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Property and Evidence Supervisor

El Paso Sheriff's Office, El Paso, Texas

Salary: $61,964.19 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The Property and Evidence Supervisor, under general direction, plans, supervises and evaluates the work of staff responsible for the Property & Evidence Rooms and Abandoned Vehicle Program; to direct and supervise the security, control and maintenance of evidence and property, and oversee the abandoned vehicle function.

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  • Implement and oversee restructure of the intake and purging of evidence and property;
  • Supervises assigned staff, and the daily operations of work activities to ensure efficient services; Administers schedules, assignments, and instructions; provides for training and development; enforces personnel rules and regulations; counsels, motivates and maintains harmony amongst the section staff and other departments; recommends hiring, termination, transfers, discipline, or other employee status changes; monitors attendance, tardiness, and breaks in the department;
  • Researches case dispositions for disposals and release of property in accordance with applicable law and department procedures;
  • Prepares various letters, memorandum, reports and correspondence;
  • Maintains the security and integrity of all Sheriff's Department evidence/property in accordance with state laws and departmental policies and procedures;
  • Receives, issues receipts for, classifies, transports, stores and issues all types of property, materials, equipment and supplies received or confiscated by Sheriff's Department;
  • Disposes of property as required and directed;
  • Works with outside law enforcement agencies and courts, evaluates procedures and processes, monitors intake, release and disposal of general property, vehicles, and high risk evidence such as currency, narcotics, weapons and jewelry;
  • Is responsible for determining the authority to release, destroy or retain evidence items; coordinates and verifies the destruction of evidence once authority to destroy is determined; coordinates and verifies items; assists in the preparation of items for auction;
  • Authorizes the release of weapons to documented owners after a comprehensive background check has been conducted;
  • Ensures that evidence is processed and stored according to CALEA accreditation standards;
  • Performs quality control checks and audits evidence inventory using a computerized bar-coding or similar system;
  • Supervises the destruction of narcotics and other property by incineration process for County and other agencies as assigned;
  • Supervises the proper execution of court orders and motions for the destruction of drugs, pornographic material and firearms;
  • Supervises the storage and release of valuable properties designated for the vault and or eventual destruction;
  • Supervises and manages abandoned motor vehicle lots;
  • Supervises periodic physical inventory of property and the submission of inventory reports;
  • Assists with budget preparation, approves workflow in payroll system for assigned subordinates' time keeping and oversees maintenance of accurate stock inventory;
  • Logs evidence, prepares evidence as requested, packages evidence, submits evidence to crime lab, and processes disposition forms;
  • Inspects/maintains assigned vehicles;
  • Testifies at trials/hearings/ depositions; responds to court ordered subpoena duces tecum (order to appear in court and produce evidence);
  • Maintains and prepares reports, prepares activity reports, maintains records and files;
  • Assigns and reviews work, sets work standards, evaluates performances, counsels, assists, provides training, recommends manpower needs, terminations and/or transfer;
  • Researches and reviews statutes and technical material for changes effecting the recording of documents;
  • Assists in the development and improvement of department procedures;
  • Collects abandoned motor vehicle inspection fees from contracted wrecker services and deposits to proper fund account;
  • Assists the public with inquiries and handles difficult customers and non-routine problems;
  • Ensures adequate supplies, forms, and equipment is available to perform the departments mission;
  • Ensures that all documents filed in person or by mail are recorded properly;
  • Ensures correspondence is answered and processed in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Commits self to providing excellent customer service and demonstrate commitment through cooperative team and individual efforts; and
  • Creates a high quality work culture through participation in and emphasis on training and mentoring to develop leadership, management, and technical skills in self and all employees, including safety related training and skills.
  • Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy work place environment.


Acceptable Experience and Education
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college preferred plus four (4) years of experience in a Law Enforcement/Forensic Science environment such as a property and evidence rooms, with one (1) year experience in a public safety agency is desirable; with, one (1) year full-time experience in commercial warehousing/inventory control environment; to include three (3) years supervisory or lead experience required.
  • Or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Certificates and Licenses Required:
  • Must obtain by date of hire a valid driver's license applicable to job responsibilities, with a driving record acceptable to the County of El Paso.
  • Must obtain certification from the Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians (TAPEIT) within eighteen (18) months of hire and be certified with the National Crime Information Center and Texas Criminal Information Center, (NCOC/TCIC within eighteen (18) months of hire.

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Posted: December 10, 2019

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