Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Custodian

Panama City Police Department, Panama City, Florida

Salary: $27,768.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under the leadership and guidance of the Chief of Police, this is a specialized and highly responsible position for maintaining the receipt, storage, transfer and disposition of property and evidence in accordance with department policies, city ordinances and applicable state and federal laws.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Verify all associated paperwork and property or evidence submissions to the department property evidence section are in compliance with department intake methods.
  • Process and retain accurate, orderly records accounting for the receipt, storage, transfer, and disposition of said property and evidence.
  • Prepare written reports to mandated standards.
  • Conduct case reviews to determine property dispositions.
  • Maintain security and integrity of evidence storage facilities.
  • Insure the rightful return and transfer of evidence.
  • Conducts periodic audits of facilities and submissions.
  • Destruction of evidence pursuant to court order.
  • Maintain accounting of monies in evidence and follows transfers through proper chain to department accounts as required by departmental policy and accreditation standards.
  • Ensure submissions to crime labs for evidence processing are packaged appropriately and necessary documents are complete and accurate.
  • Process dispositions regarding seized evidence that have been forfeited, ordered returned, or ordered to be destroyed by the courts and forward through the chain of command.
  • Advertise as required by state law the legal posting requirements for found property and maintain records associated with such postings.
  • May be called to testify as to departmental procedures and chain of custody records.
  • Able to travel to attend off site training.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to use logic and sound judgment.
  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action to be taken.
  • Ability to learn departmental databases.
  • Ability to conduct analytical research.
  • Knowledge of the responsibilities and nature of confidential administrative work.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of evidence records and dispositions of cases
  • Strong skills Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Ability to be self-motivated with strong desire to learn new software including third party software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in English both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative and team focused working relationships with team members, leadership and the public.
  • Ability to ascend and descend ladders, scaffolding, ramps in a safe manner.
  • Ability to wear appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) (i.e., gloves, eye protection, mask) while handling biomedical waste.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequently: Walking, standing, bending, running, climbing, squatting, twisting/turning, balancing, crawling.
  • Ability to lift or push/pull up to 50 lbs., reach above shoulder, reach outward, handling/fine motor skills, type/keyboard functions, prolonged periods of visual concentration and moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
  • Constantly: Ability to hear (with or without hearing aid), acceptable eyesight (with or without correction) and/or signal people to convey and exchange information; differentiate between colors or shades of color, read a variety of materials and comprehend, ability to apply problem-solving, ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
  • Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency, unusual or dangerous situations, or in situations requiring sustained attention or physical exertion.
Working Conditions: - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee may become exposed to radiant and electrical energy sources as well as grease, oils, solvents or chemicals, dust, and noise.
  • Subject to varied work hours, overtime and recall during emergencies as essential personnel.
Risk/Safety Conditions:
  • Potential risk of biomedical waste exposure
  • Potential risk of contact with harmful controlled substance

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  • Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  • Previous experience in Records Management systems preferred.
  • Strong Administrative experience preferred.

  • A comparable amount of training or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

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Posted: April 15, 2022

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