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Property Evidence Technician
Property Evidence Technician

Property Evidence Technician

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Colorado

Full Description

Salary Range: $23.70 - $30.81 hourly

Job Summary:

Property Evidence Technicians are responsible for receiving, storing, releasing, and disposing of property obtained by the Greeley Police Department. The Technician maintains security and chain of custody on all items submitted whether they are evidence, found property, or submitted for safekeeping. Responsible for maintaining both written and computer documentation of all property transactions. Property Evidence Technicians work and interact with numerous Law Enforcement agencies, attorneys, citizens, and other business partners.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver license.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain clear, concise, and complete records.
  • Ability to interact effectively with others.
  • Ability to handle detailed work, maintain a high level of accuracy and thoroughness of records, and follow detailed instructions.
  • Ability to problem solve and exercise sound judgement and confidentiality.
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with co-workers and the community.
  • Familiarity with personal computers, to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other software.
  • May prepare routine reports or correspondence.
  • Ability to properly operate or use the following equipment: motor vehicle, dolly, ladder, hydraulic lift, and hand tools.

Essential Functions: The following duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all-inclusive

  • Responsible for logging in the evidence and property received and enforcing department policy about the proper packaging of all items. Coordinates with department personnel to correct any inaccurate or incomplete submissions.
  • Ensure the laws of evidence, General Orders, and Standard Operating Procedures regarding the handling of evidence and property are followed.
  • Respond appropriately to inquiries regarding items held by the department; including authorization verification to release evidence to appropriate persons.
  • Assist officers, investigators, and employees in obtaining evidence from storage to view, take to court, release to owner, or for other purposes.
  • Assist citizens by phone, email, or in person.
  • Release property to their rightful owner.
  • Dispose of property, including hazardous property or materials, in accordance with policies, procedures, and retention schedules. May require participation on the destruction team, and operation of a city vehicle.
  • Transfer evidence to and from the Regional Lab.
  • Research case information in preparation for release, auction, or disposal of property.
  • Copy and transfer digital media files for the District Attorney, Investigators, and the public while ensuring chain of custody and integrity.
  • Conduct and assist with evidence viewings with attorneys and their representatives.
  • Operate department computer equipment and software programs to input data, track and review evidence and property records, and research case disposition for future disposal.
  • Responsible for managing and handling high liability items such as firearms, money, drugs, and jewelry. May include biohazard materials such as blood and other bodily fluids.
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy of the department and those involved with the department.
  • Testify in court cases relevant to the chain of custody of evidence and department policies.
  • May be required to drive a city vehicle or personal vehicle for business purposes.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

  • Work is primarily performed indoors in a warehouse environment with concrete floors.
  • Work involves frequent walking, standing, and sitting.
  • Vision must be sufficient to read a variety of material and complete paperwork, distinguish color, and computer screen.
  • Tasks may involve light to heavy lifting; ability to lift 50lbs is required. Work will often involve carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching, climbing, crawling, bending or stooping, twisting, kneeling, and squatting.
  • Must be able to handle multiple concurrent tasks, interruptions, and stress.
  • May occasionally be exposed to unpleasant images, documents, or other items which could be considered disturbing.
  • Exposure to a wide range of chemicals, solvents, and other solutions, including some noxious items.
  • Some work will be outdoors in various weather conditions and temperatures.
  • Technicians are also responsible for cleaning areas exposed to biohazard materials using the proper protective gear and equipment.
  • Personal protective equipment is provided, as is training to handle such items.

Conditions of Employment: Candidates must successfully complete all pre-employment screenings and employment eligibility verification. Pre-employment screenings include a drug test, a background and national sex offender search, a motor vehicle record search, and for some positions, a physical demands evaluation. For more information about City policies and practices during the recruitment process, including but not limited to EOE, Reasonable Accommodation, and pre-employment screenings, please visit our career page HERE .