Employment Opportunity


Property & Evidence Technician

Brooklyn Park Police Department, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Salary: $52,478.40 - $67,412.80 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 17, 2019

The primary objective of this position is to be responsible for the receipt, processing, inventorying and final disposition of recovered, abandoned and found property and evidence which comes within the control of the Police Department. It is the responsibility of the Property & Evidence Technician to account for all items of property and evidence at any given time and to maintain accurate, current and up-to-date records that are critical for criminal/civil cases and whenever evidence is needed in a case or trial. Duplicate discovery evidence for numerous other agencies/outlets, transportation of many different types of evidence to and from multiple locations throughout the metro area. The individual working in this capacity is under the direction of the Inspector of Investigations and at times may be under the immediate supervision of the shift supervisor(s).

Anticipated Schedule: Part-time, non-exempt, union position with a work schedule of four days per week from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (may vary based upon business needs)

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Duties:

  • Inventory, organize and place property and evidence in correct locations that allow for timely and easy retrieval
  • Ensure the proper packaging of items by officers according to procedure
  • Maintain property files to ensure computer entry, updates, chain of custody, and paperwork are complete and current
  • Provide assistance to officers and investigators when they request to view or check out evidence
  • Send property disposition authorization forms to investigators for their review and authorization for the disposal or return of property; follow up with investigators to ensure the return of these forms
  • Dispose of property/evidence in a timely manner; maintain accurate disposition records
  • Complete research on court system (MNCIS) to release or dispose or property based upon court cases
  • Notify members of the public by mail when we have property that they can retrieve; release property to public following release procedures
  • Provide positive, professional and timely contact with customers, the general public, in-person counter contacts, voicemail, phone calls, and email
  • Demonstrate property and evidence procedures for Citizens' Academy bi-annually
  • Upload case photos and audio files into the imaging system
  • Duplicate discovery evidence (audio, video, photos, etc.)
  • Keep supplies ordered and filled for property and evidence processing and packaging
  • Transport evidence to and from different locations
  • Safe operation of department-assigned vehicle
  • Prepare/protect videos for administrative investigations
  • Convert audio/video to be transcribed
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Education
  • High school diploma or equivalent
Experience
  • Two (2) years of work experience providing administrative support/customer service/technical support
  • One (1) year data entry experience
Licenses/Certifications
  • Valid driver's license
Equivalency
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds or more
  • Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications and programs
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment to identify and resolve issues/problems
  • Ability to effectively explain routine and complex information to residents and the public from a variety of diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Ability to professionally exhibit cultural sensitivity, patience, and understanding in the course of work duties
  • Ability to effectively handle conflict and respond calmly to frustrated/angry residents
  • Ability to calmly and effectively respond to emergency situations
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and direction
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of private and confidential data/information as well as Police Department activities
  • Ability to interact, develop and maintain positive and professional working relationships
  • Ability to clearly, concisely, and effectively communicate, both in verbal and written formats
  • Ability to provide a level of customer service that meets/exceeds customer expectation and satisfaction
  • Stable work history
Desired Qualifications
  • Associate degree or advanced coursework/professional training in administrative support, business or related field
  • Advanced professional training in or additional experience providing customer service
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications and programs
  • Previous experience working with diverse populations
  • Fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Russian, Somali or Vietnamese language(s)

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: January 9, 2018


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