Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Scene Technician

University of Texas Police Department, Austin, Texas

Salary: $46,000 + depending on qualifications

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Property Evidence and Crime Scene Technician handles evidence and property items to be maintained by the University of Texas at Austin Police Department. Performs forensic photography and produces crime scene sketches. Detects, collects, preserves, packages, and transports evidence.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Oversees receiving, storing, and disposition of evidence and property items to be maintained by the University of Texas at Austin Police Department. Maintains paper, computer, and media records on evidence chain of custody for case files. Releases evidence and property to investigators, courts, other law enforcement agencies, or other legally interested parties.
  • Provides court testimony as the custodian of records of evidence as required. Prepares forms and packaging, and transports evidence to processing labs, donation sites, or destruction sites. Oversees maintaining, ordering, and stocking evidence processing supplies as needed. Acts as liaison to District Attorney's office regarding evidence matters.
  • Maintains cleanliness and safety of evidence, property, and receiving areas. Trains and assists officers in the packaging and submission of evidence and property. Collects video evidence from electronic videos capturing equipment at crime scenes or in relation to active investigative cases. Reviews collected video evidence footage for pertinent events.
  • Ensures that property submitted by officers in lockers is properly entered into the record management system (RMS) so that all items are properly packaged, barcoded, and labeled. Process property dispositions and updated the property control section of the computer database with released information. Prepares and disseminates test results to detectives, courts, and prosecutors. Collects and processes digital media evidence, maintaining records, and tagging evidence.
  • Performs forensic photography and produces crime scene sketches. Detects, collects, preserves, packages, and transports evidence. Testifies in court on evidence gathered at the crime scene maintains continuity of evidence and produces necessary records.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.

 Earn a Degree in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics or Forensic Psychology


Required Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency plus six months of additional education or training.
  • One or more years of experience in crime scene, law enforcement, or closely related field.
  • Valid Texas Driver's license.
  • Must pass an extensive background investigation, fingerprinting, and motor vehicle report.
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills & abilities to successfully perform essential functions may be considered.
  • Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior crime scene experience, Crime Scene Management Certification, and T.A.P.E.I.T. Certification.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • General knowledge of strategic and administrative crime analysis. Skills in oral and written communication, in using computers and related software applications, in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing, and in handling conflict and uncertain situations. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities, to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events, and to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with University employees and the public.
Driving Required
  • This job requires a class "C" operator's driver's license. The applicant selected must provide a current three-year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.
Working Conditions
  • Standard office working conditions
  • Work Shift
  • 40 hours per week, standard M-F, will work overtime and be on-call including weekends and holidays.

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Posted: May 13, 2023

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