Employment Opportunity

Property & Evidence Technician

San José State University Police Department, San José, California

Salary: Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,600/month - $4,800/month

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

The Property and Evidence Technician will receive, record, classify and store various types of property that have been recovered, found or turned in as evidence; maintain files and records regarding property in custody and its disposition; release property to be returned to rightful owners; maintain chain of custody records, evidence, property and possibly testify in court concerning the chain of custody records; oversee purging and destruction of weapons, illicit drugs, and miscellaneous materials.

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  • Enter and update property in RMS, TracNet, the BEAST, and other systems
  • Transport property to crime lab
  • Transport latent fingerprints for processing
  • Maintain written logs of property in custody.
  • Maintain written files of property entering and exiting the Property and Evidence Room.
  • Package property for storage
  • File property in designated locations
  • Audit and inventory property in custody
  • Maintain and order property packaging and processing supplies
  • Transfer property to authorized persons or agencies
  • Access CJIC for case adjudication
  • Release property to criminal justice personnel, owner or authorized organization
  • Perform property purging and disposal in compliance with the California Evidence Code and its statute of limitations as well as POST Guidelines.
  • Prepare and complete statistical and informational reports on Property and Evidence, and Bicycle Impound.
  • Responsible for Lost and Found property submitted to UPD from all departments on campus. Attempt to contact owners prior to proper disposal of or auction of items.
  • Make recommendations for improvement of Property and Evidence and Lost and Found procedures.
  • Participate in designated training program for new police officers and student employees. Train new department personnel in the use of the RMS property system.
  • Develop schedules and work assignments for student employees assigned to Property and Evidence.
  • Ensure police department vehicles are in working order by keeping maintenance logs for each vehicle, obtaining quotes for outside vendor work as needed, transporting vehicles to maintenance sites.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures and regulations related to managing police property and evidence.
  • General knowledge of record keeping and filing procedures, as well as data processing systems and procedures.
  • Ability to read, understand and apply local, state and federal law.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and draft operating procedures.
  • Ability to handle and package various property and evidence items for storage in accordance with established operational procedures.
  • Ability to organize and maintain the Property and Evidence Room in orderly fashion.
  • Ability to prepare reports for DOJ audit.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be able to deal in a courteous fashion with the general public, university employees, students and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Ability to operate a criminal justice computer, video display terminal and an in-house microcomputer network display terminal.
  • Ability to plan and schedule work and provide lead work direction to others.
  • Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Excellent customer service and public relation skills.
  • Basic knowledge of handling hazardous and/or contaminated materials.
Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Valid California Driver’s License
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forensics or in a related field
  • Experience with varied computer databases, spreadsheets and preparation of inventory reports.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: September 11, 2020

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