Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Intern

Downey Police Department, Downey, California

Salary: $14.67 - $18.17 Hourly

Final Filing Date: This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received and may close without notice.

Temporary/Part-Time position. There is no implied opportunity for full-time employment with the City of Downey or the City of Downey Police Department.

The position is located in the Property and Evidence Section of the Downey Police Department. The Unit is responsible for maintaining and controlling evidence and property within the Police Department. The position assists the Property and Evidence Technician.

Working Hours: Flexible for an average of twenty (20) hours per week, Tuesday through Friday daytime hours. Part-Time shifts are flexible and may not exceed 999 hours on a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30).

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Work within the Property and Evidence section to develop a good knowledge of how to receive, store, and deliver all types of police property and evidence;
  • Learn the necessary skills to coordinate the release, destruction, and disposal of adjudicated, obsolete, and unclaimed property and evidence;
  • Assist in maintaining accurate records and logs of all property and evidence;
  • Process laboratory service requests, court orders, and other documents; and
  • Assist in other areas of the Department as needed.


Any combination of education, training, and work experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination is as follows:
  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: None required.
    • Experience paid or unpaid in working with property and evidence in a public agency is desirable.

  • Knowledge of: Process of receiving, storing, and maintaining property and evidence; correct English usage, spelling, and grammar; maintaining records and logs of all property and evidence; coordinating the release, destruction, and disposal of adjudicated, obsolete, and unclaimed property; rules of evidence and requirements for chain of custody; basic safety precautions for handling sensitive evidence which may include weapons.
  • Ability to: Communicate effectively, orally and in writing; follow both oral and written instructions; work with minimum supervision; maintain the confidentiality of privileged information; establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and City officials, sworn officers, attorneys, other governmental agencies, the public and others encountered in the performance of duties.
  • License Required: Due to the performance of field duties a valid California Class C Driver's License is required in addition to an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment and throughout employment in the position.
  • Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions: Work is performed indoors and outdoors in a variety of locations to include on-site work at incidents, in a vehicle and in the Police Department. When working outdoors, may be exposed to the elements; may work under damp conditions, in confined spaces; may work on slippery and uneven surfaces; crouch, sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, pull, reach, push, twist; may be exposed to dust, chemicals, solvents, paint, grease/oil, fumes, electrical and mechanical hazards, vehicular traffic, vibration and noise; meet the physical requirements of the class and have mobility, vision, hearing, dexterity and use of both hands and legs appropriate to the duties to be performed; the ability to lift up to 25 pounds as required.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: August 8, 2019

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