Employment Opportunity

Property Evidence Technician

Los Banos Police Department, Los Banos, California

Salary: $37,704.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 10, 2020

To perform administrative and technical duties associated with the receipt, packaging, cataloging, tracking, maintaining, disposition and return of police evidence and property; to protect the integrity of evidence throughout the judicial process; and to assist with ordering, purchasing, cataloging, tracking, and maintaining inventory of Police Department equipment, supplies, vehicles and equipment.

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  • Reliable and dependable attendance and punctuality
  • Maintain confidentiality of city records and/or confidential discussions pertaining to City records.
  • Receive, verify, segregate and secure all evidence and property submitted to the Police Department.
  • Gather information, print, prepare, and complete accurate records pertaining to the tracking of inventory related to property and evidence received by the Department.
  • Receive, review, approve and process requests for movement of evidence within and outside of the Department; release or deliver items.
  • Schedule, prepare and review evidence and property cases for disposition.
  • Remove items for disposition from inventory and secure necessary court orders for destruction, auction, disposal or return to owner.
  • Assist officers and the public at front counter and over the telephone by providing and/or returning evidence; photograph items as necessary before being released to owners or Police Officers.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of records management systems including inventory techniques.
  • Principles and practices of customer service.
  • Accepted law enforcement procedures, operations and regulations.
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations related to the collection, storage, and disposition of evidence.
  • Safety regulations related to the proper handling, storage and transportation of hazardous materials and biohazards.
  • Techniques and practices of chain of custody rules used in law enforcement property and evidence processing, storage, and disposition.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • English usage including spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Data entry and report generation.
Ability to:
  • Effectively process, handle, store and dispose of evidence, property and police property/supplies
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand the operations of the unit; observe safety rules; intermittently, analyze problems, identify and locate evidence and property; interpret polices, procedures, operations and regulations; remember location of evidence and property; and explain rules and regulations to the public.
  • Intermittently, sit while preparing reports; bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist while stocking parts; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; and lift or carry weight of 75 pounds or less.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Research, analyze and prepare technical reports for the disposition or maintenance of evidence property and department inventory.
  • Understand and follow both oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Drive a vehicle to labs, auctions and disposal sites.


  • Must be age eighteen (18) by date of application.
  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver license.
  • Type at a speed of 40 NWPM.
  • One (1) year of work experience in and/or basic knowledge of the regular operations of a law enforcement agency.

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Posted: January 14, 2020

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