Employment Opportunity

Property Clerk

Saint Paul Police Department, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Salary: $19.09 Hourly

Final Filing Date: October 15, 2021

The Saint Paul Police Department Impound Lot is looking for temporary property clerks to work during the 2021-2022 snow emergency season (approximately October 15, 2021 to April 15, 2022).

Performs intermediate-level clerical and manual work involving the receipt, disposition, and storage of evidence or property. Receives, logs, categorizes, and stores property and evidence impounded by police personnel. Releases property and evidence to properly-identified claimants and maintains security of the work area. Collects fees, issues receipts and change, and maintains records of these financial transactions. Takes and resolves complaints involved in the storage of evidence and property or refers the matter to higher-level personnel. Performs related duties as required.

  • On call as needed for snow emergencies declared by the City of Saint Paul and on an irregular basis throughout the season.
  • Shifts include weekends and holidays to provide 24/7 coverage. Shifts are generally 8 hours (including early mornings, days, nights, overnights); however, shift hours are negotiable. Hours may vary.
Two Locations in Saint Paul:
  • Impound Lot located at 830 Barge Channel Road
  • Snow Lot located at 1129 Cathlin Street (at the State Fairgrounds)

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Typical Duties (Examples may not include all duties performed)
  • Receives and electronically logs property and evidence impounded by police personnel due to parking violations, arrests, criminal activity, improper registration, health hazards, accidents, and recovered, stolen, lost, and abandoned property. Prepares documents accurately describing the evidence or property.
  • Reviews and verifies the accuracy of property or evidence reports.
  • Stores and categorizes property or evidence in bins, vaults, parking lot, and on floors and shelves. Ensures security of property and evidence.
  • Searches files and records to determine ownership; notifies owner where property is located, and/or releases property to rightful owner.
  • Releases property and evidence to properly identified claimants, court officers or police personnel. Maintains records on released property/evidence.
  • Collects fees and issues change and receipts from charges for towing, storage, and administrative costs. Maintains records of these financial transactions.
  • Receives various complaints, such as claims of unjustified confiscation of property, missing property, or damage incurred from towing. Obtains details to clarify the issue and handles the complaint or refers to higher level personnel.
  • Maintains perpetual inventory of property or evidence; prepares periodic inventories when required.
  • Maintains security of work area by close observation of individuals admitted to the area and/or through the use of a sound system and television monitor cameras.
  • Assists in determining whether property or evidence is to be destroyed or auctioned. Assists in scheduling and organizing articles to be auctioned.
  • Responds to inquiries from the general public, investigative units, and other law enforcement agencies.


  • A High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class D Driver's License, or equivalent out-of-state driver's license.

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Posted: September 10, 2021

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