Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Technician

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Largo, Florida

Salary: : $35,748 - $57,196 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under the general direction of the Property and Evidence Supervisor, this position directly receives, handles, documents, preserves, records, and eventually disposes of a wide range of property items which routinely possess potential biological and chemical contamination hazards. These items may contain carcinogenic or health damaging properties. Member handles the receipt and proper documentation of all items brought into the facility. Member must preserve and safeguard all items from contamination, degradation, or theft to ensure proper chain of custody and successful prosecution in court. Work is reviewed through observation and results obtained.

A member in this job classification spends at least 65 percent of their time performing duties that involve the collection, examination, preservation, documentation, preparation or analysis of human tissues or fluids or physical evidence having potential biological, chemical or radiological hazard or contamination, or uses chemicals, processes, or materials that may have carcinogenic or health-damaging properties in the analysis of such evidence, or be the direct supervisor of one or more individuals having such responsibility, in accordance with F.S. 121.0515.

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  • Receives, preserves, documents and records property/evidence from Sheriff’s Office personnel and other authorized personnel
  • Safeguards the potential evidentiary qualities (i.e. drying, refrigerating), maintains the chain of custody and disposes of a wide variety of property items having potential biological, chemical or contamination hazard and carcinogenic or health damaging properties
  • Maintains detailed inventory
  • Prepares drug/weapon destruction requests, researches cases, contacts case agents, other police agencies, and submits requests to the State Attorney’s Office for disposition
  • Maintains all inventory records through the use of a computer and other files
  • Records, tags or engraves all property
  • Performs periodic physical inventory of property and submits inventory reports
  • Inventories, controls, provides security for, and supervises the storage and release of valuable properties designated for the vault
  • Utilizes the computer to enter required information for record keeping, correspondence, reports and inquiry
  • Accesses property and evidence for various law enforcement agencies and the public by utilizing large mobile machinery (i.e. forklift)
  • Collects property and evidence from various pick up locations throughout Pinellas County utilizing an agency vehicle
  • Gathers and maintains strict control over items to be auctioned and money to be turned in to Fiscal Affairs
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required as an essential function of the position
  • This position is considered essential and, in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, will be required to report to work
  • Participates in Sheriff’s Office recruitment and community relations activities as directed
  • This list is not intended to be all-inclusive and you may not be responsible for every item listed. The employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as necessary

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


  • High School graduation or equivalent diploma from an institution accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) or licensed as a degree granting institution by the Commission for Independent Education
  • Three (3) years’ responsible experience in records management, inventory control, warehousing, or related field
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Data entry accuracy of 80%
  • Typing speed of 25 wpm
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license
  • Consideration for this position requires a credit check
  • Knowledge of various database and research software required to efficiently perform the essential functions and job duties
  • Ability to safely operate a vehicle and other mobile machinery
  • Ability to perform all functions of the job classification without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace

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Posted: November 18, 2023

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