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Evidence & Property Clerk

Crestview Police Department, Crestview, Florida

Salary: Not stated

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description. Responsible work which involves complex and varied work methods and problems in the Police Department. Works generally consist of clerical and inventory tasks, and occasionally responding to major crime scenes and traffic fatalities on a 24 hour basis. Work is performed under the supervision of a division commander.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Collects, receives and catalogues evidence.
  • Stores evidence in secure evidence room.
  • Enters evidentiary items into data base and maintains current records in this regard.
  • Maintains integrity of evidence security and accountability.
  • Maintains accurate inventory of all evidentiary items in possession of the Department.
  • Transports or otherwise transmits evidence to laboratories for analysis.
  • Coordinates with the Office of the State Attorney in transmission of video files and other evidence as required.
  • Testifies in depositions and court regarding evidence collection, procession, chain of custody and/or other related topics.
  • Purges evidence room in accordance with contemporary laws and regulations.
  • Collects, receives and catalogues found property and/or other non-evidentiary property coming into the possession of the Department.
  • Stores property in secure room or secure impound lot.
  • Enters property items into data base and maintains current records in this regard.
  • Maintains integrity of property security and accountability.
  • Maintains accurate inventory of all property items in possession of the Department.
  • Releases property to owner.
  • Purges property in accordance with contemporary laws and regulations.
  • Assumes accountability for seized items pending forfeiture.
  • Respond to major crime scenes and traffic fatalities as directed by competent authority.
  • Process crimes scenes and evidence as required.
  • Assist FDLE in processing and evidence collection at major crime scenes as directed by competent authority.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience:
  • High School graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  • Basic training in evidence collection, processing and related records management.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License required.
  • Valid, current certification by Florida CJSTC as an auxiliary officer; or valid Florida law enforcement certification by Florida CJSTC.
Abilities
  • General knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to make basic arithmetic computations and tabulations.
  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  • Ability to learn assigned tasks readily and to adhere to prescribed routines.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively deal with the public.
  • Ability to think logically to prepare requests and retrieve information from the system.
  • Ability to understand and follow moderately complex instructions.
  • Ability to learn new methods and procedures.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, the general public, and other agencies.

Physical Requirements

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work is light work which requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are
  • required:
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
  • Hearing 1: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
  • Hearing 2: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Talking 1: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Talking 2: Shouting in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  • Visual Acuity 1: Have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2: Including color, depth perception, and field vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3: Visual Acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  • Flexible scheduling.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Works outside and inside in an office environment.
  • Involves entering and exiting vehicles; lifting, carrying and dragging heavy objects.

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Posted: January 20, 2021

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