Employment Opportunity

Property and Evidence Technician

Burbank Police Department, Burbank, California

Salary: $52,025.74 - $71,717.88 Annually

Final Filing Date: December 15, 2023

Under supervision, to carry out a variety of technical duties involved in maintaining custody and control of evidence, contraband, property safeguarded by the Police Department, and United States currency; and perform related work as required.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Essential Functions
  • Receives, stores, and maintains custody of evidence and other property; preserves property from contamination, theft or loss, and ensures appropriate conditions of storage, security, and segregation of items, in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and procedures; prepares and maintains accurate reports and records, both manually and electronically; releases evidence to officers as directed; upon authorization, releases property to rightful owners, including prisoners released from jail; conducts inventory of equipment and property on a periodic schedule; researches and locates missing items; destroys or disposes of evidence and property in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and procedures; accurately updates appropriate databases in a timely manner; safely handles, unloads, and store firearms; conducts lawful destruction of weapons; responds to questions from the public and co-workers, over the telephone and in person regarding the release of property and evidence; assists other City employees with booking evidence and property; operates a computer with related software; performs related duties as required; drives on City business.

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


Employment Standards:
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, laws, and rules pertaining to the custody and handling of various forms of police evidence, including chain of custody of records; best practices for packaging and storage of property and evidence; stock room and inventory control procedures; general law enforcement procedures and policies; spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Skill in using a variety of advisory data and police information systems, including state criminal and motor vehicle codes, police reports, law enforcement databases, warrant information, victim/witness statements, criminal complaints, statistical reports, and police procedures and policies; operating modern computers and related software.
  • Ability to analyze, receive, categorize, record, store, and maintain property and evidence; follow oral and written directions; learn, comprehend, and apply departmental policies and rules, laws, and other regulations; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; input appropriate accurate information into a computerized inventory system; prepare, maintain, and accurately complete records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Special Conditions & Requirements:
  • Possess and maintain physical condition required to perform essential functions of the classification which include the physical ability to lift, pull, lower, and carry irregularly-shaped items and items weighing up to 50 pounds; bend in all directions; climb stairs and ladders; stoop; kneel; reach; twist; squeeze with arms and hands; stand for extended periods of time.
License & Certificates:
  • A valid California Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent required at time of appointment; valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Communicable Disease, and First Aid Certificates from authorized providers, as determined by the Management Services Department, within one month of appointment. All required licenses and certificates must be maintained throughout employment in this classification.
Supplemental Information
  • Desirable Conditions: Bilingual language aptitude in Armenian, Korean, Spanish, or American Sign Language; experience working in records management, property and evidence, warehousing/inventory management, or other related criminal justice or law enforcement experience.

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Posted: November 18, 2023

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