Employment Opportunity


Evidence Manager

Volusia County Sheriff's Office, DeLand, Florida

Salary: $63,419.00 - $104,910.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 23, 2018

The County of Volusia is seeking an experienced Program Manger - Working Title: Evidence Manager for the Sheriff's Office. This position will be located in DeLand, Florida and will be responsible for maintaining the security, integrity and chain of custody of property/evidence in accordance with state laws and department policies and procedures. The selected candidate will be responsible for the overall management and quality control of the Evidence Section within the Support Operation Division.

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Duties:

  • Serves as the Chief Evidence Custodian for the agency.
  • Coordinates the organizational, staffing and operational activities of the Evidence Section; assumes responsibility for the overall security and maintenance of property and evidence; ensures compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and procedures to ensure the integrity of property is safeguarded through adherence to evidence policies and procedures from intake to final disposition.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and priorities; recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures.
  • Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identifies resource needs; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements approved improvements.
  • Provides training and technical assistance for assigned personnel in the performance of their duties.
  • Assists personnel with career development. Initiates and effectively recommends performance evaluations, disciplinary and/or commendatory actions for assigned personnel.
  • Participates in the development of the annual Division budget; forecasts funds needed for equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures.
  • Researches sources for the purchasing of property and evidence packaging, cleaning, and other supplies, equipment, and materials as necessary; researches service providers and makes recommendations regarding contract services.
  • Ensures incoming property and evidence is properly packaged and documented appropriately in RMS.
  • Notes discrepancies and ensures prompt contact of appropriate Deputy, Detective, or supervisory personnel to correct deficiencies.
  • Provides training to agency personnel as required.
  • Researches case status in various computer data bases including the State Attorney's Office and the Clerk of the Circuit Courts; communicates with the State Attorney's Office and/or consults with Detective/Deputy Sheriffs as necessary to purge evidence and property; ensures attempts are made to identify/contact owner of property prior to disposition of property or evidence; coordinates Section activities with those of other divisions and outside agencies and organizations; processes property dispositions and updates property and evidence computer database with release information; sends property release letters to owners.
  • Supervises the destruction, transfer, sale, and/or return of property and evidence in accordance with State law and in consultation with the Sheriff's Office Chief Financial Officer, Professional Standards and Agency Legal Advisor as appropriate.
  • Coordinates with Professional Standards to facilitate periodic audits and inventories of the Evidence Section in accordance with written policies.
  • Coordinates with the Sheriff's Office Legal Advisor to secure court orders for the destruction of controlled substances on adjudicated cases.
  • Supervises the identification, security, proper storage, and final disposition of all items of value including jewelry; attempts to locate the owner of high value property at the conclusion of case proceedings or based upon time guidelines established under State law for lost property; coordinates final disposition of high value items with Professional Standards and records disposition in appropriate records.
  • Responsible for the verification and disposition of currency in the Evidence Section, including all required documentation for the deposit of evidence and forfeiture funds, found monies, and monies held for safekeeping in the designated VCSO bank account or evidence safe dependent upon intake protocols.
  • Makes records pertaining to cash deposits, amounts held within the safe and transfers of cash available for audit by Professional Standards when requested.
  • Evaluates the property and evidence RMS system for accuracy and efficiency; provides recommendations for improvements; assists in the implementation of changes.
  • Testifies in court regarding custody of evidence as necessary.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of quality control measures within the Property and Evidence Section in compliance with the industry's best practice and applicable accreditation program as defined by the Sheriff's Office.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the field of property and evidence including laws relative to retention and disposal of property as well as best practices for storage and custody; incorporates new developments as appropriate into programs and procedures.
  • May be assigned to other county locations based upon operational needs.
  • Attends work on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Must adhere to Federal, State, county and Local ordinances.
  • Responds to emergency situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Criminal Justice or closely related field
  • AND
  • At least five (5) years of experience in law enforcement property and evidence management.
  • Must obtain a certification with the International Association of Property and Evidence within one (1) year of employment.
  • A comparable amount of education, training and experience may substitute for the minimum requirements.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations, and statutes as related to property and evidence within the criminal justice system.
  • Knowledge of the correct procedures for providing expert testimony in court. Knowledge of evidence handling procedures.
  • Knowledge of record keeping and inventory management techniques.
  • Knowledge of the industry's best practices and applicable accreditation program as defined by the Sheriff's Office.
  • Knowledge of modern management techniques, principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of current industry trends and innovations affecting area of expertise (e.g. computer hardware, software, employment practices, funding, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the County Merit System Rules and Regulations and the SO Directives Manual.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, public, government and elected officials, the media, and vendors.
  • Able to demonstrate ethical and professional behavior; analyze information or situations; synthesize information and/or circumstances; solve problems; recall facts and/or information; describe persons, things, and/or events; read and comprehend information; show courtesy; speak clearly; prepare written reports; follow directions; apply listening and comprehension skills.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other law enforcement personnel, and the general public.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Able to work with, and not be sensitive to, evidence that may depict graphic scenes of violence.
  • Able to work with and not be sensitive to strong chemicals and odors.
  • Able to establish record keeping systems.
  • Able to use various computer programs in the daily operation of the Evidence Section.
  • Able to coordinate multiple projects and programs.
  • Able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Able to develop policies and procedures.
  • Able to coordinate activities with internal and external agencies and organizations.
  • Able to supervise professional and support staff.
  • Able to monitor and assemble operating budgets and perform strategic planning.
  • Able to develop, implement and meet objectives of assigned program.
  • May require ability to conduct statistical analysis and data collection.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors, engineers, architects, suppliers and the general public.
  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Able to work under stressful conditions.
  • Able to interact effectively with others.
  • Must be able to relocate to other county locations based upon operational needs.
ADA REQUIREMENTS:
  • Mental Demands: Ability to read and comprehend scientific, technical, legal, operational, and professional literature (manuals, pamphlets, textbooks, directives); maps and schematics; financial records and reports; memos, correspondence. Ability to write reports, summaries, evaluations, financial statements, and opinions. Ability to speak publicly relaying information to layman in a clear and concise manner. Ability to perform general to advanced mathematical functions and computations. Ability to identify and resolve problems. Ability to apply rules, regulations and guidelines to real life situations. Ability to analyze data and develop conclusions; ability to conduct surveys and analyze results.
  • Physical Demands: Sedentary work. Ability to see. May require ability to hear, stand, sit, manual dexterity, reach, grasp. May require prolong use of CRT screen. Major visual functions are acuity, far and near, field of vision, and accommodation. Visual acuity (peripheral vision and depth perception) necessary to operate a motorized vehicle.
  • Environmental Demands: Inside work. May be exposed to strong chemicals and odors

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Posted: February 9, 2018



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