Employment Opportunity

Property & Evidence Custodian

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Phoenix, Arizona

Salary: $18.10 - $26.05 Hourly

Final Filing Date: June 14, 2021

The Property & Evidence Custodian exists to perform manual and clerical work in the maintenance of property, evidence, and records. They must monitor compliance with federal, county, and state laws and regulations and must safeguard and maintain the integrity of evidence and chain of custody.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


The tasks listed are a representation and not an all-inclusive list of essential job tasks for this position.
  • Maintains and secures evidence, including, but not limited to weapons, narcotics, drug paraphernalia, biological evidence, currency, bodily fluids, poisons, flammable and explosive material, and unsanitary materials.
  • Receives and catalogs evidence and other property; verifies serial numbers, content, count or weight, and enter appropriate data in logs, records, computer databases, and forms in accordance with established procedures.
  • Labels and stores property in accordance with prescribed procedures and methods to ensures the safe handling, security, packaging and identification of items.
  • Observes and inspects submitted property and evidence to ensure compliance with prescribed packaging and submission standards in accordance to policy and procedure.
  • Prepares and releases evidence and property to authorized personnel for possession, laboratory analysis, examination, or court exhibit in accordance with established procedures.
  • Destroys/disposes of chemical waste, narcotics and unclaimed/unsold firearms following carefully prescribed procedures.
  • Observes burning to ensure all materials are destroyed.
  • Monitors case records in order to dispose of property no longer needed for evidence purposes and dispose of unclaimed property.
  • Communicates with the general public, attorneys, and law enforcement personnel concerning inquiries relating to the release or storage of property and evidence.
  • Follows the disposition of criminal cases to prepares impounded property for appropriate treatment as authorized.
  • Duplicates audio and video evidence for review by prosecutors, defense attorneys, and courts.
  • Delivers and retrieves records from all MCSO facilities on request; copies, distributes and re-files.
  • Accepts excess inmate property, make notification to owners of the property, track responses, and release or dispose of property accordingly.
  • Instructs at the basics and advanced training for detention and sworn officers.
  • Conducts evidence packaging classes at the districts as needed.
  • Retrieves sensitive, confidential material from all MCSO facilities and observes the shredding of or proper disposal of this material.
  • Maintains warehouse and computer equipment to ensure all function properly.
  • Performs criminal history computer background checks to determine appropriate release of firearms.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively/jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Be present at the work site to perform assigned tasks at the times and dates scheduled/assigned by the supervisor.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One (1) year of experience in warehousing, inventory control or recordkeeping.
  • Combined education and experience qualifications
  • Post-secondary education may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
Other Requirements
  • Within six months of employment or assignment the employee must train, functionally test and affirm the proficiency of Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) Network TOC certification - retest every 2 years.
  • Must be able to pass the County Forklift Proficiency License and be certified to operate a forklift – recertify every 3 years.
  • Within 6 months of employment or assignment the employee must be functionally with the following computer programs Que Tel System, Jail Management System and TraCS System.
  • Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license.
  • Training that may be provided on-the-job: FEMA NIMS – IS100 and 700; Safety; Payroll; PREA.
  • Prior to hiring, the Sheriff's Office requires that all candidates successfully pass a polygraph examination and an extensive background review.
Our Preferred Candidate has
  • Experience in law enforcement and/or high security environment in a property/evidence room.

Do you have the Education Required? See available on-line and campus-based degree programs now!

How to apply: Apply online

“I would like to unsubscribe from the Job Alert Emails. I found a job as a Crime Scene Technician through crime-scene-investigator.net!” —Brittney Click to receive job posting alerts

Posted: June 6, 2021

Search for Jobs

NOTE: The crime-scene-investigator.net is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions in employment notices on this web site. Often, employers change final filing dates, change duties and/or requirements, or close employment openings without notice. If you are interested in a job posted on this site be sure to contact the employer to see if changes in the filing date or job announcement have been made. Employers can also provide more information about open positions that does not appear in the announcements on these pages.