Employment Opportunity

Evidence and Property Staff Assistant

Salem Police Department, Salem, Oregon

Salary: $18.74 - $22.69 Hourly

Final Filing Date: September 24, 2018

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • This position provides a wide variety of administrative support to the Property & Evidence Division of the Salem Police Department. The Evidence Staff Assistant will have knowledge of a variety of office methods, practices and procedures to provide assistance to the public and other employees in person or by phone, interpret and apply program information to a variety of situations and the processing of requests, schedule appointments, utilize existing databases to research and prepare reports, statistics or other materials, compose and edit a variety of correspondence, and perform other administrative functions related to the collection and preservation of property and evidence. This position also utilizes knowledge of records and inventory management and the practices of electronic data storage to establish and maintain complex manual and computerized record-keeping systems and access digital evidence management systems to process requests pertaining to evidence.
  • Specialized support duties require the ability to communicate effectively and provide positive and courteous customer service to police department personnel and the public, understand, apply and explain a variety of department, City and/or program policies and procedures, handle confidential information with tact and discretion, perform work effectively during interruptions and changing priorities, and the ability to use prioritize and multi-task independently.
  • Due to the nature of the work performed in the division, candidates must be able work in office conditions subject to contaminated or toxic materials, bio-hazards, odors, poor ventilation, chemicals, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, and environmental conditions such as disruptive people.


  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • Must have an Oregon Driver license and a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
  • High school graduate or GED, five years of progressively responsible clerical experience, including operating a personal computer and accurate data entry/transcription, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge,skills,and abilities as listed,and ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • Typing certificate required - 40 wpm with 95% accuracy rate; some assignments may require 60 wpm with 95% accuracy rate.
  • Must pass a criminal background check necessary to obtain Criminal Justice Information System clearance and Law Enforcement Data System certification within 30 days of hire (clearance must be maintained throughout employment).
  • Bilingual skills preferred.

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Posted: September 11, 2018

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