Employment Opportunity

Supervisor - Property & Evidence

Fairfield Police Department, Fairfield, California

Salary: $93,917.41 - $114,155.81 Annually

Final Filing Date: December 7, 2023

The Police Support Supervisor-Property & Evidence classification is a supervisory position within the Property Unit of the police department. This supervisor position is responsible for the supervision of the Property Unit personnel, scheduling, training, planning, and reviewing the work of technical and clerical personnel within the unit.

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Examples of Duties
  • Supervise, plan, organize, coordinate and review the work of assigned personnel; work with employees to correct deficiencies.
  • Assist in developing and implementing unit goals, objectives, procedures, and priorities; develop policies and procedures for assigned unit.
  • Monitor and review the workflow of assigned unit; evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor workload; identify opportunities for improvement and review with Police Lieutenant.
  • Plan direct, coordinate and review the work for assigned division; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; prioritize projects and programs.
  • Schedule and approve time-off of assigned staff to correspond with work priorities and needs.
  • Assist in the development of assigned unit budget; monitor expenditures and ensure budget targets are met.
  • Provide assistance in responding to citizen requests, over the telephone or in person.
  • When assigned, investigate complaints regarding unit personnel.
  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate subordinate personnel.
  • Testify in court as required.
  • Perform complex and/or sensitive duties related to area of assignment.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Additional assigned duties may depend on position assignment:
  • Coordinate and assist in annual inventory and audits.
  • Coordinate recording, storage and disposition of all evidence and found property.
  • Coordinate security and maintenance of department property room in accordance with state laws and departmental regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant OSHA and city safety regulations.
  • Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of property and evidence collection and disposition.

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


  • Four (4) years of increasingly responsible duties in the areas of property and evidence record keeping; coordination and disposition of property and evidence; and crime scene processing is required; including one (1) year experience in a lead or supervisory capacity is desirable.
  • Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by specialized training or college level coursework in area of assignment is required.
  • Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid California Class C driver's license are required.
  • Experience in processing crime scenes.
  • Completion of the POST Evidence and Property Function Management course.
Knowledge of:
  • Laws, codes and ordinances governing the proper collection, storage and disposition of property and evidence.
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations including zoning, land use, business permit, public nuisance, housing and other related regulations.
  • Laws, codes and ordinances governing the proper release of police records.
  • Principles and practices of office administration and support.
  • Modern office procedures and equipment.
  • Computer operations, both software and hardware, as they relate to assigned functions.
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Ability to:
  • Supervise, schedule, and prioritize the work of assigned technical and clerical personnel.
  • Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services.
  • Project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Learn and administer departmental rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Assist in developing and monitoring a budget.
  • Select, train, and evaluate assigned personnel.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other city employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Work independently under pressure and exercise good judgment.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Render accurate testimony concerning area of assignment.

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Posted: November 18, 2023

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