Employment Opportunity


Digital Evidence Technician

Bryan Police Department, Bryan, Texas

Salary: Hiring Range $18.00 - $21.00 per hour (depending on qualifications)

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

Under the supervision, this non-sworn position performs technical and administrative work in the control and disposition of collected digital media evidence for the Bryan Police Department, including body worn cameras, in-car video systems, interview room audio/visual recordings, and other digital devices.

Performs duties of position with minimal supervision, occasionally requiring guidance from higher levels of authority. Relies on previous experience and capability to use the tools and equipment to achieve the objectives of the position. Thorough understanding of policies, procedures, and regulations applicable to position.

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Duties:

Essential Job Functions
  • Responsible for the processing, storage, maintenance, security and inventory of all digital media within the department's chain of custody.
  • Ensures all body worn camera recording footage and other digital media is properly cataloged/tagged and can be easily accessed and cross-referenced with case files. Performs regular audits to ensure digital media was properly cataloged.
  • Responds to requests from department personnel, courts, outside law enforcement agencies, and/or the general public regarding digital evidence. Reviews and redacts sensitive information prior to providing copies/duplicates of digital evidence in compliance with agency policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and public records laws.
  • Researches and reviews digital evidence to ensure compliance with procedures and guidelines.
  • Assists with quality assurance of body worn camera audit functions.
  • Resolves technical issues regarding digital media and related software/hardware as needed.
  • Prepares reports and correspondence as required.
  • Assists with digital evidence training to agency personnel.
  • Provides testimony in court as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Responds regularly and promptly to work.

Requirements:

Minimum Education & Experience Required:
  • High School Diploma/GED plus at least three (3) years of experience in computerized digital processing, video processing, public safety system management, and/or police investigative or forensic experience; OR an Associate's degree plus two (2) years of experience as previously listed; OR a Bachelor's degree plus at least one (1) year of experience as previously listed. Some job specific training and/or significant college-level coursework in computer/digital forensics, criminal justice, digital media production, or an IT related field is strongly preferred.
Preferred:
  • Experience in a related field with a municipal police or sheriff's department.
  • Experience working with digital and/or video evidence software.
  • Experience with public records requests related to criminal justice records.
  • Experience with public safety software systems.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Digital media technologies, including audiovisual equipment and any software used to record events, convert file formats, clarify images or audio, and publish data to physical media.
Ability to:
  • Quickly acquire knowledge and understanding of the Texas Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure and other sources of criminal offenses, Texas Public Information Act and the Government Code.
  • Operate a variety of standard office and specialized forensic equipment and software.
  • Prepare clear, concise and complete reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Organize workload; establish priorities; and meet established deadlines.
  • Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and files.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Abide by City and department administrative directives, policies and procedures.
  • Provide management with sound, positive advice and information concerning incumbent's area of responsibility.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work and to communicate effectively with the public and other required entities.
Skills:
  • Strong computer skills with ability to use computer and typical business software, proprietary software, and relevant applications necessary for entering, maintaining, researching, and reporting data from job specific data bases and systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong public contact and customer service skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational, problem-solving and time-management skills.
Special Requirements, Licenses and Certifications
  • Texas Class C driver's license with a good driving record as measured by the City's evaluation system.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check.
Physical Demands - Physical demands include but are not limited to:
  • Sitting, talking, hearing, seeing, standing, walking, climbing, balancing, reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, driving; using hands and fingers to operate office equipment and machines; and occasionally lifting and/or moving objects up to and including 25 pounds.
Working Conditions
  • Work is performed primarily in an office setting or well-lighted and temperature-controlled working environment. When traveling between work locations or in the field, the position at times will be exposed to inclement weather and temperature extremes.
Equipment
  • Work shall be performed with tools, appliances and equipment approved by those agencies and bodies that have control, authority or approval of the design working ranges or limitations of those items; the employee has the responsibility to conform to those ranges and limitations.
  • Equipment may include but is not limited to: phone, computer, printer, fax, copier, scanner, calculator, and vehicle.

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Posted: January 7, 2022


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