Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Technician

Pasadena Police Department, Pasadena, California

Salary: $53,759.26 - $67,137.82 Annually

Final Filing Date: January 21, 2021

The City of Pasadena is currently seeking a Property and Evidence Technician with strong ethical conduct, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently. This position performs difficult and highly responsible duties in the processing, storage and retrieval of digital media and other forms of evidence and property in the safekeeping of the Police Department.

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Essential Functions
  • Receives, tags, catalogs, processes and stores items of evidence (firearms, other weapons, money, jewelry, sex kits, blood, DNA, chemicals, toxic substances, computers and a wide variety of other items) into the Property and Evidence Room, following established procedures with a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Processes discovery requests relating to body worn/in-car camera videos.
  • Logs all property including identifying information such as model, serial and crime report numbers.
  • Enters records into computer system for inventory control; performs inventory control through computerized records maintenance system.
  • Enters, searches and retrieves data; writes police reports and memorandums; performs audits.
  • Maintains a record of digital media evidence requests and responses to support the body worn camera program.
  • Develops responses related to digital media evidence requests.
  • Duplicates critical digital media evidence to secondary evidentiary storage.
  • Prepares for transport and receives evidence sent to crime lab for analysis.
  • May testify in court concerning evidence chain of custody.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • The ideal candidate will be an energetic self-starter able to work independently while following established procedures in order to maintain and validate chain of custody of all items of evidence. In addition, must be a strong team player to work cohesively and interchangeably with other members of the team.


COMPETENCIES - The following list represents the core competencies needed for success in this position.
  • Attention to Detail - Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products.
  • Professional Integrity & Ethics - Displaying honest, adherence to principles, and personal accountability.
  • Legal & Regulatory Navigation - Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Self-Management - Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability.
  • Oral Communication - Engaging effectively in dialogue.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing.
  • Customer Focus - Attending to the needs and expectations of customers.
  • Using Technology - Working with electronic hardware and software applications.
  • General Physical Ability - Using strength endurance, flexibility, balance, and coordination.
  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • At least two years of progressively responsible experience in inventory control and warehouse operations.
  • Experience in a public agency is preferred.
  • Coursework in property and evidence management is highly desirable.
Special Requirements
  • Successful completion of the state-mandated CLETS training program as required by the California State Department of Justice within six months of date of employment and ongoing maintenance of CLETS certification.
  • Must possess a valid California Class C driver's license and comply with the City's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy during the course of employment.
  • Physical strength and agility to lift up to 50 pounds unaided and 100 pounds with assistance.
  • This position requires the availability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation is required which may include a review of employment history, criminal conviction record, credit history, use of intoxicants and/or other controlled substances, and polygraph test.

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Posted: January 8, 2021

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