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Evidence Technician

Kissimmee Police Department, Kissimmee, Florida

Salary: $14.80 per hour

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under direct supervision, performs specialized clerical work associated with maintaining the integrity, security, and proper chain of custody for evidence and property seized by the Police Department. Work involves receiving, categorizing, logging, storing, and maintaining evidence. Employee is also responsible for researching disposition of cases, disposing of evidence according to established procedures, and maintaining chain-of-custody records. Reports to the Sergeant, Lieutenant, or other assigned supervisory position.

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Duties:

Essential Functions:
  • Assists with special operations such as drug, and prostitution stings.
  • Coordinates court orders for destruction of drug disposals.
  • Coordinates transfer of evidence to and from the FDLE Lab.
  • Performs specialized clerical work associated with maintaining the integrity, security,
  • and proper chain of custody for evidence and property seized Police Department.
  • Receives, categorizes, logs, stores and maintains evidence. Maintains file system.
  • Researches disposition of cases, disposes of evidence according to established procedure, and maintains chain-of-custody records.
  • Corresponds with the Officers and the States Attorney's office.
  • Responsible for handling of bio-hazardous materials.
  • Maintains chain of custody of all evidence and property.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains supplies and informs appropriate party when low.
  • Maintains the Evidence and Property Inventory System.
  • Operates and maintains basic office equipment.
  • Operates motor vehicle for on call status.
  • Transports guns, latents and biology.
  • Performs disposal of property in accordance with laws and policies.
  • Performs other job related duties such as Composite drawings & Latent print analysis.
  • Coordinates viewing of evidence for court proceedings.
Responsibilities:
  • Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interacts with all City departments/divisions, co-workers, and the general public.
  • Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and meeting deadlines. Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, City policy, standards, and prescribed procedures. Accepts accountability for meeting assigned responsibilities in the technical, human, and conceptual areas.
  • Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies problems or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures, and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice and researches problems, situations, and alternatives before exercising judgment.

Requirements:

Minimum Education and Training
  • Requires High school diploma or GED; supplemented by one (1) to two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving evidence handling, chain of custody procedures, inventory control, record management, general office work, customer service, data entry, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Obtain and maintain FCIC/NCIC Certification, standards as required by CJIS, and complete Incident Command Course 100.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state of Florida driver’s license.
Skill Requirements:
  • Has considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the City and of departmental practices as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Evidence Technician. Has considerable knowledge of methods, practices, and procedures associated with receipt, classification, recording, storage, and disposal of various types of evidence/property seized by law enforcement personnel. Has considerable knowledge of procedures to maintain chain-of-custody of evidence and to ensure security and integrity of property in custody. Has considerable knowledge of inventory control procedures, including property identification, storage, and record keeping. Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology, principles, and methods utilized within the department.
  • Knows how to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, computer operations, equipment needs, policies, etc., as they pertain to departmental operations & activities. Has knowledge of the laws, court procedures, standards, & regulations pertaining to specific duties & responsibilities of the position, and the ability to comprehend, interpret, & apply laws, regulations, procedures, & related info. Is able to effectively communicate & interact with supervisors, law enforcement personnel, members of the general public, & all other groups involved in the activities of the department.
  • Has the ability to plan, organize, & prioritize daily assignments & work activities. Is able to use independent judgment & work with little direct supervision as situations warrant. Is able to assemble information & make written reports & documents in a concise, clear & effective manner. Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations. Is knowledgeable & proficient with computers & software programs typically used in the position. Is able to type & perform data entry accurately & with appropriate speed. Is able to read, understand, & interpret laboratory reports, computer reports, & related materials.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment and tools, such as a motor vehicle, personal computer, general office equipment, camera, bar code system, secured lockers, scales, personal protective equipment, or hand tools. Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of heavy weight (20-100 pounds).
Working Conditions:
  • Works in an office, laboratory, and may work outdoors in all types of weather.

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