Employment Opportunity

Evidence and Property Clerk

Washoe County Sheriff Department, Reno, Nevada

Salary: $45,011.00 - $58,531.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 21, 2019

Under general supervision, receives, stores, maintains, inventories, and disposes of physical evidence; orders, receives, stores, and distributes office supplies; and performs related duties as required.

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  • Receive incoming evidence and found property from entire northern Nevada region; determine proper storage location by type of material; maintain chain of custody for every item of evidence; and deposit seized monies.
  • Input detailed records into a computer terminal regarding the inventory and storage location of evidence and safekeeping and found property; verify accuracy of information, and update information.
  • Supervise the viewing of all evidence by attorneys, detectives, or other law enforcement personnel; release evidence and property to law enforcement personnel or District Attorney's Office for court trials, or to rightful owner; return evidence to its proper storage location after it has been temporarily released.
  • Identify and dispose of evidence and property to purge closed or unfounded cases in accordance with written authorization or department policy and procedures; physically accompany, maintain security, and witness the destruction of unusual evidence and property including weapons, drugs, and drug paraphernalia.
  • Provide information and assistance to police officers and attorneys regarding status of case evidence.
  • Process District Attorney casework and forward with deposition to the division involved.
  • Maintain a centralized perpetual inventory of office supplies and law enforcement equipment; order, receive, and store supplies; retrieve supplies, and maintain accurate records of supplies received, stored, and distributed.
  • Receive requisitions from department personnel for office supplies; fill in-stock orders; and deliver to requesting division.
  • Operate modern office machines and equipment including typewriters, copiers, document shredders, and computer software applications.
  • Issue requisitions for uniform items to employees.
  • Photograph evidence as requested.
  • Provide current in-service training for Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Officers.
  • Assist in training outside agency personnel on the proper procedures for packaging, documenting, preserving, submitting for analysis, and long-term storage of evidence.


  • Two years of full-time inventory control or material management experience; OR an equivalent combination of related training and experience.
  • The ideal candidate will work independently as well as in a team environment, will have excellent customer service and communication skills, will have experience in inventory control/management, will have strong computer database skills, will be organized and have attention to detail, and be independently motivated.
  • To be eligible, top candidates will be required to undergo an in-depth, thorough, extensive and detailed background investigation:
    • Must pass a drug test
    • Must pass a background investigation
    • Must be willing to submit to a set of fingerprints
    • Must complete and submit a personal history statement
    • Must pass a Computerized Voice Stress analysis (CVSA) examination
  • The Washoe County Employees Association (WCEA) covers the Evidence and Property Clerk position.

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Posted: January 11, 2018

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