Employment Opportunity


Evidence Technician

Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Bunnell, Florida

Salary: $31,409 Minimum

Final Filing Date: June 15, 2020

The Evidence Technician is responsible for the receipt, custody, storage, preservation, control and release or disposal of evidence and property seized by employees of the Sheriff’s Office and other assisting agencies. The Evidence Technician is accountable for the security of all evidence rooms and maintaining the integrity of the chain of custody of items within the unit. At least 65% of the duties performed involve the handling of potential biological, chemical or radiological contaminated materials taken into possession as evidence or property.

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Duties:

  • Preservation and documentation of physical evidence and seized property.
  • Ensure hazardous materials are appropriately handled, identified, contained, stored, transported, tested and legally disposed of.
  • Enter information into the records management system or applicable database and file documents.
  • Ensures that all items of evidence and property are barcoded and stored in appropriate bins or locations.
  • Provide copies of photographic, digital and paper evidence for investigators, SAO and public information requests.
  • Generate copies of digital media as requested and per policy.
  • Perform inventories and audits to comply with accreditation standards as well as quality control checks on property maintained by the unit.
  • Monitors evidence and property storage areas utilizing established security standards and ensures proper temperatures are maintained for biohazardous evidence.
  • Prepares and transports items to the crime lab, courthouse and investigations in agency issued vehicle.
  • Testify in court proceedings and in depositions as to evidentiary chain of custody.
  • Prepare court orders for drug disposal.
  • Research the disposition of physical evidence and/or property and ensure timely disposal of items in custody.
  • Complete criminal history and injunction checks for weapons release.
  • Adhere to all laws, regulations and agency policies.
  • Recommend appropriate changes in relevant policies.
  • Provides training and assistance to agency personnel in the proper packaging and submission of evidence and seized property.
  • Participates in agency wide special operations such as gun buy-back programs and the Take Back Initiative.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

MINIMUM SELECTION CRITERIA:
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required, Associates degree preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, & Outlook.
  • Must be available to work on-call and assist when needed on weekends and holidays.
SPECIAL SELECTION CRITERIA
  • Knowledge of Aegis/New World
  • Knowledge of eAgent, eTrace, NCIC/FCIC, CJIS, FES

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How to apply: Any interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to HR@flaglersheriff.com

Posted: May 20, 2020

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