Employment Opportunity

Evidence Technician

Pima County Sheriff's Department, Tucson, Arizona

Salary: $14.93 Hourly

Final Filing Date: March 5, 2021

There are two (2) positions in the Property & Evidence Division of the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

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  • Takes custody of property and evidence from officers, investigators or technicians under a variety of environmental and physical conditions which may include unpleasant sights and smells or adverse weather conditions:
  • Documents receipt, authorized transfers and disposition of all items in custody;
  • Catalogs, labels, tags, packages, stores and retrieves evidence and property;
  • Travels to departmental substations, crime scenes and laboratories to take custody and transport items of evidence;
  • Safely and correctly handles potentially hazardous materials encountered in performance of assigned duties;
  • Maintains a chain-of custody of all property and evidence received and provides access only to authorized personnel;
  • Grants temporary custody of property and evidence to authorized persons for laboratory testing, court appearances or other authorized purposes;
  • Advises law enforcement personnel, attorneys and others on procedures of evidence and authorization for release of property;
  • Disposes of property and evidence by release, sale or destruction after adjudication and maintains records of disposal;
  • Checks items received against information available on multi-agency computer information system for registered owner information;
  • Takes custody of and secures seized vehicles;
  • Testifies in court as to chain-of-custody for property and evidence;
  • Packages and prepares evidence for shipment to owners or out-of-state laboratories;
  • Photographs property prior to release or destruction and completes associated paperwork.


Knowledge of:
  • principles and practices of maintaining chain-of-custody for evidence and property;
  • record keeping procedures and filing systems in manual and automated systems;
  • principles and practices of inventory control and warehousing;
  • basic mathematics;
  • safe handling of firearms, ammunition and hazardous materials;
  • operation of computer terminals;
  • principles of still photography.
Skill in:
  • communicating effectively;
  • following oral and written instructions;
  • maintaining chain-of-custody of all evidence and property collected or presented;
  • originating and maintaining accurate records;
  • maintaining appropriate security and confidentiality of materials and information encountered in performance of duties;
  • photographing evidence and property in storage locations for release or destruction;
  • safely handling firearms, munitions and hazardous materials;
  • operating and performing operator-level servicing and maintenance of assigned vehicles;
  • preparing routine and special reports for management;
  • operating a computer terminal for data entry and query functions.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Two years of experience as a storekeeper, warehouse worker or inventory control clerk.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with warehouse inventory operations.
  • Experience with inventory and bookkeeping software.
Licenses and Certificates:
  • All positions require a valid Arizona Class D driver license at the time of application.
  • Some positions may require special access authorization for law enforcement/courts computerized databases and communications systems.
Physical/Sensory Requirements:
  • All positions require the ability to independently move and manipulate heavy objects; to withstand noxious odors and offensive sights; safely operate a motor vehicle; work in adverse weather conditions; work in remote or limited access areas and terrain.
Special Notice Items:
  • All positions require satisfactory completion of a background investigation by law enforcement agencies due to need for access to law enforcement, corrections and courts facilities, property, and associated confidential information, documents, databases and evidentiary materials.
  • Department of Labor regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that this classification may have a moderate risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Hepatitis B vaccine, training and personal protective equipment will be provided.

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Posted: February 19, 2021

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