Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Custodian

Union City Police Department, Union City, Georgia

Salary: $20.44 - $20.44 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Maintains all records pertaining to the receipt, storage, and disposition of all property and evidence;
  • Maintains and accurate inventory of all property and evidence;
  • Disposes of all property and evidence in accordance with all state laws and agency policy and procedures;
  • Coordinates the process of transporting evidence to the crime lab;
  • The supervision of personnel assigned to the unit;
  • Enforces agency policy and procedure for evidence/property storage.
  • Handles items of evidence and property, to show continuity of the chain of custody and security;
  • Performs routine clerical work; duties may include logging in materials and documents, entering data and information into computerized files, filing and retrieving materials from manual or computerized filing system, typing correspondence, memos and other documents, and sorting documents.
  • Operates a computer, typewriter, calculator, photocopier, facsimile, and other office equipment.
  • Operates a City vehicle when necessary.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent; Associates degree preferred; valid Georgia Drivers license; US citizen ; at least 21 years of age. Successful completion of the pre-employment process which includes written exam, oral interview, background check, criminal records and traffic history check, medical and drug screening, polygraph evaluation, successful completion of Police Academy; equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of law enforcement concepts and terminology, including criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime prevention; first-aid principles and techniques; report preparation and record keeping; and human behavior theories related to criminology, crisis intervention and crowd control;
  • Knowledge of laws and court decisions pertaining to law enforcement, including search and seizure, suspects and prisoners rights, and custody and protection of evidence; operational principles and practices of criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime prevention; court and trial procedures;
  • Knowledge of Union City Police Department, policies and procedures; geographic layout of City; vocabulary of technical/specialized fields of law enforcement such as identification, detention and pathology;
  • Skill in learning, interpreting, applying and explaining complex laws and regulations; reading and interpreting documents such as maps, diagrams and textbooks;
  • Skill in performing accurate mathematical calculations; comprehending and retaining factual information and applying what is learned;
  • Skill in communicating effectively in both verbal and written form; exercising tact, self-restraint, judgment and strategy in dealing with people of all races, ethnicities and socio-economic groups and who may have emotional or physical difficulties;
  • Ability to operate the computer and various programs;
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, varying hours and be on call.
Equipment and Applications:
  • Computers and peripheral equipment
  • Designated software applications
  • Telephones, copiers and other office equipment


Physical Demands:
  • Visual acuity in both eyes, normal color vision, good accommodation and no field deficits; hear in- person, radio and telephone conversations; recognize differences or changes in sound patterns, loudness or pitch; speak audibly and clearly; identify and distinguish smells of different materials; sit or stand for prolonged periods; walk, run, kneel, stoop, crawl and crouch; make precise and coordinated finger, hand and limb movements; maintain uniform, controlled hand-arm posture or movement; lift and carry boxes of evidence (average 50 pounds);
Work Environment:
  • Work is performed either in an office environment or in a variety of field and office settings and may require exposure to dangerous and life-threatening situations. willing to work any hour of the day or night (shift work), overtime

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Posted: May 9, 2023

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