Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Bureau Manager

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Police Department, Scottsdale, Arizona

Salary: $63,305.00 - $87,047.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: October 13, 2017

Under general supervision of the Special Services Division Police Department Commander. Responsible for supervising personnel and coordinating operations within the Property and Evidence Bureau. Ensures compliance with Tribal, Federal, and State laws, rules of criminal procedure and various Department Policies and Procedures and Industry Standards and Best Practices as they relate to the receipt, storage and disposition of property and evidence. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

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Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.
  • Manages, oversees, and administers operations of the Police Property and Evidence Bureau. Develops and maintains policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure evidence is properly received, packaged, marked, logged, inventoried, and stored. Maintains proper safekeeping and/or destruction of found property submitted by Police Officers or Crime Scene Technicians; bar codes property and enters information into computerized inventory system; affixes proper tags and labels for inventory control; observes and ensure the proper chain of custody for property and evidence in accordance to Tribal, State and Federal laws.
  • Manages and supervises the Property and Evidence personnel and plans, prioritizes, schedules and coordinates workflow for the bureau. Promotes proper development and training of the Property and Evidence staff; establishes performance standards while maintaining the overall goals of the bureau. Performs routine and periodic audits to ensure compliance with policies and procedures. Ensures staff is following best practices to adhere to Tribal, State and Federal laws regarding chain of custody.
  • Performs all management and supervisory functions of the division to include payroll, performance evaluation, budgeting, purchasing, training and development, attendance monitoring, workers compensation, discipline and recruitment and selection.
  • Coordinates and monitors releases of evidence for court or investigative purposes and ensures that the released property and evidence is returned to the Property and Evidence Room; answers citizen inquires and complaints regarding property dispositions and maintains proper computer or paper files on all inventoried property.
  • Upon receiving destruction orders from Tribal, State and Federal Courts, properly destroys items of evidence or property no longer required following prescribed Tribal, State and Federal laws and Police Department Policy and Procedures.
  • Analyzes Property and Evidence operations, which includes conducting analyses, researching alternatives and/or legislative changes, sets objectives, and recommends changes to management regarding Property and Evidence policies and procedures.
  • Monitors expenditures and assists in the preparation of the Police Department's budget; prepares, develops and reviews reports and statistical data; administers special projects assigned.
  • May be required to testify in Tribal, State and Federal court on procedures pertaining to the chain of custody of evidence and may be requested to transport evidence to court, a laboratory, other Police Departments or other locations.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance departmental operations.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of the operating procedures of a Police Department.
  • Knowledge of the equipment used in property and evidence, records, including communications, computers, etc.
  • Knowledge of the principles, codes, regulations, and laws governing records management.
  • Knowledge of modern office procedures, techniques, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of warehousing, inventory control, material handling, storage, record keeping and property accounting, computer terminal data input and retrieval process.
  • Knowledge of Police Property and Evidence operations, automation, chain-of-custody, conducting audits, monitoring and inspections, packaging standards, storage, safety and security standards for property and evidence.
  • Knowledge in the processes of bar coding, cross-referencing cases, contraband, firearms and drug destruction documentation and processes, impounded currency, money and valuables calculation, inventory, purging and court documentation in a Police Property and Evidence Electronic Evidence Management Systems.
  • Knowledge of the Police Property and Evidence Accreditation.
  • Skill in using Police Property and Evidence RMS Property and Evidence and Management Systems.
  • Skill in using Police Property and Evidence Integrated Evidence Management Software Systems.
  • Skill in Police Property and Evidence Accreditation.
  • Ability to learn applicable Tribal, State and Federal laws and civil codes and regulations pertaining to the handling and storage of property and evidence.
  • Ability to learn policies, court systems and criminal procedures relative to the processing, retention, and disposal of evidence.
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of the Property and Evidence Room by participating in random audits.
  • Ability to learn safety and security methods and practices, involved in the handling and storage of motor vehicles, firearms, weapons, narcotics, drugs, money and dangerous devices.
  • Ability to maintain legible, complete, and accurate records and related documents.
  • Ability to place property and evidence items and inventory documents in both ascending and descending order by computerized numerical bar codes.
  • Ability to devise and maintain storage, security, and accounting procedures for sensitive, valuable, and unusual supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to coordinate with other law enforcement agencies in the development of procedures for the disposition of property when cases are adjudicated.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors and other Tribal employees and members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Ability to move objects weighing less than 50 pounds short and long distances, placing into a vehicle and the ability to walk up and down stairs.
  • Education and Experience: Associates of Arts AA degree in Management or Criminal Justice and five (5) years experience in Police Property and Evidence field, warehousing or inventory control including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
    • Membership in the International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc. (IAPE) is preferred.
    • Certification as a Property and Evidence Specialist (CPES) through the International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc. (IAPE) is preferred.
  • Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered.
  • Insurability – Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License and be able to meet the SRPMIC insurance standards.
Special Requirements:
  • May be required to work beyond normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Successful completion of Police Department background investigation and polygraph examination.
  • Will be required to successfully pass pre-employment drug screening and fingerprint/background checks.
  • Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

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Posted: September 15, 2017

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