Employment Opportunity

Evidence Manager

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Orlando, Florida

Salary: Hiring Salary $70,928 – $83,200 (depending on level of education and experience)

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

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  • The Evidence Manager performs managerial, budgetary, and administrative duties within the Evidence Unit.
  • This position supervises staff that spend 65% of their time performing special risks duties as described by the Florida Retirement Service; which includes 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 material that may have carcinogenic or health damaging properties (air/blood borne pathogens, bodily excretions, contagious diseases, such as HIV, Tuberculosis, MRSA, and Hepatitis) in handling of such evidence.
  • This position supervises special risk staff and directly reports to the Criminal Investigation Division, Investigative Services Section Captain.


  • At least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to comprehend and communicate fluently in verbal and written English.
  • U.S. Citizen or possess a current permanent resident card.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. /B.S.) AND four (4) years of experience in handling, receiving, storing, and the disposal of police property/evidence, inventory control, materials management and/or records management. Professional experience MUST include at least two (2) years of supervisory/management experience.
  • Must have a 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.
  • Must have the ability to regularly drive a cargo van.
  • Must successfully complete Forklift Certification provided through the agency within one (1) year of employment.
  • Ability to serve as the chief evidence custodian for the agency. Oversee the management, security, and operation of the evidence facility. Plan and allocate resources to effectively staff and accomplish the work to meet departmental productivity and quality goals.
  • Ability to supervise/manage Evidence Technicians and subordinate supervisors within the Evidence Unit.
  • Ability to interpret statutes and regulations to ensure proper procedures of operation are followed in the handling and disposing of evidence. Audit evidence as needed to ensure compliance with agency standards.
  • Ability to create reports and compiles statistical data for the agency, federal government, and outside sources such as the news media.
  • Ability to be responsible for budget input, operating funds, and petty cash funds; maintain related reports and records. Recommend and/or orders relevant supplies.
  • Ability to provide standby for call-out situations such as large evidence seizures and evidence facility alarms.
  • Ability to assign Evidence staff to duties according to workload.
  • Ability to testify in court as needed.
  • Ability to analyze, resolve, or assist subordinates in resolving work problems as needed.
  • Ability to maintain a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations; maintain an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; read professional literature; attend workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
  • Ability to directly manage employees and subordinate supervisors in the Evidence Unit.
  • Ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Ability to interview and train employees (and coordinate training for employees); plan, assign, schedule, and direct work; appraise and evaluate performance; counsel, coach, reward and discipline employees; address complaints and resolve problems; review, complete, and approve time sheets, time off requests, and payroll.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret state statutes, legal reports, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and complaints from groups of managers, other employees, outside organizations, and the general public.
  • Must have excellent supervisory/management skills.
  • Must be multi-task oriented, detail oriented, possess good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work assignments.
  • Must have strong computer skills to include word processing, spreadsheet, and data base applications.
  • Ability to perform basic math skills (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals).
  • Ability to create graphs and compare numbers, volumes, and ratios as it relates to projecting workload, grown impacts and storage volumes.
  • Ability to maintain relevant training.
  • May have to drive a large commercial box truck with a lift.
  • Experience with property and accounting software preferred.
  • Experience supervising teams or working groups.
  • Certified Property Evidence Specialist (IAPE).
  • Law Enforcement experience.
  • Member of the International Association of Property and Evidence.
  • Some positions, depending on the responsibilities, may require the candidate to successfully pass a physical or other selection processes when needed.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear. They are frequently required to use their hands to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee regularly lifts and/or moves 25 to 50 pounds and must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • 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. May have to occasionally work evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Occasional on-call work is required. Also receives all alarm calls for the Evidence Facility and assists with determining threat level with the alarm company and the video verification software.

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