Employment Opportunity


Evidence Technician

League City Police Department, League City, Texas

Salary: $14.81 - $20.74 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Evidence Technician assists in the chain of custody for evidence storage, processing of evidence, DPS submission, DA requests, and future court proceedings. Works with officers in scene processing, vehicle processing and evidence packaging. Communicates with the general public regarding returning property. This is a safety sensitive and/or DOT position. As such, you will be required to participate in random drug testing at the city.

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Duties:

  • Intakes evidence from the night or weekend before and checks supplies in the Drop Off room; evaluates and verifies items meet policies and best practices.
  • Completes evidence requests for Galveston and Harris county District Attorney's office.
  • Releases property to the victim's or individuals per the approval of Case Officer or supervisor.
  • Processes evidence as requested by officers or the District Attorney's office.
  • Completes Destruction order requests and destroys evidence.
  • Utilizes photographic methods including the use of a variety of film, digital equipment, lighting, filtration, infrared, and ultraviolet techniques to photograph evidence for the county office.
  • Sends evidence to Crime lab's for further analysis and attaches the results when received.
  • Performs related work as required.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal justice, biology, chemistry, physics, forensics, or computer science or a related field
  • At least one year of experience in a related area preferred

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of:
  • Department policy and directives and any applicable laws related to evidence tracking and the release of property
  • Statutes of limitation for the cases evidence
  • Digital Single Lense Reflex (SLR) camera; point and shoot, or single lenses cameras
  • Practices relating to the identification, collection, processing, releasing, and disposing of property and evidence
  • Processing various materials and how to clean an area after working with the materials
  • Crime lab submission and acceptance policies
  • Case and case status
  • Court system processes
  • L-3 MobileVision systems, or similar recording systems
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment
Skill in:
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships
  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
  • Using DVD/CD copiers
  • Using Alternative Light Sources (ALS) when photographing
  • Navigating County database to research case dispositions
Ability to:
  • Prioritize cases based on court needs
  • Exercise visual processing of latent prints obtained from lab processing or scene processing
  • Apply advanced search and processing techniques and exercise some degree of discretion in determining the evidentiary value of an item or location
  • Research charges and suspects for a case
  • Complete appropriate paperwork
  • Ensure all submitted evidence meets lab requirements
  • Strictly adhere to department policies/directives and applicable laws
  • Handle a large volume of requests from multiple sources
  • Testify on chain of custody for the cases
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: October 1, 2019


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