Employment Opportunity


Police Property & Evidence Technician/Crime Scene Technician

White Settlement Police Department, White Settlement, Texas

Salary: $20.20 – 20.75 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

Performs manual and clerical work receiving, classifying, storage, transfer and release of found, stolen, confiscated and evidentiary property that has been impounded by the police department. Conducts the identification, processing and collection of evidence on the scene of a crime. Assists with records duties including responding to open records requests, filing, maintaining, and retrieving offense, arrest and accident reports. Performs related work as required.

This position requires the person to be available on an on-call basis and respond to crime scene call-outs within one hour.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Process, log and file property and evidence forms;
  • Safeguard and maintain the integrity and chain of custody of all seized or impounded property including release and disposition records;
  • Maintain and secure biological evidence safely and properly;
  • Enter information pertaining to property and evidence status into a computer database;
  • Copy, save and create duplicates of original video and digital evidence for criminal proceedings or other law enforcement agencies;
  • Load and transport evidence to and from court, criminal justice facilities, forensic lab, or other authorized locations;
  • Properly destroy impounded or seized property as required by law or court orders;
  • Respond to inquiries from citizens or officers concerning property held by the department;
  • Respond within one hour to major and/or minor crime scenes to document and process evidence;
  • Photograph, collect, tag, mark, package, and store property and evidence of a crime scene including biological evidence;
  • Locate, collect, and lift fingerprints and other evidence from crime scenes;
  • Make accurate comparisons of items from serial numbers or other descriptive features;
  • Document and write reports as required for submittal with evidence and criminal reports;
  • Provide courtroom testimony precisely and accurately;
  • Assist records clerks with citizens’ requests as needed;
  • Respond to information requests from police, other law enforcement officials and the public and release records related to criminal justice activities according to law, policies, and procedures;
  • Prepare, receive, file, search, and maintain manual and computerized recordkeeping systems; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency. Associate’s Degree or higher in Criminal Justice or related fields preferred;
  • Type 30 words per minute, corrected;
  • Computer experience with Microsoft Office including, Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Operate inventory and asset control software;
  • Record and organize data, prepare reports as needed;
  • Perform work requiring strength and agility in all weather conditions, moving objects weighing up to 50 pounds short and long distances and above head;
  • Maintain sufficient emotional and physical control to perform assigned duties at crimes scenes of varying severity;
  • Communicate with the public and the department verbally in a clear and concise manner, comprehend and make inferences from material in English, both orally and in writing;
  • Utilize inventory and asset control for the storage, security, and accounting of sensitive nature and/or valuable impounded property;
  • Display discretion and integrity in the performance of duties, maintaining the credibility and ability to testify in a court of law;
  • Work with contaminated property and/or hazardous waste materials using personal protective equipment;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, officers, employees and personnel of other law enforcement agencies;
  • Pass a police background investigation including drug/alcohol screen and physical exam;
  • Valid Texas Class C driver’s license, plus a good driving record;
  • Possess a basic Crime Scene Investigator Certification or be able to or obtain within one year of hire; and
  • Possess less than full access TCIC/NCIC operator or be able to obtain within 6 months of hire.
PHYSICAL ABILITIES - Ability to:
  • Effectively communicate verbally in a clear and concise manner, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to listen to voice instructions and communicate effectively in person, over the telephone or radio;
  • Visually see, with or without reasonable accommodation, a wide variety of written and electronic materials at arm’s length or less and see in detail objects or printed material at greater than arm’s length including video monitors for long periods of time;
  • Hear sounds within the normal range of hearing (phone conversations, co-workers, supervisors, radio, etc.) and in the presence of noise;
  • Sit for long periods of time; move between work stations; bend, reach, and kneel to retrieve records or files; and operate general office equipment with sufficient personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation;
  • Maintain effective working relationships and represent the City in a positive manner at all times while engaged with City staff and Citizenry; and
  • 8 hour shifts - 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday. Late evenings, weekends and holidays as required for call-outs.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: September 23, 2019


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