Employment Opportunity

Evidence Technician

Lake Oswego Police Department, Lake Oswego, Oregon

Salary: $51,667.20 - $70,532.76 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 9, 2018

The highly rated Lake Oswego Police department is seeking a full time Evidence Technician to join a team of committed professionals who strive to provide excellent customer service. This position is an excellent opportunity for candidates with first-rate clerical skills and experience with handling evidence. The position is represented by the Lake Oswego Police Officers Association.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Preserve all incoming property and evidence from contamination, theft, or loss.
  • Maintain and update property and evidence documentation with tracking information, commonly referred to as the "chain of custody".
  • Ensure that all releases and dispositions of property and evidence are legal and properly documented.
  • Arrange and document interim releases and returns of property and evidence for court, crime lab analysis, or investigative use.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws related to property and evidence management.
  • Inventory property and evidence based on the policy demands of the agency.
  • As directed, assist with Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division and Lake Oswego Fire Department in major case investigations and search warrants on twenty-four hour availability.
  • Completes background checks on individuals to ensure the release of firearms in department custody are lawful.
  • Completes Sex Offender registrations.
  • Resolves policy and procedural issues for the Property & Evidence Division.
  • Resolves difficult customer service problems.
  • Advises officers, detectives and other department staff regarding property and evidence procedures; consults with prosecutors and the courts as appropriate.
  • Trains all department patrol officers, detectives and community service officers in property and evidence control, material safety policies and procedures as required.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


  • A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation with a High School diploma or G.E.D., and one year in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience enabling the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position.
Licensing and Other Requirements:
  • Positions in this classification are required to possess a valid driver’s license and ability to meet the City’s driving standards.   
  • Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be able to pass a thorough background check with no felony convictions, and pass a psychological and medical evaluation.
  • Duties will occasionally involve working in adverse or inclement weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels; dealing with distraught or difficult individuals; attending meetings or activities outside normal working hours; occasional response to emergency conditions during off-hours; operation of a motor vehicle on public roads.
Physical and Mental Demands
  • Frequent repetitive motions including, but are not limited to, hand, wrist and finger movements; daily walking, reaching, standing, talking, hearing and seeing.  Moderate Physical Work: Must be able to move objects by exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force consistently.   
  • Subject to handling firearms, broken glass, syringes, odoriferous materials, blood, urine, and other body specimens that may come from diseased persons or clothing that may be infected with hazardous biological materials. May be required to work with flammable fluids or otherwise hazardous substances. Subject to 24-hour callback.

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Posted: January 18, 2018

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