle, and computer.
• Ability to effectively communicate and discretely handle confidential material.
• Ability to exercise judgment and make decisions in accordance with established laws, regulations, ordinances, departmental policies and procedures.
• Ability to analyze dangerous situations rapidly and accurately and to adopt, with or without supervision, quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• High School Diploma
• Ten (10) years’ investigative experience with emphasis in homicide investigations
• Mandatory Drug/Alcohol Testing required.
• Must possess or be able to obtain within three months a valid Florida Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
• Must be able to pass background investigation, oral interviews(s), polygraph and drug screen.
When assigned as a Sworn Officer– the position requires obtaining, and maintaining in good standing, State of Florida Police Officer certification

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
• Strong knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint preferred

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
This work typically requires the following physical activities to be performed.
• Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
• Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
• Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.
• Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
• Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
• Fingering – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
• Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
• Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
• Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
• Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
• Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
• Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
• Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
• Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
• Standing – for sustained periods of time.
• Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
• Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
• Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
• Visual Acuity 1 – prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
• Visual Acuity 2 – color, depth perception, field of vision.
• Visual Acuity 3 – determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
• Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
• Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
• Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
• Pulling – use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
• Visual Acuity 4 – operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
• Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
• Walking – on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.
Work performed is primarily:
• Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Contact with internal and external customers, vendors, outside agencies and the general public.
• Occasionally exposed to adverse weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain and potentially dangerous environments.
• Occasionally exposed to odors, diseases, chemicals, and excessive noise.
• May be required to work hours other than the regular schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions described herein. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

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