Employment Opportunity

Evidence Specialist

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Sanford, Florida

Salary: $30,139.20 - $39,707.20 Annually

Final Filing Date: June 20, 2021

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is now accepting pre-screen questionnaires for the position of EVIDENCE SPECIALIST. This position involves technical work responsible for the receipt, custody, storage and disposal of evidence or other items housed by the Forensic Laboratory Services Division.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Evidence Handling (80%)
  • Receives, retrieves, logs, transfers, audits and disposes of property and/or evidence
  • Records and logs all monies seized
  • Maintains accurate chain of custody records per established procedure
  • Maintains accurate inventory of evidence and property
  • Assists other agencies in the disposal of property or evidence
  • Returns evidence or property to owners per established procedures
  • Delivers evidence to court as required
  • Delivers and picks up evidence at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for analysis

  • Performs investigative analysis for proper disposition of evidence and document the analysis in the case file. This includes answering routine telephone inquiries from attorneys, victims, or other interested parties (14%)
  • Presents expert testimony in criminal courts and depositions upon request (1%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as may be necessary in the efficient and effective performance of the position functions (5%)


Minimum Qualifications
  • Applicant must possess a high school diploma AND two (2) years' experience in a position which required high volume record keeping or inventory management or law enforcement crime scene work experience OR an Associate's degree in a related field
  • Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license
  • Applicant must obtain and maintain certification with the International Association for Property and Evidence
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other
  • Knowledge of evidence handling procedures
  • Knowledge of record keeping and inventory management techniques
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability and to work independently
  • Ability to establish record keeping systems
  • Ability to work with and not be sensitive to strong chemicals and odors
  • Ability to work with, and not be sensitive to, evidence that may depict graphic scenes of violence
  • The work environment for this position is a warehouse setting.
  • The incumbent must be able to work in an environment where there may be exposure to scenes of graphic violence and potentially hazardous materials (biological and chemical).
  • Mobility - Frequent standing, walking, stooping, bending, climbing ladders, driving
  • Lifting - Able to lift 25 pounds
  • Visual - Constant overall vision; color perception, eye-hand coordination; depth perception; frequent reading/close-up work
  • Hearing/Talking - requirement to hear normal speech; hearing on telephone and radio; talking on telephone/radio
  • Emotional/Psychological - Exposure to emergency situations; may be exposed to trauma, grief and death
  • Special Requirements - Ability to behave respectably and with utmost integrity even when off duty. May be required to respond for any critical incident, manmade or natural; frequent after hours call outs, required working weekends, nights, and/ or overtime
  • Environmental - Exposure to chemicals, organic compounds, biological substances and hazardous materials. These chemicals and compounds can pose a biological or health damaging risk.

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Posted: June 6, 2021

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