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Property & Evidence Technician

Boulder Police Department, Boulder, Colorado

Salary: $22.80 - $28.20 Hourly

Final Filing Date: This job posting is "continuous" or "open until filled” and will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

Under the direction of Property & Evidence Sergeant: intake and maintain property and determine property and case dispositions; maintain photo documentation of crime scenes, evidence and property received by the department. Respond on occasion to crime scenes to collect, catalog and log evidence.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Generally duties are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.
  • Receive, maintain, catalog store and dispose of property and evidence as required by law. Prepare evidence for presentation in court and appear when necessary.
  • Responsible for the timely processing of evidence following required contemporary standards.
  • Prepare and present training on various aspects of and evidence processes.
  • Maintain and prepare electronic evidence using a variety of software applications.
  • Respond on occasion to crime scenes to collect, catalog and log evidence.
  • General filing, typing and record-keeping, computer data entry and preparation of written reports as necessary.
  • Providing case disposition research via CCIC/NCIC and other data sources.
  • Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the City.
  • Takes proper safety precautions to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to City property.
  • Responsible for knowing and complying with all City and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies.


  • Must be over 21 years of age, and have a stable previous work history.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Have courteous and effective communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills with ability to learn different systems quickly, Ability to stand, kneel, and bend frequently and to work in unpleasant conditions and perform physical tasks in awkward or confining work space.
  • Strength needed to lift objects on a daily basis.
  • Ability to maintain balance and to work from ladders and heights.
  • Ability to perform work requiring accuracy and which carries high liability.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License and acceptable motor vehicle record; and have acceptable background information, including criminal history.
  • Must be willing to submit to security check and pass truth verification interview, background and drug screen prior to hire.
  • Demonstrated personal and professional honesty, integrity, good judgment as shown in applicant’s criminal history, background and motor vehicle record, and use of drugs and alcohol. Preference will be given to applicants who have no history of use, sale or possession of illegal substances. Polygraph or Computer Voice Stress Analyzer used for verification of applicant information. Prior to employment, successful applicants are required to submit to a drug test. Some positions will also require medical and/or psychological testing prior to employment.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications:
  • Property and Evidence Technician experience.
  • Advanced computer skills. Experience downloading, copying and archiving digital media.
  • Experience with Tiburon Records Management System, Property Room module, or other property and evidence software.
WORKING CONDITIONS - Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Conditions:
  • Physical and Mental Effort: Active physical work, which requires occasional lifting up to 160lbs with help, frequent lifting up to 50lbs, and constant lifting up to 20lbs. Must be able to constantly walk or stand for up to 2-4 hours at a time up to a total of 6-8 hrs/day. Must do occasional sitting up to 2-4 hours/day. Must be able to drive a car. Requires frequent to repetitive use of the hands for simple grasping and fine manipulation; occasional repetitive use of the feet to operate foot controls. Requires frequent pushing/pulling of carts loaded weighing up to 200 pounds. Must constantly squat, bend, reach and lift overhead; frequently climb 6-10 foot-ladders; and occasionally must kneel and crawl.
  • Exposure to environmental hazards: bodily fluids, biohazardous materials, chemicals, drugs, dust, lice/molds, and weather. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions.
  • Work Environment: Works in an indoor office setting
  • Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following: Frequently used standard office equipment including city vehicle, personal computers, copy/fax machines, telephone, calculator, Identix fingerprint machine, and high density mobile storage shelving.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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Posted: September 9, 2021

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