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Evidence Technician

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Pensacola, Florida

Salary: $31,054.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: November 19, 2019

This class performs work related to the documenting, preserving, storage, and maintenance of physical evidence; providing courtroom testimony as required.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Receives, maintains, and releases custody of evidence, which includes evaluating and documenting evidence received and released.
  • Prepares and places evidence for storage and/or laboratory testing, which includes: submitting laboratory submissions; properly sealing and packaging evidence; labeling evidence; storing evidence in accordance with applicable policies and procedures; creating photographic and/or videotapes of evidence; transporting evidence; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Enters information into applicable databases and filing documents.
  • Provides information and assistance to the court, investigators, owners, other agencies, and/or other interested parties in obtaining information on evidence contained in storage, utilizing established procedures and guidelines.
  • Monitors evidence storage areas utilizing established security standards; ensures proper temperatures are maintained for sensitive items.
  • Prepares and maintains reports, records, logs, and/or other related items utilizing established guidelines.
  • Maintains work environment, equipment, and vehicles utilized in the day-to-day activities of unit operations.
  • Destroys and/or disposes of evidence utilizing established procedures.
  • Participates in depositions and/or testifies in court proceedings.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Requirements:

Typical Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.), and one (1) year of experience in a property accountability system; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
License and Certification Requirements:
  • Valid driver's license.
Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):
  • Inventory principles, practices, and procedures;
  • Applicable equipment and tools utilized in the industry;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Criminal justice system;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
  • Basic criminal forensics;
  • Property accounting procedures.
Skills in (position requirements at entry):
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Monitoring and maintaining evidence and inventory;
  • Preparing and maintaining reports, logs, records, and files;
  • Using applicable tools and equipment in the industry;
  • Maintaining legal chain of custody;
  • Safeguarding evidence;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Supplemental Information

Material and Equipment Used:
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Ladders
  • Microscope
  • Typewriter
  • Two-Way radio
  • Camera
  • Photographic Equipment
  • Fingerprinting Powders and Chemicals
  • Video Cameras and Recorders
  • Various Tools
  • Computerized Equipment
  • Standard Office Equipment
Positions in this class typically require:
  • Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Very Heavy Work:
  • Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, blood and other bodily fluids, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and work space restrictions.

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Posted: November 6, 2019

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