Employment Opportunity

Property & Evidence Manager

West Virginia University Police Department, Morgantown, West Virginia

Salary: Pay Grade 15, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The University Police Department at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Property & Evidence Manager. This position is responsible for maintaining the evidentiary chain of custody and integrity of evidence and property. Under general supervision this position will receive, record, account for, store, safeguard, collect, load, transport, verify, release and disburse evidence, and found or abandoned property). Assist at crime scenes when necessary.

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In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
  • Maintain and inventory all property and evidence under the control of the department.
  • Receive, collect, store, release, inventory, control, dispose, and maintain security of a wide variety of property and evidence.
  • Initiate inquiries on property and evidence to obtain the information on ownership, release, and disposition.
  • Responsible for firearms, narcotics, biohazards, and large sums of money.
  • Communicate information related to property and evidence in person, via telephone, written correspondence, and email.
  • Prepare property and evidence for shipment and/or transport to crime laboratories and other destinations as needed.
  • Assist at crime scenes when necessary.
  • Assist investigators and others in collecting, packaging, tracking, and transporting of evidence.
  • Instruct department personnel in best practices and proper methods of packaging all types of evidence property.
  • Work with department personnel to package and log evidence, obtain dispositions, and to obtain evidence destruction orders.
  • Prepare items for auction, release, or destruction in accordance with West Virginia State laws.
  • Process firearms entering and leaving evidence room with appropriate agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), National Crime Information Center (NCIC), West Virginia Forensic Laboratory, West Virginia State Treasurer's Office and other local, state and federal agencies.
  • Follow current policy on proper evidence storage and handling.
  • Responsible for the proper disposition of all property in accordance with policy, law, and court orders.
  • Conduct mandated inspections and inventory of evidence room to include security systems, operating procedures, equipment readiness, and cleanliness.


  • Associate degree or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.
  • Two (2) years customer service experience.
  • One (1) year inventory management/principles experience preferred.
  • Prior training, education and/or experience with handling law enforcement evidence preferred.
  • Experience with crime scene processing and evidence collection preferred.
  • Must have excellent computer skills and be proficient with current version of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to learn the Zuercher Records Management system in order to accurately, input, identify, and track the status and transactions of all items.
  • Must possess a high degree of integrity working with confidential materials and information.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with coworkers, administrators and the public.
  • Must be able to work independently and organize work to meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate and respond to a diverse community.
  • Ability to make decisions independently in accordance with established policies.
  • Ability to use initiative and proper judgement when carrying out tasks and responsibilities.
  • Experience with crime scene processing and evidence collection.
  • Knowledge of filing and records processing practices.
  • Must be able to successfully pass an extensive background investigation, drug testing and polygraph examination.
  • Valid driver’s license issued within the United States
  • Drug test and medical management required

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Posted: October 26, 2021

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