Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Technician

Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner, Woodland, California

Salary: $45,073.60 - $54,787.20 Annually

Final Filing Date: March 24, 2023

The County of Yolo is recruiting to fill one regular, full-time position in the class of Property and Evidence Technician at the Yolo County Sheriff's Office. This position will be responsible for a variety of functions including receiving evidence into the evidence room and verifying it is packaged correctly; processing evidentiary items; reviewing the case to determine how and where the item(s) will be stored; placing items into long term storage; organizing and maximizing storage space; researching cases and sending disposition tracers; and conducting the firearms research/process. The incumbent will also be expected to review recordings to ensure that sensitive footage of victims and innocent bystanders is appropriately modified to protect their privacy and safety; provide timely and thorough responses to discovery and public records requests; process evidence requests for the District Attorney's Office in criminal cases; and may be required to offer credible testimony at a trial or hearing.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to learn and become proficient in job specific software; maintain a high degree of confidentiality; maintain the integrity of evidence records in a secure manner; and be highly organized, skilled at time management, and demonstrate exceptional attention to detail.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

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Essential Functions
  • Receive all property and evidence items confiscated by the Sheriff’s Office; package, label and store items and enter information into manual and computerized recordkeeping systems; maintain the security and integrity of the property and evidence function;
  • Prepare and transport evidence to contracted Crime Lab for analysis;
  • Respond to requests for examination of evidence items by other criminal justice agents, and release evidence for court proceedings; testify in court regarding the chain of evidence;
  • Obtain court orders for the destruction or return of property; arrange for transfer/disposal/ destruction and transport firearms, hazardous materials, narcotics and money; arrange for and release property for auction; release property to owners in accordance with regulations and established procedures; research case dispositions to determine rightful owners of property; send notifications to owners of found property;
  • Assist in retrieving evidence and property from the field as needed;
  • Order and stock supplies and forms;
  • Establish and maintain detailed inventory and record keeping systems; purge backlogged property items;
  • Attend a variety of meetings, conferences, and training sessions regarding the property and evidence function; assist in training new officers in proper evidence packaging techniques;
  • Perform related work as assigned.

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  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate
  • Two years of responsible support services work, preferably in a law enforcement environment.
Knowledge of:
  • Federal and State laws and court decisions pertaining to the recovery of property and evidence and preservation of the evidence chain; practices and procedures pertaining to property and evidence collection, storage, handling, tracking, release and disposal; processes and procedures for requesting court orders; practices and procedures for the safe handling of firearms; Federal, State, and Local laws pertaining to weapons possession and for the handling and disposing of hazardous materials.
Ability to:
  • Operate within the laws, regulations, and procedures of a public safety environment; processing, storing and tracking property and evidence and maintaining the chain of evidence; establish and maintaining accurate and detailed records and files; ability to properly handle large sums of money, hazardous materials, firearms, biohazards, and unusual items; lift, push, pull or carry objects up to fifty pounds; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; ability to plan, organize, and prioritize assigned duties.
  • Positions in this classification require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.

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Posted: March 9, 2023

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