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Evidence Clerk

Montgomery County Coroner's Office, Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory, Dayton, Ohio

Salary: $18.50 per hour

Final Filing Date: December 4, 2020

The Evidence Clerk position is a support position in the front office of the Lab.

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  • Receive, distribute and return evidence to law enforcement agencies and private contractors.
  • Enter data into LIMS system from evidence submission forms (ESF).
  • Maintain evidence in the laboratory property rooms and designated areas.
  • Maintain inventory of the laboratory property rooms and designated areas through LIMS.
  • Distribution of laboratory reports (via email, regular mail and hand delivery).
  • Maintain and respond to inquiries for records and reports through the designated email account.
  • Assist with the teaching of and maintaining supplies for the Evidence Technician Course.
  • Adhere to MVRCL quality procedures.
  • Transport evidence to and from the State Fire Marshall's Office as needed.
  • Prepare supplies for DUI kits to be provided to law enforcement agencies and local hospitals.
  • Maintain a clean working environment.
  • Maintain and ensure the security of evidence, including receiving, identifying, and recording.
  • Maintains chain of custody; inventories and audits evidence held.
  • May testify in court, depositions and hearings regarding the chain of custody and identification of evidentiary items.
  • Maintains constant integrity of evidence and property received.
  • Answers phones and routes accordingly.
  • May perform tasks for the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.
  • Perform any duties as required by the Director or their designee.
  • Knowledge of report and record maintenance principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skilled in written and oral communication, including the ability to be articulate and professional during court testimony.
  • Skilled in the use of office equipment, including copy machines and multi-line telephone systems.
  • Skilled in the use of computers for data entry, word processing and accounting purposes.
  • Ability to organize and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to plan, organize and use mature judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions in accordance with established policy.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
  • Ability to use computer software (Word, Excel, etc.) and enter data accurately from a wide variety of source documents.
  • Ability to exercise considerable discretion and maintain confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of information processed.


  • A high school diploma and at least three years of experience in a secretarial/clerical field.
  • Will provide known fingerprint standard and DNA standard upon employment.
  • Able to successfully complete the MVRCL Evidence Technician course within the first 12 months of employment.

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How to apply: Application
Send resume and application to ehlersb@mcohio.org

Posted: November 20, 2020

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