New job EVIDENCE CUSTODIAN in Utah

EVIDENCE CUSTODIAN
EVIDENCE CUSTODIAN

EVIDENCE CUSTODIAN

Company : City of West Jordan
Salary : $18.77 - $26.73 an hour
Location : Utah

Full Description

CITY OF WEST JORDAN

8000 Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84088


EVIDENCE CUSTODIAN
JOB POSTING

Opening Date: October 7, 2021 Closing Date: Open until filled

Hourly Range: $18.77 - $26.73 Status: Full-time, Non-exempt

The statements and information in this document are neither intended to nor

do they create contractual or other rights on behalf of any person hired by the

City.

I. SUMMARY

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of duties related to the preservation and

storage of property and evidence; and to ensure that property and evidence are maintained as

prescribed by State and Federal law. This position is a merit employee position that has the

protections found in Utah Code §10-3-1105(1)(a).

II. SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

III. ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Receive, sort, and secure all property delivered to the evidence room; verify
evidence reports against property reports to ensure accuracy.
  • Maintain the security and integrity of the evidence room; preserve the critical chain
of evidence; testify in court when subpoenaed.
  • Determine appropriate and lawful disposition of property; release property to
officers, property owners, courts, and/or other agencies; release property for sale at

public auctions; maintain an accurate accounting of all property transfers and

releases.

  • Conduct periodic audits of property inventory; correspond with officers and the
general public regarding disposition of property inventory.
  • Take fingerprint impressions of customers for various background and application
forms.
  • Sort items to be destroyed; ensure items are destroyed and documentation is
completed; update computer information for destroyed items.
  • Handle monies submitted into evidence, safe keeping, or found property.
  • Inspect evidence room inventory and ensure compliance with State and Federal
statutes regarding the storage and destruction or sale of property.
  • Coordinate and arrange for the delivery and processing of property and evidence to
the State or County crime lab for scientific examination or testing.
  • Maintain records and files related to area of assignment; prepare reports as necessary
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

IV. JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

A. Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of maintaining and processing
evidence and property.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations including
administrative and department policies and procedures.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices in evidence collection and
storage.
  • Principles and practices used in dealing with the public.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Safe driving principles and practices.

B. Skill with:

  • Operating modern office equipment including computer equipment and
software.
  • Operating photographic equipment.
  • Operating a motor vehicle safely.

C. Ability to:

  • Collect, preserve, label, catalog and store evidentiary items for presentation in
criminal proceedings.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and
regulations.
  • Present testimony in court as necessary.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Meet and deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
  • Plan and organize work to meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and data.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to
changing situations and needs.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships
with those contacted in the course of work.

V. Minimum Qualifications:

A. Experience:

  • Two years of responsible clerical and/or technical experience in law
enforcement support or related field.

B. Education and/or Training:

  • High school diploma or GED.

C. License or Certificate:

  • Valid Utah Driver’s License.

D. Special Requirements:

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Work in a standard office environment which includes reaching, bending, sitting, standing,

talking, hearing, listening, and lifting up to 20 lbs.; exposure to outdoors, chemicals, and

explosive materials; ability to travel to different sites and locations.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants must complete and submit a City application and resume to Human

Resources through the website at www.westjordan.utah.gov. This position is open until filled

with first review on October 21, 2021. EOE.


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