Employment Opportunity

Evidence & Property Room Technician

Asheville Police Department, Asheville, North Carolina

Salary: $22.18 Hourly

The City of Asheville - Police Department is looking for a qualified, professional Evidence & Property Technician. The purpose of this position is to preserve and store all evidence and property submitted to the evidence room. Work involves receiving and maintaining detailed custody records of evidence and personal property, transferring property and evidence to courts, obtaining court orders for evidence disposition, and all other duties as assigned. Employee is responsible for assisting the Evidence and Property Manager in maintaining the inventory of property, ordering and disseminating supplies, and assisting the Evidence and Property Manager in conducting preparations for auction of seized and unclaimed property. Employee in this class also performs clerical-administrative work assisting Department personnel in all property/evidence matters. Employee must exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with Department personnel, property owners, and any other personnel. Work is performed under general supervision of the Evidence and Property Manager and is evaluated in terms of the accuracy, efficiency, and effectiveness of performance.

Full-Time 40 hours per week; Standard work week hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday with a rotating Tuesday shift of 6am to 3pm. There is also an "on-call" assignment which rotates for approximately one week every six weeks.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Receives, records, safeguards, releases and oversees the release and disposal of all types of police property and evidence.
  • Tracks the movement and maintains chain of custody documentation for all property and evidence. Checking items in computerized evidence storage program.
  • Assembles and organizes evidence for presentation in court; work closely with detectives and the court system.
  • Coordinates the release, destruction, and disposal of adjudicated property and evidence as authorized; releases items to rightful owners; prepares associated reports.
  • Physically carries and places items in correct locations for storage weekly.
  • Stocks evidence preparation room and maintains clean workstation.
  • Transfers items to lab as needed.
  • Conducts research in computer databases to determine property custody status.
  • All other duties as assigned.

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


Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Graduate/GED
  • At least one year of related experience
  • Must become certified by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in the operation of the Division of Criminal Information network within the first year of employment.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina or out-of-state with the ability to obtain the same.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions
  • Considerable knowledge of federal, state and local laws relative to criminal investigations and the custody of evidence.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practice of inventory control and record keeping.
  • General knowledge of the organization and operations of the criminal court system.
  • General knowledge of workplace safety practices and procedures, including applicable state or federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and hazardous material disposal regulations.
  • General knowledge of OSHA bloodborne pathogens standards.
  • General knowledge of modern law enforcement practices, procedures and investigation techniques.
  • General knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
  • General knowledge of the use and application of the Division of Criminal Information and National Crime Information Center databases.
  • Ability to use popular computer-driven word processing, spreadsheet, database and file maintenance programs.
  • Ability to maintain a comprehensive inventory and custody control program.
  • Ability to apply interpretation of laws, rules regulations, protocols, policies and procedures to specific situations.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to present court testimony effectively.
  • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy and firmness in frequent contact with the general public.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain a neat and orderly work environment.
  • Ability to attend and participate in training sessions related to the area of evidence management, law enforcement related procedures, and professional development.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
  • Ability to lift items, often of significant bulk and/or weight, during the handling of items.
  • Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc.
  • Ability to conduct advanced research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form.
  • Ability to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to apply this understanding to tasks.
  • Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.

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Posted: July 26, 2023

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