Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Technician

Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner, Woodland, California

Salary: $19.46 - $23.66 Hourly

Final Filing Date: February 23, 2018

Under general supervision, receive, organize, preserve, secure, transport, release, and/or dispose of property and evidence confiscated by the Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner-Public Administrator's Office ; ensure compliance with state and local laws, codes, and regulations regarding property and evidence; testify in court regarding the chain of evidence; maintain record keeping systems related to property and evidence; and perform related work as required.

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  • Receive all property and evidence items confiscated by the Sheriff's Office; package, label and store items and enter information into manual and computerized recordkeeping systems; maintain the security and integrity of the property and evidence function;
  • Prepare and transport evidence to contracted Crime Lab for analysis;
  • Respond to requests for examination of evidence items by other criminal justice agents, and release evidence for court proceedings; testify in court regarding the chain of evidence;
  • Obtain court orders for the destruction or return of property; arrange for transfer/disposal/ destruction and transport firearms, hazardous materials, narcotics and money; arrange for and release property for auction; release property to owners in accordance with regulations and established procedures; research case dispositions to determine rightful owners of property; send notifications to owners of found property;
  • Assist in retrieving evidence and property from the field as needed;
  • Order and stock supplies and forms;
  • Establish and maintain detailed inventory and record keeping systems; purge backlogged property items;
  • Attend a variety of meetings, conferences, and training sessions regarding the property and evidence function; assist in training new officers in proper evidence packaging techniques;
  • Perform related work as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Two years of responsible support services work, preferably in a law enforcement environment.
License :
  • Positions in this classification require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.
Knowledge of:
  • Federal and State laws and court decisions pertaining to the recovery of property and evidence and preservation of the evidence chain;
  • Practices and procedures pertaining to property and evidence collection, storage, handling, tracking, release and disposal;
  • Processes and procedures for requesting court orders; practices and procedures for the safe handling of firearms;
  • Federal, State, and Local laws pertaining to weapons possession and for the handling and disposing of hazardous materials.
Ability to:
  • Ability to operate within the laws, regulations, and procedures of a public safety environment; processing, storing and tracking property and evidence and maintaining the chain of evidence;
  • Ability to establish and maintaining accurate and detailed records and files;
  • Ability to properly handle large sums of money, hazardous materials, firearms, biohazards, and unusual items;
  • Ability to lift, push, pull or carry objects up to fifty pounds;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work;
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize assigned duties.

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Posted: February 13, 2018

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