Employment Opportunity

Evidence Control Specialist

Portland Police Department, Portland, Oregon

Salary: $22.89 - $27.99 Hourly

Final Filing Date: This recruitment will stay open until 75 applications have been received or until the posted closing, February 12, 2018, whichever comes first.

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Evidence Control Specialists are responsible for maintaining the chain of custody of evidence and property for the Portland Police Bureau's Property Evidence Division. Duties include, receiving and storing evidence from Police Bureau Personnel, performing inventory control through a computerized record maintenance system, and advising police officers about proper property and evidence procedures. Additional duties include physically maneuvering and lifting heavy objects, picking up and transferring evidence and assisting in the destruction of guns, drugs and bio-hazardous materials. This position sometimes involves diplomatically handling emotionally distraught individuals while dealing with confidential and sensitive information in an occasionally fast paced environment. Evidence Control Specialists are expected to carry out their individual responsibilities with initiative, independence and confidentiality, while exercising sound problem-solving skills and professional judgment.


All of the following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
  • Knowledge and experience related to material handling, inventory control or other similar experience and knowledge.
  • Ability to operate computerized inventory systems used for warehousing, storing, locating and retrieving items, or any other similar related experience.
  • Ability to interpret and apply specific rules, regulations, laws, and procedures.
  • Ability and experience to provide effective written and verbal communication.
  • Ability and experience providing effective customer service.
Applicants must also possess:
  • The ability to obtain Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) Certification within six months of hire.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • The ability to obtain a Forklift Certification within six months of hire.
  • Ability to be fit-tested and routinely wear a respirator while handling hazardous materials (chemical, biological and organic).
  • A valid state driver's license with a qualifying driving record at time of hire.
  • The ability to successfully pass an in depth Personal History background investigation.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: January 29, 2018

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