Employment Opportunity


Evidence Technician

Port St. Lucie Police Department, Port St. Lucie, Florida

Salary: $33,716.80 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 12, 2018

Responsible work in receiving, recording, maintaining and protecting all evidence for the Police Department. Work is performed within established policies and procedures, exercising sound judgment in emergency situations. Work assignments are received from supervisors, both orally and in writing. Work is reviewed by supervisors through observation and the review of records and reports.

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Duties:

  • Received, identifies and records all property and evidence. Enters and maintains all information pertaining to property into computer. Maintains stores and makes copies of property receipts. Transports evidence to and from the crime lab, and maintains status reports and results.
  • Notifies and returns items and evidence to the owners. Handles all phone calls pertaining to evidence. Maintains paperwork and actually physical destruction of property.
  • Verifies quantity and weight of found drugs. Prepares court orders for drug disposal and destroys drugs.
  • Assists state attorney office and maintains state attorney notices on dispositions of cases. Testifies in court on dispositions.
  • Assists officers and detectives in handling of evidence. Verifies case dispositions.
  • Processes civil forfeiture items and paperwork that the Police department generates. The evidence department also is responsible for storage and care of the items until legal proceeding is finalized. There are a total of three outdoor compounds that store these items that are maintained by the evidence department.
  • The employee is also required to transport vehicles that are seized to and from any of the compounds. The evidence department also has a van for transporting evidence to and from a scene of the crime and to and from the crime lab for analysis of the evidence.
  • Inputs, accesses and retrieves information from a computer.
  • Prepares reports. Maintains records and files.
  • Assists co-workers and performs related work as required.

Requirements:

Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures in the control of evidence.
  • Knowledge of local and state laws that pertain to evidence.
Skills and ability to:
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks at one time.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to think and react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for others.
  • Ability to make arithmetic computations and tabulations accurately and with reasonable speed.
  • Ability to operate computer equipment input and obtain information.
  • Ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to adhere to prescribed routines.
  • Ability to keep complex records.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, employees and the public.
Education and/or Experience:
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  • Experience in dealing with evidence and in police related work.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and maintenance of clean driving record.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to bend; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to operate pallet jacks, maneuver two and four wheel carts with multiple items weighing over 100 lbs. The employee must also operate a walk behind electric "stacker" for placing bulk pallets of evidence onto bulk shelves. Personal protection equipment may be required as necessary such as helmets, glasses, gloves and breathing apparatus'. Steel toe or composite toe shoes are mandatory.
  • The employee regularly utilizes a ladder to place/retrieve evidence onto/from shelves. The ladders range from 2' to 14' in height; leaning, A frame, and platform ladders are all utilized.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

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Posted: February 6, 2018



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