Employment Opportunity

Evidence/Property Technician

Columbia Police Department, Columbia, South Carolina

Salary: $31,175.67 - 38,969.84 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

This position secures and maintains control of all evidence and found and/or recovered property; assists the public and officers; and performs related work as required. The incumbent works according to some procedures but decides how or when to do things; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Receives, labels, logs in, packages and stores evidence; completes logs and forms as required;
  • Prepares notifications for property owners;
  • Prepares evidence for destruction / disposal as directed;
  • Assists in conducting routine inventory of evidence and property; maintains related records;
  • Transports evidence to / picks up evidence from SLED and other locations as required;
  • Provides court testimony regarding evidence as required;
  • Assists in preparing property for public sale and making auction arrangements;
  • Prepares and submits various reports as required;
  • Assists customers over the telephone and in person; locates stored property and returns to owner as appropriate;
  • Prepares bank deposits;
  • Performs general clerical work, including but not limited to copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, entering and retrieving computer data, answering the telephone, collecting and receipting fees, etc.;
  • Attends training, meetings, seminars, etc., as required to enhance job knowledge and skills; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Two (2) years of relevant prior experience;
  • Required to type 30 corrected wpm;
  • Required to handle biohazard evidence;
  • Valid South Carolina Class “D” Driver’s License.
  • Skill in the use of Microsoft Office;
  • Must be flexible to work different schedules.
  • The work is considered light-to-medium in nature and involves walking or standing virtually all of the time and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis, or considerable skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving close tolerances or limits of accuracy.

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Posted: January 27, 2022

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