Employment Opportunity

Evidence/Property Technician

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

Salary: $50,076.00 to $55,644.00 annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled. Review of applications to begin July 12, 2019.

Temporary CSUEU position: This is a one year temporary position. Permanent status may be earned in this position if it is renewed for four years without a break in service in accordance with collective bargaining agreement provisions

Reporting to the Services Division Lieutenant, the Evidence/Property Technician will receive, record, classify and store various types of property that have been recovered, found or turned in as evidence; maintain files and records regarding property in custody and its disposition; release property to be returned to rightful owners; maintain chain of custody records, evidence, property and possibly testify in court concerning the chain of custody records; oversee purging and destruction of weapons, illicit drugs, and miscellaneous materials. Evidence technicians will help survey the scene of a crime or incident, write reports; and index, catalog and label evidence.

This position requires independent performance of specialized administrative and analytical duties, provides project leadership, and is accountable for own work results which are reviewed for soundness of judgment and in accordance with State & Federal laws and department procedures.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Evidence and Property
  • Receive property from the department evidence lockers and personnel.
  • Record property and evidence into the Records & Information Management System (RIMS) and update in a timely manner.
  • Classify, package and store property that has been recovered, found or turned in as evidence.
  • Store property in designated locations.
  • Release property to criminal justice personnel, owner or authorized organization.
  • Manage and maintain property and evidence storage in orderly fashion.
  • Route property upon case adjudication or other authorization.
  • Audit and inventory property in custody. Perform property purging and disposal in compliance with the California Evidence Code and its statute of limitations as well as POST Guidelines.
  • Prepare and complete statistical and informational reports on Property and Evidence, and Bicycle Impound.
  • Make recommendations for improvement of Property and Evidence and Lost and Found procedures.
  • Update and revise all property and evidence and lost and found department General Orders as needed.
  • Oversee purging and destruction of weapons, illicit drugs, and miscellaneous materials.
  • Participate in a designated training program for new police officers and employees.
  • Other Duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Entry to the first level within this classification requires high school level reading and writing abilities and possession of a California Driver's License.
  • The nature of the duties may also require successful completion of a background check, physical and psychological exam and/or the ability to attend Police Officers Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) programs related to public safety support and dispatch activities.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to learn how to use the applicable public safety related equipment and systems are essential.
  • High school diploma or equivalent and three to six months related experience would normally achieve these entry qualifications.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable procedures and regulations related to parking, traffic control, security and/or public safety. Familiarity with the California Penal Code.
  • Ability to read and interpret a variety of laws, rules and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of police department radio codes and equipment. Ability to use applicable automated and computerized public safety systems and databases.
  • Ability to plan and schedule unit work and provide lead work direction to others.
  • Ability to independently make effective decisions and judgments in emergency situations.
  • Ability to analyze operational issues and recommend procedural changes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with campus community, public and applicable law enforcement agencies.
  • Ability to convey clear, concise communications and directions and conduct training for staff and the campus community.
  • Ability to write reports and draft operating procedures.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to perform all duties in a professional, competent, and courteous manner, exercising independent judgment and sound decision-making skills.
  • Ability to handle all duties with accuracy, attention to detail, timeliness and trust.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple entities to plan and accomplish objectives, and coordinate ongoing multiple, large and complex projects from conception to completion.
  • Knowledge of community policing programs, public safety procedures and emergency response planning.
  • Ability to interact effectively with members of the department and public in stressful situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse student, staff, faculty, and campus community. Possess outstanding interpersonal skills and work well with others.
  • Must be technologically proficient and familiar with the following: Windows platform, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other software platforms.
  • Possession of an Emergency Management Certificate, or prior experience in emergency management operations.
  • Familiarity of the Neighborhood Information Management System (NIMS), the Standard Emergency Management System (SEMS), the Incident Command System (ICS) guidelines, and general emergency preparedness practices.
  • Experience working in higher education.
License/Certification Required
  • Incumbent must maintain current licenses, certificates, permits, or other items required for this position; and immediately report to supervisor the loss or expiration of same.
  • Must be able to work in a police environment, and potentially under stressful conditions during emergency incident(s), or training evolutions.
  • Must be able to competently interact and network with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff. Must respond to campus emergencies and may be required to work evenings, holidays, weekends or emergency hours.
  • Must pass fingerprinting and background investigation.
Pre-Employment Requirements
  • This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

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Posted: June 28, 2019

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