Employment Opportunity

Senior Evidence Technician

Mesa Police Department, Mesa, Arizona

Salary: $44,644.59 - $66,081.60 Annually

Final Filing Date: February 25, 2021

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  • A Senior Evidence Technician provides supervision over Evidence Technicians which includes maintaining workstation file documentation, preparing performance appraisals, and participates in the day-to-day work activities within the Evidence Section.
  • This classification is responsible for receiving, storing, releasing, and maintaining security of a wide variety of confiscated property, evidence, and vehicles.
  • A major responsibility of this position is to ensure the integrity and a chain of custody of all seized property and evidence is maintained in accordance with state laws, City ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures.
Additional duties include:
  • Processing and organizing the destruction of narcotics and firearms; processing and organizing items for public auction; processing and organizing firearms for sealed bid sale; processing general items for destruction; reviewing criminal history background checks to determine appropriate release of firearms; coordinating the transfer of items approved for auction to the City warehouse; giving and receiving instructions; organizing work and assigning to staff; handling problem resolution; and providing training as needed.
  • This class performs related duties as required.
The Senior Evidence Technician works with a variety of hazardous items including:
  • Weapons, narcotics, drug paraphernalia, poisons, body fluids, flammable/explosive materials, and unsanitary materials.
  • Incumbents utilize a computerized bar-coding system to track evidence.
  • The Senior Evidence Technician is responsible for documenting and evaluating Evidence Technician’s work performance using workstation files and preparing/administering performance evaluations.
  • This class is distinguished from the Evidence Supervisor by the latter having administrative responsibilities.
  • This class is supervised by the Evidence Supervisor through observation of work and overall results achieved.
  • A Senior Evidence Technician may be subject to emergency and/or scheduled call out.
  • This class is FLSA nonexempt.


Employee Values:
  • All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required.
  • Any combination of training, education, or experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience as police/evidence technician or equivalent position.
Special Requirements.
  • Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required.
  • Must possess a valid Class D Arizona Driver's License by hire date.
  • Must meet the qualifications to wear a tight fitting respirator by passing a medical evaluation in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.134 by hire or promotion date and must maintain certification.
  • Certification by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) in the operation of the National Computer Information Network is desirable and will be required within 180 days after hire date.
Substance Abuse Testing.
  • Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment/pre-placement and random alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.
  • Some lead or supervisory experience in a property/evidence room is preferred.
  • Certification as a Certified Property and Evidence Specialist by the International Association of Property and Evidence (IAPE) is highly desirable.

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Posted: February 15, 2021

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