Employment Opportunity

Property Specialist

Medford Police Department, Medford, Oregon

Salary: $44,903.33 - $57,990.18 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 18, 2019

The City of Medford seeks a Property Specialist who maintains control and inventory of evidence and property in the custody of the Police Department and conducts inventories and procures and issues Police Department equipment. This position is under general supervision of the Property Control Supervisor and works Monday through Thursday, 10-hour day shifts with ability to be called back on nights and weekends as needed.

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  • Receives, verifies, records and stores evidence, lost, stolen and found property.
  • Assists the public in identification and return of lost or stolen property.
  • Prepares auction of applicable unclaimed property.
  • Transports and disposes of property as required by law.
  • Assists other agencies with evidence requests and transports evidence to forensic laboratories, other law enforcement agencies, and courts of law.
  • Maintains accurate chain of custody in evidence management system; drafts and types correspondence to other police agencies, courts, vendors, and property owners.
  • Responds to crime scenes to assist Officers and Detectives with evidence.
  • Testifies in courts of law to the evidence procedures chain of custody.
  • Scope of assigned area will depend on departmental structure and is at the discretion of the Police Chief.
  • Upholds the values of the organization and has strong customer service orientation.
  • Must have the ability to handle job stress and interact effectively with others in the workplace.
  • Must be honest and truthful in all tasks and responsibilities.
  • Performs other related projects and duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
  • This position will be 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 and must operate motor vehicles.


  • Ideally, one year of clerical work; and
  • Graduation from high school, preferably supplemented by related college level courses and one year of clerical work and/or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
  • Current technical/professional knowledge of complex principles, methods, standards and techniques associated with the scope of work of a recognized profession, such as:
  • Knowledge of modern filing practices, inventory control, business math and photography is desirable.
  • Possession of licenses and/or certifications associated with the assignment.
  • Requires possession of a valid driver's license by date of hire. New employees establishing resident status in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver's license within 30 days (ORS 807.020 (1)).
  • Requires completion of a background investigation to the satisfaction of the City.

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Posted: January 2, 2019

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