Employment Opportunity

Evidence Assistant

Ankeny Police Department, Ankeny, Iowa

Salary: $59,766.72 - $80,206.88 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 27, 2021

The City of Ankeny is seeking applicants for the fulltime position of Police Evidence Assistant.

Processes crime scenes. Documents, collects, preserves, analyzes, processes, labels, stores, catalogs, and disposes of evidence;

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Performs work under direct supervision of the Police Technician; assists with the daily maintenance of evidence, evidence records, and evidence disposition; and perform related work as required within departmental SOP's rules and regulations, and the State Code of Iowa.
  • Documents, collects, preserves, analyzes, processes, labels, stores, catalogs, and disposes of evidence;
  • Processes evidence for the presence of fingerprints, blood or other biological substances, and performs drug analysis and identification.
  • Testifies in court; participates in warrant searches; evaluates court dispositions involving evidence;
  • Processes crime scenes.
  • Prepares materials for various attorneys and investigations.


Entry Requirements and Skills
  • Associates degree in a related field or a minimum 3 years' experience in maintaining evidence in a public safety field.
  • Ability to read and understand departmental policies, rules, laws, regulations, and police literature; ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective, and reasonable course of action; ability to express self orally in an effective manner; keen observation and ability to remember names, faces, and details of incidents; ability to deal tactfully with the public; ability to operate a vehicle safely and efficiently; ability to learn the use and care of small firearms
  • Must complete Certification as a Crime Scene Investigator through the International Association for Identification within 2 years of hire date.
  • Shall be able to obtain and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of Iowa.
  • Shall be able to obtain and maintain any required forensics certifications as determined by the Department.
Working Conditions
  • May require working for extended periods outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
  • May be required to sit or stand for long periods.
  • May be exposed to hazardous or unpleasant conditions.
  • Must be insurable.
  • Must be sighted.
  • Must be able to hear normal conversation.
  • Must be able to speak clearly at normal rate of conversation.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds above the waist.
  • Must maintain regular and reliable attendance at work.

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Posted: January 5, 2021

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