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Evidence Technician I

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Orlando, Florida

Salary: $15.92/hour or $16.40/hour with 3+ years of experience

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Receives, stores, preserves, and/or disposes of criminal evidence and found property.

Requirements Click to read more


  • At least 18 years of age.
  • U.S. Citizen or possess a current permanent resident card.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • One (1) year experience in records, inventory or a related field preferred.
  • Clean criminal history; any arrest history will be individually evaluated.
  • No illegal drug usage within the past two years, all other usage will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Must be able to complete National Safety Council Forklift Operator certification within six (6) months of employment.
  • Must have valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Must attend and successfully complete the agency sponsored Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations (LEVO) Training if assignment includes driving agency vehicle. Use of agency vehicle would require appropriate driving history and passing agency biennial driver’s physical exam.
  • Ability to spend at least 65 percent of time performing duties that involve the collection, examination, preservation, documentation, or preparation of human tissues or fluids or physical evidence having potential biological or chemical contamination, or exposure to chemicals, processes, or materials that may have carcinogenic or health-damaging properties in the handling of such evidence.
  • Ability to receive and collect evidence from various Evidence Intake locations within the County.
  • Ability to respond to call out situations to assist, organize, package and take custody of evidence from search warrants and other crime scenes as required.
  • Ability to preserve evidence for storage by ensuring proper packaging, labeling and appropriate storage controls.
  • Ability to document chain of custody, condition, storage locations and enters data in the computers.
  • Ability to prepare evidence for analysis by initiating the required laboratory documentation forms and transports evidence to and from FDLE.
  • Ability to examine evidence for proper identification, packaging, bio-hazardous properties labeling, integrity and proper disposal requirements.
  • Ability to handle a large inventory of physical evidence not contained in hermetically sealed receptacles and therefore creates a high potential for exposure to biological or chemical hazard contamination that may have carcinogenic or health-damaging properties.
  • Ability to be exposed to chemicals, firearms, narcotics, bio-hazardous materials (such as air/blood borne pathogens, bodily excretions, contagious diseases, such as HIV, Tuberculosis, MRSA, Hepatitis and molds) in field, security vaults/lockers or warehouse environments.
  • Ability to retrieve property for citizens and deputies as requested.
  • Ability to conduct and maintain inventory of firearms, drugs, currency, and general property.
  • Ability to audit evidence for procedural compliance.
  • Ability to testify in court hearings about work performed.
  • Ability to operate forklift and pallet jack; performs heavy lifting.
  • Ability to remain available for call outs to crime scenes in order to collect large volumes of evidence and confiscated property and transports evidence.
  • Ability to perform administrative functions to include record keeping, data entry, categorizing, documentation, labeling property, collating files, correspondence, answering phones and assists deputies and the public with the release of evidence and found property.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Must be detail oriented and possess good organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments.
  • Must have basic computer skills to include word processing and data base applications.
  • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information involving evidence.
  • Ability to transport evidence which can include driving a cargo van and/or a box truck vehicle.
Preferred Qualifications: ·
  • One (1) year experience in records, inventory or a related field preferred.
  • Hepatitis-B shot and infectious disease training required within 10 working days if selected for the position.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift 25-50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to fluids or physical evidence having potential biological, chemical hazard or contamination, or materials that may have carcinogenic or health-damaging properties to include: fumes or airborne particles, biohazardous substances, lethal weapons, blood borne pathogens, molds, and gas. Other duties may occasionally expose employee to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Occasional on-call work is required.

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Posted: July 14, 2021

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