Employment Opportunity

Evidence Technician

University of Utah Police Department, Salt Lake City, Utah

Salary: $18.00 - $26.00 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Secures, stores, and disposes of evidence according to State laws, Federal laws, University policy and department procedures. Researches lost and found property and releases property to owners.

Part Time. 19 hours per week depending on departmental needs.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Receives, sorts and secures all property delivered to the evidence room; responsible for verifying evidence reports against property reports to ensure accuracy.
  • Operate computer system to enter submitted items into Police Department evidence tracking system.
  • Accountable for security and integrity of evidence room; responsible for preserving the critical chain of evidence; testifies in court when subpoenaed.
  • Determines appropriate and lawful disposition of property; releases property to officers, property owners, the courts and/or other agencies; releases property for disposal to University Surplus and Salvage; maintains an accurate accounting of all property transfers and releases.
  • Conducts periodic audits of property inventory; corresponds with officers and general public regarding disposition of property; matches stolen and lost property with property inventory.
  • Handle monies submitted as evidence, safe keeping or found property.
  • Facilitates transfer of all unclaimed lost/found property to University surplus and salvage.
  • Explains evidence room procedures to officers, the general public and outside agencies. Provides input into department policies regarding evidentiary procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED and four (4) years of experience with a police agency with duties closely related to those described above, or equivalent combination of education/ experience.
Special Requirements:
  • Valid Utah Drivers License.
  • Ability to pass a rigorous background check
  • Take and pass a drug test
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work well with co-workers, officers, outside agencies and the general public; ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office to moderately noisy in the field.
  • Personal computer, including word processing and specialized software, police radio, phone, calculator, fax machine, copy machine.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

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Posted: February 1, 2019

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