Employment Opportunity

Property Room Technician

Anoka County Sheriff's Office, Andover, Minnesota


  • Normal hiring range: $36,296 - $37,377 ($17.45 - $17.97 per hour).
  • 2019 full salary range: $36,296 - $55,265 ($17.45 to $26.57 per hour). Career potential up to $66,081 ($31.77 per hour).
  • After successful completion of an initial hire probationary period, eligible for an initial hire probationary period increase.

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Join the other dedicated public safety professionals in the Anoka County Sheriff's Office as a Property Room Technician. The Property Room Technician is responsible for the intake, release, storage, and disposal of all evidence received by the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, local police agencies and the Midwest Regional Forensic Laboratory. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office promotes teamwork, fosters a positive working environment, and maintains a reputation and tradition of excellence. If this interests you, please apply and see what we have to offer.

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  • Receive, store and maintain evidence in compliance with Minnesota Rules of Criminal Evidence and Procedure, the Midwest Regional Forensic Laboratory (MRFL), and Sheriff's Office policy while utilizing Laboratory Information Management BAR code system.
  • Maintain and modify system's information and enter current evidence/property into system.
  • Responsible for the security and integrity of the evidence/property room.
  • Initiate and coordinate the return of evidence/property to its lawful owner according to Minnesota Statutes; release evidence/property to other law enforcement agencies or facilitate the destruction of evidence/property when appropriate.
  • Review and act upon disposition memos and expungement notices from the County Attorney.
  • Coordinate and satisfy all requests for property viewings from the County Attorney, Public Defender, private attorneys, and courts in accordance with all rules of evidence and data privacy laws.
  • Provide general administrative support to the Crime Scene unit and the MRFL staff; maintain supply inventory; prepare courtroom exhibits.
  • Transport evidence to and from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension as needed.
  • Adhere to the accreditation standards as defined by ANAB.
  • Handle and store hazardous biological substances and material such as blood and body fluids.
  • Assist members of the public with property/evidence returns and holds.


Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • One year inventory control or property room experience performing intake, release, storage and/or disposal of property.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Post-secondary education in Natural Sciences or Criminal Justice.
  • Two or more years of inventory control or property room experience.
Knowledge of:
  • Appropriate handling of firearms and rules of criminal evidence and data practice laws.
  • Procedures and processes used in a laboratory.
Ability to:
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, law enforcement agencies, County divisions and general public.
  • Evaluate and prioritize multiple requests, analyze facts, exercise sound judgment and coordinate efforts to resolve problems.
  • Maintain confidentiality and work independently without direct supervision.
  • Bend, crouch, stoop, walk stairs, stretch as needed; lift and carry or drag objects weighing up to 10 pounds routinely, 25 pounds occassionally and 50 pounds as required to secure and store evidence in the property room; handle and process in a safe manner various biological and hazardous chemicals and substances.
  • Accurately type and use personal computer with proficiency in word processing applications such as Word, Excel, and Laboratory Information Management System barcoding software.
Skill in:
  • Oral and written communications, organization, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Record keeping, problem identification and problem-solving techniques.
  • Demonstrate personal characteristics of highest integrity, honesty and trustworthiness consistent with effective law enforcement work; pass an extensive background investigation to include criminal, civil, employment and financial history.
  • Per the Anoka County Sheriff's Office Tattoo Policy, no candidate for any position will be considered for employment that has a tattoo which would be visible while wearing an open collar, long sleeve shirt. Candidates with tattoos that would be visible while wearing an open collar, short sleeve shirt will be required to wear long sleeve shirts at all times while officially representing the Office.
  • Upon hire, the employee must submit a DNA sample for elimination purposes.
Work Environment:
  • The property room is a clean, secure, storage environment.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: January 2, 2019

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