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Property & Evidence Technician

Altamonte Springs Police Department, Altamonte Springs, Florida

Salary: $32,170.00 - $49,863.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: December 3, 2020

Gather, log, store, and maintain all property & evidence coming under the control of the Police Department, maintaining and safeguarding integrity and chain of custody.

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Duties:

  • Gather property & evidence items submitted by officers and inspect items received to ensure compliance with packaging standards.
  • Maintain an inventory control system where the "Chain of Custody" and integrity of all items are preserved. Protect all physical items from theft, loss, damage or contamination. Enter and maintain property & evidence information into an inventory control computer software program.
  • Maintain warehouse storage facility, office, and document files in a clean and organized manner for easy retrieval and auditing. Conduct necessary inventories and audits on all property & evidence located within the storage facility, including high liability items.
  • Segregate recovered property from evidence, and return recovered property to owners as soon as possible. Respond to inquiries from law enforcement personnel, State Attorney's Office, and citizens concerning property & evidence.
  • Conduct property & evidence purges through destruction, auctions, charitable donations or conversion to city use and complete the necessary paperwork and computer entries to finalize the process.
  • Forward and/or retrieve items to be analyzed/processed to FDLE, SCSO, ASPD Lab, or other agencies as required. Maintain computer records for all items entering and leaving the property & evidence storage facility.
  • Preserve digital evidence items stored within a cloud-based evidence storage system. Provide copies of digital recordings or paper documents when requested by the State Attorney's Office or to a member of the Police Department.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision. Be able to organize and track inventory with a high degree of accuracy. Effectively communicate with supervisors and coworkers on duties and tasks related to the property & evidence facility. Effectively communicate with other employees, managers, and citizens both verbally and in writing.
  • Deliver evidence to court and testify on the disposition and/or chain of custody of evidence. Drive to and from work sites. Perform additional duties as assigned. Be available for emergency call-outs.
  • Submit quarterly reports detailing the number of items received in the facility as well as the number of items disposed.
  • Adhere to the requirements of the department?s Drug Free Workplace Program including non-use of tobacco products during working hours (DRUG TESTING WILL BE REQUIRED).

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Two (2) years' experience/education in one or a combination of: inventory/supply administration, storage and records management, handling and processing sensitive and confidential information, or non-sworn criminal justice proceedings.
  • Two (2) years computer experience with Microsoft Office applications, video players, computer data input and retrieval process, or an equivalent computer application.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid driver license. (Must obtain State of Florida Driver License within thirty (30) days of employment.) Driving history for the past three (3) years must reflect no violations of a driving related offense, or driving under the influence (DUI) which includes both drugs and alcohol, reckless driving, or hit and run involving an occupied vehicle or attended property, or an accumulation of traffic violations, plus three (3) points for each attendance at driving school (regardless of whether points were assessed against the license) where the penalty points do not exceed twelve (12).
PREFERABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • One (1) year experience in Property & Evidence storage, with knowledge of evidence chain of custody procedures.
  • Knowledge of FDLE and ATF E-trace submission sites.
  • Knowledge of records retention laws including Florida State Statutes and Retention Schedules.
  • Certified Property & Evidence Specialist (CPES) by the International Association for Property & Evidence (IAPE) (Certification must be obtained within two (2) years).
  • Completion of the following NIMS Courses: within the designated amount of time form hire date:
    • Basic IS-700 (6 months)
    • Basic ICS-100 (6 months)

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Posted: November 20, 2020

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