Employment Opportunity

Evidence Technician

Waukee Police Department, Waukee, Iowa

Salary: $23.04 - $24.92 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Evidence Technician provides technical support for the public and the Police Department staff including digital and physical evidence processing, property and evidence handling, report writing, policy development, planning, handling sensitive issues and confidential information, public finger prints and clerical functions.

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  • Collects evidence, orders evidence supplies, maintains evidence inventory and files, processes evidence, completes subpoena requests and quarterly audits.
  • Holds administrative rights to process and download digital images, audio and video from in-car and body cameras for departmental personnel. Provides technological assistance in these areas to Department staff as needed.
  • Obtains and maintains fingerprint technician certification and completes process as requested.
  • Pre-logs evidence onto Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) website and transports evidence in City vehicle.
  • Maintains department personnel training records and files.
  • Interprets, prepares, presents and files numerous reports which must include graphs, charts and technical data.
  • Manages evidence software as the module administrator, trains department personnel on use of evidence software and updates the module as needed.
  • Manages grants and grant applications.
  • Performs Record Technician duties as requested.
  • Performs other duties or assumes other responsibilities as apparent or assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, criminal justice, information technology or a related field preferred.
  • Experience in law enforcement area preferred.
  • Certified or able to become certified to access the IOWA and NCIC systems.
  • Maintain Notary Public certification.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent skills in the use of computers and tablets and able to be trained in law enforcement software required to complete the functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of established codes, ordinances and regulations or the ability to acquire the knowledge with the ability to read, analyze and interpret governmental regulations.
  • Must possess a valid Iowa Driver’s License and meet the requirements of the City’s motor vehicle policy
  • Able to function productively in a standard office environment accessing cabinets, shelving, work areas and office equipment.
  • Able to sit for long periods of time and to maintain focus on project such as computer screen.
  • Able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 20 pounds occasionally.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate orally (in person and over the telephone) and in writing (using electronic devices and handwritten) in English with other employees, businesses and community members.
  • Climate controlled office with hazards typical to that environment; minimal outdoor work is required.
  • Position requires travel within and outside of the City which imposes common travel hazards.
  • Standard work hours will be Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with additional evening and weekend hours as required.
  • To successfully fulfill the essential functions of this position, employee must maintain standard work hours within Waukee Public Safety Building.
  • There is no residency requirement for this position.

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Posted: December 15, 2017

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