Employment Opportunity


Evidence Technician

McLennan County Sheriff, Waco, Texas

Salary: $1,295.46-$1,684.96 biweekly

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Responds to crime scenes, evaluates the scene and conducts searches for evidence utilizing disciplines related to crime scene investigation to include measures and/or photographs crime scenes, evidence, processing, etc. The Evidence Technician performs a variety of tasks associated with the receiving, tracking, handling, processing, storage, safekeeping and proper disposal of all evidence and property.

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Duties:

  • Receives, sorts and secures all property delivered to the evidence room; responsible for verifying evidence reports against property reports to ensure accuracy
  • Responds to crime scenes, evaluates the scene and conducts searches for evidence utilizing disciplines related to crime scene investigation to include measures and/or photographs crime scenes, evidence, processing, etc.
  • Preserves, examines and secures evidence; documents all handling of evidence and property; maintains activity logs and generates reports as needed
  • Testify in court regarding the findings and processing methods used at the crime scene
  • Responds to inquiries and requests from department personnel, criminal justice agencies such as County/District Attorneys and City Prosecutors, and the public in regards to property
  • Releases items to authorized parties within scope of authority and documents return of evidence to custody
  • Use teletype and/or computer terminal to access driver licenses, criminal records, various agencies files, NCIC/TCIC and vehicle registration databases to identify subjects for DPS and other law enforcement agencies as requested.
  • Tracks statute of limitations and legal time frames and assures compliance to regulations
  • Maintain the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the Department by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust is maintained
  • Verifies stolen property, weapons through the use of national and state crime information computer systems; searches pawn shop entries/systems as needed
  • Conducts research on property/evidence for destruction, sale and/or converted to city use, and disposes of items in accordance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations
  • Coordinates, prepares and approves all items designated for auction, reconciles the auction report, ensures timely deposit of funds
  • Conducts inventories/audits in accordance with Police Department Policies and Procedures
  • Transports property and evidence to courts, crime labs, and from crime scenes
  • Maintains adequate inventory of evidence-related supplies
  • Performs other administrative tasks as assigned
  • Regular attendance and timeliness are required

Requirements:

EDUCATION - Required:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • TCIC/TLETS Certification is required, or the ability to obtain within 6 months from the date of hire
  • Property/Evidence Certification is required, or the ability to obtain within 1 year from the date of hire
SKILLS ~ EXPERIENCE - Required:
  • Current and valid TX driver’s license and a safe driving record
  • Must be twenty-one years of age on /or before date of hire
  • Must maintain personal loyalty to the Sheriff
  • Working knowledge of Federal/State laws regarding search and seizure of physical evidence
  • Knowledge of fingerprinting and other procedures/techniques used to collect and preserve physical evidence of crime scene investigations
  • General skill in operating standard office equipment such as personal computers, calculators, and telephones
  • Maintains good interpersonal relations (the manner in which the employee responds emotionally and verbally) with the public, other employees, and supervisors
  • General knowledge of basic hardware and software and uses of a variety of different computer operating systemssuch as Microsoft Office Work, Excel, Outlook
  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Must have the ability to retain detailed information, as well as take notes on how procedures are done
  • Keen attention to detail; careful and accurate data entry
  • Must have extensive experience in the use of photographic material
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment and high stress situations
  • Must be able to pass a comprehensive criminal history and background check
SKILLS ~ EXPERIENCE - Preferred:
  • 2 years’ work experience in a law enforcement capacity
  • 1 year experience in inventory and/or records management
  • Working knowledge of Federal/State laws regarding physical, digital, and biological evidence
All Employees
  • Must be committed to achieving excellence in assigned duties, always in service of the county and community
  • Must have ability to earn and keep the trust of fellow employees and the community at large
  • Must be approachable and ready to help fellow employees and the general public
PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear
  • The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to find, handle, or feel objects, reach with hands and arms; stoop and kneel
  • Must be able to safely lift 20 lbs.
HOURS / SPECIAL CONDITIONS:
  • Works regular hours with some overtime, but is subject to be called in if an emergency should arise (24 hours)

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Posted: May 28, 2020

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