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Property/Evidence Technician

Harlingen Police Department, Harlingen, Texas

Salary: $11.39 per hour

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

This is a journey level civilian law enforcement classification. Principal duties include receiving, processing, and disposing of evidence, property, narcotics, money, hazardous materials, and all types of weapons. The Property/Evidence Technician applies provisions of Federal, State, and city codes and ordinances as they relate to property in the custody of the Harlingen Police Department. Performs other duties as assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Support Services Supervisor.

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Duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Maintains and operates the Police Property/Evidence room; assumes responsibility, in cataloging, storing, releasing and destroying physical evidence according to established procedures.
  • Processes and assists in the disposal and destruction of narcotics.
  • Receives, records, classifies, stores, safeguards, and releases/returns money and property, including evidence recovered, found and received from prisoners and citizens.
  • Maintains files and records regarding property in custody and its disposition.
  • Follows up with detectives regarding release and disposal of evidential and recovered property.
  • Clears property/evidence for release/disposal by coordinating with investigating officer and prepares appropriate documentation.
  • Transports evidence or contraband to other agencies for analysis and/or disposal.
  • Maintains chain-of-evidence records of evidential property and testifies in court concerning same.
  • Researches, clears, and makes appropriate disposition of unclaimed and non-retrievable items.
  • Identifies, stores, manages and maintains property and evidence.
  • Observes safety regulations and communicates potential safety hazards;
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED & EXERCISED
  • General supervision is received from the Support Services Supervisor.
  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Requirements:

Knowledge of:
  • Federal and State provisions and codes pertaining to the receipt, storage, and release of police evidence and property and preservation of the evidence chain.
  • Mechanics of and record-keeping associated with storage, taking of inventory and safeguarding various types of property.
  • Computer terminal operations related to the entry and retrieval of information pertaining to property and evidence.
  • Basic law enforcement organization, activities, terminology and rules and procedures.
  • Procedures for handling firearms.
Ability to:
  • Quickly learn the policies, procedures and performance standards pertaining to work.
  • Learn to operate automated police information systems.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Perform in a manner which reflects the City and Police Department mission, values and goals.
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self of others.
Additional requirements:
  • Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon assignment.
Education & Experience:
  • One year of college or technical school, or two years related experience or combination of education and experience.
Licenses, Certificates & Registrations:
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • Employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, moving mechanical parts, and moving vehicle traffic.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

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Posted: September 10, 2021


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