Employment Opportunity

Property/Evidence Technician

Santa Clara County District Attorney, San Jose, California

Salary: $54,691.52 - $66,042.08 Annually

Final Filing Date: December 13, 2017

Under general supervision, is responsible for maintaining the chain-of-evidence in the receipt, packaging, storage, release and disposal of all property/evidence that has been recovered, found or is being held as evidence in connection with the prosecution of crimes.

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  • Receives, catalogues, stores, maintains, controls, releases, and/or destroys property, evidence, or other items that have been recovered, found or is being held as evidence in connection with the prosecution of crimes;
  • Maintains files and chain-of-evidence records regarding property and its dispositions;
  • May transport evidence to or from satellite locations and to the Crime Laboratory for analysis;
  • May testify in Court to verify chain-of-custody records and proper handling of evidence in custody;
  • Logs, tracks, and may make arrangements for sale of unclaimed property;
  • Destroys or makes arrangements for the destruction of weapons and contraband such as narcotics;
  • Handles items which may contain chemical or biological hazards;
  • Accesses and operates various automated criminal justice information systems to research the disposition of cases;
  • Contacts or responds to questions from law enforcement personnel, attorneys, representatives of various agencies and the public concerning the release, location and disposition of property and evidence;
  • Demonstrates the proper handling of evidence and property to sworn and civilian personnel;
  • Receives and implements court orders for property destruction or release of property;
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Employment Standards
  • Education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and one year of experience performing inventory and record keeping duties.
Special Requirements
  • Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle operator's license prior to appointment.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
Knowledge of:
  • Modern record keeping and filing systems associated with receiving and storing inventory;
  • Basic arithmetic calculations and functions;
  • Basic inventory techniques;
  • Basic organization and function of a criminal justice agency;
  • Basic computer skills.
Ability to:
  • Interpret and apply applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations;
  • Safely handle items containing chemical or biological hazards;
  • Testify in Court;
  • Maintain confidentiality;
  • Deal effectively with the public;
  • Understand written and oral instructions;
  • Establish effective working relationships with others;
  • Maintain accurate records;
  • Access and operate various automated criminal justice information systems to research the disposition of cases;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Exercise independent judgment and work with minimal supervision;
  • Lift and carry moderately heavy and bulky items;
  • Deal tactfully with persons from a variety of cultural, educational, and occupational backgrounds who may be experiencing stressful situations.

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Posted: December 4, 2017

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