Employment Opportunity

Evidence Technician

Sebastian Police Department, Sebastian, Florida

Salary: $42,432.00 Annually

Under the direction of the Crime Scene Evidence Supervisor, this position is responsible for fulfilling public records requests, which includes but is not limited to, gathering and reading reports, scanning documents, redaction, downloading videos, recording data to CDs/DVDs, and submitting documents to the Drop Box for review by the State Attorney’s Office; and processing evidence, returning property to citizens, and evidence destruction.

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Essential Job Functions
  • In strict accordance with Public Records Law and City Policy, searches computer files to locate requested documents and prepares for requesting parties; creates copies, uploads and downloads digital audio and video evidence to include, but not limited to, body worn camera video, in-car video, and 911 recordings; redacts exempt and confidential information pursuant to Public Records Law; and verifies redactions, records, and correspondence for completeness and accuracy.
  • Prepares written cost estimates to fulfill public records requests.
  • Operates a variety of office equipment such as a computer, scanner, telephone, and copier.
  • Identifies, collects, processes, and preserves crime scene and accident evidence to aid in criminal and civil prosecutions; identifies, collects, secures, and takes legal custody of fingerprints, fluids, fibers, tracks and other trace evidence; duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Maintains storage areas, ensuring secure, proper, and orderly storage of property and evidence according to established policies, procedures and filing systems.
  • Photographs evidence; collects surveillance videos from ancillary sites for supporting documentation; processes and converts digital media.
  • Writes detailed crime scene and photo log reports, activity logs, case files and technical reports.
  • Receives and maintains secure custody of evidence, ensuring property received matches associated records.
  • Assists, as necessary, to ensure proper and timely completion of paperwork pertaining to evidence processing and storage.
  • Organizes and catalogs evidence and property and prepares and maintains related computer records; prepares back-up computer records.
  • Maintains written and computer records cataloging items held as evidence, confiscated property, or abandoned property, and bicycle impound lot.
  • Prepares and submits evidence for laboratory analysis, preparing associated paperwork and transporting items to appropriate laboratories; receives evidence from laboratories.
  • Conducts FCIC/NCIC warrant and Criminal History checks prior to returning firearms to owner.
  • Assembles and organizes evidence for presentation in court; attends court and presents evidence and testimony pertaining to evidentiary process.
  • Assists other City of Sebastian personnel, other law enforcement and multi-jurisdictional agencies to utilize forensic evidence to identify criminal activity and resolve criminal cases.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of evidentiary procedures.
  • Knowledge of the use of photographic equipment in the processing of crime scenes. Knowledge of status regarding court cases and disposal or destruction dates.
  • Knowledge of office administration practices, concepts, and automation applications.
  • Knowledge of municipal code, directives, and procedures and of city services and operations.
  • Knowledge and principles of customer service and telephone etiquette.
  • Skill in the use of computers and software/program applications, e.g., spreadsheet and word processing applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Skill in effective communication, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to enter evidence in RMS and tracking procedures.
  • Ability to respond quickly and efficiently to public records requests.
  • Ability to use proper spelling, grammar, and format for all correspondence.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, co-workers, city personnel, and other public or outside agencies.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Ability to complete assignments accurately and on a timely basis.
  • Ability to think and act quickly, calmly, and accurately in emergency situations in accordance with departmental rules and regulations.
  • Ability to understand and follow both oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with multiple assignments.

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


Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent; and one (1) year of experience in evidence processes, customer service, or related field.
Special Qualifications:
  • Possession of a valid, State of Florida driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle. Requirement exists at the time of hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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Posted: November 18, 2023

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