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Evidence Custodian 1

West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory, South Charleston, West Virginia

Salary: $35,650.00 - $48,851.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: October 22, 2021

Under general supervision, at the full-performance level, performs work in the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory in providing for the custody of all evidence submitted by various law enforcement agencies in West Virginia. Responsible for maintaining detailed records for chain of custody and maintaining the integrity of evidence according to established laws, regulations and/or standards. Generally operates out of the Central Evidence Receiving Section of the Laboratory. Performs related work as required. This is a full-time position with state benefits.

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Job Duties
  • Processes evidence and property, intake, security, storage, chain of custody.
  • Packages and mails evidence/property according to state and federal status and/or department procedures.
  • Receives, examines and/or evaluates, organizes, and inventories, screens evidence for its potential probative value and for compliance with established laboratory standards.
  • Prepares various records, forms, and receipts, release forms, and transfer forms.
  • Provides courtroom testimony as necessary.
  • Handles hazardous materials and/or waste in compliance with established regulations and procedures.


  • Training and/or Experience: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice or other suitable degree or four years of full-time paid experience as a certified law enforcement officer, or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • NOTE: There are no other substitutions.
  • Special Requirements: A valid West Virginia driver's license, plus successful background check.

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Posted: September 30, 2021

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