Employment Opportunity


Police Property & Evidence Technician

Carlsbad Police Department, Carlsbad, California

Salary: $48,251.32 - $58,648.98 Annually

Final Filing Date: June 13, 2018 or until 200 applicants, whichever occurs first.

The Property & Evidence Technician performs duties under supervision and in support of receiving, recording, preserving, releasing and/or disposal of property, evidence or supplies within the judicial process and maintains inventory procedures as stipulated by state and federal laws and regulations. The Property & Evidence Technician performs a full range of property and evidence receiving and inventory duties.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Sorts, files, copies, assembles and distributes reports and related records, including court packages for filings with the County, State, and Federal Government, in accordance with established procedures and within time constraints; performs file searches to locate records and pertinent information.
  • Receives, records, classifies and stores various types of evidence, property and/or supplies; participates in the destruction or return of property and evidence as directed.
  • Ensures proper inventory of property and evidence in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Preserves appropriate chain of custody including logs and various release information throughout and at the close of judicial proceedings; notifies property owners as to the proper disposition of property.
  • Transports and delivers property and evidence as directed.
  • May testify in court.
  • Participates and assists in periodic audits of the property and evidence room.
  • Prepares reports and lists of property and adhere to the property tagging procedures.
  • Utilizes information and technology systems for inventory procedures or other duties.
  • Attends and participates in in-house or other training to maintain knowledge of related regulations.
  • Performs a variety of general clerical tasks, including, typing routine correspondence and standard forms.

Requirements:

Knowledge of:
  • Correct English grammar and usage, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Computerized word processing and spreadsheet applications on microcomputer systems.
  • Police terminology, codes, and classifications related to police records work.
  • General database systems and software applications.
  • Federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines governing property and evidence inventories.
  • Specialized law enforcement database systems, e.g., Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS); California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (CLETS); CA Identification/Automated Fingerprint Information System; and National Criminal Information Center (NCIC), Quetel.
  • Basic activities of property and evidence program.
  • Evidence handling, recording, storage and release procedures.
  • Principles and procedures of inventory and tagging of evidence, reporting of inventory and disposition of applicable materials.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Ability to:
  • Apply federal, state and city laws, codes, regulations and procedures to the management and security of police records.
  • Operate a variety of computer systems, word processing and related equipment to create, maintain, inventory and process files, records and property and evidence.
  • Process information using the specialized database network systems to perform duties.
  • Understand and utilize law enforcement technical codes and crime classifications accurately.
  • Maintain confidentiality in processing police information.
  • Receive the public in person or over the phone utilizing tact and diplomacy in dealing with sometimes difficult clients.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Learn, apply, and explain rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Utilize specialized training in receiving, storing and disposition of property and evidence.
  • Work independently and in accordance with specialized training.
  • Prepare written reports.
  • Interpret routine laws, regulations and codes and explain to members of the public.
Experience & Education - Any combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by specialized, related courses, programs and/or training.
  • Six months of law enforcement or related background.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Incumbents at all levels must be able to work a flexible schedule requiring rotating shifts including weekend and holiday assignments, as may be expected in working for a department operating on a 24-hour, 7 day per week schedule.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

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Posted: May 23, 2018



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