Employment Opportunity

Evidence Technician I

Kirkland Police Department, Kirkland, Washington

Salary: $58,359.26 - $72,856.88 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Controls property to include property which was found, obtained from investigations and crime scenes in order to guarantee its security and integrity in court process.

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Essential Duties
  • Receives items of evidence; maintains inventory and custody items; marks and stores in an orderly manner for security and quick retrieval.
  • May assist in the collection and tagging of evidence at crime scene.
  • Secures all evidence to maintain the proper chain of custody, preservation, storage and transportation for court presentation and testimony; release evidence for court purposes and laboratory analysis.
  • Maintain the ability to testify in court on issues as required.
  • Receives and stores money, narcotics and other items of a sensitive nature in an appropriate manner to ensure their security.
  • Prepares, transports, and submits evidence for processing at laboratory evidence storage facilities, when necessary.
  • Tracks the disposition of criminal cases to determine the appropriate disposition of evidence and property according to state statutes and departmental policies. Interpret court orders pertaining to disposition.
  • Receives inventory and secures abandoned or found property; compares articles from serial numbers and descriptive features; attempts to locate owners of property and returns property to owners as directed.
  • Performs filing and other clerical functions necessary to maintain an orderly, clean, organized, and secure environment for the storage of evidence and property. Stores and maintains equipment used in the collection and storage of evidence and property.
  • Answers community members' inquiries and complaints over the telephone and in person regarding property dispositions.
  • Destroys narcotics and unclaimed and surrendered firearms (for destruction) following carefully prescribed court orders and statutory procedures.
  • Prepares an inventory for public auction of all unclaimed, abandoned or found property; participates in police property auctions and other disposal functions.
  • Tests alarm systems on property room facilities.
Additional Responsibilities
  • Maintains records system using various technology systems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of general police evidentiary procedures.
  • Knowledge of chain of evidence.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of storage and record keeping in a secured environment.
  • Knowledge of modern office procedures and familiarity.
  • Knowledge of the operation of computer systems commonly used in an office setting.
  • Knowledge of basic report preparation.
  • Ability to maintain an accurate accounting of property, evidence and complete reports of property.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and work independently in the absence of direct supervision.
  • Ability to respond to requests and inquiries from customers using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum age is 18 years.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License.
  • Must possess physical capacity to perform essential functions and related responsibilities.
  • Must be able to obtain a police security clearance including medical, polygraph, psychological and background prior to hire.
  • Must be able to successfully complete the Department’s Training Program.


Working Conditions
  • Work is performed in a typical office and warehouse environment with most time spent sitting, standing or walking with noise from office machinery. May be required to drive to other locations. Duties include exposure to leaf marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, blood borne evidence, and other hazardous materials.

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Posted: April 14, 2022

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